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Introduction to Cinema 4D Course (C4D100)

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£580.50 +VAT 30 Day Advance Purchase Discount

This 3 day Maxon Certified Beginners Introduction to Cinema 4D Training Course is Live and Online and perfect for beginners wanting to work with the powerful tools in Cinema 4D to help take visual effects and motion graphics to the next level, as the lessons are fully interactive with live trainers.

This Live Online Cinema 4D class is ideal for total beginners new to Maxon Cinema 4D, as we start from the ground up teaching you how to: model, texture, animate, light and render 3D scenes in the fastest and most intuitive 3D application available today.

Take our Live Online Class from anywhere, and it is fully interactive for video and chat. You learn from passionate real trainers, in real time on Maxon Certified Courses.

Your class will also be recorded for you to review afterwards, from the comfort of your own home.

If you are looking for a more Intermediate course, our Intermediate Cinema 4D Course will be better suited.

Course Outline
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  • Understanding the Cinema 4D Interface
  • Navigating around the 3D World
  • Essential Tools and Menus
  • Project Set Up

  • Creating, moving and manipulating objects
  • Extruding and stylising 3D text
  • Working with splines
  • Cloning objects
  • Using Subdivision Surfaces
  • The quick Polygon modelling tools
  • Making objects from Adobe Illustrator artwork

  • Applying and modifying deformers
  • Bending and twisting
  • Exploding and melting
  • Animating deformers
  • Working with the materials manager
  • Applying materials to objects
  • Changing the colour and texture
  • Creating reflections and transparency
  • Adding noise and gradients
  • Accessing the material library
  • Animation essentials
  • Creating and modifying keyframes
  • Using F Curves
  • Animating Cameras
  • Animating text
  • Creating motion paths for objects
  • Previewing animation
  • Adding a floor object
  • Adding a physical sky
  • Setting up the camera
  • Working fast with preset scenes
  • Types of lights
  • Types of shadows
  • Three point lighting set-up
  • Render settings and the most efficient options
  • Test renders and final renders
  • Ambient occlusion
  • Global illumination
  • Post effects

  • True 3D Motion Graphics
  • Building styles with Cloners
  • Using the plane Effector
  • Using the random Effector
  • Animating MoText

  • Working with Cineware
  • Importing Lights, and cameras into After Effects
  • Final tweaks and compositing techniques in After Effects

  • 21 hours hands on instructor lead training
  • Course media
  • Course attendance certificate

Course Times - 3 Days

Registration 9:30
Course Start 10:00
Morning Break 11:30 - 15 Minute Break
Q&A 13:00 - Half Hour
Lunch 13:30 - 1 Hour break
Afternoon Break 15:30 - 15 Minute Break
Q&A 16:30 - Half Hour
Course End 17:00

For this course, you will need:

  • Own machine capable of running the latest version of Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Internet Access
  • The latest version of Cinema 4D installed
  • Access to a Microphone
  • Access to headphones or place you can play audio aloud from your computer

This course is intended for designers who are looking to use Cinema 4D for 3D design and have little or no experience of the application currently.

  • Interface and navigation
  • Objects and Hierarchies
  • Polygon and spline modelling
  • Cameras animation and deformers
  • Materials
  • Textures and lights
  • Bodypaint 3d
  • Rendering and compositing
  • Hypernurbs Modelling
  • XPresso

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Knowledge of basic computer navigation for their chosen OS
  • Should have a sound understanding of 3D graphics.

Whilst there is no certification for this course, our trainers are industry-experienced Maxon Cinema 4D Instructors. Additionally, you will receive a certificate from Soho Editors upon completion of the course.

Want to take your experience to the next level? Try Intermediate Cinema 4D Course.

You can always reserve (Pencil) your place on any course without commitment. However you may be asked to move if we have a paying customer that will confirm. We will always give you first refusal to confirm or release your pencilled date.

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Why Choose This Course?

Soho Editors have been at the forefront of the technological and creative advances in post-production for more than 20 years as well as being Europe’s leading professional training provider.

The further in advance you purchase the higher the savings.

Days in Advance

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30 - 59 10%
60 - 89 20%
90 + 30%

The Introduction to Cinema 4D Course is an internationally recognised qualification that is based on practical, real-world post production knowledge you can put to use from day one.

We are so sure that not only will you enjoy the experience, as well as learn what you need from the course, that if you are not satisfied we will give you the same course again FREE of charge, it’s as simple as that, no argument*. Find out more.

Learn how you want, with 4 delivery styles!

Learn in our dedicated central London Classroom or on our Live Online Classes. Alternatively, if you prefer to learn at your own pace, try our Online Video Tutorials. Still not seeing what you want? Perhaps Bespoke Training is what you need, we can tailor any course to your requirements.

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