Most of us are very familiar with 3D technology with the latest movies and games that were released in the market. Cinema 4D is a powerful 3D application used in the fields of television, film, architecture, science, advertising and many other that can do modeling, animation and rendering largely to the Body Paint 3D functionality.
Since it has an artist friendly and impressive integration with a customizable interface and workflow, these applications have been used in famous movies such as Polar Express, Monster House, Spider Man 3, Beowulf and The Chronicles of Narnia. Some of the best plug-ins of Cinema 4D are tools that are primarily used for special lighting, controls, adding special effects and more.
This application has become very popular because it is fairly simple, easy to use and also has a flexible interface. There are about more than hundreds of Cinema 4D tutorials that could help you improve your knowledge creatively. With many trends and innovative techniques, the latest training can inspire and entertain visitors. Let’s take a look at some of them.
In this intermediate to advanced level tutorial you will learn to use primitives, SweepNurbs, complex materials, and the hair module to create this very interesting abstract Eye with Hair.
Today author 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.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a complex (around 600,000 polygons) abstract Greeble scene without getting into too much modeling. Loft NURBS, Sweep NURBS, Formula object, Structure tools, and Visible light will be used to create the scene, and Advanced Render will be applied to generate the final image.
In this quick-tip tutorial we’ll be taking a look at the techniques required to model a basic pillow/cushion object in Cinema 4D. After applying a simple material, we’ll then investigate using Maxon’s “Advanced Render” system to add a depth of field (DOF) effect to our final render. For anyone doing arch-vis interiors in C4D this tutorial is a must see!
5. Silent man
There are many rendered portraits in a lot of galleries. I was always impressed by the high quality of the MentalRay FastSkin shader and how easy it was to set it up once you understood the basic concept of how skin works. But as I “only” have Cinema 4D, MentalRay is not an option for me. But isn’t it possible to render realistic skin in Cinema 4D? I wanted to find out with this project.
In this particular tutorial we’ll use some text in a basic room to show off the effect, yet it can really be used on anything at all. The lighting is really quite simple to setup, as this tutorial is aimed at the beginner crowd.
This is a simple setup for imitation of the Transformers effect in Cinema 4D using Explosion FX. It is not the same animation butt is close to the original and is rendering very fast and ones build the setup you can put everything like text and logos inside.
8. 7 Up look
In this tutorial, I go though the process of making this Cherry 7up Animation. First, I show you how to model a simple cherry to use for the particle. Then I show you how to use the Mograph Cloner Object, Dynamics, Spline Effector, Global Illumination, and Linear Falloff settings to animate the scene.
This Tutorial will show you how to create Crystals Effect using Cinema 4D and composite it in After Effects.
Learn how to model the infamous drive by shooter! the Mac 10 in Cinema 4D. The video tutorial will show you step by step how to create this naughty weapon of choice for all your homeboy’s.
In this tutorial, I go though the process of modeling, animating and lighting an animation I did for a Five Second Project called “Balloons In Black And White.” Follow along in Cinema 4D as I use particles, HDRI lighting and reflective textures to create this scene.
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
13. Flying spheres
This tutorial will show you how to create this “Flying Spheres” animation using Cinema 4D’s Emitter, Attractor and Wind Effector and then composite it in After Effects.
This tutorial will show you how to create the “Marble Gravity” Animation in Cinema 4D and some after compositing in After Effects.
Creating a captivating short animation without a narrative is no easy feat. That was our goal with our Fur ball spot: taking an expressionless object and giving it personality. In this tutorial we’ll explain how to bring a shape or object to life and make it ‘dance’ to music.
16. Super Snail
This work is fully modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D. I have used Body Paint and Photoshop for the textures. I start modeling the snail shell, to do this I use a spiral spline and a circular shape inside a sweep NURBS, I activate it and adjust the spiral parameters to get both the necessary turns and the thickness at the beginning and at the end.
Thanks to Cinema 4D version R12, which just released before the brand new R13. We are able to rig and drive a car quickly and easily. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to model a simple car, then you’re going to have two options to play with using your rigged car. Either steering it as you wish, or smashing it through a wall with an added slow motion effect. All achieved right here in the Cinema 4D.
Maxon’s 11th release of Cinema 4D introduces significant improvements to Advanced Render. AR 3 now uses two new algorithms (Irradiance and Quasi-Monte Carlo), making it much easier and faster to get clean, and beautiful renders than ever before. In this tutorial we will learn how to take advantage of these amazing new features!
19. 97 Hand Grenade
In this two part video tutorial, you will go through the complete process of modeling, unwrapping, and texturing a Type 97 hand grenade, the standard fragmentation grenade that was used by the Imperial Japanese Army in WWII.
n this tutorial I will be showing you how I made an abstract, space inspired, wallpaper. I will be using both Cinema 4D R11.5 and Photoshop CS4
We have a great tutorial sent by one of our readers, Chanito from Panama. In this tutorial he will show you how to create a good 3D type explosion with Adobe Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop. We will use basic tools to make this artwork.
