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Old 09 September 2012   #1
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,


Old 09 September 2012   #2
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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Last edited by xfon5168 : 09 September 2012 at 08:54 PM.
Old 09 September 2012   #3
Take a look at
Some samples there too
Old 09 September 2012   #4
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


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Last edited by vid2k2 : 09 September 2012 at 03:57 PM.
Old 09 September 2012   #5
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

Old 09 September 2012   #6
Some of the best C4D training out there.
If in doubt scream and shout.

C4D XL, ZBrush, Motion Builder
Old 09 September 2012   #7
Another vote for Vertex Pusher and anything by Tim Clapham
Old 09 September 2012   #8
+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 October 2012   #9
Cool Another vote for vertex pusher!

Worked great for me, and prices are resonable!
Old 10 October 2012   #10 has new classes available this month including a new intro to C4d R14 class taught by Tim Clapham.
Old 10 October 2012   #11
I am also a big fan of

Hrovje is the best in my eyes.
Old 10 October 2012   #12
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:

Edited, sorry, had the wrong link.
Cinema 4D R17 Studio, VRAYforC4D, Z Brush, Mudbox, Photoshop CS6.

Last edited by Decade : 10 October 2012 at 11:23 PM.
Old 10 October 2012   #13
Originally Posted by LukeLetellier: +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 October 2012   #14 also presents a C4D essentials course by Rob Garrett.
Old 10 October 2012   #15
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