Cinema 4D Lite for After Effects Training Class

Cinema 4D Lite for After Effects Training

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Course Overview:

Cinema 4D Lite is a 3D creation tool for modeling and animation that uploads directly to After Effects, allowing users to quickly and easily add 3D graphics to their After Effects projects. In our 2-day course, students will learn 3D modeling, 3D camera tracking, casting shadows using layers, working with cameras, multi-pass rendering and more!

 

Prerequisites for Attending Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects:

Students need to have completed our After Effects Introduction and After Effects Advanced courses or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the Introduction and Advanced course outlines. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles that Use Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects:

Digital Media Producers
Animators
Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists
Web Designers

Projects that Use Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects:

3D Modeling and Animation
Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Locations for Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects Training Reviews

“Think Big is my go-to training facility of choice. I’ve been attending their classes for almost a decade and I’ve always been amazed at the quality of the training provided, as well as the versatility of subjects taught. Thank you!” –Jimmy S., NSA

Related Training and Certification Courses:

After Effects CC Intro
After Effects CC Advanced
Premiere Pro CC Advanced
Premiere Pro CC Intro
Premiere Pro ACA Training & Certification Pack
Audition CC
Videography Fundamentals

Cinema 4D Lite for After Effects Training: Course Outline

1. Getting Started in Cinema 4D
What is Cinema 4D Lite and Cineware?
Creating a File
Modeling
Applying Materials
Moving Around
Adding Lights
Animating
Rendering in After Effects

2. Modeling in Cinema 4D
The Cinema 4D Workflow
Modeling with Primitives
Generating Objects with Nurbs
Defining Surface Properties
Lighting a Scene
Working with Cameras
Adding Visual Effects and Rendering

3. 3D Camera Tracking & Compositing with Cineware
Cineware Render Settings
Using the 3D Camera Tracker in After Effects
Compositing a 3D Object with Cineware
Exporting a Cinema 4D file from After Effects
Using Null and Camera Objects in Cinema 4D

4. Casting Shadows Using Layers with Cineware
Lights and Shadows
Creating a Shadow Catcher in After Effects
Adding Shadows
Setting Up Layers and Compositing Tags
Compositing Layers with Cineware

5. Lighting Effects
Seeing the Light
Adding Volumetric Lighting
Mixing Color with Lights
Combining 2D and 3D Effects

6. Materials and Shaders in Motion
What are Shaders?
Using Volumetric Shaders
Product Placement with Alpha Channels
Animating Materials with Noise Shaders
Optimizing a Cinema 4D Scene

7. Working with Cameras in Cinema 4D &Cineware
Cameras in Cinema 4D and Cineware
Using Camera Layers in After Effects
Attaching a Target Camera to a Spline
Controlling Multiple Cameras in Cineware
Adding a Stage Object to Change Cameras

8. Multi-Pass Rendering with Cineware
Rendering in Cinema 4D Lite
Creating Shadows with Ambient Occlusion
Setting Up Multi-Pass Rendering
Adding an Object Buffer
Compositing Multi-Pass Layers in Cineware

9. Beyond Cinema 4D Lite
Upgrading from Cinema 4D Lite
Modeling with Points, Edges, and Polygons
Exploring Graph Objects
Animating with Sound Effector
Adding Dynamics to a Scene

 

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects Training: Class Reviews

“Think Big is my go-to training facility of choice. I’ve been attending their classes for almost a decade and I’ve always been amazed at the quality of the training provided, as well as the versatility of subjects taught. Thank you!” –Jimmy S., NSA

“[The Instructor] did a great job tailoring our training to fit the needs of our department, and covered specific workflows to help us effectively use C4d and AE together in real-world projects.” – David J., DHS

“I went from not knowing anything about 3D to being able to speak the language on using 3D animations! I want to use ThinkBig for every new course I need.” – Rodney R.. DHS

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