November 26, 2022


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Archvizer Shapeshifts a Ballerina into Kagura Dancer with Cinema 4D, Character Creator & iClone

2 min read We follow up with London-based Architect Kay John Yim as he documents his work on the “Ballerina” project and its surmounting sequel “Kagura”. Now a natural with his streamlined creation process, Yim continues to challenge himself with the novel integration of Cinema 4D, Redshift, Character Creator, and iClone into a cohesive workflow.

Set in a traditional Japanese guesthouse, the premise of “Kagura” centers around a ballerina who, in mid-performance, transforms into a Kagura dancer. Aided by the versatility of Character Creator and synergies with Marvelous Designer, Yim shapeshifts a ballerina tutu into a hakama dress that disperses into flapping butterflies.

While pointing out the pros and cons of Cinema 4D rendering, Yim shares his workaround for reducing render times with Redshift Proxies and tips on enhancing garment simulation with the toggling of GPU and CPU computation.

You can also access the article more tricks of the trade and immerse yourself in the magical serenity of Yim’s visual storytelling.

0:00 Kagura animation
0:50 Time Lapse: Cinema4D, Redshift, Houdini, Character Creator & iClone

Ballerina: One Architect’s CGI Fantasy made with Cinema 4D, Character Creator & iClone

Kay John Yim works at Spink Partners, a British architectural design studio. His work in architectural projects span across the UK, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, including property development and landscape design. His art pieces have been featured on Maxon, Artstation, CG Record and 80.LV.

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Character Creator 4 (CC4) connects industry leading pipelines ,such as iClone, Maya, Blender, Unreal Engine, Unity, with one system for 3D character generation, animation rig, asset management, look-dev rendering, and interactive design.

iClone is the fastest real-time 3D animation software in the industry. Integrated with groundbreaking real-time technologies, iClone simplifies the world of 3D Animation in a user-friendly production environment that blends character animation, scene design and cinematic storytelling; quickly turning imagination into a reality.

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