Fundamentals of Cinema 4D

at Future Media Concepts - Downtown, Washington, D.C.

Course Details
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Start Date:

Wed, May 01, 10:00am - May 03, 5:30pm (3 sessions)

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Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1627 K St NW Ste 900
Btwn 16th & 17th Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this cinema 4d class:

Course Description

This Course is for everybody new to C4D. It will take you through the basics of Cinema 4D, and will allow you to start using it to create your first projects from start to finish. We will also talk about general 3D concepts that will give you a better understanding of the underlying technology.

Who Should Attend

Anyone that seeks to learn Cinema 4D from scratch, from any industry and discipline.


Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows. Basic understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator would be beneficial.

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Basics
  • Navigation
  • Primitives
  • Deformers
Lesson 2: Splines
  • drawing
  • import
Lesson 3: Generators
  • modeling generators
Lesson 4: Lighting
  • Lights
  • Shadow types
  • Aiming lights
  • 3-point lighting
  • Restricting light (project tab)
Lesson 5: Texturing
  • Creating a material
  • Projection modes
  • Restricting materials to a selection
  • Dealing with alphas
Lesson 6: Animation
  • Keyframing (attributes & objects)
  • The timeline
  • Interpolation (F-curves)
Lesson 7: Rendering
  • Rendering for "x" (print, video, etc)
  • Alphas
  • Dof / Motion blur
  • Net
Lesson 8 Compositing
  • Setting up multi-pass
Lesson 9: Customizing C4D
  • Creating a custom layout
  • Modifying shortcuts
  • Preferences vs Scene Settings
  • Creating a custom start .c4d file

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Refund Policy
If notice is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund or reschedule less a $150 administrative fee. If notice is given less than 15 calendar days, no rescheduling or refunds are permitted. All cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing. Please mail to [email protected] Attendee substitutions may be made for any student without penalty of additional cost at any time until the class begins. Clients who take at least one class in a master class may not cancel and are responsible for the entire Master Class fee.


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In 1994, Jeff Rothberg and Ben Kozuch launched Future Media Concepts as the world's first Avid Authorized Training Center. Over the years, FMC expanded its curriculum to become the nation's premier digital media training center representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe,...

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