Course info
March 14, 2017
2h 35m

This course focuses on beginners that are just getting started with Cinema 4D and want to start working with lights. First, you'll learn about how real life lighting definitions translate into the ones in Cinema 4D. After that, you will create your first light and your first Global Illumination pass. By the end of the course, you'll have enough knowledge to tackle lighting two different scenes. Software required: Cinema 4D.

About the author
About the author

Nejc is a 3D Artist currently working as a freelancer mainly in the field of architectural and product visualization. He enrolled in one of Slovenia's Computer Science schools and became a Visual Communications graduate. His working experience include working both as a freelancer and a full-time studio employee. His own company was founded in 2015 and since then Nejc has done a variety of work involving product and architectural visualization.

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Hello everyone, my name is Nejc Kilar and welcome to my course Fundamentals of Lighting in Cinema 4D.

I am a 3D Generalist / Artist with experience in architectural visualizations, product visualizations and similar fields.

In this course, we are going to be starting from the very beginning. We are going to ask ourselves... What are the basic differences between lighting in real life compared to lighting in 3D and then we are going to hop into Cinema 4D and start getting to know the many lighting tools that are available inside Cinema 4D - from scratch. We won't stop there though, as this course is designed to take us all the way from creating our first light to lighting an actual scene.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • The similarities between real life lighting and 3D
  • How to work with Basic Lighting Tools
  • We will also talk about Lighting Effects and Techniques
  • And in the end, we will bring it all together with two practical examples
By the end of this course you'll not only be acquainted with the basic lighting definitions and lighting tools inside Cinema 4D but you'll also try your hand at lighting an actual scene. The goal is to have you prepared and ready to tackle the many terrific courses our Pluralsight authors have prepared for you.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the very basics of working in Cinema 4D such as viewport navigation, basic materials and basic settings. We'll take care of the rest.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn more about lighting with the Fundamentals of Lighting in Cinema 4D course, at Pluralsight.