45 Useful Cinema 4D Tutorials & Techniques
Many of us are well familiar with the 3D technology that has been extensively used in movies and games. There is no second opinion about the outstanding 3D animations and graphics. One of the most powerful 3D applications that is being used nowadays is Cinema 4D that is developed by MAXON Computer GmbH and capable of doing modeling, animation and rendering all in one.
In this post, we have compiled a list of more than 40 best Cinema 4D Tutorials that demonstrate some useful and valuable techniques as how to create that amazing Cinema 4D effect. Enjoy learning!
Model A Wooden Chair In Cinema4D
In this tutorial Dogacan Bilgili will be guiding us through the process of modeling a wooden chair in Cinema4D using a combination of splines, nurbs and the plug-in “PathDeformerLite”. Over the course of this tutorial, you will learn simple techniques for creating geometry quickly and effectively. Dogacan will also briefly explain material creation, lighting and rendering.
Create a Lava-Ball Scene in Cinema4D
In this tutorial fiery tutorial, Ahmed Al Abbasy walks us through how to create this awesome lava-ball scene in Cinema 4D. Making great use of the powerful explosion, bend and gravity objects, this tutorial really does show just how intuitive Cinema4D can be when creating a stylish result such as this! Let’s get started
Making a glass and a wine bottle with C4D
This tutorial demonstrates ways to make a glass, its materials and the content inside the glass.
Making of Super Snail
This work is fully modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D. Artist has used BodyPaint and Photoshop for the textures. He start modeling the snail shell, to do this he use a spiral spline and a circular shape inside a sweep NURBS.
Create an Abstract Armored Sphere Scene
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a complex abstract Armored Sphere scene in Cinema 4D. You will use structure tools (such as Extrude and Extrude Inner), HyperNURBS, and the Danel shader to create the scene, and then render it with Advanced Render, and finally add some depth of field in Photoshop.
Create A Basic Render Setup Using Cinema4D
In today’s quick tip, Santiago Degetau will show how to create a basic render setup with lighting and Global Illumination in Cimema4D. Although there are a many ways to create a render setup, what we’ll be creating today is going to be very simple, but will be a good fist step towards creating your own renders. So, let’s create a new project and get started!
Global Illumination Techniques In Cinema4D
Global Illumination can be a little confusing at first, but really helps in creating realistic, nice looking scenes. This Cinema4D tutorial by Konstantin Muromtsev will help you better understand Global Illumination by discussing various lighting techniques, as well as explaining some of the render settings needed to achieve a good result.
Create Convincing Looking Clouds using Pyrocluster in Cinema 4D
This tutorial will demonstrate the ease and versatility with which you can create convincing looking gas effects using Cinema 4D’s Pyrocluster. You will learn how to optimize your scene and tune it to your own visual tastes, while focusing on creating realistic clouds as the subject matter. The basic techniques, however, can be applied to a variety of different scenarios and effects.
Tattered Cloth In Cinema4D
Today Tony Rivera is back with the final part of his Tattered Cloth In Cinema4D tutorial. In Day 2, Tony continues to refine the flag’s overall look by adding additional details, as well as setting up the cloth simulation, materials, lighting and render settings. Let’s take a look!
Create an Abstract Scene using C4D & AE
Abstract scenes are fairly common these days, however there is no denying their usefulness when it comes to learning animating, rendering and compositing techniques. In this tutorial, C4D artist Benoit Lavoie-Lamer shows us how to create a amazing-looking (yet strikingly simple) abstract scene, by first creating the scene in Cinema 4D and then heading into After effects for the final compositing. Enjoy!
Model, Texture and Render a Freshly Picked Cherry in Cinema4D
In this tutorial, AntwanFX covers how to first model, then texture and finally light and render a freshly picked cherry in Cinema4D. Serving as a great introduction to a full workflow, this tutorial is highly recommended for anyone switching to Cinema from a different app, or just starting out in 3D. Let’s take a look
Learn How to Control MoSplines in Cinema4D
In this tutorial Dogocan Bilgili walks us through how to take advantage of the MoSpline module in Cinema4D to add animated curves to your projects. Let’s take a look!
Create a Dynamic Building Asset Using Cinema 4D’s Xpresso
Today Cinema4D master Aleksey Voznesenski is back with the final part of his exclusive two-part series, focusing on creating a dynamic high-rise building asset in Cinem4D using the powerful Xpresso expression system. Speed up your work flow by harnessing the power of this amazing, fast and flexible system!
