Make realistic plants in Cinema 4D

No matter your final use, most scenes centred on a man-made structure will benefit from a touch of organic foliage in plants and trees. The contrast in colour, texture and form can really help add interest to the final render, as well as bring life and interest into a piece.

Though there are ready-made options for adding plants, it's best to know how to efficiently create your own 3D plants pretty easily. To do this, you can make good use of Cinema 4D's MoGraph tools, with a very low polygon proxy object used as a placeholder. 

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Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.