Best Cinema 4D Courses

Find the best online Cinema 4D Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Cinema 4D Courses.

Learn Cinema 4D: Low Poly Wolf

Start learning Cinema 4D by creating a Low Poly Wolf in this quick and easy course.

Created by Jonathan Lam - Marketing Artist | Concept Artist | Graphic Designer

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Students: 26894, Price: $49.99

Students: 26894, Price:  Paid

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 Wolf! This class is perfect for 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

  • Create basic low poly 3D models in Cinema 4D to be used for your illustrations or video game projects.
  • 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.

Low Poly Art for Illustrations & Video Game projects

In this course you will learn the basics of how to emulate this trendy art style which has been used in popular games such as Journey and Monument Valley. For games, lowpoly is important for optimisation which is measured with the polycount of your model. The higher the polycount is for your model, the longer it takes for the system to render it. 

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 I created the lowpoly wolf step by step. We will break down the model to make understanding the process easier, starting with the body of the wolf and finishing with the paws.

Students completing this course will have the knowledge to create basic shapes and characters in the lowpoly style in Cinema 4D.

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

Learn Cinema 4D: Low Poly Tree

Start learning Cinema 4D by creating a beautiful Low Poly tree in this quick and easy course.

Created by Jonathan Lam - Marketing Artist | Concept Artist | Graphic Designer

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Students: 26598, Price: $49.99

Students: 26598, Price:  Paid

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 Tree! This class is perfect for 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

  • Create basic low poly 3D models in Cinema 4D to be used for your illustrations or video game projects.

  • 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.

  • Basic tips and tricks to improve your image in Adobe Photoshop

Low Poly Art for Illustrations & Video Game projects

In this course you will learn the basics of how to emulate this trendy art style which has been used in popular games such as Journey and Monument Valley. For games, lowpoly is important for optimisation which is measured with the polycount of your model. The higher the polycount is for your model, the longer it takes for the system to render it. 

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 I created the lowpoly tree step by step. We will break down the model to make understanding the process easier, starting with the tree trunk and how to create the leaves.

Students completing this course will have the knowledge to create basic shapes and characters in the lowpoly style in Cinema 4D.

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

Cinema 4D Masterclass: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Take your design skills to the next level, into the 3rd Dimension with this Cinema 4D Course

Created by Ozgur Gorgun - Motion Designer / Adobe & Maxon Certified Instructor

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Students: 9132, Price: $64.99

Students: 9132, Price:  Paid

Cinema 4D is without a doubt one of the most intuitive 3D applications out there. Nevertheless, trying to tackle this complex software by yourself can still be a daunting task.

This training course has been prepared to take you from knowing nothing, or just a little about Cinema 4D and teach you all the fundamental skills so you can start working on your own. 

Ozgur, who is one of the very few Maxon Certified Cinema 4D Instructors in the world is going to show you how to create a 3D project from scratch, and go through the entire process of a 3D workflow, including modelling, lighting, texturing, animating and rendering. 

Along the way, you will learn countless tips and tricks as well as the industry standard techniques

If you are a graphic designer, looking to add that extra dimension to your work, or perhaps a 2D motion designer looking to take your animation skills to the next level, then this course is for you. It is no secret that you can earn more as a designer if you add 3D to your skillset. This course is designed to teach you just you need to know in order to advertise yourself as a 3D designer

Packed with 8 hours of intuitive and easy-to-follow tutorials, this training is all you need to kickstart your 3D journey. Together with each tutorial, there will be an exercise file that you can download and follow along. 

If you are ready to step up your design game and move into the world of 3D, let's get started!

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.

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 4336, Price: $49.99

Students: 4336, Price:  Paid

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.

Cinema 4D Modeling Basics

Use this quick start course to get you up and running to start modeling in Cinema 4D.

Created by Michael Balchaitis - Cinema 4D and Creative Software Training

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Students: 3772, Price: $19.99

Students: 3772, Price:  Paid

You will learn the concepts of Parametric modeling, Spline Modeling and Polygonal Modeling.

You will get hands on modeling experience by learning step-by-step on how to model a table lamp. Sometimes the best way to learn something is to just jump right in and start making something. This course is designed to get the basic knowledge without all the other features that would just get your way.

Tools:

Pen Tool.
Extrude
Extrude Inner
Loop Selection
Knife
Loop Cut
Extrude Generator
Sweep Generator
Subdivision Surface
Interface

Spline Modeling Fundamentals in CINEMA 4D

Everything you need to know about spline modeling in CINEMA 4D

Created by Pradeep Mamgain - Author, Coder, and Founder at www.padexi.academy

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Students: 3432, Price: $19.99

Students: 3432, Price:  Paid

This course teaches you the spline modeling techniques using the spline tools and functions available in CINEMA 4D. This course first introduces you to the splines primitives and then shows you the functioning of spline creation tools such as the Sketch, Spline Smooth, Spline Arch, and Pen tools.  Then, course jumps right into teaching you how to create 3D objects using splines, extrusion, sweeping, and lathing, and how to work with the other spline functions/tools/commands available in Mesh menu.

