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What is this course about?

If you have already worked with Cinema 4D and you want to master this tool in greater detail, you are in the right place. This course will make you understand the core aspects of Cinema 4D much better and will teach you to use the tools you are already familiar with in a new way. There are a lot of nuances from basic modeling skills to gamma correction in rendering that can greatly improve your works. Learn them in your own Cinema 4D Journey.

This course is also suitable for Cinema 4D beginners who are ready for large amounts of difficult information and complex tasks.

Level

Intermediate

Format

Online

Lessons

20

Duration

12h+

Required Software

Cinema4D R20+

Language

English

COURSE CURRICULUM

What will I learn in Cinema4D course?

LESSON #1

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.

Main Principles

LESSON #2

Poly Modeling Basics

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.

Poly Modeling Basics

LESSON #3

Polygonal Modeling 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.

Polygonal Modeling Tools

LESSON #4

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.

What is UV

LESSON #4

Making a Packshot

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.

Making a Packshot

LESSON #5

Mograph Overview

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.

Mograph Overview

LESSON #6

Deep Mograph

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.

Deep Mograph

LESSON #7

Bullet Overview

An overview of built-in tools for rigid bodies and tissues simulation. Specific features of the bullet solver. Common mistakes users make.

Bullet Overview

LESSON #8

Destruction, loops

Put your knowledge about the dynamics into practice: create a simple loop for Instagram.

Destruction, loops

LESSON #9

Hair

Get to know the Hair module. Explore its specific features and main functions. Learn how to use it for the object scattering.

Hair

LESSON #10

Xpresso Practice

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.

Xpresso Practice

LESSON #11

Animation Intro

Overview of the tools that help creating an animation. We’ll create and animate a simple rig.

Animation Intro

LESSON #12

Camera Animation Features

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.

Camera Animation Features

LESSON #13

Constraints

Cinema4D constraints system overview. U-joint node rig

Constraints

LESSON #14

Tension, Jiggle etc.

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.

Tension, Jiggle etc.

LESSON #15

Shading

Get to know the PBR workflow.

Shading

LESSON #16

Lighting

Learn more about light sources. We’ll show you different light setups and possible ways to light a scene.

Lighting

LESSON #17

Render

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.

Render

LESSON #18

Sketch&Toon

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.

Sketch&Toon

Who will be teaching?

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Who will be teaching?

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.

Cinema 4D Journey

It is an excellent way to fill the gaps and structure your knowledge if you already have experience of work in Cinema 4D or any other 3D software.

You will learn about unique author’s techniques which you won’t be able to find anywhere else 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, and 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.

Cinema 4D Journey

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

LEVEL

You already have some experience working with the software and understand its basic principles. You are familiar with the interface.

Intermediate

LESSONS

20

DURATION

12h+

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