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Cinema 4D Intro | Training Course

Create engaging 3D animations and sequences using Cinema 4D.
This course will give you the skills to bring your creative visions to life.


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London Bridge £499 + VAT
Online £499 + VAT
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Cinema 4D Intro | Training Course

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Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Understand the workspace and project setup
  • Learn to create and manipulate objects
  • Gain expertise in materials and textures
  • Understand lighting and cameras
  • Create professional animations
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.9 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 211 reviews

Day one

Cinema 4D Basics

• Welcome to the cinema 4d interface

• Using layouts and 'workspaces'

• Setting up a project

• Frame rate and unit sizes

• Understanding the various windows, toolbars and viewports

• Navigating around a 3d space and using hotkey navigation

• Managing project settings correctly

Creating Objects in Cinema 4D

• Understanding basic object types and parameters

• Understanding the various types and forms, their settings and parameters

• Creating basic objects - primitives

• Manipulating objects, moving scaling and rotating

• Using the attributes manager

• Understanding object properties

Understanding the objects hierarchy

• How the object hierarchy or objects list works as an organizational tool

• Cinema 4D's parent and child structure - understanding parent and child relationships

• Using the list to hide and display objects

• Using null objects to control the hierarchy

Using Modifiers and Deformers to modify, distort and manipulate objects

• Creating deformers and using them correctly within the object list

• Types of deformers - uses for animation and modelling

• Deformer limits

Making spline or outline objects to edit and create objects

• Creating basic outlines with the bezier pen

• Making shapes and paths

• Bezier types, interpolation and curve interpolation

• Smoothing beziers

• Text splines

• Using illustrator paths

Creating more complex models using different constructor objects

• Extrusion objects

• Lofting - making surfaces from profiles

• Lathing - spinning objects in a virtual lathe

• Arrays - multiple objects from a single source

• Booleans - combination objects

• The combine object - turning separate elements into one

• Using subdivision surfaces for making smoother models

Using editable objects, points edges and polygons to create any shape or surface

• Points, edges and polygons - the different editing modes

• Understanding detail level - how many polygons?

• Using the tool setting in the attributes manager

• Using the selection tools

• Understanding objects tags

• Face normal

• Alignment functions

• Avoiding common polygon problems

Day two

Creating and working with materials to change the colour, texture and properties of objects

• Making new materials and shaders

• Enabling material properties

• Colour, texture, reflectance and transparency

• Bump maps to enhance surfaces

• Using bitmaps and procedural textures

• Applying materials - material tags

• UVW mapping - how to align textures with objects

Creating environments for objects and cameras

• An infinite ground plane - the floor object

• Making skies, skylight objects and physical skies

• Creating "props" to assist with reflections

• Hiding environments for reflections

Adding lights and Cinema 4D cameras to give viewpoints

• Understanding the range of light types and light techniques

• Working with different light ranges and falloff

• Shadow types and their parameters

• Adding visible lights

• Create light setups (daylight, interior light and studio light)

• Adding skylights

• Creating and using a camera

• Setting lens settings and parameters

Creating simple animations using animation and Keyframing

• Basic animation techniques

• Understanding the animation workspace

• Getting things to move with keyframes

• Using the timeline to animate an element or function

• Using keys and curves

• Animating and object on a path

• Previewing an animation

Rendering and output to create still or animation sequences

• The cinema 4d renderers

• Rendering set up - size and frame rate

• File types - exporting frames and animations

• Adding global illumination for more realistic rendering

• Adding more effects to the renderer

• The cinema 4d picture viewer

• Rendering for print and video

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Latest Reviews

"Wolf was absolutely amazing. The list of positiveness is endless! He was super engaging, knowledgable, funny, and completely supportive! He went along at a pace that worked for me and he answered any questions I had. He also guided me on a query I had on a specific project and not only did he answer and demonstrate one way to tackle it, he showed me a number of different ways. I can't recommend this course with Wolf enough! I've already recommended this course with Wolf to friends. Super cool guy and after a bit of practice on my own, I can't wait to get onto the next course with him. I can't speak highly enough of this course with Wolf! Absolute legend!"
  • 17th April

"Really detailed and covering a lot of the basics of the program. Really helpful to have the instructor show us what to do and then us doing it on our own, that helped to get use to the program a bit more"
  • 18th January

"Wolf was a very good tutor with advanced knowledge of the programme and how to use it. The lesson was a good pace, and Wolf ensured that we understood and practised each method being taught. He was very friendly and made the lesson fun and memorable. I would recommend him and attend future courses with him as a tutor."
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  • 4th September