This course includes  stand alone hands-on exercises to hone your skills. Also, there are practical challenges included that will help you to assess your knowledge gained in the course.

By the end of this course, you will understand the tools and techniques available to you for creating 3D models using splines. The working files are available so that you can follow along with me throughout the lessons.

I'll be regularly adding more content to this course so keep coming back.

Note: If you want to follow along, you should have CINEMA 4D Studio R19 installed on your system. However, this course is also compatible with R18 version of CINEMA 4D.

The key features of this course are as follows:

  • Splines and splines creation tools are explained.
  • Splines Command and functions explained.
  • Generator objects explained.
  • Includes stand alone hands-on exercises.and practical challenges.
  • Tech support direct from the author.
  • CINEMA 4D files, images, and other resources are available.
  • Access to each tutorial’s initial and final states along with the resources used in the tutorial.

So why wait?

Enroll in the course and start creating 3D models using spines with CINEMA 4D.

Cinema 4D – High quality furniture modeling

Sofa and chair modeling in Cinema 4D to the highest standards with emphasis on details and proportions.

Created by Zelimir Prgic - 3D Artist

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Students: 1798, Price: $89.99

Students: 1798, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn how to model high quality furniture. This course is a combination of simple and advanced techniques. Furniture industry is very big and furniture companies increasingly use 3D visualization of their products. I know this from experience since I am working in a company of a similar type.  So this course can be helpful to come closer to industry standards.

Presented techniques in this course can be also of great help in high poly modeling of any type of products and objects. All learned techniques can be transferred to other 3D software.

Make 3 Beautiful 3D Wallpapers in Cinema 4D – Vol 1

Create 3 beautiful wallpapers in Cinema 4D in less than 1 hour.

Created by Moy Lobito - 2D & 3D Artist - Online Instructor and Entrepreneur

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Students: 1767, Price: $19.99

Students: 1767, Price:  Paid

In this course you  will learn how to efficiently create beautiful 3D wallpapers in cinema 4D in very little time and with very little effort. You will create 3 different wallpapers in less than 1 hour

We will use a variety of modeling and texturing techniques that will help you save lots of time in this and any other
project you work in the future.

We will also use a few MoGraph tools to create really cool and customizable effects with very litte effort.

This course focuses on creating the different wallpapers you can see
in the promo video, but you can use the techniques you learn here to
create many other wallpapers
.

I’m confident that at the end of this course you will have a solid
understanding of the many modeling, texturing and lighting techniques in Cinema 4D and you will be able to create your own beautiful and astonishing 3D wallpapers.

Learn Cinema 4D – Create Abstract 3D Design Elements

Jumpstart your Cinema 4D skills by learning how to make abstract 3D shapes

Created by Jesper Sandell - 3D Design / Graphic Design / Training

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Students: 1614, Price: $69.99

Students: 1614, Price:  Paid

In this course, you’ll learn how to create abstract 3D design elements. And by doing that you’ll also learn the fundamentals of working with Cinema 4D, and with 3D in general.

We learn best by doing, so this is a hands-on, project-based course.

We're going to work through 4 fun projects from start to finish. We will create everything within Cinema 4D and won't use and pre-made elements.

We will use a procedural workflow that doesn’t require modeling. That means that all settings remain editable and we can change the entire look by just adjusting a few sliders. It makes the whole process of creating and experimenting fun, flexible and powerful.

The design elements we’ll create are well-suited for either a 3D or a 2D workflow.

We’ll cover the fundamental concepts in the first project. And then we’ll build upon what we learned in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th projects.

We’ll reiterate the most important aspects for a deeper understanding and add new skills and techniques as we progress.

Here’s a glimpse of what we’ll cover

• Working with parametric objects

• Exploring how geometry and complexity affect the appearance of objects

• Working with deformers

• Looking at how displacement works and how to optimize for best result

• Working with the noise shader

• Making complex shaders by using the layer shader

• Lighting a scene with 3-point lighting

• Working with cameras

• Creating materials

• Rendering with the Physical and the Standard Renderer

• Making a seamless loop animation

• Color grading and post-effects in Adobe After Effects

Udemy offers a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. So if you for any reason at all find that the course wasn’t for you, you can get a full refund.

However, I think, and hope, you’ll find this to be an efficient and fun training to get started with Cinema 4D.

Go ahead and enroll, and I’ll see you in the course.

Jesper

Hard Surface 3D Modeling in Cinema 4D: Hyper Realistic Watch

Cinema 4D Hyper Realistic Masterclass - Learn to Model, Texture and Render a Hyper Realistic 3D Rolex Watch in Cinema 4D

Created by Moy Lobito - 2D & 3D Artist - Online Instructor and Entrepreneur

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Students: 1334, Price: $124.99

Students: 1334, Price:  Paid

In this course you  will learn the full process of creating a hyper realistic 3D watch in  Cinema 4D. We will start with an empty file and work our way  up to modeling, texturing, and rendering a 3D watch that looks  super awesome. 

We will get the most out of the different tools that Cinema 4D  offers, implementing different modeling and texturing techniques that will make your 3D life much easier for this and any future projects you work. 

We will create UV maps for some of the objects using Cinema 4D's Body Paint and texture them using Adobe Photoshop.

We will also use HDRI images and a few other lighting tips to lit our final scene, and make some amazing hyper realistic renders.

This course focuses on creating the 3D watch you can see in the  promo video, but you can use the techniques you learn here to create any  hard surface model you want

I’m confident that by the end of this course you will have a solid  understanding of the 3D modeling process and you will be able to start  creating your own hyper realistic 3D models in Cinema 4D.

Fundamentals of Cinema 4D

Learn the core concepts of Cinema 4D

Created by Andrew N. - Motion Designer

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Students: 1258, Price: $19.99

Students: 1258, Price:  Paid

Cinema 4D is a 3D modeling, animation, motion graphic and rendering application. Thousands of users across the world rely on Cinema 4D to create cutting-edge 3D motion graphics, architectural and product visualizations, video game graphics, illustrations, and much more. 

This course will take you through the basics of Cinema 4D, and will allow you to start using it to create your first projects from start to finish. We will also talk about general 3D concepts that will give you a better understanding of the underlying technology.

We'll get into the main features and benefits of Cinema 4D. We'll go over topics such as modeling, animation, materials, lights, cameras, and rendering.

By the end of the course, you'll have a good understanding on how to use Cinema 4D for your next project.

Learning Cinema 4D Special Effects Techniques

Take your Cinema 4D Skills To The Next Level. A Practical Based Cinema 4D Course That Teaches Special Effects Techniques

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 1209, Price: $49.99

Students: 1209, Price:  Paid

This Cinema 4D training course from Infinite Skills introduces you to some of the more popular special effects techniques. To get the most out of this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of Cinema 4D and its modules.


This course begins with a close look at the new integration between C4D and Adobe After Effects. This feature allows your changes in C4D to be immediately reflected in After Effects, saving you a lot of time with your workflows. The course also shows you some fluid dynamics techniques, and how to track an actor on a green screen and import him to a 3D scene. You will learn some time saving techniques and key tips for working with green screens, and take an in-depth look at the Mograph module.

Once you have completed this comprehensive Cinema 4D techniques tutorial, you will be much more familiar with the techniques that this powerful software has to offer you. Chris has included extensive working files and source files to allow you to replicate what he is teaching you right in Cinema 4D.

Model a Spaceship Lander in Cinema 4D

Project Based Learning - Learn basic Modeling in Cinema 4D

Created by Michael Balchaitis - Cinema 4D and Creative Software Training

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Students: 1180, Price: $19.99

Students: 1180, Price:  Paid

In this Project-Based Learning course I will teach you step-by-step on how to model a Spaceship Lander in Cinema 4D. Every part is clearly detailed and you will learn the tools and techniques to model your own similar spaceships. You will learn to harness MoGraph Cloner to make Modeling Faster. You will have fun building something instead of just learning lecture.

You will Learn:

Primitives
Extrude
Extrude Inner
Bevel
Cut Tools
Loop Selection
Live Selection
MoGraph Cloner
Split
Disconnect
Subdivision Surface

Learning Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects

Learn how to use Cinema 4D (Lite) in conduction with Adobe After Effects. A definitive course from Infinite Skills

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 900, Price: $49.99

Students: 900, Price:  Paid

This CINEMA 4D Lite training course from Infinite Skills teaches you the basic tools you will need to create 3D models in this version of CINEMA 4D. With this software, you will have the ability to create, import, and animate 3D content and render it within Adobe After Effects.


Once you have opened CINEMA 4D Lite from within After Effects, this course will show you how to set it up and take you through the user interface. You will then jump right into learning how to add and adjust basic, parametric, and 3D objects such as a cube or sphere. This video based training course will teach you how to use Splines and the NURBS component to create 3D objects. From there, Jeff will demonstrate how to create, edit, and apply materials to objects. You will create reflective surfaces using Reflection and Environment channels. This training course also shows you how to organize a CINEMA 4D project for further editing in After Effects.

Once you have completed this video based training course for CINEMA 4D Lite, you will understand how to use the tools 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.

Cinema 4D Masterclass: Project Based Cinema 4D Course

Learn Cinema 4D from scratch as you create 4 beautiful 3D scenes. Learning Cinema 4D has never been easier.