Making an hourglass
This tutorial will teach you to make a great sandglass, which you can use for plenty of purposes. You can find the finished model and other stuff here
Egg modeling tutorial
This tutorial for the sake of history. After a very funny thread on c4dCafé I noticed there is a whole subculture of Egg modeling strategies
BOEING 777 PLANE CRASH TUTORIAL
This time we bring you a new tutorial on how to create a plane crash. This animation can be used in movies, films, documentaries and TV shows. We understand the visual effects, now we bring the secrets and resources to help you create cool stuff.
BUILD YOUR OWN TRON LIGHT CYCLE
In this tutorial we will create an scene that looks like TRON Legacy. You will learn how to make a realistic TRON light cycle, and create an awesome scene.
Cinema 4D Symmetrical Abstract Shapes
Creating abstract shapes are good for nice large backgrounds and really can be used as centerpieces in nice bright background or techy looking images, banner, signatures for forums or whatever. Cinema 4D allows us to crate these shapes easily with only a few tools. In fact we are only going to use a single sphere for this tutorial.
In this tutorial, we will go through how you can construct a wall lamp and a street lamp using lofts, booleans, and genlocking.
Linear Workflow for Gamma Correct Lighting in Cinema 4D
In this tutorial you will be introduced to using the linear workflow for gamma correct lighting in Cinema 4D, allowing you produce more photorealistic renders, as well as improve specular highlights and anti-aliasing.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a scene that showed a part of the world of the “Primaterans”.
Apple Pro Speaker
In this tutorial you will learn how to create Apple Pro Speaker in Cinema4D.
Making of Home in the Desert 66
In this tutorial artist used polygons, spline, extrude a form from cylinders, cubes and spheres to model all the things in the scene.
Making of Lighthouse
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a beautiful Lighthouse.
Modelling and Rendering a Dumbbells Scene
In the second and final part of this fantastic new tutorial series, Moises Perez walks us through how to set up our scene lighting and textures, before finally rendering the dumbbells we created in part one using Vray for Cinema 4D! Get started after the jump and don’t forget to post your results!
Create a ‘Cybernetic Plant’ in Cinema4D
In today’s tutorial, Konstantin Muromtsev takes us through how he created his ‘Cybernetic Plant’ scene using the MoSpline/Spline-wrap technique in Cinema4D. After modeling, Konstantin then animates our robot plant using the Wind modifier, before setting everything up for the final render. Enjoy!
3D Text in Cinema 4D
In this tutorial you will learn how to create 3D Text in Cinema 4D.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing worm in Cinema 4D.
Build an Abstract Animation Layer
In this tutorial, Simon explores how to combine Thinking Particles with the Mograph-module, metaball, and deformers to animated objects. This technique can be used to add different layers of animation on top of each other and give you a greater control over your animations/simulations.
How to Make A Ribbon Wall Graphic
In this tutorial artist will show you how to make a ribbon wall graphic animation in Cinema 4D using Mograph Cloners, random effectors, motype, and Sweep Nurbs. Then he will show you how he light and texture the scene using Light Kit Pro. This tutorial is based on this excellent spot. He have also make a tutorial on another scene from this animation. You can watch the How to make a Cascading Text Animation With Cinema 4D and After Effects here.
How to use Vertex Maps and Xpresso to make a Growing Texture Animation
In this tutorial, Chris finishes up how to use xpresso and vertex weights to create a growing animation style that you can use in your next project.
How to get Random Movement with Mograph and Cloners
In this tutorial you will learn how to get Random Movement with Mograph and Cloners.
Thinking Particles – TPgroups & Events
In this tutorial Simon will show you how to work with events and particle groups to trigger different behaviours inside thinking particles with Cinema 4D.
How to Optimize Your Scene to Render Faster In Cinema 4D
In this tutorial you will learn How to Optimize Your Scene to Render Faster In Cinema 4D.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create dinosaurs Cinema 4D, Corel Photo-Paint and xNormal for the Normal Map generation.
Learn how to create the image above using Cinema 4D and Photoshop.
How to Make A Hydraulic Arm
In this tutorial, artist will teach you how to make A Hydraulic Arm.
Learn how to create the image above using Cinema 4D and Photoshop.
Learn how to create the image above using a panorama in Photoshop and 3D text in Cinema 4D.
Multiple Textured Object
Learn how to assign multiple textures to one object in Cinema 4D.