Cinema 4D: Bring Playful 3D Illustrations to Life

A course by Mattey
Illustrator and Art Director. París, France.
Joined April 2021
, Illustrator and Art Director

Create an incredible three-dimensional world full of colors, movement, and detail and learn all the secrets of Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and Octane

  • French with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (106)
  • 2677 students

Create an incredible three-dimensional world full of colors, movement, and detail and learn all the secrets of Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and Octane



French with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (106)
  • 2677 students
  • 21 lessons (3h 17m)
  • 13 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Who says illustration should be limited to 2D? Not Mattey! He's an expert illustrator who loves to play around with depth in his 3D illustration work. His vibrant and multicolored pop universe allows him to add character to absolutely any kind of visual project.

In this course, Mattey teaches you a simple yet effective technique for creating 3D illustrations in Cinema 4D. Use Photoshop for tweaking smaller details and the rendering engine Octane to achieve stunning results to capture the attention of all your followers and clients.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Project preparation
  • U3
    U3. Modeling and Design on Cinema 4D
  • U4
    U4. Lights, textures and rendering of the final image
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Mathieu Le Berre, better known as Mattey, starts off the course by introducing you to his extraordinary artistic universe. He talks about what inspires him, such as the animation studio Gunner, the content agency Oddfellows, and artists Peter Tarka and Lili des Bellons.

Look at how to compile your research, getting into the habit of constantly being on the lookout for inspiration. After a thorough search on Behance and Pinterest, create a mood board and a preparatory sketch on your graphics tablet.

Next, learn to model your sketch in Cinema 4D. Don't worry if you're not familiarized with the software, Mattēy helps out every step of the way. First, model the character for your illustration, then get to work on the landscape before importing all the decorative elements for the final composition.

Once these steps are complete, bring your creation to life by reworking the light, color, and textures. Make some HDRI lighting adjustments before honing in on texture. Mattēy gives you tips on how to improve rendering with Octane Render and playing with color balance in Photoshop.

Once the illustration is ready, find out how to share it on social media. Now you have all the skills to develop your own 3D universe.

What is this course's project?

Create a stunning 3D rendered illustration featuring a character and detailed decoration.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in 3D illustration who wants to hone their skills in Cinema 4D.

Requirements and materials

For this course, you need a graphics tablet, a computer with Cinema 4D installed and some plug-ins that Mattey shares with you. The rendering engine Octane and Adobe Photoshop are also recommended.

You can even follow this course with little drawing experience, you just need to be eager to learn.


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Illustrator and Art Director

Mathieu Le Berre, better known under the pseudonym Mattey, is a prolific illustrator and art director. He believes three-dimensional tools such as Cinema 4D allow him to give free rein to his creativity and vitality to every project.

By following his creative instinct and making careful thought and consideration a top priority, he goes ever deeper into his universe full of original, pop colors that has already caught the eye of Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • About me
  • U2

    Project preparation

    • References search
    • Create a mood board
    • Preparatory sketch 1
    • Preparatory sketch 2
    • Preparatory sketch 3
  • U3

    Modeling and Design on Cinema 4D

    • Introduction to Cinema 4D
    • Character modeling 1
    • Character modeling 2
    • Landscape modeling 1
    • Landscape modeling 2
    • Realization of composition 1
    • Creation of composition 2
  • U4

    Lights, textures and rendering of the final image

    • Lighting and texturing 1
    • Lighting and texturing 2
    • Lighting and texturing 3
    • Finalizing the details
    • Adjusting the 3D rendering
    • Photoshop adjustment
    • Share your work online
  • FP

    Final project

    • Cinema 4D: Bring Playful 3D Illustrations to Life

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Cinema 4D: Bring Playful 3D Illustrations to Life

A course by Mattey
Illustrator and Art Director. París, France.
Joined April 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (106)
  • 2677 students