Created by Moy Lobito - 2D & 3D Artist - Online Instructor and Entrepreneur

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Students: 869, Price: $89.99

Students: 869, Price:  Paid

This course is different from any other Cinema 4D courses out there. In this course, you will learn how to use Cinema 4D at the same time that you create 4 different and beautiful renders.

I believe that most beginner courses fail to help their students because they focus on teaching how to use every single tool, and every single option within the specific application they try to teach. But the truth is that in real life you won’t use many of those options. In real life, all you need to start to use any software application is to learn how to use about 10 to 15% of the tools and options within the application. The rest is information that won’t help you if you are just starting, because you won’t be able to find a good use to the more advanced options. 

In this course, I will not teach you how to use all and every single option within Cinema 4D. We are going to concentrate on the things that you will use most of the time for most projects. You will learn from the very basics, like how to navigate within the 3D canvas, and how to move, scale and rotate 3D objects. You will learn how to model using different techniques, like polygon modeling and spline modeling. You will also learn the basics of sculpting, texturing and lighting in Cinema 4D

I’m confident that at the end of this course you will have a solid base to start creating amazing 3D art. 

Learning Cinema 4D – Mastering Cinema 4D Made Easy

Master Maxon Cinema 4D. Learn how to create stunning animation effects. A easy to follow course from Infinite Skills

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 845, Price: $49.99

Students: 845, Price:  Paid

This Maxon Cinema 4D R15 training course from Infinite Skills teaches you the basic tools and techniques needed to create 3D models in this 3D modeling software. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with Maxon Cinema 4D or 3D modeling is required to get the most out of this course.


You will start out by touring the interface and learning the project settings for starting a new project. You will then be taught to understand 3D objects, including lessons on building a chair and table. Chris will teach you how to create 3D objects using Splines, extrusion, sweeping, and lathing. This video tutorial will teach you to create basic 3D components using the Knife, Bridge, and other Cinema 4D tools. You will learn about modeling objects and deformers while working with the Boole object, Instance objects, and the Spline wrap. Chris will teach you how to utilize lighting, add textures to your models, and animate and render them. Lastly, you will learn about MoGraph and how use the Cloner, MoText, and Random Effector.

By the completion of this video based training course, you will be fully knowledgeable in creating your own 3D models, as well as animating and rendering them using Cinema 4D. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Cinema 4D Complete : Vol. 2. All about Modeling!

Master the polygon modeling, create any object you want

Created by Lionel VICIDOMINI - Instructor in 3D Motion Design

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Students: 675, Price: $89.99

Students: 675, Price:  Paid

In this second volume, you will learn everything there is to know about modeling!

Polygon modeling is at the core of every 3D application. Whatever field you are going to work in, you will need to know how to push points, edges and polygons to make your vision come true.

I’m Lionel VICIDOMINI, a Maxon Certified Instructor, Maxon Master Trainer and Motion Designer based in Paris, France. I believe that in order to truly master a software you have to learn it by the details. I have created this series of training, to create a video manual of Cinema 4D and to be the most thorough possible while being entertaining.

In this training you will learn :

  • How to select, move, scale and rotate polygons precisely, fluently, and as fast as possible to allow a smoother workflow

  • All about splines, those vector shapes that are so useful when you want to create complex objects

  • The generators, such as the mirror, the remesher and the all-powerful Subdivision Surface, at the very core of polygon modeling

  • The polygon commands, such as the extrude, bevel tool, but also the stich'n'sew and many less known tools

  • The deformers, which allow you to reshape objets to your needs or even create whole models from simple primitives

  • OpenVDB modeling, another way to create complex objects parametrically without the hassle of polygons

Several workshops in the end of the course will teach you real life examples and how to model many objects : a screw, a spoon, a coffee cup and its holder, a soccer ball and many others.

This training has been recorded on the R23 but you can follow it easily on previous versions of the software, down to R17.

It is not required to have followed the first volume of the series, but it can greatly help, especially if you are new to 3D.

Make 3 Beautiful 3D Wallpapers in Cinema 4D – Vol 3

Create 3 beautiful wallpapers in Cinema 4D in less than 1 hour.

Created by Moy Lobito - 2D & 3D Artist - Online Instructor and Entrepreneur

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Students: 671, Price: $19.99

Students: 671, Price:  Paid

In this course you  will learn how to efficiently create beautiful 3D wallpapers in cinema 4D in very little time and with very little effort. You will create 3 different wallpapers in less than 1 hour

We will use a variety of modeling and texturing techniques that will help you save lots of time in this and any other
project you work in the future.

We will also use a few MoGraph tools to create really cool and customizable effects with very litte effort.

This course focuses on creating the different wallpapers you can see
in the promo video, but you can use the techniques you learn here to
create many other wallpapers
.

I’m confident that at the end of this course you will have a solid
understanding of the many modeling, texturing and lighting techniques in
Cinema 4D and you will be able to create your own beautiful and
astonishing 3D wallpapers.

