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Learning Cinema 4D R21

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Learn the basics of Cinema 4D R21. Explore tools and techniques for creating professional 3D models and motion graphics and texturing, lighting, animating, and rendering your work.

Cinema 4D is an essential tool for aspiring motion graphics artists and designers alike. With Cinema 4D, you can enhance your motion graphics, models, and visualizations with 3D objects, dynamic effects, and animation. This course reviews the basics of Cinema 4D R21, covering the interface, the tools, and the hierarchy—the key to grasping everything in C4D. Instructor Andy Needham introduces you to C4D materials, lights, and cameras, as well as techniques such as compositing, animation, and rendering. The final chapter takes you from start to finish through a complete project: creating a professional-looking 3D animated logo.This course was created by Andy Needham. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.


  • Learning Cinema 4D R21
1. Getting Started and Key Concepts
  • Licensing Cinema 4D R21
  • The new interface
  • Touring the Cinema 4D (C4D) interface
  • Core concepts for working with C4D
  • Useful preferences and settings
2. Create a Stylized Still Image
  • Chapter overview
  • Creating and manipulating objects
  • Additional object creation methods
  • Compose the frame
  • Working with lights and shadows
  • Create the infinite floor look
  • Create and apply materials
  • Make finishing touches
  • Rendering a still image
3. Model and Animate a Logo
  • Chapter overview
  • Illustrator import
  • Create geometry from splines
  • Animate the logo with MoGraph
  • Animate with the Camera Morph tag
  • Create materials and lights
  • Add depth and detail with layered materials
  • Animate and render splines
  • Prepare the scene for rendering with takes
  • Composite with multipasses
  • Next steps

Taught by

Andy Needham

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