Learning Cinema 4D: Test Render
CreativeDojo is primarily a tutorial based site, but it’s also my personal design blog where I post up some stuff I’ve been working on and learning. Although this may not be something you guys are all dying to re-create, I thought I’d share my progress and archive it here on the site.
I’ve been trying to learn Cinema 4D for the longest time. I recently had a pretty long break from Cinema 4D due to work constraints, but now I’m back to learning the ins and outs of it all. I’m basically learning as much as I can from awesome free content from Nick Cambell, Tim Clapham, and Rob Redman. After going through all the free stuff, I may consider paid content from places like fxphd for learning Cinema 4D and other great stuff.
This is a quick render of some basic 3D text animating in and out. My goal was to try to work on lighting and start making things ‘look nice’. Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusion were used. The shadow on the text is all Ambient Occlusion but I decided to add the back wall shadow in post (After Effects of course). Total render time was approximately 5 ridiculous hours, pretty crazy for something so simple and short with my decent computer specs.
In post, I did a bit of color correction and added the wall and shadows in the back. The radial gradient caused some banding issues so I switched over to 16 bpc and added a Grain effect to break up the banding a bit.
I’m open to criticism and feedback, so leave them down below if you have any. Feel free to leave tips or room for improvements too!