How to Animate Fluids in C4D Without Plugins

The Pixel Lab and Render King show how to create and animate fluids in Cinema 4D.

Cinema 4D users are pretty spoiled with the amount of high-end third-party plugins and tools that are out there for their DCC. IF you want to work with fluids, for example, you have Turbulence FD, RealFlow C4D, X-Particles, FumeFX, and the free plugin Jetfliuds. Pretty great right? But what if you don’t want to use a plugin? Check out this tutorial from another collaboration featuring the Pixel Lab and the REnder King showing how to animate fluids in C4D using Mograph.

The tutorial covers a few tricks to animate fluids, using a loft, some soft body dynamics, and some tips for rendering too. A fluid calculation essentially will also calculate smoke too. If you want to create smoke without using any plugins, then have a look at Athanasios Pozantzis’ tutorial for creating smoke and clouds with pure C4D.