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10 Videos (44m)
    • Introduction

    • Overview and Getting Started

    • File Organization and Texturing

    • Animation with the Plain Effector

    • Animation with Deformers

    • Emitters

    • Camera Animation

    • Rendering

    • Post-Production

    • Abstract Shapes


About This Class

Join Pete Maric for a tutorial on animating 3D text in Cinema 4D. In the course you will learn how to use polyFX, the plain effector, deformers, emitter, and add post-production detail to create a dynamic text animation.

This course is broken down into bite-size lessons and is easy to follow. Course contents include the following:

File Organization


Animation using polyFX, plain effector, deformers, and emitters.

Camera Animation


Post-production in After Effects

Students should have at least a basic knowledge of Cinema 4D’s interface and tools. This course builds off the skills learned in my Skillshare class ‘3D Type in Cinema 4D and Photoshop’. If you want to follow along with the model that I use, you can download it from the class project section. The model is titled ’01_Inspiration.c4d’.






Pete Maric

Designer | Cinema 4D Expert | Founder, Triplet 3D

Pete Maric founded Triplet 3D in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013, with the goal of creating a 3D studio that can bring together a wide range of skill sets and experience to deliver inventive, high quality work to clients.

He graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art before working for three of the top 50 retail design firms in the US. In 2001, he began working independently in the architectural industry and worked with brands such as Adidas, Nintendo, Everlast and Go Media. His work has been featured in the Adobe Illustrator WOW! books, Photoshop User Magazine, Architecture in Perspective, Cleveland Magazine and House Trends.

Since 2008, he’s been developing his CGI expertise, and teaches modeling and 3D animation at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Tri-C Community College.

Pete is also passionate about playing guitar and has been actively writing, performing and recording music for over 20 years. He was awarded two scholarships to the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. You’ll find Pete playing guitar everywhere from festivals to the local pub.

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He can be reached at [email protected]