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02 February 2007, 12:26 PM
The list of tutorials got quite long now, so I thought a compressed list might be useful. I checked the links and updated where necessary/possible. I skipped some (especially links to other lists and most tutorials intended for other software - lists of those are easily found elsewhere), so don't get angry if this isn't "complete" ;-).
Sites that don't respond right now are marked with an (!) and might be erased if no longer in reach.
If I wrote any author's name the wrong way - please inform me.

Bullet Time ( - a way to freeze time without any plugins (Joe Mercier)
Flag Loop ( - how to do a looping animation with clothilde - here with a flag in the wind (Lennart)
Planetary System ( - (Markus Lanser)
Thinking Particles ( - an introduction not only about the how but also the why (Adam Swaab)

Basics and simple Nurbs ( - with quite nice results (?)
For beginners ( - "straight to the heart of what a beginner needs" (cinefex)

Differential Rendering ( - putting 3D into a real scene seamlessly (Albedo)
Shadow Catcher ( - how to produce correct shadows of 3D-Objects in real scenes (Maxon)

C.O.F.F.E.E. and C++
Introduction ( - into plugin programming with C.O.F.F.E.E. (H.G. Seib)
Plugin Development ( - how to construct new plugins in C++ (Steven J. Baines)

Import / Export
Poser Hair ( - get hair from poser to C4D (Segart)

Lighting and environment
Ambient Occlusion ( - aiming for the older plugin but useable with the new AR-feature (Peter Hermann)
Basic Lighting with Vray ( - also as video ( (Doğa Bilgili)
Daylight ( - in the scene used in cinebench (Carles Piles)
Fake HDRI environments ( - (Anders Kjellberg)
Global Ilumination ( - and alternatives (James Hastings Trew)
HDR-Lighting ( - and usage of HDR-Images for that goal (Maxon)
Radiosity ( baking a complex ilumination to the floors and walls (Michael Vance)
Radiosity ( - explaining settings and their effects (Michael Vance)
Radiosity, internal ( - lighting a room with radiosity, explaining the settings (Renderhouse)
Seperate reflections ( - how to use multipass-renderings to control different reflections (Anders Kjellberg)
Shadow control ( - who casts it's shadow on what - how to control this (Bernd Salewski)
Sky ( - without the new advaced render feature (Yu Kei)

Mapping and UV
Normal Maps ( - what are they and how to produce them in C4D (James Hastings Trew)
UV Rocks ( - modelling and texturing of natural rocks (Darrin ?)

empty right now :-(

Modelling (Box/Subdivision)
Animal: Spider ( - Picturetutorial, boxmodelling of a spider (Mike Robinson)
Car: Chevy ( - for older versions but still usable and very detailed (Jeff C.)
Human: Body ( - quick way to model a low poly body (Markus Lanser)
Human: Head ( - modelling a female head (Yoichi Mimura)
Object: Diamond ( - (Jürgen Schoner)
Object: golf ball ( - (Ensar Yanar)

Modelling (Point/Face)
Car: Tire ( - a detailed tire in a short time (Anders Kjellberg)
Human: Head ( pointmodelling a head from references (Jannis Labelle)
NGons ( - used to modify an existing complex modell (Marco Weiß)
Object: Book ( - a hardcover book - including texturing (Anders Kjellberg)
Organic Modelling ( - some basic techniques (Nick Woolridge)

Modelling (other)
Abstract Art ( - quick abstract objects with matrix extrude and deformers (David Bradburry)
Animal: bird ( - including texturing, rigging and animation (Jannis Labelle)
Animal: supersnail (http://www.*********.com/features/supersnail/SuperSnail-p1.html) - a racing snail with a backpack motor, includes texturing & lighting (Andrés Hurtado) (!)
Bloodcell ( - a tutorial for beginners including modell and texture (Adam Trachtenberg)
Building: city ( - a quick way to produce a city from map material (Tobias Deml)
Building: Oil refinery ( - including texturing (Janine Pauke)
Landscapes ( - detailing different ideas (Yu Kei)
Object: Car Tire ( - via instancing (Psionic)
Object: Car Tire ( - a slightly different approach as above (Deschamps Thibaut)
Object: CPU-Waterblock ( - Cooling Unit for CPUs - Tut. with c4d-file (Lipgi Tang)
Object: Tank Tracks ( - by arranging the elements on a spline (Psionic)
Object: Thread ( - QT video tutorial 9 MB (Lennart)
Plant: Flower ( - modelled via posemixer (Tom Glod) (!)

