(13 customer reviews)

Cinema 4D: Beginner

£597.00£697.00 + VAT



In this 3 day Cinema 4D training course we’ll cover how this intuitive 3D package can be used for creating amazing still images for print and breathe taking video for broadcast, TV, web and film. This Cinema 4D training course coupled with Cinema 4Ds easy interface and logical workflow make it possible for those new to 3D modelling to be producing hi-end 3D scenes quickly. We will cover modeling techniques for creating bespoke models, typography & objects. We’ll also cover animation, lighting and camera techniques. We’ll show you the software’s tight integration with Adobe products as well as other leading compositing and video products. We’ll work through the best rendering and export techniques. Cinema 4d is fast, intuitive and delivers dazzling imagery. This course is suitable for people in any industry looking to add 3D to their workflow.




This course is aimed at people who are new to Cinema 4D and that are looking to add 3D to their portfolio of skills.



A good knowledge of basic operating systems either PC or Mac. A basic understanding of Maxon’s Cinema 4D interface is recommended but not essential.



This course will show delegates the fundamentals of Maxon’s Cinema 4D. By the end of the course you’ll be able to create your own 3D designs & animation and be ready to move towards some of the more sophisticated features of the software.

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Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 13:00

 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

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    DAY 1

    Introduction to Maxon Cinema 4D

    • Overview
    • Overview of Cinema 4D
    • The Cinema 4D interface
    • The Camera and object views
    • Customising your workspace
    • Modelling
    • Creating a manipulating primitive shapes
    • Creating and understanding splines
    • Creating Nurbs
    • Shapes and parameters
    • Deformers
    • Polygon modelling tools
    • Creating and applying textures
    • Adding text & company logos
    • Importing Adobe Illustrator paths

    DAY 2

    Creating a scene

    • Adding a floor object
    • Adding the sky object
    • Adding lighting
    • Light textures, projections and shadows
    • The Material Manager
    • Creating new materials
    • Concepts of colour, transparency, reflection…
    • Applying a material to an object
    • Changing a materials mapping
    • Applying Video textures to objects

    DAY 3


    • Timeline concepts
    • Setting keyframes
    • Animating objects and cameras
    • Editing animation sequences
    • Creating an animation path for your object
    • Animating the camera
    • Rendering the animation
    • Animating Nurbs
    • Multiple cameras
    • Animating the light

    Rendering / Exporting

    • Rendering a view
    • Rendering settings
    • Rendering for print
    • Rendering for video
    • Rendering with Alpha channels
    • Creating a Render queue
    • Importing and exporting from other 3D packages
    • Rendering your project to different formats (MOV, Image sequences & Quicktime

    13 reviews for Cinema 4D: Beginner

    1. Stu

      I’m resitting this course – was great to have a different trainer and a whole new set of tips and tricks.

    2. Steve Thomas

      I think Yeray had a really hard time given the amount of content he had to cover in such a short period of time, the modelling component alone could have taken a full week!

    3. Matt Shutler

      Adam was great and the whole course structure was fantastic. It rocketed along at a pace which was quite daunting to begin with but by asking for help when necessary I became far more accustomed to the software.

    4. Jeremy Jacobs

      Made the learning really easy to follow and was patient!

    5. Vanessa Zimmermann

      Ricardo was a friendly and competent instructor

    6. Bouchra Johnson, Aljazeera English

      I took the Cinema 4D course with Academy Class, and I can confidently say it was extremely well drafted. The trainer was very knowledgeable, the course is very well planned and delivered to meet industry needs. I will definitely come back to Academy class should I need further training.

    7. S. Newman

      We learnt a lot within the week, great teacher and friendly staff.

    8. Gabrielle Smith

      I was sent to the Academy Class training to learn Cinema 4D. I had a basic understanding of the course but at the end of the 3 days I really understood it a lot more with the help of the instructor who not only took us through the complex interface but answered any personal questions we had. He was patient and very knowledgeable of the software which I found extremely helpful. I’d recommend Academy Class to anyone interested in what they have to offer!

    9. Ibrahim Vanzaria

      Really enjoyable 3 days re-learning software after not having used it much since last time did the course.

    10. Marco Eastwood

      Ricardo is very knowledgeable and can apply real life examples from working in the industry and he was able to respond positively to all of our questions confidently.

    11. Wes Fuller

      great course, thankyou

    12. Katherine Matthews

      I came i with no knowledge of C4D and i’m going home feeling cautiously confident that i can do my projects.

    13. Matthew

      Matt made a really hard to learn piece of software – digestible and engaging.

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