Tutorial: Making a paper house animation in Cinema 4D – part 1

This tutorial will show you how to create a paper folding animation in Cinema 4D. It will cover the basics of creating a paper house and animate its folding. Of course there are several other possibilities but this one is quite handy for texturizing later on since you really make the whole model from one piece.

The final result will look like this:

Tutorial video:

Sorry about the bad audio quality :)

Basic steps:
1) make a plan, draw your house on paper
2) create a plane in Cinema and cut out the parts you don’t need
3) select areas and shift their axis (hold F10 in C4D R12 and earlier)
4) fold them while setting keyframes (use auto keyframes and point mode)

A more advanced version could look like this:

Next week: part 2 of the tutorial where I will discuss how to make paper textures.

One thought on “Tutorial: Making a paper house animation in Cinema 4D – part 1

  1. THANK YOU! This has been so helpful. I have been trying to figure this out for 2 months now. I love this style and really wanted to learn it.
    Thank you again.

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