Meteor ( (Fernando Fagundes Pires)

Rigging, bones and Mocca
Bull Rider ( - a detailed description about the basic of rigging ("Cactus Dan" Libisch)
Character Setups ( - for animations (Oliver Pietern)
Cloth: creating clothes ( - creating clothes, using belts and animating with wind (3 videos) (benytone)
Cloth boomer ( - use cloth (and only cloth) to simulate dynamic fragmentation of objects (Chris Schmidt)
Constraints ( - several videos for getting into the basics and advanced of constraints (benytone)
Intro to bones ( - placing bones and limiting their influence (Bob)
IK examples ( - several from simpler to advanced, also a body-setup without splineIK/Mocca 3 (bennytone)
Leg Rig ( - stable soft-IK Rig ("Cactus Dan" Libisch)
Leg Rig ( - video tutorial in V10, no voice but according to users: useful ;-) (Joe Yan)
Optimizing Morph Targets ( - reduce the used points, for V8 with Mocca and up (Fabian Rosenkranz)
Stop Staring ( - video tutorial and scene (Fabian Rosenkranz)
Wrinkles ( - producing them with tension (Joe Yan)

Scenes (Tutorials containing several techniques)
Bloodstream ( - from modelleing cells to animating them (Nikola Leskovac)
Interior design ( - and rendering (Tom Glod) (!)

Special Applications for C4D
Stereograms ( - to create a 3D illusion viewed with coloured glasses (Captain 3D)

Texturing and Materials
Baking Dirtmaps ( - for use with V9 and lower (Peter Hofmann)
Glass ( photorealistic (James Hastings Trew)
Head ( - texturing a head with Body Paint (Jannis Labelle)
Lineshader ( - sketchlines without sketch & toon or other plugins (NAAM & Happy Ship)
Skin ( - getting the right look with and without SSS (James Hastings-Trew)
Synchronising Shaders ( - especially noise in different channels - QT video 3 MB (Lennart)
Vinyl record ( - modelling and texturing (Kimmo Rinta-Pollari)

Tricks, Tips, HUD and Interface
Camera Mapping ( - used to turn a picture into a 3D environment (Janine Pauke)
Often overlooked functions ( - a lot of them (Björn Marl)

Automatic Door ( - opening when an object gets near (Fernando Fagundes Pires)
Basics and more ( - also combination with Thinking Particles (Lachlan)
Range Mapper ( - used to control a complex animation (Quentin Preik)
Xpresso Anonymous ( - many tutorials from the basics up to more complex (Björn Marl)

(worked through to post 201 in the above mentioned thread and down to post 33 in this one - looked in several other threads in this forum too - last checked on availability April-02-2009)

02 February 2007, 12:38 PM
is very very nice thanks..

02 February 2007, 02:28 PM
You are welcome - hope it helps.

I also left out most nonenglish tutorials - if the screams for it get loud enough I might lift my tired fingers to slip them in too. But since I am only fit in one other language to estimate the real content of a tutorial (or if it is one at all) I stepped back from blindly adding to this list. But a search in the longer thread should quickly end in useful results.

All above links should work (at least they did an hour or so ago).

Doing a brake - returning later.

02 February 2007, 09:33 PM
i need more basic tutorials, can you help me?

02 February 2007, 12:22 AM
i need more basic tutorials, can you help me?

go to the tutorial link and there are many tuts to choose from.

02 February 2007, 05:58 PM (

go to the tutorial link and there are many tuts to choose from.

hey your Homepage is coool!

02 February 2007, 12:05 AM
Hello everyone!
This is my contribution to the thread!

Tutorial 54: Cinema 4D Constraints (

Tutorial 53: Using Set Driven Key And the Hud In Cinema 4D (

02 February 2007, 06:13 PM
Update.. broken link delete..'s basic training ( to get you up to speed on Cinema 4D. Maxon's own online training ( (

02 February 2007, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the additions.

Please don't get me wrong, this thread was intended to make the search for tutorials easier, so please don't post entire link-lists of all the tutorials you once used. Many new posted links are allready in the list up there or have been simply dead (well at least I got no answer from many of those). Again I ommitted to include links to other lists or threads but only used more or less direct links to tutorials themselves.

It would help me a lot in keeping this list up to date, if you have a brief look at those sites allready posted to reduce the amount of work for me (thank you very much in advance). So again: didn't mean to offend anybody.