Professional Lighting Techniques in Cinema 4D

Learn how to create professional looking renders in Cinema 4D

Created by Ozgur Gorgun - Motion Designer / Adobe & Maxon Certified Instructor

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Students: 556, Price: $64.99

Students: 556, Price:  Paid

Have you always wondered how to create great renders in Cinema 4D? The key is to understand how lights work.

Professional Lighting Techniques is your ultimate guide to lighting in Cinema 4D. With hands-on lessons, you will be guided through some of the core concepts of lighting as well as the advanced techniques and tools.

Ozgur, who is one of the very few Maxon Certified Cinema 4D Instructors in the world, has spent over a decade mastering these lighting techniques and created this comprehensive course to teach you how to use lights Cinema 4D.

You will start this course by using basic light setups, then move onto more advanced techniques such as creating physically accurate lights, studio setups, improving shadow quality, working with global illumination and ambient occlusion, creating glowing objects, understanding volumetric lights, reflections, caustics and more.

Each lesson is accompanied with the source files you can download in order to follow along and practice what you've learnt. At the end of each chapter, you will also have quizzes to test your knowledge.

Whether you are an existing Cinema 4D user with years of experience, or a new designer, you will learn countless lighting tips and tricks used throughout the industry, which will help you create better looking renders in less time.

If you are looking to improve your renders by using lights properly, then this course is for you!

Cinema 4D – Looping 3D Animation for Instagram and GIF

Level up your Cinema 4D skills and be able to create your very own looping 3D animation!

Created by Dave Bergin - CG Artist - CG Shortcuts

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Students: 468, Price: $49.99

Students: 468, Price:  Paid

Hey it’s Dave from CG Shortcuts, welcome to the Course! 

I’m a freelance 3D and Motion Graphics Artist based in London where I’ve been working and teaching in the industry for over 10 years. 

In this course I’ll show you how to create this looping photo-real 3D animation in Cinema 4D, which I’m calling the Jellybean Factory.  

This kind of animation is super popular on Instagram and other social media at the moment so it’s going to be great for your online portfolio! 

By the end of this course you’ll level up your Cinema 4D skills and be able to create your very own looping 3D animation.  

All you need is Maxon Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects - don't worry if you don't have them because you can download a free domo to start learning straight away. 

We’ll also cover everything step by step so you can easily follow along, including.. 

  • Modeling

  • Camera and Scene setup

  • Animation with effectors

  • Dynamics

  • Lighting

  • Texturing

  • Rendering

  • Compositing

  • Uploading to Instagram and creating animated GIFs

  • Bonus Octane setup

There’s also a Bonus lesson on rendering with Octane Render for all you hard core MoGraphers out there 

Plus you’ll also get access to my project files so you can break them down and see exactly how it was done. 

That’s it for now, let’s get started!

-Dave

Cinema 4D Complete : Vol. 1 The Essentials

Master the essentials of Cinema 4D

Created by Lionel VICIDOMINI - Instructor in 3D Motion Design

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Students: 373, Price: $69.99

Students: 373, Price:  Paid

This training is the first volume of the most complete Cinema 4D course you will find !

You’ll dive into the basics of Cinema 4D, and how to get a good understanding of the core concept of this wonderful 3D application.

I’m Lionel VICIDOMINI, a Maxon Certified Instructor and Motion Designer based in Paris, France. I believe that in order to truly master a software you have to learn it by the details. I have created this training, the first one of a series, to create a video manual of Cinema 4D and to be the most thorough possible while being entertaining.

In this volume you will see:

  • A complete tour of the interface

  • How to navigate efficiently in the 3D viewport

  • The display options of the viewport

  • How to customize the interface

  • The hidden options of the object manager

  • Tips and tricks on how to manipulate lots of objects

  • The coordinate system

  • The layer manager

  • The software preferences to know

  • How to set up your project and save the changes

  • The library and how to search it

  • The parametric objects explained

  • How to move, scale and rotate your objects quickly and efficiently

  • The generators

  • Workplane and snapping settings explained

  • How to place your objects exactly where you want

  • Practical workshop: how to model a toy Flying Saucer using parametric objects only

This training is aimed for the beginner eager to jump into the 3D world, as well for the more seasoned graphic designer who wants to deepen his knowledge of the features of this wonderful software.

You don’t need to watch every single video to learn Cinema 4D, you can do it gradually by jumping from video to video along your way. Each lecture is designed to be short and packed with information.

You can follow this tutorial with Cinema 4D Lite which is bundled with After Effects CC.

In the next volume you will learn everything there is to know about modeling.

Are you ready to dive into the 3D world ? Let's get started !

3D Character Creation in Cinema 4D: Modeling a Happy Monster

Learn to model, sculpt, texture and render beautiful 3D characters in Cinema 4D. Poly modeling C4D course.

