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

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Outline & Course Information

Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET

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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.

Required Technical Set-Up:
• Primary computer connected to a second monitor OR second computer to view instructor live
• Reliable High-speed internet connection
• Web Browser: Google Chrome Preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
• 3-Button Computer mouse
• Audio Speaker/Microphone (built-in to computer or external)

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

Maxon Cinema 4D Advanced Course Outline

1. Workshop Overview
Demo Reels
Industry Trends: Octane Render in C4D
What’s New in Cinema 4D
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 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 Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training

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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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 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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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. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 

Average Review: 5 out of 5 - 3 Reviews

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Always enjoy coming to training here.
"Always enjoy coming to training here. The staff and trainers are top notch and the environment is very welcoming." - Rick A., SSA (Cinema 4D Advanced Training)
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Love this place!
"Love this place!" - Jonathan P., USCIS DHS (Advanced Maxon Cinema 4D Training)
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Really Enjoyed Cinema 4D Class!
"I really enjoyed taking the Cinema 4D Advanced class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and projects were interesting. I would recommend this course." - James L., East Tennessee State University (Maxon Cinema 4D Advanced Training)