I also thought about giving those tutorials a simple classification (beginner - intermidiate - advanced) to make it easier to find an apropriate one for anyones needs, but I think that can wait until the list gets longer.

03 March 2007, 08:47 PM
I was informed (being to stupid to realize by myself ;-) ) that this sections contains more than I saw before and thus started to work myself through it. I will definetly overlook some things becaus my PC doesn't show me everything so don't get angry. But the above list got some new entries none the less.

04 April 2007, 12:41 PM
Just a small personal update.

10 October 2007, 03:35 PM
I reviewed all links to see if they still work. Except those marked with na they should do it (those will be thrown out if they still are not reachable).

I corrected several dead links, wherer I could find the new address and added several new ones (as stated above - not everything posted in the bigger thread in this forum).

And if this proves useful it might be worth tagging it sticky (but do as you see fit). And if this is redundant work please tell me too (it IS work after all ;-) ).

10 October 2007, 02:03 PM
Erased nonexistend links and added a view new ones.

10 October 2007, 08:50 PM
Nice clean list.

You deserve a big thank you.:thumbsup:

11 November 2007, 02:49 PM
Thanks a lot - if it is helpful for even a few, than I'm happy with it :-).

I added the link to Robert L. Santas instructive tutorial in charactermodelling.

01 January 2008, 01:17 PM
Added some entries from the main tutorial thread and corrected a view others (I didn't test them all this time).

02 February 2008, 07:18 PM
A regular (and small) update - sorry for those tutorials I didn't add to the list, some needed a complete download which I put aside for later.

03 March 2008, 01:18 PM
Checked the links for availability - erased some which are now "forbidden" and corrected two due to moved websites.

No additions.

04 April 2008, 07:11 PM
Deleted unreachable links and added a new one.

04 April 2008, 06:06 PM
Very useful, thanks! :thumbsup:


06 June 2008, 04:15 PM
You are welcome :-)

I checked the links again and marked some as unreachable (right know). I will check them later to see if this is still a problem.

Also added some new links (from this forum).

06 June 2008, 02:46 PM
Erased those links which I have been (and still are) unreachable (at least from here).

07 July 2008, 07:04 PM
Regular check of availability.

07 July 2008, 12:58 AM
I often use these tutorials and it's so refreshing when the links work and a decent tutorial is behind them.
Thank you for keeping such a vigilant eye on the list.

08 August 2008, 06:20 PM
Just the regular check on availability - have fun beeing creative.

And to poplasma: thanks a lot - it's not that much work, but since it seems to be useful I'll continue ;-).

08 August 2008, 06:37 PM
it's not that much work, but since it seems to be useful I'll continue ;-).

It's very useful and very appreciated! :thumbsup:


08 August 2008, 02:33 PM
Texturing and Materials>Diamond Material link is broken...

08 August 2008, 09:33 AM
Thanks, digitalecho - I could reach the site but several pictures (about the texturing) are missing, so I marked it as possibly broken.

And to Cartesius - allways a pleasure to help :-).

10 October 2008, 01:37 PM
The regular availability-check.
Added a bit and sorted the diamond-tutorial into modelling (since it's texture-part is still missing (pictures out of reach)).

11 November 2008, 05:25 PM
The regular test for availability.

Some remarks:
I omitted to add links to c4dcafe because everything there is allready sorted perfectly (and thus doesn't need to be categorized again by the not so wise (me)).

I didn't add the most of Joe Yan's tutorials, because the conection was murderessly slow (at least from here). So if you out there think that I should throw them into the list, please tell me so.

There are some other tutorials which I didn't add, simply because I started this as a english-only-list, so that all who read this thread can be shure to understand the tutorials as well.

So if you stumbled over this list, take it as an overview an not a complete and perfect excerpt of the "big" thread from which it originates.

So, have fun being creative ;-)

12 December 2008, 03:27 PM
Sorry for the late maintenance - as allways: chekced the links, marked what's not in reach and added some new ones (i.e. some tutorials by Joe Yan).

And a happy new year to all those creative minds out there!

01 January 2009, 08:20 PM
I guess linking to my video tutorials is no crime then?


04 April 2009, 07:25 PM
Now... that has been a while (sorry, much to do).

But as this thread micht be useful but isn't crucial for life, I think that this was no problem.

As allways: checked if those links are still reachable (some are not, marked with a red exclamationmark), threw some out, added some new ...

To Tank_3D_Attack:
You are welcome to post as you wish, but I hope you don't mind that I didn't integrate that link into this list since it contains only english tutorials with no need of payment.

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