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XChange Training Location London

Maxon Cinema 4D allows for 3D models Motion graphics Product visualisations Architectural planning Professional animations

Maxon Cinema 4D Introduction Masterclass 4 Days - London

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Advanced


- 10am to 5pm


£795 + vat

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in this powerful 3D-design program. Join us as we show you how to build, manipulate, and animate your own 3D models. This is a perfect introduction for those looking to add a new dimension to their design skills.

We will guide you on everything from getting started with simple objects and controlling the Cinema 4D environment all the way up to animating and adjusting complex, textured models. With our help, you will learn the techniques that will allow you to efficiently produce professional 3D designs.

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in this powerful 3D-design program. Join us as we show you how to build, manipulate, and animate your own 3D models. This is a perfect introduction for those looking to add a new dimension to their design skills.

We will guide you on everything from getting started with simple objects and controlling the Cinema 4D environment all the way up to animating and adjusting complex, textured models. With our help, you will learn the techniques that will allow you to efficiently produce professional 3D designs.

  • Cinema 4D Masterclass 4 Days

    Course Details

    This 4-day Masterclass course will give you all the skills you need to become a confident Cinema 4D user, even if you have no prior experience of working in 3D. We will show you everything from the basics of creating and manipulating simple objects all the way up to animating complex systems, adding realistic lighting effects, and optimising your projects.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Navigate the Cinema 4D environment
    • Create and manipulate objects
    • Import content from other programs
    • Apply textures to surfaces
    • Animate basic and complex systems, including hair and fur
    • Convert 2D to 3D with camera mapping
    • Add realism with enhanced lighting techniques
    • Render scenes to produce the final output
    • Improve rendering speed by applying efficient adjustments
    • Manage layers, preferences, and exports

    Our goal is for you to learn the tools and techniques necessary to become a confident 3D designer.

    This course can be taken in a single 4-day block or split into a 2-day block (Introduction) and then a separate 2-day block (Intermediate) taken at a later date.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for designers who have little or no experience of any 3D programs.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Cinema 4D R20 Introduction Masterclass Outline
    Introduction Content
    • General interface
    • Customising the interface to make life easier
    • Navigation and object manipulation
    • Complete interface tour
    • Polygon tools
    • Spline manipulation
    • NURBS
    • Deformers
    • Working with imported CAD models
    • Loading Adobe Illustrator paths
    • Working to scale
    • Polygon efficiency for faster renders
    • openVDB volumetric modelling
    • Material channels
    • File formats and their advantages
    • Shaders - textures - animated textures
    • Applying materials in the right place
    • Reflections and Transparencies
    • Keyframes
    • Easing in and amooth motion
    • Animating parameters
    • Camera animations and walkthroughs
    • Particle systems
    • Cameras
    • Lighting
    • Shadows
    • Lighting techniques
    • 3 Point lighting
    • Render settings and project set up
    • Final render export
    • Rendering animations
    Intermediate Content
    • Animation
    • Mograph motion graphics tool kit
    • Dynamics physics engine
    • Flowing hair and fur
    • Xpresso automated motion
    • Real time motion capture
    • Particle effects
    More Realism
    • Global illumination lighting
    • Ambient occlusion automatic shadows
    • Convert 2D photos to 3D models with camera mapping
    • Studio lighting rigs
    • HDRI 32-bit panoramas
    • Area lights and shadows
    • Image-based automatic lighting
    Faster Rendering
    • Adjusting sampling rates
    • Creating track matte alphas for post editing
    • Depth & motion vectors for DOF and motion blur
    • Polygon reduction
    • Sketch and Toon for pencil and technical diagrams
    • When to use 16 and 32-bit formats for higher quality
    • HyperNURBS sculpting
    • Working with the HUD
    • Layer management
    • Setting default preferences
    • Multipass Photoshop export
    • Compositing photo and video background plates
    • Cleaning up imported meshes
    • Free web resources
    • Plugins
    • Training material - tutorials
    • Expectations from advanced level course
    • Online communities
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training London training centre based at:

    5 St John’s Lane
    EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • Cinema 4D Masterclass 4 Days - Upcoming London Course Dates

    Next 04 Jul - 07 Jul Special Offer! £725 + vat
    Next 30 Aug - 02 Sep £795 + vat
    Next 17 Oct - 20 Oct £795 + vat
    Next 12 Dec - 16 Dec £795 + vat

    Cinema 4D Masterclass 4 Days - Split Date Options

    Cinema 4D Introduction

    4 Jul - 5 Jul
    17 Oct - 18 Oct
    12 Dec - 13 Dec

    Cinema 4D Advanced

    6 Jul - 7 Jul
    1 Sep - 2 Sep
    19 Oct - 20 Oct
    14 Dec - 15 Dec
  • Client Reviews

    "I found the training went at a great pace and the instructor was extremely helpful and answered all the questions that were thrown at him, plus a good few tips and pointers. Very Pleased."

    Antony Frangos, Pentland Brands, Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Extremely helpful day overall. Think I have really learnt a lot today and am looking forward to putting it into practice now."

    Nancy Ni Bhriain, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Intermediate

    "Had a very interesting 2 days within pleasant surroundings with a friendly, knowledgeable instructor. Perfect C4D training course."

    Darren Mael, Billington Cartmell, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Intermediate

    "Having never used Cinema 4D before this was a great introduction to a very complex program. The basic tools were well covered and have provided a good starting knowledge to look into the workings of this program further."

    Siobhan Hooper, Headline Publishing, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Brilliant course and the trainer's knowledge and enthusiasm was great. Looking forward to getting started with my new knowledge of C4D. Thank you! "

    Phil Lamey, Walt Disney, Cinema 4D - 4 Day Masterclass

    "Very good experience, will recommend to contacts. Learnt so much in a easy way, great value. Was not sure what to expect but can safely say it has been a brilliant process and the tutor was fantastic."

    Alun Edwards, Studio Output, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Really interesting and stimulating stuff, clearly taught and explained."

    David Parish, STI Line, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Very enjoyable, clearly instructed, and I look forward to using Cinema 4D a lot more in my work. Thanks!"

    Clare Evans, FlashDynamix, Maxon Cinema 4D - 4 Day Masterclass

    "The course was well structured, very informative and the trainer was brilliant!"

    Katherine Parmley, Joyce Design, Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Great trainer, very versatile, able to move with confidence from one subject/ question to another. "

    Boris Thuery, Design Laboratory, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction