Introduction to Cinema 4D - live online training

Course summary
2 days
395 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses
Next available date: 27/10/2021 09:30 - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Maxon Cinema 4D is the application of choice for many motion graphics artists. It provides a comprehensive range of tools for creating high-end models, photorealistic rendered images and eye-catching animations.

Our Introduction to Cinema 4D course provides a thorough grounding in the application. You’ll learn to achieve stunning results, fast and hassle-free. The topics taught include:

  • Modelling techniques, covering parametric shapes, deformers, splines, polygons, materials and textures and text.
  • Setting up scenes, covering the creation of floors and sky, and the addition of lights and shadows, reflection and transparency.
  • Animation, covering the timeline, keyframes, cameras, lights and animating along paths.
  • Rendering of still images and video.
  • Integration with other applications, including Adobe Illustrator and After Effects.

Our Cinema 4D courses are hosted by a long-established consultant and Adobe-accredited trainer with expert knowledge of Cinema 4D.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to Cinema 4D and motion graphics.
  • Those with limited Cinema 4D experience.

Course Content

Introduction to Cinema 4D topics:


  • Getting around the interface – what does what?
  • The tools, panels and views
  • Workspaces

Creating models

  • Parametric (or ‘primitive’) shapes
  • Deformers
  • Splines
  • Making objects ‘editable’
  • Polygons, lines and points
  • The Material Manager
  • Adding materials and textures
  • Creating text

Setting up the scene

  • Creating a floor and sky
  • Adding lights
  • Adding shadows
  • Colour, reflection and transparency
  • Mapping on to objects


  • Using the timeline
  • Understanding keyframes
  • Animating objects
  • Animating cameras
  • Animating lights
  • Animating along paths


  • Render settings
  • Rendering a view
  • Rendering for print
  • Rendering for video
  • Rendering alpha channels
  • The Render Queue
  • Different file formats

Training venue

Our approach to live online Cinema 4D training

We do everything possible to make your experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom…

  •  You’ll see and hear your trainer and the other delegates, and be able to view your trainer’s screen.
  • Your trainer and the other delegates will see and hear you.
  • You'll receive comprehensive training materials, to refer to throughout the course and use as a refresher after.
  • Your training is hands-on: you’ll practice and carry out exercises throughout. We’ll make the course files and resources you’ll use available for you to download.
  • If you need assistance, you can share your screen with your trainer, and pass control to them.
  • You’ll receive an e-certificate confirming successful course completion.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support.
  • If you don’t have access to Cinema 4D, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional Cinema 4D trial software to download and install.

Course delivery details

Armada uses Zoom as the platform of choice for live online training. 

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses

Continuing Studies

Following this Introductory level course, we offer a two-day Advanced Cinema 4D course. 

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We specialise in: CAD design training. Our expert trainers cover the most popular CAD applications including AutoCAD, Revit, Fusion 360, SketchUp, 3ds Max, used across all industries - architecture, engineering, interior design and others. Creative, video and animation training -...

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B60 4AD Bromsgrove, Birmingham

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