Created by Moy Lobito - 2D & 3D Artist - Online Instructor and Entrepreneur

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Students: 341, Price: $89.99

Students: 341, Price:  Paid

In this course you  will learn the process of creating a 3D character in
Cinema 4D. We will start with an empty file and work our way
up to modeling, sculpting, texturing, and rendering a 3D character that looks
awesome and is animation friendly. 

We will get the most out of the different tools that Cinema 4D
offers, implementing different modeling and texturing techniques that will make your 3D life much easier for this and any future projects you work. 

We will create the UVs and texture our character using Cinema 4D's Body Paint to get a set of nice looking hand painted textures.

We will also use an HDR image and a few lights to lit our final scene, and make some amazing renders.

This course focuses on creating the 3D character you can see in the
promo video, but you can use the techniques you learn here to create any
other cartoon character you want. 

I’m confident that at the end of this course you will have a solid
understanding of the 3D modeling process and you will be able to start
creating your own 3D characters.

Mastering XPresso with CINEMA 4D

Speed up your CINEMA 4D workflow by using the XPresso module of CINEMA 4D and create your own CINEMA 4D Plugins

Created by Pradeep Mamgain - Author, Coder, and Founder at www.padexi.academy

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Students: 309, Price: $34.99

Students: 309, Price:  Paid

Would you like to master CINEMA 4D’s XPresso module to enhance your workflow, create your own CINEMA 4D plugins from scratch, create great looking renders, and automate tasks in CINEMA 4D?

If answer to these question is Yes, then you are at  the right place.

This course introduces students to the XPresso module of the CINEMA 4D which is a node-based visual scripting language. This course covers XPresso Editor and different nodes under the XPresso and MoGraph classes and takes you step-by-step through the whole process of building node networks in XPresso Editor. Numerous examples are used to show the functioning of the nodes.

Moving ahead, this course broadens your XPresso knowledge by taking you step-by-step through the process of creating four CINEMA 4D lighting plugins. You can use these plugins to quickly and easily illuminate the scenes and produce cool looking renders.  The challenges included in this course allow you to experiment with what you have learned during the course.  As students move from one topic to tutorial, they will be gaining robust knowledge about the XPresso module in CINEMA 4D.

Beside lifetime access to course, you'll also get access to all plugin files, CINEMA 4D files, texture files, and any other resource used in the course. You are free to use these resources in your own projects personal or commercial. These working files allow you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

I'll be regularly adding content to this course so keep coming back.

Note: If you want to follow along, you should have CINEMA 4D Studio R19 installed on your system. However, this course is also compatible with R16, R17, and R18 versions of CINEMA 4D.

The key features of this course are as follows:

  • XPresso Editor and node-based approach explained.
  • All nodes of the XPresso and MoGraph classes explained.
  • Tech support direct from the author.
  • CINEMA 4D files, plugins, and other resources are available.
  • Access to each tutorial’s initial and final states along with the resources used in the tutorial.
  • Step-by-step instructions to create four plugins from scratch.
  • The plugin creation process is explained in detail.
  • Process of creating Plugin Preset Library explained.

So why wait?

Enroll in the course and take your first step in becoming an expert XPresso programmer.

Dynamic Simulations in Cinema 4D

A complete guide to Rigid Body Dynamics in C4D

Created by Ozgur Gorgun - Motion Designer / Adobe & Maxon Certified Instructor

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Students: 302, Price: $64.99

Students: 302, Price:  Paid

If you want to take your 3D animation skills to the next level by creating amazingly realistic interactions between 3D objects, then this course is for you!

This hands-on training will teach you everything you need to know about Rigid Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D.

We will start the course by looking at when and why you should use Dynamics. We'll then move onto the foundations of working with Dynamics, covering topics such as rigid bodies, colliders, gravity, bounce, friction, velocity, triggers, hinges, forces and much more.

You will also learn how Dynamics can be used together with MoGraph in order to create some very interesting animations.

And at the end of the training, you will be given a task to create a dynamic animation with the skills you’ve learned on the course and bit of your own imagination!

Together with the course, you also get access to all of the project files so you can download and use them as you watch the lessons.

Join me on this course and let's create some dynamic animations together!

3D character rigging for animation in Cinema 4D Masterclass

Create professional full body character rigs in Cinema 4D - Get your 3D characters to another level. Rigging Masterclass

Created by Moy Lobito - 2D & 3D Artist - Online Instructor and Entrepreneur

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Students: 249, Price: $99.99

Students: 249, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn everything you need to know to rig a 3D character in Cinema 4D using the Character Object. I'm going to cover everything, from the very basics, all the way to the more advanced stuff.

We will start by learning about the great importance of character symmetry and character optimization. And you will learn how to properly optimize your characters before rigging them.

Then, we will create the base rig using the Character Object. We will create the full skeleton including the spline, legs, arms, fingers, head and eyes. And to make the rig more useful, it will have both IK and FK controllers which we will be able to switch with just one button.

