Lighting Techniques with Cinema 4D

A course by Roberto González , Visual Communication Expert

Visual Communication Expert. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined March 2019

Learn to light up 3D scenes with Redshift and shape light like a professional

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (89)
  • 2257 students

Learn to light up 3D scenes with Redshift and shape light like a professional

Lighting is crucial in any space, whether real or virtual. It has the power to convey certain feelings or emotions. Graphic designer Roberto González has a keen eye for these important aspects and transfers them to his motion graphics work to bring images to life with realism.

In this online course, Roberto teaches you the fundamentals of lighting in digital settings for film, advertising and motion graphics projects. Learn to leverage the power of light as a tool for communication in your work.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 20 downloads

What is digital lighting?
11 minutes, 51 seconds
Key aspects of lighting
13 minutes, 16 seconds
Types of light and roles
13 minutes, 26 seconds
Character: Scene Preparation
18 minutes, 13 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (89)
  • 2257 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 47m)
  • 20 additional resources (7 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

What is this course's project?

Create a lighting set-up for three digital scenarios in Cinema 4D: an advertising product, a 3D character, and a motion graphics sequence.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, animators, 3D artists, and anyone who wants to learn digital lighting techniques with Cinema 4D and Redshift.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of 3D design and experience with Cinema 4D are required.

As for materials, you need a computer with Cinema 4D Release 20 and Redshift, or any rendering engine you prefer.


2257 Students
89 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Roberto González

A course by Roberto González

Teacher Plus
Visual Communication Expert

Roberto González is a graphic designer with a degree from the Centro de Diseño Digital Caracas. He has more than a decade of experience in the sector, as well as working with a team and spearheading projects. He's always looking for a good visual concept that allows him to continue learning in the field of design and motion graphics. In 2016, he cofounded Dyne Studio with Carlos Dordelly in Santiago de Chile.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2

    The art of digital lighting

    • What is digital lighting?
    • Key aspects of lighting
    • Types of light and roles
    • Character: Scene Preparation
    • Character: Illumination (part 1)
    • Character: Illumination (part 2)
    • Character: lighting (part 3)
    • Character: lighting (part 4)
  • U3

    Advertising product lighting

    • Brief and references
    • Product lighting (part 1)
    • Product lighting (Part 2)
    • Product lighting (Part 3)
    • Render passes
    • Final retouching (compositing or postproduction)
  • U4

    Techniques and lighting in Motion Graphics

    • Brief and references
    • Scene lighting (part 1)
    • Scene lighting (part 2)
    • Scene lighting (part 3)
    • Post rendering effects and final touches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Lighting techniques with Cinema 4D

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Lighting Techniques with Cinema 4D. 3D, and Animation course by Roberto González

Lighting Techniques with Cinema 4D

A course by Roberto González
Visual Communication Expert. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined March 2019
  • 96% positive reviews (89)
  • 2257 students