In this tutorial I will walk through the steps I took in creating this illustration. This technique can be used in a variety of ways and also for different themes besides Valentine’s Day.
23. Iron man 2
24. Tattered Cloth
In this tutorial I’ll be sharing some of my techniques for creating tattered cloth using Maxon Cinema 4D. We will learn how to create this effect by making a flag simulation using the power of C4D’s Spline and Boole tools.
25. HDRI Inside
Quick tip how you can build your own HDRI image inside Cinema 4D.Using bake texture tag you can make every cinema scene in to a HDRI and use it for lighting with global illumination.
This is a example how powerful can be your animation in 2-3 simple steps using Cinema 4D MO Graph and MO Dynamics settings. With a little help from Destruction Plugin By Adam Swaab and GrayscaleGorilla.
Learn how to shatter type in this exciting Cinema 4D.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a water text effect. Even though it might look compex it’s a very simple effect. We will use Illustrator for the text, then Cinema 4D to make it a 3D text and Photoshop to mix the 3D with some real photos to create a nice and realistic result.
29. Christmas Ball
This Tutorial will go though the process of creating a “Christmas Ball” Animation in Cinema 4D. This Tutorial covers how to model a simple present and use the MO Graph Cloner, Dynamics, Random Effector and then Compositing in After Effects.
30. Bulge Deformer
In this short video, I show you how to setup and use the bulge deformer in Cinema 4D. I always wanted to learn more about the deformers. So, I hope to slowly make short tutorials on how to use them. Stay tuned for more.
In this two-part tutorial, we’re going to learn how to bring a simple proverb into a complex typographic illustration that achieves a level of realism without actually using any photos. Yes, we’re going to build this idea from the bottom up.
3D graphics are often created using several applications. Today, we will use Photoshop, Illustrator, and Cinema 4D to create a stunning nightclub themed 3D composite.
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.
35. VW Beetle
Tutorial on how to model a VW Beetle for Cinema 4D Release 10, but should work with previous versions, also similar principle can be applied to other modeling apps.
36. Egg Modeling
I had to do 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.
Tutorial on how to make tentacles like this in the image using cinema 4D
38. Meta ball
Here is one very simple and good way to create some abstract cool looking 3D animation in Cinema 4D using the Metaball object.We going to make the Metaball object setup then animate the objects inside and import Adobe Illustrator file to create 3D logo or type.
Seamlessly blending 3d elements with photographs or video footage is a technique that is often used in television, film, and commercial applications. In this tutorial you will to learn how to composite 3d typography with photo reference using Cinema 4D and Photoshop.
40. Creepy Ghost
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a nice ghost using Adobe Photoshop mixing an image created in Cinema 4D with some photos. The process is easy and I will also show you how to use the Cloth feature in Cinema 4D.
started this project with roughly sketching out the scene on paper first. I knew I wanted to change the color to sepia later, so I didn’t have to worry about a colors cheme. After I was done with modeling the scene, I browsed through the 3DTotal Texture CD’s to pick up the textures and bump maps for the image.
42. The Worm
This scene was created using Cinema 4D and was done as follows. Please note that the models shown are not the models in the final render. I didn’t know I would be making a tutorial for this when creating it.
43. Helms Deep
The castle itself was made with polygon-modeling, I used some references from the LotR-DVD, but sometimes it was quite hard to get the details, so the castle in not really authentic, there are also some of my own ideas. I started with the long wall.
This mini tutorial I’ll show you briefly how I created this little guy. I’ve always liked dinosaurs and Compsognathus in particular and I created this one using Cinema 4D, Corel Photo-Paint and xNormal for the Normal Map generation.
In this tutorial we’ll go through the theory and setup the basic MO Graph model and get it running. In part two, we’ll work on actually modeling the lights and the rig to get a good-looking final model.
n this tutorial you’ll learn how to model and texture a small robot from scratch and place it in a lit scene. This is a comprehensive tutorial with 127 steps and will provide a complete introduction to making 3D art for the intermediate to advanced Cinema 4D user.
In this tutorial, I will explain you the steps to design a conceptual digital composition with 3D and photography in Cinema 4D and Photoshop. This is an intermediate tutorial, mainly because not many of you may not be familiar with Cinema 4D, but we will get trough every step so you can understand all the process in an easy way.
2D just doesn’t cut it any more. It’s time to bolster your Photoshop skills by bringing Cinema 4D into play in your everyday work. Barton Damer reveals how.
In this type treatment, I sought to bring together a Black letter font with the alluring Steampunk Style. A quick search on the net about the movement will show a well defined style and a few dominant leitmotifs. Raging steam engines, whistling exhausts and shiny metals are the norm, so in keeping with the guidelines, I created this illustration.
50. Stylish Light
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a scene inspired by those gangster movies and of course the great depthCORE chapter NOIR. We will use Cinema 4D to create the scene and then in Photoshop we will add the gangster and other effects.
Hope the overview of Cinema 4D tutorials inspires you and made you entertained!