Cinema 4D Quickstart

The Fastest, Most In-Depth Way to Learn Cinema 4D

These days, more and more motion designers are being asked to work in Cinema 4D, and the program is fast becoming an industry-standard trusted by many professional studios, agencies, and companies. So it’s no wonder that thousands of visual artists like yourself are eager to learn the program right now.
The thing is — the first step is often the hardest to take and beginners often find the program intimidating and the interface complex. Cinema 4D Quick Start quickly removes that hurdle for you with straightforward yet powerful instruction, detailed lessons, and step-by-step projects that put your learnings into practice.
So Don’t get stuck at square one. Make quick & smooth progress with Cinema 4D Quickstart.
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Open Up New Design Possibilities. Move beyond simple 2D designs and create 3-dimensional renders of worlds, type, product visualizations, and much more.

Develop an In-Demand Industry Skill. Cinema 4D is the 3D software many studios and agencies prefer. With this program in your toolkit, you’ll stand out more easily among your design peers.

Save Time. Learn everything you need to know to use Cinema 4D effectively, with 11+ hours of deep, technical content.

Use Cinema 4D to its Full Potential. Get comfortable with all aspects of the user interface so you can unlock all the possibilities of Cinema 4D and use it like a pro.

Create with Confidence. Follow along step-by-step to design and execute real-world 3D projects.

Learn from Top Industry Talent. Learn by looking over the shoulder of your course instructor and Cinema 4D expert motion designer Shannon Wilkerson.

Meet Your Instructor

Shannon Wilkerson | Creator at Motion Science
Shannon Wilkerson is a Motion Designer, Visual Effects Artist, Animator, Video Editor, and 3D Generalist with more than 10 years of professional experience using Cinema 4D Pro.
You’ll love Shannon’s pro tips, his methodical and thorough manner in taking you through the program, and his easy-to-understand approach.

For Just $397, You’ll Get...

32+ hours of high-quality, technical video instruction

24/7 streaming access from any device

Cinema 4D project files and design assets to follow along with

The chance to create multiple real-world projects of your own

Lifetime access to all course materials, including project files

11 BONUS workshops (valued at $1067) to take your skillset even further

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Cinema 4D Quick Start's 3 Essential Sections:


Get familiar & comfortable with the Cinema 4D program and interface, including settings, menus, shortcuts, preferences, and more.


Learn all about lighting, texturing, rendering concepts, and how they apply in Cinema 4D, including how light works, its use in storytelling, and rendering setups. Includes guided instruction and project files for setting up 2 intricate 3D scenes.


Learn animation principles inside Cinema 4D, including the 10 core principles of motion, and develop core skills like using the dope sheet and dynamic simulation. Includes guided instruction and project files for setting up 2 animated 3D scenes.

PLUS 11 Additional Cinema 4D Workshops:


Nike Nebula Advance your Cinema 4D skills with an understanding of X-Particle systems. Over 12 lessons, you'll dive deep into volume particle systems and build a Nike shoe shot. With hours of hands-on content, you'll leave this workshop knowing how to use X-Particles in a unique and interesting way.


Cinema 4D Projection Mapping Transform standard 2D images to dynamic 3D shots that add depth to your visuals. Over 10 lessons, you’ll learn how to first break apart a 2D photograph in Photoshop piece by piece and then rebuild the photograph into an animated 3D rendering using Cinema 4D.


Cinema 4D Fractals Transform a shape into intricate fractals by adding details like edges and polygons, and animate the fragmentation process to create a killer dimensional effect. Over 7 lessons, you’ll work on illustrating the progressive fragmentation of a shape in Cinema 4D.


Cinema 4D Octane Skull Learn to use texture, light, and camera movements to maximum effect by applying advanced Cinema 4D and Octane techniques. Over 6 lessons, you’ll create an engaging scene from a cinematic title sequence that will take your storytelling to the next level.


3D Motion Tracking & Compositing Learn how to seamlessly integrate 3D elements and characters into pre-shot footage to construct a hyper-realistic world. Over 10 lessons, you’ll learn how to track 3D characters into a live plate to make them look like they’re part of the existing background scene.


Cinema 4D FUI Headphones Learn how to design dynamic first-person user interfaces that put your audience’s experience front and center. Over 7 lessons, you’ll create a rendering of headphones complete with an audio wave-form spectrum, node-based lines, and interesting color dynamics.


Rise From The Dead Learn how to design and animate a dark and moody "rise from the dead" scene utilizing X-Particles, Substance Painter, and Cinema 4D. Over 7 lessons, you’ll setup a rock particle system, animate the hand rising through the ground, paint tattoo textures on the hand model, and composite the 3D render passes in After Effects.


Cloth Tear Animation Workshop Learn how to become a cloth simulation expert using dynamics and cloth in Cinema 4D. Over 3 lessons, you’ll setup a restive and dynamic cloth tear simulation of a mask tearing apart. You will create dynamic wind forces that autonomously tear the mask into pieces.


Flower Growth Animation Learn how to use the mospline object within Cinema 4D to build and animate a beautiful flower scene. Over 3 lessons, you’ll create the flower landscape environment, the flower object itself, the flower growth animation, texturize the flower, and render the flower into a beautiful rendering.


Fun With Fields Learn how to work with the fields module and Mograph effectors within Cinema 4D. Over 3 lessons, you’ll create a fluid-like full screen animation with noise and spherical fields. Plus you will learn how to use other noise fields within Cinema 4D to create entirely new animations.


Mospline Organic Animation Learn how to design and animate a strange, but beautiful organic spline 3D growth scene. Over 3 lessons, you’ll build a an organic growth structure using Cinema 4D objects, displacers, and effectors. You will also learn how to texturize and render the scene using Red Shift.

Knowing where to start doesn’t have to be hard.

Enroll in Cinema 4D Quick Start today and learn the 3D software preferred by many studios and agencies.

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Only $397 Lifetime Access

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