Cinema 4D Journey

This course will provide you the basic knowledge about 3D world fundamentals and you’ll be able to figure out how to deal with various Cinema 4D tasks without searching for a ton of tutorials.

$499
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Get started with Cinema 4D. This basic course covers the core aspects of Cinema 4D without going into too many details. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge about 3D world fundamentals and you’ll be able to figure out how to deal with various Cinema 4D tasks without need to search for tons of tutorials.

The struggle is real

2D is not 3D
2D is not 3D

Good old 2D is so simple and so cozy. Adding a new dimension makes it so much harder.

We live in a 3D world and it’s time to join us. Don’t worry, we’ll lead you in!

Cinema 4D as a spaceship
Cinema 4D as a spaceship

Cinema 4D is huge. There’s no step by step wizard to turn your idea into reality. There are millions tools and even more ways they interact.

But there’s no need to know each tiny cog of a spaceship to pilot it. We’re going to give you a quick driving course.

Variability
Variability

There are so many possible ways to do the same thing in 3D. You’re in doubt. Which way is the best? The shortest? Will produce the expected result? We’re here to guide you through!

No need to do models by yourself when there are lots of ready-made models to use.

Youtube only makes it worse
Youtube only makes it worse

Have gone through tons of tutorials trying to figure out which way to use and still got no luck? It’s not Youtube to blame.

It’s just a lack of knowledge of the very basics. With this course, you won’t need Youtube anymore.

Don’t know where to start
Don’t know where to start

Modeling, rigging, rendering, and so many other things… Each area requires hundreds of hours to get to know but there’s no need to become an expert in everything.

That’s exactly what we made this course for. You’ll get a helicopter view on all of the areas of the world of 3D

Is this course for me?

This course covers all the required basics of Cinema 4D so will be of best use for beginner 3D artists and motion designers who are willing to jump into the world of 3D

2D is not 3D
2D is not 3D

Those who finally want to get started with 3D and create some fantastic projects on a completely different level

Beginner 3D artist
Beginner 3D artist

Even if you’ve never seen Cinema 4D before, the time to start is now

Middle 3D artists
Intermediate 3D artists

You have some experience in Cinema 4D, but you’ve never used complex Mograph setups, Xpresso etc.

What will I learn in the Cinema 4D course?

It's a drip course, and you will get the lectures one by one every week.

Introduction

Main principles
We’ll get started with the Cinema 4D interface doing an example project. We’ll create and render a simple composition and get to know primitives, navigation and scene management.

Modeling

We’ll learn the tools and the main principles of polygonal modeling. You’ll get familiar with subdivision surface. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of different types of topology.
Polygonal modelling tools
We’ll create our first polygonal model. We’ll get some real experience in using poly pen and other tools that make the modeling process more effective.
What is UV
We’ll get to know the concept of parametric coordinates and learn how to make a UV conversion with minimum effort. We’ll put our new knowledge into practice making a UV mapping of our model.
The final stage of our project. We’ll get a cool and stylish packshot. We’ll get started with the process of creating studio surrounding, we’ll set the lighting sources, make an animation and render the sequence.

Mograph Module

Mograph module overview. Mograph became an integral part of Cinema 4D. We are going to show you its functions and specific features on some simple examples.
Explore the Mograph module from the inside. Get to know the procedural modeling, make a basic crowd generator and learn other unusual ways to use Mograph.

Dynamics

An overview of built-in tools for rigid bodies and tissues simulation. Specific features of the bullet solver. Common mistakes users make.
Put your knowledge about the dynamics into practice: create a simple loop for Instagram.
Get to know the Hair module. Explore its specific features and main functions. Learn how to use it for the object scattering.

Xpresso

We will get a basic introduction to JavaScript language that is enough to start making your own simple scripts. Xpresso won’t scare you away anymore. This node programming language will help us create a custom tool for a growing ivy.

Animation

Overview of the tools that help creating an animation. We’ll create and animate a simple rig.
Working with the camera is one of the most important aspects of the whole movie-making process. And it means a lot in computer graphics too. Explore the principles of creating a camera rig and learn how to use built-in tools like camera morph and motion camera.
Cinema4D constraints system overview. U-joint node rig
Deformers can be used as a great tool for correcting mistakes in your animation or adding some final polish. Learn some helpful deformers. Smoothing, jiggle, collision, tension tag.

Look Development

Get to know the PBR workflow. Set up a shader for a neon sign model.
Learn more about light sources. We’ll show you different light setups and possible ways to light a scene.
Combining 3D with real-life footage is one of the core challenges of computer graphics. Get to know the principles, as well as C4D tools that will make it easier.
Sketch & Toon module is one of the best of its kind and we won’t overlook it. Create a short video in classic cartoon style.
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Learn how to get the best result with Redshift renderer

We will explain how to do basic render in native Cinema 4D render software, but most of the time we will use Redshift. Redshift is not only the world's fastest renderer but it also offers the most features and flexibility among all GPU renderers. All the knowledge gained while working with Redshift can be applied to work with other similar renderers, including the standard Cinema 4D renderer.

