For matte painters and 3D animation developers, Cinema 4D is an all time favorite and there is a good reason for it that it has a very easy and user friendly interface. The software is used widely by animators for developing amazing ad stunning effects and graphical images which will enhance the videos and their presentability. The main attraction for this software is its ability to create and produce so realistic animation videos and samples and this it is very evident from the movies like Chronicles of Narnia, Polar Express and Spiderman 3. The Cinema 4D had been used in many other movies too and they too were also laudable.
The user friendly and customizable interface and workflow are the main attraction for this software and so it is very popular among the animation artists. Some of the animators would not be acquainted with it and they can make use of the links provided by us in this article to know more about this software. We have provided in this article many such links which will help you to learn more and make use of this application. We have also included in this article some of the handpicked examples of 3D animated objects and videos and how to create those special effects.
Tutorials About C4D
The basics: #1 The Cinema 4D Interface
Welcome to the first tutorial in our “the basics” series. This series of tutorials is designed to teach you the extreme basics of Cinema 4D and is a great way to learn Cinema 4D for everyone that has never used Cinema 4D before.
Maxon Cinema 4D XL6 Course Tutorials
We have made some of the video tutorials for Maxon Cinema 4D XL6 freely available to help you evaluate our training.
Cinema4D – Full Guide
This tutorial is a good Walkthrough of Cinema 4D. It will show you how the most important Options of Maxon’s Cinema 4D are used.
Dvd Player Tutorial
Part 2 of 3 video tutorials for Cinema 4D showing how to model a Dvd Player.
Model a fuel cap in Cinema 4D
Model a Golf Ball in Cinema 4D
Model a this cool Ray Gun in Cinema 4D
Model a screw driver in Cinema 4D
Build a BBS alloy wheel with Cinema 4D
Video Tutorial Cinema 4D
How to setup uncut blueprints
Cinema 4D Diamonds Tutorial
Creating a Helix Stair in C4D
German Version from 2008
English Version from 2011
Effects Related Tutorials
C4D Water Ripple Tutorial
Spill Effect Tutorial
A tutorial covering one method of creating a spill effect in Cinema 4D.
3D Spline Projection Tutorial
This tutorial will take you through the easy and handy process of spline projection in Cinema 4D:
Creating a Line Object Render
Setting up a scene with HDRI Lighting
In this tutorial we will run through the basics of setting up a scene with HDRI lighting.
Abstract Related Tutorials
3D abstract tentacle tutorial
Tutorial on how to make tentacles like this in the image using cinema 4D.
Green Abstract Tutorial
After a few people asked I finally decided to contribute and write a tutorial to one of my pieces called :Crash Burn:. Its aimed at beginer to mid range c4d users, As you will see somtimes I will go into depth and other times I will qucily walkthough bits. I also apoligize for bad spelling and gramma, both are not parts of my finer skills.
Hello this tutorial is a video tutorial/walkthrough u need reselector a tiny free plugin from the download section in good site home of ditools anyway have fun and try to learn.
Icon & Logo Related Tutorials
Vector Logo to 3D Logo
In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxon’s Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation.
How to Make an Icon in 3D Using Cinema 4D
I finally took the time to do a tutorial on how to make a 3D icon in Cinema 4D and then how to get that art into a usable working .ico resource. I tried not to make this too overly complicated but there is a lot to explain.
Text Related Tutorials
Cinema4D 3D Text Tutorial
Some people have been asking me how I created the sleek 3D text for the header of Celoxdesign (if you can’t see it in the header your probably viewing a newer version of Celoxdesign). This 3D text tutorial includes everything, so with proper materials and lightning.
How to Create Explosive Typographic Effects in Cinema 4D
In this tutorial I will walk through the steps I used to create this illustration to bring alive the word “collide.” While you may not find yourself needing to recreate the word “collide,”
Fake Dew Drops
Character Related Tutorials
Modeling a Zebra
Making of Super Snail
This work is fully modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D. I have used BodyPaint and Photoshop for the textures.
In diesem Tutorial werde ich euch zeigen wie ihr mit Cinema4d ein 3D Model eures.
A Recipe for Skin
In this tutorial I will examine a few different strategies for achieving a realistic skin shader in Cinema 4D. Skin has a particular quality that sets it apart from ordinary surfaces:
Cinema 4d head tutorial
3rd tutorial will describe ear and mouth modeling.
Head modeling tutorial
New model I’m working on. Cinema 4D.
Making of Portrait of a Silent Man
Hi, my name is Patrick Eischen, and I am from Luxembourg. I am going to show you how I created my image “Portrait of a silent man” using Cinema 4D and ZBrush.
Architecture Related tutorials
we will focus on making the city more realistic looking by creating a few more detailed buildings. These detailed buildings will stand out against the plain buildings in our animation.
Take care when you play with polygons. Rendering is slow and long process. Test picture first with render region. I hope this will help at least to start your own city. Tutorial is made from my work in progress collab with everyone who send me a building or some techy urban thingie.
Cinema 4D Tutorial – How to Create 3D Grass
This is a Cinema 4D Tutorial I’ve created which will introduce you to object manipulation, textures, fur and also general familiarity with the program itself. I’m using Cinema 4D 10 and you can download the demo directly from Maxon.
Objects Related Tutorials
Making a glass and a wine bottle with C4D
Painting A Crate
This tutorial explains how to simply UV a basic box crate, and paint it up to look like old worn wood etc using the Paintbrush tool, a little Dodge and Burn and Layers.
Long awaited modeling tutorial. Well here you have it! I finally got the time to make it.
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With this tutorial you can learn how simple is to create an object from a reference image!
Creating a ball bearing using arrays
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a ball bearing using an Array Object. You will also learn about the use of the Taper object, Fillet option and Bevel function.
Basic GI in C4D tutorial R10
MAXON’S CINEMA 4D allows users to add a module called HAIR, integrating custom hair control to 3D projects. However, sometimes users may want to export the HAIR geometry to non-HAIR users. The process, although easy, isn’t necessarily obvious. Here’s how you can do it, or at least one way to do it.
how to make picture 3d
Short tutorial showing how to make simple pictures 3d.
Sources for Learning Cinema 4D
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