Cinema 4D (C4D) is Maxon’s powerful and intuitive 3D software. It lets us create stunning 3D renders and animations. C4D the software that Beeple uses!

Udemy is a large platform of video tutorial courses with many Cinema 4D tutorials. If you are looking to learn Cinema 4D, these Udemy C4D tutorial courses are a great place to start.

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Experience Level:

  • Beginner

This Cinema 4D tutorial course is the ultimate guide for beginners. It covers the foundations of Cinema 4D, an introduction to 3D Modelling, animation and best practices for the 3D industry.

The instructor is a Maxon Certified Cinema 4D Instructor who promises to teach you how to create a stunning 3D project from scratch and teach tons of Cinema 4D tips along the way.

Price: ~$65

Topics Covered: Cinema 4D Basics, 3D Modeling, Animation, C4D Tips and Tricks

Experience Level:

  • Intermediate

Learn how to create 3D elements in Cinema 4D that add color and flow to any design. Jesper Sandell will teach a flexible procedural C4D workflow for creating shapes, designs and seemless looping animation swith ease.

You’ll also learn the fundamentals of Cinema 4D through four hands-on projects. A copy of Adobe After Effects is also required for this course.

Price: ~$70

Topics Covered: Cinema 4D Basics, Parametric modeling, Deformers, Displacement, Lighting, Materials,

Experience Level:

  • Beginner

This video-based training course for Cinema 4D R14 is a basic introduction that jumps right into the interface and then on to creating.

At six hours in length, it’s a quick and to-the-point course if you’re looking to get immersed in C4D right now.

Price: ~$50

Topics Covered: Interface, Modeling, Splines, Lighting, Textures, Animation, Rendering, Mograph

Experience Level:

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Understanding lights in C4D is what it takes to really get a render to professional status.

The course will begin with basic light setups and then move into advanced techniques like creating physically accurate lights and studio set-ups.

Price: ~$65

Topics Covered: Lighting, Shadows, Global Illumination, Ambient Occlusion, Glowing Objects, Volumetric Lights, Reflections, Caustics

Experience Level:

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

If you want to take a still image and animate it in C4D, this is the course for you. You’ll pick up a lot of tips and tricks along the way.

Price: ~$65

Topics Covered: Camera Calibration, Scene Reconstruction, Material Projection, Realistic Lighting, Motion Blur, Simulations

Experience Level:

  • Intermediate

Splines are a great way of modeling in C4D R19. The course begins with the basics of spline primitives and then moves into spline tools such as Sketch, Spline Smooth, Spline Arch and Pen tools.

The course is a quick but highly specific course on everything you need to know about spine modeling in Cinema 4D.

Price: ~$20

Topics Covered: Spline Primitives, Spline Tools, Spline Modeling

I hope this list helps and I’ll update it when I find new and exciting courses on Udemy for Cinema 4D. In the meantime, have fun learning and take care!

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