So my borther-in-law asked me to create a graphic for his sermon series in January called Canvas. He had an image he wanted to use as the background and wanted me to do some 3D text incorporated with the background. After a little bit of thinking, I came up with the idea to have paint dripping on the text; but I faced a problem, I didn’t know how to do that. I thought I could do it in just Cinema 4D, but turns out you can’t. I then realized I needed RealFlow from NextLimit. I downloaded a demo and started working on it. I had no idea where to start but started searching for tutorials online on how to make paint/liquid/mesh in RealFlow. I finally found two that I used and combined together and got me where I kinda wanted it to be. I wanted the paint to be thinner than my final piece, but this will work for what it is. Anyway, I then made the graphic in Cinema and textured, lit, rendered, and exported. I then took it into Photoshop and started playing with colors and the “depth of field”.
Once I finished and got a product I liked, I took it into After Effects and started making a little almost animation with it (he requested movement). I set up a camera, further adjusted the look of the piece and animated a ‘wiggle’ on the orientation of the camera. All said and done, you get the final piece: