MAXON CINEMA 4D
Easy to Use, Professional 3D Animation Software
The next generation, representing two decades of excellence.
The eleventh generation of CINEMA 4D is another milestone in the development of professional 3D software and a testament to two decades of excellence by MAXON’s programming team. Professional 3D animation tools have never been easier to use.
The basics: #1 The Cinema 4D Interface
Welcome to the first tutorial in our “the basics” series. This series of tutorials is designed to teach you the extreme basics of Cinema 4D and is a great way to learn Cinema 4D for everyone that has never used Cinema 4D before.
In this tutorial we will cover the Cinema 4D interface, we will go through all basic menu’s and button explaining what they are and how to use them.
Cinema 4D Interface – Basic Walkthrough
Making of Super Snail
This work is fully modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D. I have used BodyPaint 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.
Create Explosive Typographic Effects
In this tutorial I will walk through the steps I used to create this illustration to bring alive the word “collide.” While you may not find yourself needing to recreate the word “collide,” I hope you will find useful the techniques I will cover…
3D Text Tutorial
Some people have been asking me how I created the sleek 3D text for the header of Celoxdesign (if you can’t see it in the header your probably viewing a newer version of Celoxdesign Happy ). This 3D text tutorial includes everything, so with proper materials and lightning.
Glass In Cinema4D
Glass can be a difficult material to capture correctly in a 3D program. Ordinary glass presents us with extremes in nearly every surface attribute. Hard specularity, transparency, reflection, refraction – glass has it all. The transparency and reflective values of glass change with our angle of observation. Glass seems completely transparent to us, yet it casts a shadow. Thus, it is a unique challenge to embody all of these aspects of glass in a material setup.
Creature Head Tutorial
3D Objects from Vectors
This is a video tutorial on taking vector art and importing it into Cinema 4D to create a 3D object that can be animated, textured, and manipulated in 3D space. In this tutorial, written by David from filmmakingcentral.com he shows you exactly how to do this. David was nice enough to allow us to repost this on our blog. He is using artwork from the free Vector Sample Pack from our Arsenal.
Giving Depths to Your Renders
Materials in Cinema4D
Ball Bearing Gear Tutorial
3D Toys Animation
Learn the animation basics and looping in Cinema 4D.
Although this won’t teach you on the artwork part, you will learn how to animate it and there’s a demo video attached. If you have any question, please leave a comment. I will additionally write more tutorials on this if needed.
Well, I decided to make a tutorial out of my two “Crystalize” abstracts since people like them so much. Making those effects is not very hard. Its only playing around until u get what you want. But once u get the effect you feel like using it over and over combining with other things. I bet after this tutorial ends you will probably think this was so easy i could have done it without a tutorial. But enough with the talking, lets start making something.
Simple UFO Tutorial
Frozen Cells Tutorial
Modeling a car using blueprints
In this massive tutorial you will learn how to model a car using blueprints, points and the bridge tool.
Basic Cinema 4D knowledge is required for this tutorial!
Please note I will be working in Cinema 4D Release 10. If you wish to use this method please just try and adapt it for your package, be it in a previous version of C4D or an alternate package.
This tutorial does assume you have some basic 3D modeling knowledge as well as some basic knowledge of C4D.
CREATING SKIES WITH SHADERS
This tutorial explains how to create a large sky-plane, create a sky-like material using the bhodinut 2d noise shaders and explains how to create your own variations etc. I was going through the “nebula” tutorial on the maxon site and I noticed that similar techniques could be used to create normal clouds, so I simplified it all a bit and decided to write a tutorial on it, hope you find it useful!!
Array Lighting in Cinema4D
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 Glass.zip
Armor Plates in Cinema4D
Golf Ball Tutorial
Fuel Cap Tutorial
C4D Plug Tutorial and Full Guide
Boolean Objects in Cinema4D
Glass Balls in Cinema4D
Red Plasticy Material in CINEMA 4D
Zebra in Cinema4D
Here’s the Zebra 3D modeling tutorial by Pupi for Cinema 4D. And the Great thing is, you can download his 3D model for FREE ! Requirements: Cinema 4D.
Hair Geometrics in Cinema4D
MAXON’S CINEMA 4D allows users to add a module called HAIR, integrating custom hair control to 3D projects. However, sometimes users may want to export the HAIR geometry to non-HAIR users. The process, although easy, isn’t necessarily obvious. Here’s how you can do it, or at least one way to do it.
Cinema4D Poser Tutorial
UV Mapping in Cinema 4D
3D Grass in Cinema 4D
This is a Cinema 4D Tutorial I’ve created which will introduce you to object manipulation, textures, fur and also general familiarity with the program itself. I’m using Cinema 4D 10 and you can download the demo directly from Maxon.
Car Tire Tutorial
You will need the MAKETHICKER plugin, download and drop it into program files/maxon/cinema 4d/plugins, you can find the plugin at the following page…
Make a Picture 3D
Creating a Line Object Render
Today you will learn how to create great looking Line Renders using extruding and deformers.
Line renders are amazing looking renders that are often used on wallpapers or photo manipulations.
Lets get started by opening Cinema 4D, I’m using C4D R10 for this tutorial, but it should also work for older versions.
Wedding Rings in Cinema 4D