After that, you will learn how to adjust the Character Object, so the skeleton fits the character mesh. Then, we will bind the Character Rig and the character mesh together. Later, you will learn different techniques to properly weight your character. And, as a bonus, we will pose the character in a very dynamic running pose.

Those are the main topics we will cover, but you will also learn how to work with the Cloth Surface Object when rigging a character. How to properly use the Weight Tool. You will also learn the basics of normalization and auto-normalization in Cinema 4D. And of course, you will also learn about Inverse Kinematics (IK) and Forward Kinematics (FK).

This course is packed with lots of valuable information that you'll be able to apply in any character rigging project you work in the future.

By the end of this course you will have a clear understanding of how the 3D character rigging process works in Cinema 4D, and you will also be able to create your own rigs for your own characters.

So, get ready to learn a lot, and I'll see you inside.

3D Product Visualization in Cinema 4D – Energy Drink Poster

Model a set of hyper realistic energy drink cans and create an awesome poster.

Created by Moy Lobito - 2D & 3D Artist - Online Instructor and Entrepreneur

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Students: 248, Price: $89.99

Students: 248, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn the process of creating a 3D product visualization render in Cinema 4D. We will start with an empty file and work our way up to modeling, texturing, and rendering a set of 3D energy drink cans that looks awesome and that your clients will love.

We will get the most out of the different tools that Cinema 4D offers, implementing different modeling techniques that you will be able to use in this and any other 3D project you work in the future.

Then, we will use Photoshop to make a custom texture, and apply it to our 3D cans. In Cinema 4D we will use both, stock materials that Cinema 4D comes with, and materials that we create ourselves to give life to our models.

After that we will use a few High Dynamic Range Images (HDRIs) to lit the final scene, and make a few amazing renders. And finally, we will use Photoshop to retouch our renders and add a little bit of smoke and a title to the poster.

This course focuses on creating a set of energy drink cans as you can see in the promo video, but you can use the techniques you learn here to create other objects in 3D and present them to your clients.

I’m confident that at the end of this course you will have a solid understanding of the 3D modeling process in Cinema 4D and you will be able to start creating your own 3D product visualization images.

Cinema 4D Complete : Vol. 3 Unleash the power of Mograph!

Enter the world of Motion Design

Created by Lionel VICIDOMINI - Instructor in 3D Motion Design

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Students: 200, Price: $89.99

Students: 200, Price:  Paid

The third volume of the complete training unleashes the power of Mograph!

But what is Mograph exactly ? This is the toolset that made Motion Design so popular. In the 2000es Maxon introduced Mograph, which was then just a module, and has become over time a key element of Cinema 4D.

Mograph allows you to create eye-opening, mesmerizing, gorgeous looking animation very easily. Its modular approach makes it very simple to just add element of design on top of each other and achieve beautiful result very quickly.

I’m Lionel VICIDOMINI, a Maxon Certified Instructor, Maxon Master Trainer and Motion Designer based in Paris, France. I believe that in order to truly master a software you have to learn it by the details. I have created this series of training, to create a video manual of Cinema 4D and to be the most thorough possible while being entertaining.

In this training we will explore everything that Mograph can do, and that is a lot !

  • How Mograph works fundamentally, the core concepts behind it

  • A complete library of all the effectors and how to use them

  • An in-depth exploration of the fields, and how to combine them with the effectors

  • All the Mograph Generators, such as the Voronoi Fracture which can shatter any object into tiny pieces

  • How to combine Volumes and Fields to produce stunning imagery

  • Master the Vertex Map fields, which can create incredible growth systems, generating organic, living shapes

The last chapter offers several in-depth workshops, with almost 4 hours of in-hands practical exercises. In these workshops you will create :

  • A fully procedural, auto-animated clock! Look, mom, no keyframe!

  • Model a Barrel Generator: Donkey Kong will be jealous. With control over the number of planks, their thickness, the curvature of the bulge etc...

  • Make dominos tumble, any way you want !

  • Create a wall of cube, creating a transition between two textures. Ideal for corporate Motion Graphics

  • Design an intricate transition made of intersected hexagons. Convert it to an animated, seamless, never-ending background

  • Pile up legos to create a stunning logo! Animate the build-up!

  • The Fractured Sphere will create a mesmerizing look, of slow motion debris flying to nothingness

  • Make dripping droplets of condensation accumulate on a can of beer !

I have designed this training as a video manual, with short sections, packed with information. It is not mandatory to watch all the videos ! You can watch them as you wish, along your journey into Mograph, as needed. You can very well jump straight ahead to the final chapter, the workshops, and go back to studying videos about specific tools used in the exercises.

This training is perfect for beginners, who will need to learn all the fundamentals of Mograph, as well as for more advanced users who will be delighted by the depths of details for every video and with the intricate workshops at the end of the training.

