CINEMA 4D is a 3-D application that is popular amongst matte painters in film production, largely due to the BodyPaint 3D functionality. It is equally popular amongst motion graphics artists, thanks to its excellent integration with composting application pipelines, and a very artist-friendly, customizable workflow and interface. It has been used for films such as Chronicles of Narnia, Beowulf, Polar Express, Spiderman 3 and Monster House.
CINEMA 4D’s intuitive interface and logical workflow make it possible for those new to 3D artistry to dive in and be productive quickly.
In this presentation, we present to you a 65 Intriguing CINEMA 4D Tutorials for Designers for igniting your creativity. Hope you will like this collection.
Creating a ball bearing using arrays
Apple Pro Speaker Cinema4D Tutorial by Martin “DerMattin” Ernst
Stylish Lighting in Cinema 4D and Photoshop
Use Global Illumination to create complex lighting and shadows.
Create cool looking 3D type with a door built into the side.
Rolling Red Carpet
Create a rolling red carpet that reveals text on the inside.
Explode a bit of 3D text and style it to create some awesome looking typographic elements.
Distort a panoramic image and create some 3D text, to make a little planet type effect.
Model and texture a beach ball.
Using the cloth tag, create an animation that makes a piece of paper crumple into a ball.
Model some speakers, and make them react to a sound file using Mograph.
Create a text effect similar the one used by Superman.
Use Sketch and Toon, along with After Effects, to create a hand-drawn looking animation of a car.
Check out several resources on how to model an egg.
Modeling a Zebra
Model a toy zebra (includes a free 3d model).
Modeling a Book
Model and texture a book, and add dust to the cover (project files include).
The UV-Map Dirtmap Baker Tutorial
Get a clean UV map, calculate a dirt map, and work with Baker.
Working With Procedurals
Use 3d procedural textures, instead of bitmaps, to acheive the desired result.
Modeling an Hourglass
Model, texture, and light an hourglass.
Contraint Tag: Aim
Learn the differences between the Target and Constraint tags.
Introduction to Point Cache
Learn to use the Point Cache Tag and Point Cache Deformer.
Use looping noise to create random motion in different objects.
Modeling a Lightsaber
Check out this awesome tutorial on modeling a replica lightsaber.
Making a Fireball with Pyrocluster
Create a realistic fireball inside of a container using Pyrocluster.
Modeling a Water Faucet
A basic tutorial on modeling and texturing a water faucet with handles for hot and cold.
Creating a Cel or Wireframe Render
Create a Cel or Wireframe Render of your model (kinda self explanatory).
Model a Basic Peanut Can
A basic tutorial on modeling a peanut can, and then lighting it appropriately.
Vector Logo To 3D
Create a logo from vector shapes, and then turn those shapes into 3d extrusions.
Exploring Sound Effector
Explore the Sound Effector, and how it can react to different parts of your scene.
Explosive Typography Effects
Create an awesome exploding 3D text effect.
Making of Super Snail
This is a huge tutorial on modeling the Super Snail ( including the body, slime, and rocket motor).
Create a realistic looking castle alleyway scene with fantastic lighting effects.
Materials in C4D
Learn to create realistic looking glass materials.
Creating Car Tires
Create some very nice custom textured tires.
Modeling a UFO
Make the UFO’s used in the independent film The Insurgents.
In one of the only C4D tutorials from Video Copilot, Andrew Kramer shows you how to create 3d titles inside of After Effects.
Introduction to Dynamics
Nick Campbell the man behind the next few tutorials gives you a crash course on Dynamics in C4D.
Texturing Objects and Lights
Learn how to use textures to help you light a scene.
Create a Floating Balloon Animation Using HDRI Lighting and Particles
From one of the 5 Second Projects, Nick shows you how to use HDRI
Lighting and Particles to create this awesome little animation.
CS Tools – Daylight
Use CS Tools’ Daylight to light a scene.
CS Tools – Cubes
Nick shows you how to use cubes from CS Tools to animate abstract shapes quickly.
CS Tools – Cluster
Use CS Tools – Cluster to easily create symmetrical burst animations with any object.
CS Tools – Bloom
Use CS Tools – Bloom to automate animations that bloom into scenes with rotation and scale.
CS Tools – Area Light and Ambient Light
Use another one of the lighting tools from CS Tools to light a scene effectively.
CS Tools – Action Cam
Use Action Cam from CS Tools to create some cool camera moves.
Creating a DNA Strand
Create a DNA strand using some basic shapes, deformers, and Mograph modules.
In John Dickinson’s first big 3 part tutorial using C4D, he uses
Illustrator, AE, and C4D to create an awesome glass shattering effect.
Noise Junkies “Universe” series has this great tutorial on modeling the moon’s surface.
Modeling a Piano
Learn how to model a basic piano.
Playing With Shadows
This is a recreation of Andrew Kramer’s Video Copilot tutorial on creating some soft shadows using Cinema 4D.
Learn how to recreate the reverse shatter effect used in the “Fringe” TV show’s opening title sequence.
Learn how to recreate Andrew’s organic mesh effect (from Video Copilot) using similar techniques in Cinema 4D.
Beyond Boring Text
This is a nice little tutorial on using the Displace Deformer, with Mograph Text Objects, to create stylized effects.
Kicked the Bucket
Chris Martin and Creative Cow has this tutorial for creating a fluid logo using RealFlow inside of Cinema 4D.
This uses an older version of C4D 8.5 but shows you how you can map decals and sponsor stickers to a car.
Making of: “The Worm”
Learn how Raymond O’Doul created his piece “The Worm” featured on 3DTotal.com.
Dynamic Modeling in C4D Using Mograph
Learn how to make a light grid within Cinema 4D.
Dome Lighting Using Mograph
Learn how to use Mograph in conjunction with Global Illumination to make lighting your models easy yet awesome.
Custom Forces with MoDynamics
Learn how to work with custom forces with the new MoDynamics module in Cinema 4D
Create a Steam Powered Typograhic Treatment
Learn how to make this steampunk-esque looking text treatment using Illustrator, C4D, and Photoshop.
Creating Static Meshes
Learn how to create a Static Mesh, texture it, and import it into UnrealEd for Unreal Tournament 2003+.
Lighting in Cinema 4D
Learn how to use textures and normal maps, using a normal map generator and Photoshop with Cinema 4D.