Learning Maxon Cinema 4D - A Beginners Training Course

Learn the core fundamentals for creating models and animation using Cinema 4D. This course will quickly get you started.
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  • Contents Video: 6.5 hours
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  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

This video based Maxon Cinema 4D R14 training course from Infinite Skills teaches you the basic tools you will need to create 3D models in this software. Chris is an educator and also uses Cinema 4D for his business, creating graphics solutions for TV, film and businesses. He uses this real-world experience to show you how to actually use Cinema 4D for your day to day 3D modeling needs.


You will start out with a tour of the interface and lessons on understanding what 3D objects are. Once you have learned the basics, this course jumps right into teaching you how to create 3D objects using Splines, extrusion, sweeping and lathing. You will learn what Nurbs are, how to create basic 3D components using The Knife, Bevel, Bridge and other Cinema 4D tools. You will be taught how to utilize lighting, add textures to your models, and animate them. This video based tutorial also covers rendering your models and a chapter on using Mograph, then concludes with a project to build a model of a robot.

When you have completed this computer training course for Maxon Cinema 4D, you will understand the tools and techniques available to you for creating, animating and rendering 3D models with this software. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

What are the requirements?

  • Maxon Cinema 4D R14 or Later

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to become creative with Cinema 4D

What is the target audience?

  • Cinema 4D users of all levels

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: 01. Introduction
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0101 What Is Cinema 4D? And Who Uses It?
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01:50
0103 What You Should Expect From The Video
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02:33
Section 2: 02. Getting Started
0201 Workflow
Preview
05:50
0202 Navigating The Viewports
03:15
0203 Application Prefs
03:23
0204 Touring The Interface
05:02
0205 Project Settings - Starting A New Scene
03:42
Section 3: 03. Understanding 3D Objects
0301 Object Hierarchy And Parenting
02:37
0302 Coordinate Systems
02:31
0303 Select, Move, Scale, And Rotate
03:44
0304 Primitive Objects And Attributes
07:05
0305 Building A Chair
08:15
Section 4: 04. Understanding Splines
0401 Drawing Splines
03:16
0402 Procedural Splines
03:28
0403 Modifying Points On A Spline
02:12
0404 Extrude Nurbs
04:09
0405 Sweep Nurbs
04:15
0406 Lathe Nurbs
04:12
0407 Spline Mask
02:19
0408 Working With Adobe Illustrator
02:54
Section 5: 05. Polygonal Modelling Techniques
0501 Basic Components Of 3D Objects
02:24
0502 Modelling With Extrude
04:37
0503 Modelling With Extrude Inner
02:19
0504 Modelling With The Knife
05:43
0505 Modelling With Bevel
03:04
0506 Modelling With Bridge
04:48
0507 Working With Edge Loops
02:47
0508 Welding Points
04:19
0509 Soft Selections
02:27
Section 6: 06. Modelling Objects And Deformers
0601 Working With The Boole Object
04:47
0602 Working With Array And Atom Array
04:04
0603 Working With Instance Objects
01:55
0604 Working With Explosion FX
04:41
0605 Bend, Bulge, And Twist FFD
05:07
0606 Working With The Spline Wrap
06:07
Section 7: 07. Lighting
0701 Lighting In 3D
07:29
0702 Light Types
09:41
0703 Working With The Sky Object
06:09
0704 Global Illumination
06:11
0705 Physical Sky
04:33
0706 Ambient Occlusion
06:11
Section 8: 08. Defining Materials And Textures
0801 Materials 101
05:21
0802 Projection Methods
04:51
0803 Material Channels And The Content Browser
04:55
0804 Bump And Displacement Channels
04:23
0805 Frontal Projection
06:57
0806 Textures With Alpha
05:14
Section 9: 09. Animation
0901 Animation Fundamentals
04:54
0902 Keyframes And The Powerslider
07:52
0903 Autokey Mode
03:03
0904 F Curve Manager
05:31
0905 Path Animation
04:04
0906 Camera Morph
08:56
0907 Motion Camera
09:23
0908 Previewing Animations
02:14
Section 10: 10. Rendering
1001 Render Settings
04:14
1002 Multipass Rendering - Part 1
04:53
1003 Multipass Rendering - Part 2
15:20
1004 Multipass Rendering And Photoshop
04:35
1005 After Effects To Cinema 4D
09:49
Section 11: 11. Mograph
1101 What Is Mograph
01:27
1102 The Cloner
07:27
1103 The Random Effector
05:10
1104 Motext
05:44
1105 Dynamics
03:36
Section 12: 12. Building The Robot
1201 Modelling The Head
04:24
1202 Modelling The Antenna
05:12
1203 Modelling The Eyes
10:28
1204 Modelling The Body
07:45
1205 Modelling The Arms
10:33
1206 Modelling The Tire
09:59
1207 Materials
13:45
Section 13: 13. Conclusion
1301 Wrap-Up
01:53

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