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Cinema 4D Journey

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The course is for those who are ready to learn every C4D tool in more detail to be able to deal with various Cinema 4D tasks without searching for tons of tutorials.

Cinema 4D Journey

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.

What is this course about?


The struggle is real

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. It may be hard at the beginning, but we are here to help you sort everything out.
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.
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.
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?

The course covers all the main aspects of working with 3D, offering deep insight into how things work. It is perfect for those who have already tried to learn Cinema 4D or worked in it for a while.
Motion designers
Who want to significantly improve their creative capabilities.
There's no point in explaining what opportunities 3D provides. You can rotate objects in any direction and change their perspective, animate them in space, apply any materials, light, and then combine them with 2D or a real video as you like. This course will give you free rein once and forever.
Beginner and Intermediate 3D artists
Who want to learn more about Cinema 4D
If you've already tried to make something in Cinema 4D, you'll benefit from this course most of all. It is replete with tips and lifehacks from a real CG Generalist. You'll take a fresh look at the tools you already know, and you'll find lots of new and unexpected ways to apply them.
In this course, we cover all the main aspects of working with 3D graphics, from blocking a scene to rendering a final picture or an animated scene. You'll be able to use 3D not only as a reference for setting poses and perspective but also as a separate tool for your creative ideas.

What will I learn in the Cinema 4D course?

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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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.
Mograph Module
1. Module 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.
2. 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.
1. Bullet Overview
An overview of built-in tools for rigid bodies and tissues simulation. Specific features of the bullet solver. Common mistakes users make.
2. Destructions, loops
Put your knowledge about the dynamics into practice: create a simple loop for Instagram.
3. Hair
Get to know the Hair module. Explore its specific features and main functions. Learn how to use it for the object scattering.
1. 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.
1. Intro
Overview of the tools that help creating an animation. We'll create and animate a simple rig.
2. 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.
3. Constraints
Cinema4D constraints system overview. U-joint node rig
4. 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.
Look Development
1. Shading
Get to know the PBR workflow.
2. Lighting
Learn more about light sources. We'll show you different light setups and possible ways to light a scene.
3. 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.
4. 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.


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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

Students' Homework

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

Student Showreel
Cinema 4D Journey

What do our students say?

You will study from animators and Motion Designers from around the globe. Each of them is a professional in their own field, seasoned in production studios, freelance projects with big brands and stock footages. And right, we are also sweet.

Alexander Kratinov

Who will be teaching?

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
The most common problem new illustrators face is lack of knowledge of the basics: how to work with lines, shapes, and perspective. As a result the shape is lost, and the viewer fails to comprehend the size and shape of objects or characters in the frame.
Study wherever you go
Many animators don't know Adobe Illustrator well and draw everything not in the most appropriate way. Besides, a poorly organized workflow may force you to get rid of something you have already done.

One of a kind support
Typically, it is the result of the fact that all the work is based on intuition. There are always questions where to place an object to improve the storytelling, especially when you work on adjacent frames in large projects.

You will be invited to the members-only private community of motion designers 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
If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Only applies to the purchase of the course with no discount coupon applied.
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.
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.

Basic ?

You've already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

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

Frequently asked questions

What if I know nothing about Cinema 4D and have no experience of working with 3D?
The complexity level of the course requires to have at least a small experience in 3D and to be familiar with basics. If you haven't worked in Cinema 4D so far, some aspects of the course may seem difficult to you.

However, it is a common fact that there is nothing a person can't learn ;)
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 Redshift. You can find more information about this renderer and download the trial version of it on the official website.
What system requirements are needed for Cinema 4D to run smoothly?
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.
Are there any discounts?
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.
Can I get a refund?
If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Whether you select to complete the purchase in a single or in several payments.

Note that it only applies to purchases without a discount. So if you would like to use a discount coupon or complete a purchase of several products with a discount, you will be not eligible for the refund.
Can I share the art that I create during the course?
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.
How long does it take to successfully finish the course?
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.
Will this course fit me if I have some skills in Cinema 4D?
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.
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.