Introduction to Cinema 4D

By Francisco Cabezas
3D generalist artist and Cinema 4D teacher. Granada, Spain.
On Domestika since 03/11/2014
, 3D generalist artist and Cinema 4D teacher

Learn 3D from scratch to create unique characters and animations and render with OctaneRender

  • Domestika Basics 6 courses Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
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Introduction to Cinema 4D

Learn 3D from scratch to create unique characters and animations and render with OctaneRender


  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (219)
  • 9354 students
  • 6 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 70 Lessons (8h 52m)
  • 8 downloads
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Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

In this Domestika Basics you will learn in 6 courses to use Cinema 4D even if you have never opened the program. Through a series of theoretical and practical lessons you will discover all the tools and functions you need to create still lifes and 3D animations, in addition to rendering with OctaneRender.

You will start understanding what Cinema 4D is, you will know the interface, how to configure a document and move around the workspace. In addition, you will see some basic concepts to create and modify figures.

Then you will begin to let go of your hand by learning to use the different deformers of shapes and to model with basic lines.

You will go further into modeling from scratch with classic techniques, among other tools that will help you give the shape you want to your ideas. You will see from cyclic cuts and bevel polygons to how to work with surface subdivisions and modeling generating volume.

Francisco will give you an introduction to the OctaneRender rendering engine and will teach you how to set it up to start working. You will create different types of lights and materials that this engine and Cinema 4D offer you equally.

You will learn to create basic animations by means of the basic concepts of movement, scale and rotation and, also, the tools to simulate a series of effects, among them, a realistic collision, gravity for rigid dynamic objects, soft or fabrics, among others.

To finish this Domestika Basics of Cinema 4D, you will configure and optimize a static and video scene to generate the final render of each one and retouch them in Adobe Photoshop and / or Premiere Pro, depending on the case.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 7 or macOS 10.12 Sierra (or higher) with an Nvidia graphics card with the latest CUDA 9.1 drivers.
    ⦁ Have Cinema 4D (R17, R18, R19 or R20), OctaneRender, Adobe Premiere Pro and Illustrator CC 2014 or higher installed (you can buy them or download the 7-day trial versions on the Adobe website).


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Francisco Cabezas

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3D generalist artist and Cinema 4D teacher

Francisco Cabezas is a 3D generalist designer located in Granada (Spain). Much of his professional career has been done as freelance working in the UK as a 3D designer.

In his years of experience he has tried all the programs and techniques to create 3D pieces and animations, until specializing in Cinema 4D, a program focused on 3D modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering.

He is currently a professor of motion graphics 3D and digital imaging in several design schools and develops branding and graphic design projects.


Contents

Course 1 - Introduction and Basic Concepts

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
  • U2

    Interface

    • Interface
  • U3

    Document Settings

    • Document Settings
  • U4

    Move through space

    • Move through space
  • U5

    Flat views and perspective

    • Flat views and perspective
  • U6

    Creating basic primitive figures

    • Creating basic primitive figures
  • U7

    Modification of basic figures

    • Modification of basic figures
  • U8

    Basic selections

    • Basic selections
  • U9

    Hierarchies

    • Hierarchies

Course 2 - Modelling I: Deformers and Modelling with lines

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Deformers: Bend + Screw

    • Deformers: Bend + Screw
  • U3

    Deformers: Swell and skew

    • Deformers: Swell and skew
  • U4

    Deformers: Sharpen and crush and stretch

    • Deformers: Sharpen and crush and stretch
  • U5

    Deformers: FFD

    • Deformers: FFD
  • U6

    Basic lines

    • Basic lines
  • U7

    Extrusion

    • Extrusion
  • U8

    Travel

    • Travel
  • U9

    Cover

    • Cover
  • U10

    Lathe

    • Lathe
  • U11

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 3 - Modelling II: Modelling from Scratch

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Editable figures, basics

    • Editable figures, basics
  • U3

    Cut cyclic

    • Cut cyclic
  • U4

    Extrude and Inner Extrusion

    • Extrude and Inner Extrusion
  • U5

    Bridge

    • Bridge
  • U6

    Stitching and sewing and Welding

    • Stitching and sewing and welding
  • U7

    Bevel

    • Bevel
  • U8

    Advanced selections

    • Advanced selections
  • U9

    Conversion to editable and subdivision groups into objects

    • Conversion to editable and subdivision groups into objects
  • U10

    Center axes

    • Center axes
  • U11

    Introduction to the Surface Branch

    • Introduction to the Surface Branch
  • U12

    Modeling with Surface Subdivision

    • Modeling with Surface Subdivision
  • U13

    Modeling with volume generator

    • Modeling with volume generator
  • U14

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 4 - Materials, Cameras and Lightning with OctaneRender

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Introduction to Octane render

    • Introduction to Octane render
  • U3

    Area lights

    • Area lights
  • U4

    IES lights

    • IES lights
  • U5

    HDRI lights

    • HDRI lights
  • U6

    Sun lights

    • Sun lights
  • U7

    Introduction to the materials

    • Introduction to the materials
  • U8

    Diffuse materials

    • Diffuse materials
  • U9

    Reflective materials

    • Reflective materials
  • U10

    Transparent materials

    • Transparent materials
  • U11

    Playing with the nodes

    • Playing with the nodes
  • U12

    Adapt materials

    • Adapt materials
  • U13

    Choice of our camera

    • Choice of our camera
  • U14

    Camera settings

    • Camera settings
  • U15

    Practice

    • Practice I
    • Practice II

Course 5 - Animation Basics and Tools

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Basic animations: movement, scale and rotation

    • Basic animations: movement, scale and rotation
  • U3

    Animation curves

    • Animation curves
  • U4

    Align and wrap spline

    • Align and wrap spline
  • U5

    Collision

    • Collision
  • U6

    Rigid dynamic objects

    • Rigid dynamic objects
  • U7

    Soft dynamic objects

    • Soft dynamic objects
  • U8

    Dynamic objects fabrics

    • Dynamic objects fabrics
  • U9

    Introduction to cloner

    • Introduction to cloner
  • U10

    Effects 1

    • Effects 1
  • U11

    Effects 2

    • Effects 2
  • U13

    Voronoi fracture

    • Voronoi fracture
  • U13

    Hair

    • Hair
  • U14

    Particles

    • Particles
  • U15

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 6 - Render and Post-production

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Render static

    • Render static
  • U3

    Assembly and Post-production in Photoshop

    • Assembly and Post-production in Photoshop
  • U4

    Render video

    • Render video
  • U5

    Assembly and Post-production in Premiere Pro

    • Assembly and Post-production in Premiere Pro

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Introduction to Cinema 4D. A 3D, and Animation course by Francisco Cabezas Best Seller

Introduction to Cinema 4D

By Francisco Cabezas
3D generalist artist and Cinema 4D teacher. Granada, Spain.
On Domestika since 03/11/2014
  • 99% Positive reviews (219)
  • 9354 students