3D Lettering: Modelling and Texturising with Cinema 4D

A course by Zigor Samaniego
3D Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2009
, 3D Illustrator

Bring your letters to life from the initial sketch to the final render

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (494)
  • 9368 students

Bring your letters to life from the initial sketch to the final render



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (494)
  • 9368 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 28m)
  • 24 additional resources (20 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever


Looking to add a unique touch to your lettering to ensure it stands out? 3D illustrator and lettering and visual advertising specialist Zigor Samaniego can help you do just that.

In this online course, learn about the step-by-step process of creating 3D letters with Cinema 4D to add a new dimension to your projects.

Ready to go one step further? Continue on with Zigor in 3D Lettering with Cinema 4D and Redshift as he delves into advanced modeling features you can use to personalize your lettering even more.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Project 1: Letter M - Cabaret style
  • U3
    U3. Project 2: Letter E - Hairy Style
  • U4
    U4. Project 3: Letter S - S of Salmonella
  • U5
    U5. Project 4: Signboard - PUNK!
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get started by learning more about Zigor's influences and work.

Next, discover the creative process for adding texture as he shows you how to design furry, sculpted, or even cabaret-inspired letters.

Collect graphic references that can help you prepare your final piece and master the different tools used for modeling, texturing, sculpting, lighting in Cinema 4D, and rendering with Octane Render. Then, explore the fundamentals of retouching and use Photoshop to get the most out of your final render.

As an homage to ‘80s punk music, Zigor then shows you how to make a neon sign full of color that you can use as a reference to create your own.

To wrap up the course, take a closer look at workflows with a state-of-the-art rendering software such as Octane Render as Zigor shares his own collection of free content and links that you can use in your work.

What is this course's project?

Develop your own letters using the techniques and aspects seen throughout the course. Zigor also encourages you to combine and play around with other students’ 3D lettering creations to make creative signs and words.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, animators, copywriters, and other creatives who want to bring new life to their texts.

Requirements and materials

Some prior knowledge of Cinema 4D, Illustrator (or a vector design program), and Photoshop or similar is required.

Regarding the materials, you need a pencil, paper, and a scanner or a phone with a camera.

Octane Render is used throughout this course, but Zigor explains some other rendering software that can be used to apply the concepts of modeling, texturing, and lighting.


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Zigor Samaniego

A course by Zigor Samaniego

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3D Illustrator

Zigor is a freelance illustrator specialized in lettering and visual advertising. After many years of working in the world of architectural infographics and graphic design, he decided to experiment with a different discipline and began focusing on 3D illustration. He works for small tech startups as well as advertising agencies like Ogilvy New York.

He especially enjoys paying close attention to the materials, textures (especially more complicated ones like hair or liquids), lighting, and atmosphere in his images. Zigor is passionate about the challenge of replicating reality in a very personal way.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences and colleagues by profession
    • Render with Octane
  • U2

    Project 1: Letter M - Cabaret style

    • Briefing & reference search
    • Modeling, texturing and lighting 1
    • Modeling, texturing and lighting 2
    • Final retouch in Photoshop
  • U3

    Project 2: Letter E - Hairy Style

    • Briefing and reference search
    • Modeling, hair and lighting 1
    • Modeling, hair and lighting 2
    • Final retouch in Photoshop
  • U4

    Project 3: Letter S - S of Salmonella

    • Briefing, reference search and sketch
    • Modeling, sculpting, texturing and lighting 1
    • Modeling, sculpting, texturing and lighting 2
    • Final retouch in Photoshop
  • U5

    Project 4: Signboard - PUNK!

    • Briefing reference search and sketch
    • Modeling 1
    • Modeling 2
    • Lighting, materials and render
    • Final retouch in Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Lettering 3D: modeling and texturing with Cinema 4D

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3D Lettering: Modelling and Texturising with Cinema 4D. 3D, and Animation course by Zigor Samaniego

3D Lettering: Modelling and Texturising with Cinema 4D

A course by Zigor Samaniego
3D Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2009
  • 99% positive reviews (494)
  • 9368 students