Learn Cinema 4D: Create an Abstract Background
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Learn Cinema 4D: Create an Abstract Background

Start learning Cinema 4D by creating a beautiful Low Poly background in this quick and easy course.
3.6 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,005 students enrolled
Created by Jonathan Lam
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create basic 3D models in Cinema 4D
  • Light a 3D scene
  • Render 3D scenes in Cinema 4D
  • Export your scene to Photoshop
  • Create an abstract background
  • Tips and Tricks in Photoshop
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Requirements
  • Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop installed
Description

Do you want to learn 3D modelling quickly & easily by creating trendy low poly artwork? You can do it in this course and learn the basics of Cinema 4D by creating a Low Poly Background! This class is perfect for web designers, graphic designers, illustrators and anyone else who would like to learn a bit of 3D modelling to add to their designs. Get started with 3D modelling & take this course now to learn Cinema 4D in just a few hours!

  • Learn the basics and use Cinema 4D from scratch.
  • Learn a basic scene and lighting set up.
  • Learn how to render your scene in Cinema 4D.
  • Create basic materials and colours for your models and backgrounds.
  • Some tips and tricks for enhancing the image in Adobe Photoshop

Low Poly Art for Illustrations & Graphic Designers

In this course you will learn the basics of how to emulate this trendy art style which has been used in many different websites and banners. Enhance your projects, presentations and illustrations using this versatile background!

Content & Overview 

This is a great way for beginners to introduce themselves to 3D programs like Cinema 4D. Starting with a basic overview of the program, the course will help familiarise you with the tools you will need first. With the basics complete, the course will take you through how tp create a low poly background step by step. Each step will be broken down to make understanding the process even easier, starting with creating a simple 3D shape to manipulating random landscapes.

Students completing this course will have the knowledge to create low poly backgrounds in Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop.

I have included the Cinema 4D and PSD file to download at the end of the course to use as reference. So you'll be able to work alongside the videos to learn and create your own low poly background. Please feel free to share your creations as well! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Complete beginners who are confident using a computer.
  • Digital artists, illustrators & graphic designers looking to learn 3D software & modelling techniques
  • Indie game developers who are looking for ways to create 3D in game assets.
  • Digital Art hobbyist looking for new skills and techniques.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
1 Lecture 01:14

In this video you will be given a brief introduction about what you will be learning throughout the course.

Preview 01:14
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Modelling in Cinema 4D
6 Lectures 19:38

In this lesson I will explain the work space in Cinema 4D and take you through how to create basic shapes. 

Preview 03:10

In this lesson I will explain how to create a plane in Cinema 4D and take you through manipulating and shaping it.

Preview 03:30

In this lesson I will explain how to add colour to your plane or shapes in Cinema 4D and how to create gradients.

Adding Colour to the Plane
01:43

In this lesson I will explain to create a 3D object or landscape in Cinema 4D and take you through how to change and manipulate it's shape.

Preview 05:12

In this lesson I will explain how to add light to the scene in Cinema 4D.

Adding Light
03:52

In this lesson I will explain how to render your scene in Cinema 4D.

Rendering the Background
02:11
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Create an Abstract Background
2 Lectures 13:27

In this video I'll explain how to import your render from Cinema 4D into Adobe Photoshop and some basic tips and tricks to improve your image.

Final touches in Adobe Photoshop
05:57

Extra Tips & Tricks in Adobe Photoshop
07:30
About the Instructor
Jonathan Lam
4.7 Average rating
40 Reviews
6,941 Students
4 Courses
Marketing Artist | Concept Artist | Graphic Designer

Jonathan Lam currently works for Ubisoft as a concept and marketing artist. His work include digital matte painting, lighting, rendering, concept art and video editing. Some of the projects he has worked on include Hungry Shark World, Hungry Shark Evolution and the Kickstarter Funded Game called Eminence: Xander's Tales. 

In 2008, Jonathan earned his BA in illustration from Middlesex University in the UK, specialising in character and landscape artwork. Shortly after, Jonathan began displaying his work in several galleries across London before co-founding the Graphic Design agency 'Fishfinger Studios'. He then went into the video game industry where he has also worked with Riot Games and Sony.

In his spare time, Jonathan continues to work on his personal projects which includes a new game called Starbeard and freelances for various companies including Hasbro and Google.