The Rusted Pixel’s Halloween Short Film: Extended behind the scene interview

By Michael Jones

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We sat down with Paul McMahon a.k.a. TheRustedPixel to talk about his latest Cinema 4D short film. In this extended interview, check out the scenes of Paul McMahon’s latest short film, “Jacks Patch” A Halloween tale about a pumpkin carver.

See his process inside of Cinema 4D, Octane, Rizom, and Substance Painter.

We talked through why he made the film, how the scenes were built, and his workflow for creating UV maps and textures.

Learn more about this short film

Check out Paul’s Behance project to learn more about his short film.

“Jacks Patch” A Halloween tale about a pumpkin carver. Created by @therustedpixel and sound by , “Jacks Patch” is a short animated piece telling the story of a mystical pumpkin carver who delivers Jack-O-Lanterns to people, the eve before Halloween as a free gift. Finally, what tale would be complete without its own poem.

Created in CINEMA 4D and rendered in Octane. A huge thank you goes out to @davidariew who, without this project, it would never have been completed on time. I want to publicly thank him for allowing me to render this entire animation on his render workstation to have it completed on time after I fell ill with flu and was going to miss the deadline of this year! Also, thanks to Jeff Moberg for creating such wonderful sound effects and playful score.

Learn Paul’s 3D modeling techniques

If you want to learn some of the techniques Paul used in his latest short film, make sure to check out his absolutely fantastic 3D modeling course here on Mograph Mentor.

Paul McMahon


Creating high-quality 3d models in Cinema 4d depends on understanding a set of tools and a specific workflow. We will show you how to master this process.

Paul McMahon of the RustedPixel will walk you through his 3d modeling process so you can unlock the potential of your 3d work. Go beyond basic shapes and start creating more complex 3d models.


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