Introduction to Maxon Cinema 4D R18

Duration: 2 Days


This course teaches the use of Cinema 4D to create all kinds of 3D graphics, modeling, rendering and animations. Workflows and techniques covered will prepare you for product design, architectural visualisation, character animation, scientific simulations, game development, special effects and motion graphics.


Delegates benefit from an understanding of design and animation but it is not essential.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Introduction to Cinema 4D

  • The R16 interface
  • Understanding the 3D World
  • Navigating around the Object Views


  • Creating and manipulating objects
  • Creating and understanding splines
  • Modelling a camera
  • Modelling a speaker
  • Modelling a character
  • Cloning objects
  • Polygon modelling tools
  • Extruding and stylising 3D text


  • Applying deformers
  • Bending and twisting
  • Exploding objects
  • Melting objects

Working with Materials

  • Applying materials to an object
  • Changing the colour and texture
  • Creating reflections and transparency
  • Add noise and gradients
  • Using the new material library

Creating a scene

  • Adding a floor object
  • Adding a physical sky
  • Setting up the camera
  • Using preset scenes


  • Types of lights
  • Types of shadows
  • A three point lighting set-up
  • Light textures and projections
  • Global illumination
  • Ambient occlusion


  • Animation essentials
  • Working with Keyframes
  • Animating simple objects
  • Refining animation
  • Animating text
  • Creating an animation path for your object
  • Previewing animation

Introduction to MoGraph

  • Creating MoText
  • Using Cloners


  • Rendering settings
  • Rendering for print
  • Rendering for video
  • Rendering with Alpha Channels
  • Exporting to different formats (MOV, Image sequences, DPX)
  • Exporting for After Effects

Features introduced in R16

  • New Reflectance options
  • Motion Tracker
  • Cogwheel

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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