3D Lettering with Cinema 4D and Redshift

A course by Zigor Samaniego , Illustrator and 3D Designer

Illustrator and 3D Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2009

Discover new and advanced modeling features and give your letters character

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (134)
  • 3370 students

Discover new and advanced modeling features and give your letters character

A course by Zigor Samaniego

Staying up-to-date and adapting to the technological advances presented by the industry is one of the keys to being an outstanding motion graphics professional. 3D artist Zigor Samaniego has been creating incredible lettering for over 10 years, and with the introduction of the Redshift rendering engine to his workflow, his pieces have reached new levels of realism and dynamism.

Discover the new features of Cinema 4D Release 20 and Redshift rendering by doing three exercises: a liquid letter, a mini-animation of a letter with tentacles, and a smoke lettering piece.

This course is complementary to Zigor's previous Domestika course 3D Lettering: Modeling and Texturing with Cinema 4D, in which he teaches you how to give life and character to letters in Cinema 4D.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 8 downloads

References and sketches
6 minutes, 9 seconds
Modeling
17 minutes, 37 seconds
Modeling II
9 minutes, 46 seconds
Lighting, materials and renders
18 minutes, 31 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (134)
  • 3370 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 41m)
  • 8 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Advanced
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create your own lettering pieces by applying Zigor's techniques and the new features of Cinema 4D (Release 20).

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and anyone who knows how Cinema 4D works and wants to learn the new features of the latest version (R20) of this software as well as how to use the Redshift rendering engine.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need a working knowledge of Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop.

For materials, you need a computer installed with Cinema 4D Release 20, compatible with Redshift (although you can use the rendering engine of your choice). A graphics tablet would also be useful, but is not essential.


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3370 Students
134 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Zigor Samaniego

A course by Zigor Samaniego

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Illustrator and 3D Designer

In Zigor Samaniego's more-than-ten-year career as a 3D designer, he has had the opportunity to experiment in various branches of the discipline, from the creation of graphics for video games, advertising, and lettering pieces to character creation. Creatures from his personal project, which he regularly showcases on social media, have paved the way for him to work with clients such as Prada, Maxon, Nickelodeon, and Nestlé, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Liquid letter

    • References and sketches
    • Modeling
    • Modeling II
    • Lighting, materials and renders
    • Lighting, materials and renders II
    • Lighting, materials and renders III
    • Final retouching
  • U3

    Letters with tentacles

    • References and sketches
    • Modeling and animation
    • Lighting, materials and renders
    • Lighting materials and renders II
    • Lighting materials and renders III
    • Final retouching
  • U4

    Smoke Lettering

    • References and sketches
    • Modeling
    • Lighting materials and renders
    • Lighting materials and renders II
    • Final retouching
  • FP

    Final project

    • Advanced 3D lettering techniques with Cinema 4D

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3D Lettering with Cinema 4D and Redshift. 3D, Animation, Calligraphy, and Typography course by Zigor Samaniego

3D Lettering with Cinema 4D and Redshift

A course by Zigor Samaniego
Illustrator and 3D Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2009
  • 99% positive reviews (134)
  • 3370 students