Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 12, 2014
Duration
3h 4m
Description

In this tutorial, we'll use a project-based approach as we cover the basics of modeling, look at commonly used tools, and talk about some time-saving tips and techniques. We'll begin by looking at polygons and how CINEMA 4D works with that geometry. Along the way, we'll look at a variety of polygon modeling tools you can use in your daily work, tools like the Knife, Extrude, and Bevel. We'll also learn to use generators to create geometry from primitive or custom splines. We'll learn to smooth objects with a Subdivision surface, and how we can modulate the edge hardness. We won't be covering all of CINEMA 4D's modeling tools, but rather focus on the tools that you're going to find most useful as you begin the modeling process. Once you have a better understanding of how these tools work together, you'll be able to create your own modeling solutions and really come up with a workflow that's comfortable to you. Software required: CINEMA 4D R15.

About the author
About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to the Introduction to Modeling in CINEMA 4D presented by Digital Tutors. My name's Justin and I'll be your instructor for the next few hours. Taking you through the modeling process in CINEMA 4D. We'll use a project-based approach as we cover the basics of modeling, look at commonly used tools, and talk about some time saving tips and techniques. We'll begin by looking at polygons and how CINEMA 4D works with that geometry. Along the way, we'll look at a variety of polygon modeling tools you can use in your own daily work. Tools like the knife, extrude, and bevel. We'll also learn to use generators to create geometry from primitive or custom splides. We'll learn to smooth objects with a subdivision surface and how we can modulate the edge hardness. We won't be covering all of CINEMA 4D's many modeling tools, but, rather, focus on the tools that you're going to find most useful as you begin the modeling process. Once you have a better understanding of how these tools work together, you'll be able to create your own modeling solutions and really come up with a workflow that's comfortable to you. With that, let's go ahead and get started by taking a look at polygons.