Cinema 4D 101 – Cinema 4D Essentials

Class Description
In this 1-day crash course, Participants will learn how to take a simple logo animation in CINEMA 4D and transform it into a compelling motion graphic with Adobe After Effects, incorporating two distinct styles. Starting with a prebuilt animation rendered from CINEMA 4D, Participants will employ industry-standard techniques, utilizing materials, lights and the library of effects in After Effects to enhance the project’s look and feel. CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application. Adobe After Effects is an animation, video compositing, and motion graphics application. Our Instructors are well versed in Cinema 4D and 3D concepts and have a knack for making this challenging program less intimidating.  

Course Benefits

  • Learn to create visually stunning 3D assets for use in any project
  • Use Cinema 4D to enhance 3D objects for use in video projects
  • Learn the best practices to create 3D Objects correctly and easily
  • Speed up Students 3D assets production times

Suggested Prerequisites
This class is appropriate for novice users of Cinema 4D. Experience with 3D concepts such as X, Y, and Z axises is a plus. We also recommend that you have the Cinema 4D software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Maxon web site.

Course Outline

  • Drawing and Importing Splines
  • Lighting – Shadow types, Aiming lights, 3-point lighting, Restricting light
  • Texturing
  • Animation – Keyframing, F-Curves
  • Rendering
  • Compositing
  • Customizing Cinema 4D

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.