Maxon Cinema 4D Introduction 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: This hands-on, two-day Cinema 4D Introduction course is for everybody new to Cinema 4D. You will learn Maxon’s Cinema 4D tool starting with the basics, allowing you to begin creating your first animation projects, from building original 3D objects to completed renders. Through C4D, we will explore general 3D concepts to give you a better understanding of the underlying technology used by this kind of visual effects software. This Cinema 4D training will also cover techniques for generating the most efficient renders from this powerful 4D animation software, including practical methods for working with C4D rendered output in compositing software like Adobe After Effects.

Prerequisites: Students should have a practical knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows. A basic understanding of video editing techniques and Adobe PhotoshopIllustrator, and After Effects software would be highly beneficial.

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 Introduction Course Outline

1. C4D Basics
Navigating the Cinema 4D Interface
Menus, Tools, Windows and The Timeline
Browsers in C4D
Layouts
Import and Export of 3D Objects
C4D File Extensions Vs. 3D Model File Formats
Coordinate Axis / Constrain Axis
Render Buttons / Render to Picture Viewer

2. Hierarchy in C4D
Object Browser Structure: Parent-Child Relationships
Attributes Manager
Switches & C4D Stoplights
Layers
C4D Tags

3. 3D Modeling
Object Creation States: Parametric Vs. Polygonal
Points, Polygons, and Edges: Selection and Manipulation
Drawing tools for Object Creation / Working with Splines
Importing Vector Art from Photoshop and Illustrator

4. Generators in C4D
Modeling Generators
Deformers
Multiplayers: Array and Cloning Tools
Subdivision Surface Generators

5. Lights and Cameras
Lights in C4D
Shadow Types
Animating lights
Cameras in C4D / Camera Views
Camera Rigs

6. Texturing
Creating materials in the Materials Editor
Materials and Object Application
Restricting materials to a selection
Dealing with Alphas

7. Animation
Keyframing (attributes and objects)
The timeline / keyframe indicators
Interpolation (F-Curve Editor)
Dopesheet Editor / Fine tuning Keyframes

8. Rendering
Render Settings for C4D
Rendering for print, video, etc resolution settings
Alpha channels / Rendering Clips Vs. Image File Sequences
Dof / Motion Blur

9. Compositing
Setting up multi-pass
Render Pass Image Sequences for Compositing

10. Customizing
Creating a custom layout in C4D
Modifying shortcuts
Preferences Vs. Scene Settings
Creating a custom start .c4d file

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

This course is currently not on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested, please click the link below to complete our request form.

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

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Dates to Register

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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! 

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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.