Cinema 4d for Beginners: Create a Waving Flag Animation with Your Logo!

Duncan Rogoff, Video Editing & Motion Graphics

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6 Videos (25m)
    • Intro

    • Constructing the Flag

    • Adding Wind

    • Background & Lighting

    • Texturing

    • Recap & Rendering


About This Class

This is a great place to start if you're new to Cinema 4d!  By the end of this course I'll teach you how to create a waving flag animation from scratch. 

You'll learn how to build the flag using basic shape objects and how to add motion to your flag with the wind deformer.  I'll teach you how to create a background gradient and light your scene using an infinite light to create hard shadows.  Then we'll texture our flag with some simple textures, and I'll even show you how to add your own logo to the flag so that it waves in the wind.  Lastly, I'll teach you how to render out your scene.

This is a fun way to familiarize yourself with some of the basic tools and techniques Cinema 4d has to offer, all while creating a piece that looks great in your portfolio or on your website.


Check out my other Cinema 4d courses on Skillshare:

Cinema 4d for Beginners: The Infinite Floor Look


This is a great place to start if you're new to Cinema 4d!  By the end of this course I'll teach you how to create a look that is an essential tool for all designers.  We'll also cover some of the basic menus and features you'll come back to over and over again.


11 of 11 students recommendSee All

more C4d stuff!! YES YOU ROCK Hope more people starting using C4d so that you can teach more great stuff
all I have to say is this: simply marvelous
Super fun and simple to execute. Tons of great tips in this course for beginners trying to familiarize themselves with all that C4D has to offer. Great job!





Duncan Rogoff

Video Editing & Motion Graphics

Freelance video editor and motion graphics artist based in San Francisco, CA. Almost entirely self-taught and has spent many hours gaining knowledge from online tutorials on sites like

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Always looking for new, fun, creative projects, and to keep learning.

Clients include: PlayStation, Charles Schwab, Visa, Salesforce, Facebook, Apple, WeChat, FICO, Slingbox, Marc Jacobs, Kat Von D, Sephora...

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