3D Character Modelling with Cinema 4D for Beginners

A course by Luke Doyle , CG Lead and Art Director

CG Lead and Art Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020

Learn basic modeling techniques to create playful characters filled with texture, light, and detail using the Redshift plug-in

  • 88% positive reviews (24)
  • 748 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn basic modeling techniques to create playful characters filled with texture, light, and detail using the Redshift plug-in

A course by Luke Doyle

In the world of 3D modeling, anything is possible. Without the constraints of real life, you can push your imagination to the limits and create rule-bending characters and environments. CG lead and art director Luke Doyle has been 3D modeling since he was a teenager, and throughout his career has created unique worlds and engaging characters for the likes of E4, Marie Curie, and Spotify.

In this course, he teaches you the fundamentals of 3D modeling using Cinema 4D and Redshift. Join Luke as he introduces you to Cinema 4D, teaches you basic modeling techniques, and shows you how to use them to create playful 3D characters based on real-life references. Bring your imagination to life by learning 3D modeling from scratch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 21 downloads

  • 88% positive reviews (24)
  • 748 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 25m)
  • 21 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Create a playful yet realistic plant pot character in Cinema 4D.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning about 3D modeling.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge of 3D modeling is required.

You simply just need a computer with access to Cinema 4D and the Redshift plug-in.


Reviews

748 Students
24 Reviews
88% Positive ratings

Luke Doyle

A course by Luke Doyle

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CG Lead and Art Director

Luke Doyle is a CG Lead and Art Director based in London. He started sketching at a young age and has been working in 3D modeling since he was 15 years old. He later went on to study for a degree in animation at the University of Wales. In his current role, he works with directors and creatives to bring 3D characters and environments to life on screen. He works on every stage of the production process, from modeling and rigging to animating and rendering, using the world around him as inspiration.

Luke has created unique worlds and engaging characters for the likes of E4, Marie Curie, and Spotify. He also regularly shares his latest work and passion projects with over 40K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Fundamentals of C4D and Redshift

    • Getting Familiar with the C4D Interface
    • Primitives and Generators: Introduction to Box Modeling
    • Introduction to Spline Generators and Spline Modeling
    • Introduction to UV
    • Introduction to Deformers and MoSpline
    • Introduction to Mograph
    • Getting Familiar with Redshift 1
    • Getting Familiar with Redshift 2
  • U3

    Plant Pot Pal!

    • Searching for Inspiration and Sketching 1
    • Searching for Inspiration and Sketching 2
    • Modelling the Pot
    • Modelling the Leaves
    • Adding Leaves to a Stem with MoSpline
    • Building the Eyes and Mouth
    • Building the Limbs and Adding Them to Your Character
  • U4

    Lights, Camera, Action!

    • Posing and Staging Your Character
    • Lighting, Texturing and Rendering Your Character 1
    • Lighting, Texturing and Rendering Your Character 2
    • Lighting, Texturing and Rendering Your Character 3
    • Exporting for Social Media
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Character Modelling with Cinema 4D for Beginners

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3D Character Modelling with Cinema 4D for Beginners. 3D, and Animation course by Luke Doyle

3D Character Modelling with Cinema 4D for Beginners

A course by Luke Doyle
CG Lead and Art Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020
  • 88% positive reviews (24)
  • 748 students