Check out these incredible Cinema 4D projects

Three motion graphic designers experiment with the traditional methods of portraiture, fashion photography and UI, creating surreal and beautiful perspectives of the ordinary.


We check out the inspiring work of three motion designers, who’ve used Cinema 4D to add texture, depth and colour to transform the real to the surreal.

The designers experiment with traditional methods of portraiture, fashion photography and UI, creating beautiful perspectives on the ordinary. 

For more Cinema 4D projects, check out Dario Veruari’s ethereal human forms, or Eduardo Fuentes’ GIFs and illustrations.

For tutorials on Cinema 4D head to our round up of best online video tutorials, or best tutorials to read.

Image: From skip1frame's Shifted series

skip1frame

Shifted is a series of Cinema 4D illustrations of four topics, including Portraits, Snowballs, Plateaus and Dimensions.

The pastel-coloured icy explosions are similar in style to the artist’s other work, and a refreshing experimentation with traditional portraiture style.

Image: From skip1frame's Shifted series


skip1frame

The texture and detail of these 3D models, put together with fragmented layers of bright colours intertwined with a creamy base, creates a dream-like, surreal wonderland.

Going by the alias, “skip1frame”, the freelance designer works in Berlin. After studying digital media the designer worked as an art director and motion designer with automotive clients such as Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes or Audi.

Image: From skip1frame's Shifted series

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skip1frame

Other work by the designer experiments with textures, layers and evolving shapes.

Image: From skip1frame's Shifted series


Fyn Ng

These dimensional Cinema 4D renders are a refreshing expansion of the 2D nature of user interface, creating a deeper, and more beautiful, perspective on the technology we use everyday.

Singaporean motion designer Fyn Ng mixes texture, nature and everyday objects to create surreal 3D narratives of UI from tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

Image: Fyn Ng


Fyn Ng

Fyn currently works in the US. His passion towards design grew after being introduced to user-centred design during an internship at Apple. 

“I am intrigued by how it can provide people with smooth, meaningful experiences. Defining a brand’s motion language greatly enhances emotional connection with its users,” he says.

Image: Fyn Ng

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Fyn Ng

He hopes to eventually use motion graphics to build a UI brand.

Image: Fyn Ng


Fyn Ng

Image: Fyn Ng


Eugene Pylinsky

Unfortunately we couldn’t embed the videos here, but definitely check out the motion graphics of this collaborative video look-book, putting an eerie mood to the spring/summer 2017 fashion collection by Dina Lynnyk.

The original photography work is by Yaroslav Bugaev, with effects by Ukraine motion graphic artist and art director at Front Pictures Eugene Pylinsky.

Image: Effects by Eugene Pylinsky

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Eugene Pylinsky

Eugene experiments with water and neon light, adding texture, colour and perspective to an otherwise fairly simple photo-shoot.

Image: Effects by Eugene Pylinsky


Eugene Pylinsky

Although the slowly drifting water tunnels mixed with sombre faces makes for a slightly creepy experience, the use of Cinema 4D with traditional practise of fashion photography is mesmerising and impressive.

Image: Effects by Eugene Pylinsky


Eugene Pylinsky

Image: Effects by Eugene Pylinsky

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