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01 January 2008, 08:13 PM
I'm in the unfortunate position where I need to switch from Maya (after 4 years) to C4D due to a change of jobs. It's also exiting of course after what I got told it seams like C4D might be a more time efficient software for my kind of work (motion graphics, advertising) anyway.
Now I'm after some tutorials and books that teach C4D in depth for 3D artists that know 3D in general but not C4D. Any advice for book titles or tut links are appreciated.
Thanks, F

01 January 2008, 09:00 PM
Welcome to the C4D side of life ;)

I'm sure others will chime in with more, the first places i would look at are
C4D Cafe (, Cineversity ( and 3D Fluff (
They offer free and paid tutorials.

Also make sure to visit Mograph.n ( (, you will find a lot of other Motiun Graphics artists there, many of them are using CINEMA 4D as their main 3D tools

Hope this helps
01 January 2008, 09:54 PM
an excellent source is CreatveCow

they have a lot of C4d tutorial videos.
For motion Graphics, check out especially Myllenium's tuts, he did a serie of 10 videos going very in depth about the Mograph module.

On a side note, carefull which tutorials you look at, some of those on the Cow are quite old and may not be relevant anymore

01 January 2008, 04:56 AM
Cheers guys. I just got a whole set of 3D fluff DVDs that is an easy start and the online tutorials you recommended for afterwards should do the rest.

02 February 2008, 11:44 PM

was a big help for me when I had the same problem a couple of months ago. C4D is great for certain things but I miss the spline based nurbs modeling tools and the texture layout tools of Maya. Some of the tutorials here helped me get started and understand subdiv modeling in Cinema.

Good Luck


02 February 2008, 12:33 AM
Yeah I was wondering where the hell are the "real" Nurbs modeling tools in C4D when I first opened the program? But I actually don't miss them now because C4D seems to be much more advanced with the poly modelling anyway.
Thanks for the link, there are a lot of useful tutorials.

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