This training has been recorded on R23 but can be followed very easily in newer and older version, going back to R20. It is not recommended for older releases (R19 and below) because of the fields which were introduced in R20 only.

It is not required to have followed the first two volumes of the series, but it can greatly help, especially if you are new to 3D.

Cinema 4D – Learn Advanced Mograph Techniques

Learn how to use Mograph and Fields together to create flexible, powerful and procedural designs.

Created by Jesper Sandell - 3D Design / Graphic Design / Training

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Students: 173, Price: $69.99

Students: 173, Price:  Paid

In this Cinema 4D course, you will learn how to transform from one shape to another using Mograph and Fields. You can easily apply these techniques to a wide range of other projects and styles.

To follow along with the course, you’ll need a version of Cinema 4D that has the Mograph module and Fields. In other words, Cinema 4D R21(or higher) or Cinema 4D R20(Broadcast or Studio edition).

We learn best by doing, so this is a hands-on, project-based course. We will go through the lessons step by step.

Some prior knowledge of Cinema 4D is helpful, as I won’t explain the most basic aspects of 3D applications.

Here’s a glimpse of what we’ll cover:

  • Mograph Cloner Blend Mode

  • Plain Effector – Modify Clone

  • SDS Weight Tag

  • Axis location

  • Shader Fields

  • Using Extruded Objects in the Field’s List

  • Delay Modifier Field Layer

  • Rig Building with Expresso

  • Using Alembic Files

  • Lighting

  • Camera Animation

  • Fusion Shader

  • Variation Shader

You’ll have access to all the project files to make it easy to follow along. However, I encourage you to build your separate project(s) and try out variations of what we’ll build together.

Let’s jump in!

Master Motion Tracking with Cinema 4D

Learn how to track, matchmove inside Cinema 4D

Created by Lionel VICIDOMINI - Instructor in 3D Motion Design

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Students: 172, Price: $64.99

Students: 172, Price:  Paid

3D Tracking , Matchmoving, Camera Tracking...

What does it all mean exactly ?

I’m Lionel VICIDOMINI, a Maxon Certified Instructor, Maxon Master Trainer and Motion Designer based in Paris, France.

Matchmoving is the entry door to the world of special effects (VFX), where you can integrate 3D objects into your live action shot.

In this Cinema 4D tutorial you will learn how to master the 3D tracker integrated within this wonderful software.

In this training you will learn :

  • What are 3D Tracking, Matchmoving exactly ? In a first chapter you will learn the tricks that make a good track, how to shoot your own videos and how to avoid the most common mistakes.

  • How to use the fully automatic tracker

  • Calibrate you scene in order to give it a sense of scale and orientation, making it easy to place objects

  • In-depth review of the interface of the tracker

  • How to deal with the track view, how to sort, filter and refine your features to obtain a better solve

  • How to make a manual tracking, where you decide which features to follow

  • Learn the Lens Distortion workflow which can prevent the tracker from solving a shot

  • Object tracking : how to replace props in the scene with your own 3D objects

  • 3D reconstruction, which allow you to extract a point cloud from your footage, enabling you to completely recreate the scene in 3D

  • How to track a shot filmed on a standing tripod

  • Planar tracking, where you extract from the scene a flat surface to apply corner pin deformation

  • Object-assisted tracking : this feature allow you to use fewer features by using a 3D object you orient to your scene

All my trainings are not only videos showing you what button to push, I'll explain to you how the software actually works so that you can truly master the tool.

This training is granular, meaning you don't necessarily need to follow the whole course in order to learn how to do a simple track.
Each chapter deal with a different topic or technique, for those you really want to know everything in depth.

The 3D tracker is bundled with Cinema 4D Studio since R16, meaning you need to have at least this release, but it's better to have at least the R18 if you want to use all the features.

All footage used in the course are free to download along with the exercice files, and I'm always happy to help if you have any question !

Animating Photographs with Cinema 4D

Learn How to Turn Images into 3D Animations

Created by Ozgur Gorgun - Motion Designer / Adobe & Maxon Certified Instructor

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Students: 124, Price: $64.99

Students: 124, Price:  Paid

In this class, you will learn how to take a still image and turn it into a 3D scene by using Cinema 4D. You will create a complex animation based on a photograph.

Subjects covered on this course include 3D Camera Calibration, Scene Reconstruction, Material Projection, Realistic Lighting, Motion Blur, Hard & Soft Body Dynamic Simulations, and the great new addition to Cinema 4D's toolkit: Magic Bullet Looks for colour enhancements.

The training will give you countless tips and tricks related to Cinema 4D, so even if you are an experienced C4D user, you will still find a lot of useful information, shortcuts, best practices and workflow techniques.

Ozgur, who is one of the very few Maxon Certified Cinema 4D instructors in the world, will guide you through all the aspects of creating an eye-catching and fun 3D project.