Cinema 4D – Introduction Training Course

Cinema 4D Training Course – Introduction

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

Cinema 4D Introduction 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 for Attending Cinema 4D Introduction Training Course:

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

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

Cinema 4D Introduction Training Course Outline

1. C4D Basics
Navigating the Cinema 4D Interface
Menus, Tools, Windows and The Timeline
Browsers in C4D
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
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
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

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!