Cinema 4D training
Introduction to Cinema 4D training

2 days
In centre:
Not available
Live online:
£please call

Key details

Key details

Maxon Cinema 4D is the application of choice for many motion graphics artists. It provides a comprehensive range of tools for creating high-end models, photorealistic rendered images and eye-catching animations.

Our Introduction to Cinema 4D course provides a thorough grounding in the application. You’ll learn to achieve stunning results, fast and hassle-free. The topics taught include:

  • Modelling techniques, covering parametric shapes, deformers, splines, polygons, materials and textures and text.
  • Setting up scenes, covering the creation of floors and sky, and the addition of lights and shadows, reflection and transparency.
  • Animation, covering the timeline, keyframes, cameras, lights and animating along paths.
  • Rendering of still images and video.
  • Integration with other applications, including Adobe Illustrator and After Effects.

This course is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to Cinema 4D and motion graphics.
  • Those with limited Cinema 4D experience.

Introduction to Cinema 4D training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

Live online training

Cinema 4D training is provided in our instructor-led, live online format. We’re not currently able to offer Cinema 4D training in-class.

Expert trainers

Cinema 4D courses are hosted by by instructors with vast experience of using Cinema 4D professionally. For further details, see Expert trainers.

Cinema 4D training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of a Cinema 4D training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Cinema 4D training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Cinema 4D trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


No prior Cinema 4D knowledge is necessary.

Cinema 4D version

Training is based primarily on Cinema 4D S25, running on Windows or Mac. It is relevant to all recent versions.

Our guarantees to you

We offer:

On-request Cinema 4D training available

Introduction to Cinema 4D training is also available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group, hosted at one of our centres, your venue or online.

On-request Cinema 4D training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing. Please contact us for a quote.


General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Cinema 4D training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Introduction to Cinema 4D course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Introduction to Cinema 4D course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Wolf Winter

Wolf Winter Autodesk Certified Instructor

For over 30 years, Wolf has worked as a professional Visual Effects Artist, specialising in Motion Graphics, 2D and 3D animations and compositing, mainly in the film and broadcast television industries.

Wolf has worked as a professional trainer and university lecturer for over 15 years, equipping hundreds of people with skills to bring their ideas to life.

He trains people to a professional level in a range of industry-standard applications, including Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Audition, and Maxon Cinema 4D.

Course content

Course content


  • Getting around the interface – what does what?
  • The tools, panels and views
  • Workspaces

Creating models

  • Parametric (or ‘primitive’) shapes
  • Deformers
  • Splines
  • Making objects ‘editable’
  • Polygons, lines and points
  • The Material Manager
  • Adding materials and textures
  • Creating text

Setting up the scene

  • Creating a floor and sky
  • Adding lights
  • Adding shadows
  • Colour, reflection and transparency
  • Mapping on to objects


  • Using the timeline
  • Understanding keyframes
  • Animating objects
  • Animating cameras
  • Animating lights
  • Animating along paths


  • Render settings
  • Rendering a view
  • Rendering for print
  • Rendering for video
  • Rendering alpha channels
  • The Render Queue
  • Different file formats


Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live Cinema 4D course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in Cinema 4D.
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online Introduction to Cinema 4D courses…

  • Are presented by expert instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using Cinema 4D.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • Cinema 4D installed.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running Cinema 4D doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t, however, be able to assist with your Cinema 4D installation.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time