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Old 09-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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new here -suggestions for training

hi all,

i'm a long time lightwave user and am looking into getting into cinema4d having been poking
around greyscalegorrilla for a little while.

looks like a great piece of software, that will hopefully augment my work initially and maybe become my main tool.

before i make the jump, i'm looking into various training options.

can anybody recommend any project based training that follows standard structure....

1 - interface overview\ core concepts
2 - model
3 - surface\texture\uv
4 - light
5 - animate
6 - render
7 - effects

digital tutors have similar for maya, max and soft (building something like a spaceship i think)
but i cant find anything anywhere that gives a very broad overview of the basic steps.

any help in the mater would be great,

thanks

n.
 
Old 09-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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check out Cineversity. There's a lot of free tutorials there. The R10 series(which is pretty darn old now) is free, and will get you situated with a lot of the concepts of cinema even if the app layout has changed a little bit.

C4D Cafe has lots of free ones, and digital tutors is pretty good too.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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Take a look at http://www.3dfluff.com
Some samples there too
 
Old 09-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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Not really on the radar, per se, but found Shepperd O'neill's
site after following a query on C4D Cafe about modeling an aircraft
prop and housing. He's very detailed and has a good delivery
making it easy to understand ... especially when concentrating
on sub-d modeling.

Even an old timer like me picked up a couple good tips

http://www.youtube.com/user/Shepper...l?feature=watch


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Old 09-22-2012, 06:14 AM   #5
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thanks guys,

general cg technique i'm fine with its just getting my head around c4d's tools in a quick and elegant way.

you've been a great help

n.
 
Old 09-22-2012, 07:43 AM   #6
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Some of the best C4D training out there.
https://www.vertex-pusher.com/
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Another vote for Vertex Pusher and anything by Tim Clapham
 
Old 09-24-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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+1 for Tim Clapham. Very clear delivery, well thought out tutorials, and he doesn't waste a second. His voice is also easy to listen to, which is everything with video tutorials. (Why can't Garrison Keillor do these things? )
 
Old 10-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #9
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Cool Another vote for vertex pusher!

Worked great for me, and prices are resonable!
 
Old 10-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #10
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FXPHD.com has new classes available this month including a new intro to C4d R14 class taught by Tim Clapham.
 
Old 10-10-2012, 04:42 AM   #11
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I am also a big fan of https://www.vertex-pusher.com

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:53 AM   #12
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The Cinema 4D R14 version of the Spaceship tutorial you mentioned just came out yesterday on Digital Tutors, 13Hrs 40mins long, looks like a good bet:

http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/tra...=841&autoplay=1

Edited, sorry, had the wrong link.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #13
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+1 for Tim Clapham. Very clear delivery, well thought out tutorials, and he doesn't waste a second. His voice is also easy to listen to, which is everything with video tutorials. (Why can't Garrison Keillor do these things? )


+1 for Tim Clapham as well, best c4d training out there
 
Old 10-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #14
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Lynda.com also presents a C4D essentials course by Rob Garrett.
 
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