You can download the trial version on the official website https://www.redshift3d.com/demo

What will I be capable of after the Cinema 4D Journey course?

Take a look at the students' homeworks done during the course and see for yourself

Who will be teaching?

Alexander Kratinov

Alexander Kratinov

Alexander is a CG Generalist with more than 20 years of experience. During his career, he managed to work with almost all main products for creating 3D graphics.

Currently, he works as a VFX Supervisor and a Technical Director for large projects. His main tools for the last 9 years are SideFX Houdini and Cinema 4D.

Alexander finds Cinema 4D one of the most convenient and successful 3D software in the market, and he is very glad to share his Jedi knowledge with you.

What are the course benefits?

Free updates
Free updates

Once you finish the course, you will continue receiving new tutorials and updates. Isn't that awesome?

Study wherever you go
Study wherever you go

Even though we recommend using a desktop computer or a laptop, you can study on any device. But you will still need a laptop or a desktop computer for practice.

One of a kind support
One of a kind support

We have a live chat support for you. It may not be a 24/7 support, but it's still real help.

Community
Community

You will be invited to the members only private community of other students from around the world on Facebook. It's a whole bunch of people that you will have a lot in common with.

100% money back guarantee
100% money back guarantee

If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Only applies to the single full-price purchase of the course.

Student and location discounts
Student and location discounts

Not-so-good exchange rate? (i.e. India/Brazil). Get in touch to get a coupon. Student? Email us from your student email or attach your student ID.

What do our students say?

How much for the course?

Cinema 4D Journey

Cinema 4D Journey

$499
  • If you are a beginner in 3D Industry, the course curriculum will guide you to intermediate level in a really exciting way.
  • Fill the gaps and structure your knowledge if you already have an experience of work in Cinema 4D or any other 3D software.
  • Unique author's techniques which you won't be able to find on the internet will be considered.
  • It is a practice-based course, therefore, we will be explaining everything on real-life tasks.
  • We know the importance of getting satisfaction from your work, so that's why we will show you fast and easy ways to achieve really good-looking results.
  • You will learn the whole process of creating amazing animated 3D shots starting from modeling and finishing with hitting the 'Render' button.
100% money back guarantee

100% money back guarantee

If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Only applies to the single full-price purchase of the course.

Student and location discounts

Student and location discounts

Not-so-good exchange rate? (i.e. India/Brazil). Get in touch to get a coupon. Student? Email us from your student email or attach your student ID.

Save up to 20% with bundles

We are happy to support those who want to learn as much as possible. Enroll in a bundle of courses and enjoy the discounts.

Ultimate Motion Adventure

Ultimate Motion Adventure

$1,477 $1,846
Cinema 4D Journey & Motion Beast

Cinema 4D Journey & Motion Beast

Learn more about Cinema 4D Journey Course

$677 $848

Frequently asked questions

You can find Cinema4D here.

The trial version will be sufficient to work with for some time, but we highly recommend buying a license.

We will explain how to do basic render in native Cinema 4D render software, but most of the time we will use Redshift. You can find more information about this renderer and download the trial version of it on the official website.

Minimum System Requirements Cinema 4D
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support or MacOS 10.11.6 or 10.12.4+ with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended)

The GPU renderer requires an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card on Windows or AMD on MacOS that supports OpenCL 1.2 or newer. Metal support requires MacOS 10.13.2 or newer. We recommend at least 4 GB VRAM for GPU rendering.

Yes, the course is built for beginners, bringing them up to an intermediate level.

If no presale or discount activities happening, you can get in touch with us to receive a -$50 coupon. We provide coupons for countries with not so good exchange rates and for students.

We consider a country with a not so good exchange rate if the currency rate in a country is more than $1 to 10 units of local currency. For example, 10.5 Botswana Pula equals $1. If your country’s currency rate is lower than 1:10, then we do not consider your country as a country with a not so good exchange rate.

We consider you a student if you have a valid student email address (@***.edu) and/or a valid student ID. Please either write to us from your student email or attach a picture of your student ID so that we can verify your student status.

Please double check if there are no presale, sales or discount activities happening as we do not provide coupons during these periods.

If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. It is only applied to the single full-price purchase of the course. So if you would like to use a discount coupon, presale deal or any monthly payment plan, keep in mind that you will not be eligible for the refund.

Yes, all the artwork that you create on the course belongs to you. You can share and tweet and dribble whatever animation you create. We would be grateful if you mention our school while sharing, we have @motiondesignschool accounts almost on every network.

It usually takes at least 8 hours per week for three months for a student to get to the final stage. We do recommend you to spend as much time as possible since you are gaining new skills here, it's never an easy journey.

Yes, the course works well for people who have skills in Cinema4D too. We will give a great foundation and structure to complete your knowledge. And just to make your journey more fun almost all of our lessons have tasks with additional difficulty for advanced students.

Yes. You will have access to the course as long as we exist. This will help you refresh your memory from time to time.