Maxon Cinema 4D Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for 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: 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:
Animators
Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists
Web Designers

Projects That Use Cinema 4D:
Animation
Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Maxon Cinema 4D Advanced Course Outline

1. Workshop Overview
Curriculum
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
C4D WINDOWS
-Timeline (Dope Sheet): Window… for keyframing
-Timeline (F-curve): Window… for graph editing keyframes

3. Advanced Modeling
Points
Edges
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
GI (GLOBAL ILLUMINATION)

5. Advanced Texturing
Materials
UV mapping
-Export UV Map to Photoshop
Baking materials
Environmental
-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)
Matrix
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

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • 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)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, or at ThinkB!G

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

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Dates to Register

CourseLocationStart DateEnd DateTime
Cinema 4D - BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Cinema 4D - Advanced

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Cinema 4D - BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Friday, May 29, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Cinema 4D - Advanced

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Friday, May 29, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Cinema 4D - BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 31, 2020 Thursday, Sep 03, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Cinema 4D - Advanced

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Sep 02, 2020 Thursday, Sep 03, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Cinema 4D - BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Cinema 4D - Advanced

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you! 

Click to Get a Quote Now!

Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.