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11 Videos (1h 2m)
    • Introduction

    • Importing Reference Images

    • 3D Modeling

    • Wind Up Mechanism

    • Wheels

    • Bottom Trim

    • BP UV Edit

    • Painting in Photoshop

    • Environment

    • Lighting

    • Post Production


About This Class

Welcome to this course on modeling a toy car in Cinema 4D. In this series of lessons you will take your skills from beginner to intermediate in no time.

The topics that will be covered include the following:

  • Configuring viewports to model from reference drawings.
  • 3D Modeling with parametric primitives, a symmetry object and subdivision surface for an efficient workflow.
  • Body Paint UV Edit to prepare the UV layout for painting textures in Photoshop.
  • Texture creation in Adobe Photoshop
  • Lighting, camera views, and setting up ambient occlusion and global illumination effects.
  • Post-production adjustments in Photoshop to enhance the final image.

Ready to learn a simple method of modeling a toy car in Cinema 4D? Enroll today on Skillshare.





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]