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Intro to Cinema 4D: Getting Started with 3D Design

Aaron Bartlett, Motion/Graphic Designer

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12 Videos (1h 42m)
    • Introduction

    • How to Make Cool Stuff

    • Learning the Interface

    • Working with Objects

    • Modeling Geometry

    • Creating Texture with the Material Editor

    • Animating

    • Dynamics

    • Lighting & Rendering a Scene

    • Model the Ship

    • Texture, Light & Animate

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


Cinema 4D is a great piece of software for creating 3D art but getting started can be a little daunting. This class covers the basics of how to use the interface, create and texture 3d objects, as well as how to light, animate and render them out for final use. If you’re interested in learning the fundamentals of the software, whether you’ve used it before or not, then this is the class for you. Once we've covered the basic skills we test them out by building a 3D spaceship.  In addition to the full Version of Cinema 4D, you’ll be able to do this class in C4D Lite (included with After Effects CC or later).

58 of 60 students recommendSee All

This was a great overview of Cinema 4d! I had cinema 4D lite and while I couldn't do the last project because the knife tool isn't in the lite version, I could complete mostly everything else. I'm so happy that Skillshare has a class like this!
Really great intro to the Cinema4D - Aaron explains clearly and wastes no time with irrelevant or ambiguous stuff.
Boris Dimitrov

Live to create

Really informative. Great primer for C4D beginners, or anyone needing a rundown of the essentials.





Aaron Bartlett

Motion/Graphic Designer

I'm designer who works in LA and I've spent much of my career in TV doing work on promos as well as other forms of entertainment marketing. I've got a fairly broad background in a variety of media. I love cartoons and comics books.

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