Intro to Cinema 4D with Dustin Valkema

Intro to Cinema 4D with Dustin Valkema

15 Seasons

Dustin welcomes you to the world of 3D by introducing you to Cinema 4D by Maxon. Walking through the program's interfaces, functions, basic uses, and quick tips, Dustin will have you on your way to understanding the vast 3D experience that awaits you.

Intro to Cinema 4D with Dustin Valkema
  • We've Made It To Materials

    Episode 1

    Now that we’ve covered the foundations of lighting and camera setup it’s time to bring our models to life with materials! We’ll discuss the differences between textures, material types, and ways they can be manipulated in Cinema 4D and Octane Render.

  • Texture Type Basics

    Episode 2

    PBR, Seamless, Non-Seamless, and Procedural Textures. Dustin talks about the basic components of textures and their creation.

  • The Key To Making Realistic 3D Materials

    Episode 3

    Bringing realism to models by introducing the natural imperfections found in many areas of life, including bumps, dust, and scratches.

  • Material Editor Vs Octane Node Editor

    Episode 4

    Customizing your textures in the materials and node editors.

  • Octane Node Editor Introduction

    Episode 5

    Dustin introduces the Octane node editor and discusses navigating it’s interface. We learn to navigate the viewport and how to create materials within the program.

  • Common Material Properties

    Episode 6

    Diffuse, Specular, Roughness, notation, Sheen, Sheen Roughness, Film Width, Bump, Normal, Displacement, Opacity - that is a lot of wrap the head around! Dustin walks through the common material properties found in the Octane Node Editor and how one goes about using them.

  • Octane Diffuse Material

    Episode 7

    Dustin discuss various uses of the diffuse materials tab found within the Octane Node Editor plugin within Cinema 4D.

  • Octane Glossy Material

    Episode 8

    A deeper dive into the Octane Glossy material in the Octane Node Editor. This is a great material for making reflective surfaces.

  • Octane Specular Material

    Episode 9

    Creating transparent objects isn’t all that can be done with the Specular Material in the Octane Node Editor. You can also create great gradients, various glass, ice, and metallic spheres.

  • Octane Mix Material

    Episode 10

    Dustin discusses mixing textures together in order to create whole new models and features.

  • Applying Materials To Objects

    Episode 11

    Dustin discusses various methods for applying materials to the objects you have created.

  • Octane Live DB

    Episode 12

    After exploring materials Dustin walks you through accessing the materials included within Cinema 4D.

  • Useful Node Editor Hotkeys To Remember

    Episode 13

    A review of many of the useful hotkeys used throughout this section of the tutorial.