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3D Simulations in Cinema 4D

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A course dedicated to the workflow for small scale VFX inside Cinema4D. We will address the majority of simulations from rigid bodies to liquids by exploring a personal project we did last year here at YETI Pictures.

$179 $349

3D Simulations
in Cinema 4D

What we love doing here at Yeti is exploring new visual languages. Our favorite way of working is expressing our ideas via dynamic simulations. Cloth, fluids, smoke, everything can be art directed and work as a tool for design. We will set up projects so that they are animation-ready.We will dissect plugins like X-Particles, Turbulence FD and Realflow without ever leaving Cinema4D, along of course with the powerful native tools of our favorite software.Last but not least, we will discuss the importance of art directing your shots in such a way so that they are presentable to clients, along with a brief overview of Octane renderer's features that are applicable in simulations.

What is this course about?

LEVEL
Intermediate
LESSONS
10+
DURATION
5h+
Intermediate: You already have some experience working with the software and understand its basic principles. You are familiar with the interface.

YETI pictures is an award-winning studio specialized in motion-design. With clients all over the world, strong online-community presence via presentations and speeches, we are also entering into the "sharing is caring" mentality. We are Tony and Thanos, passionate motion artists, driven by curiosity and experimentation.

Online tutoring, while relatively new to us, is a great way to pass knowledge we have gained over the years from both client and personal projects. Under our belt are free online tutorials, streams, one more complete course about art direction and a Patreon page for Cinema4D maniacs. Feel free to check us out! Thanos will be the sole presenter for this course. With solid experience of 15 years inside After Effects, 3ds Max and Vray (along with lots of other software and plugins), he will show you what is possible within your first few months of Cinema4D.
Let's do this!

About the author

Hello, world! This is YETI pictures!

Topics covered

1. General Dynamics Principles
We will start by discussing the fundamentals of simulations and we will set up a few shots with performance and flexibility as our primary goals.
2. Rigid Bodies
Overview of Bullet engine in Cinema4D and forces exploration.
3. Soft Bodies
Optimization, problem-solving, design ideas with soft body simulations. My favorite tool inside Cinema4D cause of its multi-purpose uses.
4. Particles
X-Particles is the industry-standard plugin for Cinema4D users. Dust, cloth, smoke, liquids. All possibilities are open with X-Particles and we're gonna work them in combination with other tools.
5. Voronoi Fracture
Where would we be without breaking some stuff up? We'll be exploring possibilities with this simple procedural algorithm of Cinema 4D.
6. Grains and Liquids
Both solver types via X-Particles and Realflow plugin for Cinema4D. We'll consider pros and cons of each method and some neat ways to use them for small scale simulations.
7. Fluids
In other words, smoke and fire. Turbulence FD overview and X-Particles ExplosiaFX. We'll focus on comparison, uses and workflows.
8. Hair Dynamics
Hair is not only for 3D cute characters. Its tight integration with Cinema4D's MoGraph can lead to amazing results.
9. Splines
Splines are really powerful when it comes to simulation and design orientation workflows. You'll learn cool little tricks that can take your styleframes to the next level.
10. Octane Render
When it comes to simulating stuff, renderer's have their own "gottchas". Discover the tips for controlling chaos via colors and shaders.

What students say about our courses and school

You will get access to a closed group of students of the course on Facebook. There you can ask a question or ask for advice from us or our community. By the way, the authors of the course will also be in this group, which means you can get feedback from the teacher.

Facebook group for all students of the course

3D Simulations in Cinema 4D
  • Level up your Cinema 4D knowledge.
  • Expand your visual language.
  • Win client pitches.
  • Get solid knowledge of dynamic fundamentals.
  • Impress your Instagram followers :)

3D Simulations in Cinema 4D

A course dedicated to the workflow for small scale VFX inside Cinema4D. We will address the majority of simulations from rigid bodies to liquids by exploring a personal project we did last year here at YETI Pictures.

Level
Intermediate ?

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

Lessons
10+
Duration
5h+
100% money back guarantee

If unhappy with the course, you can request a refund within 14 days after the purchase and get every cent back. Courses purchased before the actual starting date refund can be requested up to 14 days after the first lesson becomes available. Note: not applicable if purchased with a discount coupon

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.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find Cinema 4D?
You can find Cinema4D here. The trial version will be sufficient to work with for some time, but we highly recommend buying a license.

What renderer will be used in this course?
We will explain how to do basic render in native Cinema 4D render software, but most of the time we will use Octane. You can find more information about this renderer and download the trial version of it on the official website.
Do I need some additional plugins for this course?
We will explain how to do basic setups in native Cinema 4D software, but sometimes we will use X-Particles. You can find more information about this renderer and download the trial version of it on the official website.

Also nice to have, but not necessary plugins:
- Turbulence FD;
- Realflow;
- Octane.
What system requirements are needed for Cinema 4D to run smoothly?
Minimum System Requirements for Cinema 4D:
  • Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel/ AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support
  • 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:
NVIDIA or AMD graphics card on Windows or AMD on MacOS that supports OpenCL 1.2 or newer.
Will this course work for me if I know nothing about Cinema4D?
Yes, the course is built for beginners, to elevate your skills to the next level.
Are there any discounts?
If no presale or discount activities are happening, you can get in touch with us to receive a $50-off coupon. We provide coupons for countries not-so-good exchange rates and for students.

We consider a country with a not-so-good exchange rate a country, where the currency rate 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, 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.

Can I share the art that I create during the course?
Sure. As in any other school, you will not just listen to lectures but also receive home tasks. We will be very glad to see how you are dealing with them. Don't be shy to tag us @motiondesignschool or use hashtags #motiondesignschool and #mds_homework in your shots and stories :)
How long does it take to successfully finish the course?
Up to 3 month. We highly recommend spending at least 2 days practicing after each lesson. In this tempo, you will require at least one month to finish this course.
What if my level of English is not good enough and I find it difficult to understand the spoken language?
This course has subtitles, which makes the content easier for understanding and lets you check the unknown words in the dictionary, if needed.