Maxon Cinema 4D Lite for Adobe After Effects 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: 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: 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

Maxon Cinema 4D Lite for Adobe After Effects 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 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! 

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.