Cinema 4D Introduction

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  • Introduction to Cinema 4D
  • Modelling
  • Deformers
  • Working with Materials
  • Creating a scene

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This course teaches the use of Cinema 4D to create all kinds of 3D graphics, modeling, rendering and animations. Workflows and techniques covered will prepare you for product design, architectural visualisation, character animation, scientific simulations, game development, special effects and motion graphics.

Course Outline

Introduction to Cinema 4D

  • The R18 interface
  • Understanding the 3D World
  • Navigating around the Object Views


  • Creating and manipulating objects
  • Creating and understanding splines
  • Modelling a camera
  • Modelling a speaker
  • Modelling a character
  • Cloning objects
  • Polygon modelling tools
  • Extruding and stylising 3D text


  • Applying deformers
  • Bending and twisting
  • Exploding objects
  • Melting objects

Working with Materials

  • Applying materials to an object
  • Changing the colour and texture
  • Creating reflections and transparency
  • Add noise and gradients
  • Using the new material library

Creating a scene

  • Adding a floor object
  • Adding a physical sky
  • Setting up the camera
  • Using preset scenes


  • Types of lights
  • Types of shadows
  • A three point lighting set-up
  • Light textures and projections
  • Global illumination
  • Ambient occlusion


  • Animation essentials
  • Working with Keyframes
  • Animating simple objects
  • Refining animation
  • Animating text
  • Creating an animation path for your object
  • Previewing animation

Introduction to MoGraph

  • Creating MoText
  • Using Cloners


  • Rendering settings
  • Rendering for print
  • Rendering for video
  • Rendering with Alpha Channels
  • Exporting to different formats (MOV, Image sequences, DPX)
  • Exporting for After Effects

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