Cinema 4D – Advanced Training Course

Cinema 4D Training Course – Advanced

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Cinema 4D Advanced Training Course Description:

In this hands-on, two-day Cinema 4D Advanced course, you will expand your introductory knowledge of using and creating in Maxon’s Cinema 4D tool. This C4D training course covers advanced features and techniques when performing modeling, texturing, rendering, animation, mograph, compositing, and more in Cinema 4D. Learn Cinema 4D and the in-depth capabilities and customizations that can be used within this tool.

Prerequisites for Attending Cinema 4D Advanced Training Course:

Students need to have completed our Cinema 4D Introduction course or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the Introduction outline. A basic understanding of video editing techniques and software, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects would be beneficial but are not necessary.

Job Roles that Use Cinema 4D:

Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists
Web Designers

Projects that Use Cinema 4D:

Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Locations for Cinema 4D Advanced Training Course:

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 Advanced Training Course:

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 Advanced Training Course 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.

Related Training and Certification Courses:

Cinema 4D Intro
Cinema 4D Lite For After Effects
After Effects CC Intro
After Effects CC Advanced

Cinema 4D Advanced Training Course Outline

1. Workshop Overview
Demo Reels
Industry Trends: Octane Render in C4D
What’s New in Cinema 4D R18/R19
Workstation Specs for 3D Animation
C4D Resources
Project File Management for 3D Animation
Best Practices
Workstation Installs Check

2. C4D Interface
-Timeline (Dope Sheet): Window… for keyframing
-Timeline (F-curve): Window… for graph editing keyframes

3. Advanced Modeling
Polygon Face
Intro to poly-modeling
Parametric vs. Polygon Object Modeling in Cinema 4D
Object creation state vs. object polygon editing state
Modeling with Polygon Selections – Cinema 4D Tutorial
(Spiral Staircase example)

4. Lighting

5. Advanced Texturing
UV mapping
-Export UV Map to Photoshop
Baking materials
-Grow Grass (on plane)
Adjust grass parameters
-GI effects grass
-Sky Settings

6. Advanced Animation
Re-timing animation (time tracks, xrefs, etc)
Baking animation (PLA, object, motion clips)
Speed Up & Slow Down

7. MoGraph
Overview (cover the method of mograph)
Mograph Time Effector
Mograph Sphere Animation
The MoGraph Effector tab
Exploding Things with MoGraph
Creating clones
Effectors / Cinema 4D Deformers – The FFD Deformer
Dealing with text (cloner, motex, fracture)
Weight Maps / Cloner & Weight Map Paint Brush
Mograph Cache Tags

8. Dynamics
Simulation Tags
Cinema 4D Dynamics: The Basics
Rigid Body / Collision Body etc
Adjust Bullet Time Physics parameters / Gravity / Friction etc..
Mograph Fracture
Tips For Using Soft Body Dynamics

9. Advanced Rendering
GI – caches, baking, still, animation
Physical vs. Standard
Compositing tags
Physical vs Standard Render
Physical Render Engine Speed and Quality
Render Faster With This New Interactive Layout
Lighting & rendering in CINEMA 4D

10. Advanced Compositing
External comp tags
Using compositing tags in CINEMA 4D
Dealing with 3D data
Custom render layers
After Effects / Cineware / AE 3D Scenes
From Cinema 4D to After Effects – External Compositing
C4D to AE Null Problems
3D External Compositing
Hidden tags

11. Advanced Customization in C4D
Preferences vs. Scene Settings
Creating a custom start .c4d file
Cinema 4D R18 Useful preferences and setup
Application Preferences
Create new project with same settings
Cinema Preferences – Template file – Custom Menu

Watch Below To Learn More About Cinema 4D. This is just an informational video from Adobe & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our open enrollment schedule. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!