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Maxon Cinema 4D allows for 3D models Motion graphics Product visualisations Architectural planning Professional animations

Maxon Cinema 4D Introduction for After Effects Users 2 Days - London

Key Course Details:




- 10am to 5pm


£450 + vat

Learn about 3D design and animation as you apply your After Effects knowledge to Cinema 4D. We will show you how to create realistic objects and surfaces, and then render and export the results. This course is a brilliant 3D primer for anyone with a grounding in After Effects.

After we give you a complete tour of the Cinema 4D environment, we will show you the basics of modelling, texturing, animation, and rendering. You will learn about importing CAD models and Adobe Illustrator content, and will understand how to get projects to move in and out of After Effects. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in 3D design who has some experience of After Effects.

Learn about 3D design and animation as you apply your After Effects knowledge to Cinema 4D. We will show you how to create realistic objects and surfaces, and then render and export the results. This course is a brilliant 3D primer for anyone with a grounding in After Effects.

After we give you a complete tour of the Cinema 4D environment, we will show you the basics of modelling, texturing, animation, and rendering. You will learn about importing CAD models and Adobe Illustrator content, and will understand how to get projects to move in and out of After Effects. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in 3D design who has some experience of After Effects.

  • Cinema 4D for After Effects Users 2 Days

    Course Details

    This 2-day Introduction course helps you learn about the tools and features available in Maxon Cinema 4D and Cinema 4D Lite, and has been designed specifically for existing users of Adobe After Effects. Together, we will cover the fundamentals of creating and manipulating objects, animating scenes, and rendering the results.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Navigate the Cinema 4D environment
    • Create and manipulate objects
    • Import content from other programs
    • Apply textures to surfaces
    • Animate 3D systems
    • Render scenes to produce the final output
    • Export After Effects project files from Cinema 4D
    • Import lights, cameras, and solids into After Effects

    Our goals are for you to create your own 3D designs and character animations, for you to grasp both basic and sophisticated features of Cinema 4D, and for you to understand the integration with After Effects.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for designers who have little or no experience of any 3D programs but who have previously used Adobe After Effects.

    You will need basic experience in using After Effects. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe After Effects CC Introduction 2 Day course.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Introduction to Maxon Cinema 4D & Cinema 4D Lite
      General interface
      • Customising the interface to make life easier
      • Navigation and object manipulation
      • Complete interface tour
      • Which parts you can safely ignore
      • Polygon tools
      • Spline manipulation
      • NURBS
      • Deformers
      • Working with imported CAD models
      • Loading Adobe Illustrator paths
      • Working to scale
      • Polygon efficiency for faster renders
      • openVDB volumetric modelling
      • Material channels
      • File formats and their advantages
      • Shaders - textures - animated textures
      • Applying materials in the right place
      • Reflections and Transparencies
    • Key frames
    • Easing in and smooth motion
    • Animating parameters
    • Camera animations and walkthroughs
    • Particle systems
    • Cameras
    • Lighting
    • Shadows
    • Lighting techniques
    • Render settings and project set up
    • Final render export
    • Rendering animations
    After Effects Integration
    • Preparing track mattes for compositing
    • Exporting multiple layers from Cinema 4D
    • Depth channels for depth of field control
    • Motion vectors for motion blur
    • Exporting After Effects project files from Cinema 4D
    • Importing Lights, cameras and solids into After Effects
    • Transferring camera tracking data from After Effects to Cinema 4D
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training London training centre based at:

    5 St John’s Lane
    EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • Cinema 4D for After Effects Users - Upcoming London Course Dates

    Next 02 Sep - 03 Sep £450 + vat
    Next 21 Oct - 22 Oct £450 + vat
    Next 09 Dec - 10 Dec £450 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "Instructor was very knowledgable and provided great assistance and help in our introduction course. Would definitely recommend."

    Stefan Elias, EE, Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Not my first course here and surely not my last! Absolutely brilliant instructor, comfortable facilities and a truly valuable opportunity."

    Emily Theodore, Catersales, Bespoke Cinema 4D Intermediate Course

    "Brilliant course and the trainer's knowledge and enthusiasm was great. Looking forward to getting started with my new knowledge of C4D. Thank you! "

    Phil Lamey, Walt Disney, Cinema 4D - 4 Day Masterclass

    "Having never used Cinema 4D before this was a great introduction to a very complex program. The basic tools were well covered and have provided a good starting knowledge to look into the workings of this program further."

    Siobhan Hooper, Headline Publishing, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Extremely helpful day overall. Think I have really learnt a lot today and am looking forward to putting it into practice now."

    Nancy Ni Bhriain, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Intermediate

    "Size of classes are perfect. Everyone was able to ask questions and get them answered. The trainer was knowledgeable and got through a huge amount of information in an understanding way..."

    Ian Alwis, Cut and Polish, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Intermediate

    "Very good experience, will recommend to contacts. Learnt so much in a easy way, great value. Was not sure what to expect but can safely say it has been a brilliant process and the tutor was fantastic."

    Alun Edwards, Studio Output, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

    "Extremely useful professional knowledge from someone in the industry who knows what they're talking about."

    Michael Riley, Selfridges, Maxon Cinema 4D - 4 Day Masterclass

    "The 6 months support available is a fantastic addition to the course and I would definitely use XChange Training again in the future."

    Charles Townsend, MRM Meteorite, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Intermediate

    "The course was well structured, very informative and the trainer was brilliant!"

    Katherine Parmley, Joyce Design, Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction