Just a quick word before we start about my setup. I’m using Maxon Cinema 4D R12 – but most of the solutions will work with R9/10 and higher. My computer is using 8GB of ram and QuadCore cpu so if you fell that your project is a bit laggy – try to use less polygons (we’ll chat about this later) and should be fine. The screenshots are produced in 2560×1600 resolution, but I did rescale them to 1280x780px as for some reason WordPress has an issue with the thumbnail generation for original images. (Gregory will try to fix it). Some screenshots have different font/look on them and these are basically mixture of the experiment and proper tutorial screenshots. This is the first part which will cover the type effect and general step-by-step how to get from a font look into the pebbles look. In next few weeks we’ll go through the rendering and material setup, Adobe Photoshop post-production and for the final part – a bit of brainstorming and working around creative blockade. Let’s go!