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Cinema 4D Intermediate | Training Course

Learn powerful techniques to help you work smarter and faster in Cinema 4D.
Deepen your understanding of Cinema 4D with our animation experts.

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Cinema 4D Intermediate | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Build your Cinema 4D knowledge
  • Complex 3D modelling skills
  • Advanced lighting and rendering
  • Refine your animation skills
  • Tips to improve workflow
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 40 reviews

DAY ONE


Cinema 4D Recap and Best Practice

• Consolidate knowledge of the Cinema 4D workspace and layout

• Reconfiguring the interface - customising the Cinema 4D toolbar

• Better use of the object hierarchy

• Controlling object visibility

• Using a hidden null for objects "history"

• Searching for tools and creating favorite shortcuts to speed workflow

• Important toolbar additions - scroll to first active and Reset PRS

• Layer management


Further into Materials and UVW Mapping

• Using the Reflectance channel to create complex surfaces

• Correct use of Fresnel

• Using the Luminance channel to create light effects

• Transparency and refraction

• Material glow

• Using Bump and Displacement to dynamically create more detail

• Combination channels - Fusion and layers for complex texture channel control

• Effect layers within materials

• Getting better control of our UVW mapping; making materials "stick" to objects


Modelling More Complex Shapes and Surfaces

• Combining constructor objects

• Further into deformers

• Using Null objects to control the hierarchy and ensure correct results

• Complex polygon modeling

• Using Soft selections and advanced selection techniques

• Extracting splines from objects

• Objects clean up and correcting geometry

• Box modelling smooth surfaces with the subdivision surface


Using Mograph for Modelling and Object Creation as well as more Complex Animation

• Mograph object types and how to create them

• Modelling with Mograph

• Using the Mograph cloner

• Creating and using Mograph Effectors with Mograph elements

• Effector falloff

• Animating with Mograph


Introduction to the Cinema 4D Dynamic's System

• Introducing real world physics into scene to allow objects to collide, bounce and deform

• Applying dynamics tags to turn objects into items with physical properties

• Using rigid bodies and cloth bodies

• Soft body dynamics

• Collider objects

• Controlling dynamics system settings

DAY TWO


Rendering and lighting

• Exploring GI in detail

• HDRI workflow for more realistic rendering - skylight illumination

• Using luminant materials with GI

• Ambient occlusion

• Using the physical renderer

• Understanding antialiasing settings

• Fast updates with progressive rendering

• Reducing render times

• Advanced lighting and rendering - using global illumination

• Rendering multi pass renders for compositing

• Complex output formats for better renders

• Using compositing tags

• Alpha channel

• Introduction to Adobe After Effects Cineware

• Using Sketch and Toon Shaders



Refining Animation and Effecting Motion and Speed

• Refining timing with advanced Keyframe use

• Understanding the F-curve editor in detail

• Interpolation and curve types

• Combining Keyframes with dynamics

• Mograph animation in depth

• Camera animation with motion cameras

• Path animation and target tags


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"The tutor (Ricardo) was excellent. He covered the subjects in detail and in an engaging way. The course covered a great deal of interesting areas and was very useful for me."
ALTER Agency
12th November - Cinema 4D : Intermediate

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