Maxon Cinema 4D Training - Fast Track Gold

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 8 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £1275

Self-funding: £1085

Online: £1045

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Overview of the course
Cinema 4D Fast Track – Gold is a combination of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. We will take you from knowing literally nothing or just a little about the software up to a level where you can confidently create outstanding 3D renders which will leave any client in awe. 

We are committed to providing you with the best possible Maxon Cinema 4D training experience. That’s why we have a number of options to make the whole training process more manageable and put your mind at ease. Simply put, we want ensure that you actually learn Cinema 4D inside out. All you need to do is to focus on the learning part, rather than worrying about the small details. We take care of those. Here’s how:

Post-Course Support with Free Training Videos
After attending a classroom, private or online Cinema 4D course with Docklands Media, you will have free access to our extensive online training video library for seven days. At the end of this period, you can continue to watch the training videos at your own pace by becoming a member for a small monthly fee. All of our online training videos are produced by our instructors in partnership with

Attend in Person or Online
You can choose to attend your Cinema 4D training course either in person, or as an online student. If you would like to attend in person, you would physically be in the classroom where the training takes place. The training sessions are held at our centrally located Canary Wharf training studios in London. If you wish to attend the training from your home or office, you would be connected to the same classroom over the internet and follow the exact same class as you would do in person. You would be able to see and hear your instructors as well as their monitors and ask any questions, like you would if you were physically there. 

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Maxon Cinema 4D training course, neither are we. Let us know on the first day of the course and we will go the extra mile to make things right. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money.

Funding your Cinema 4D Course
We understand that it may not always be very easy to pay for your Maxon Cinema 4D training upfront. That’s why we offer a payment plan, which allows you to spread the payment of your training over 3 months with 2.5% interest, 6 months with 5% interest or 12 months with only 10% interest.

24-Month Free Class Retake
Once you complete your Cinema 4D course, you can come back and attend the same training session(s) that you’ve completed to within 24 months. This is especially useful when a new version of Cinema 4D is released, and you would like to retrain on the most up-to-date version of the software. Otherwise, you can just come and resit the same course to refresh your skills. 

Lifetime Support
After your Cinema 4D training, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any technical questions related to what you’ve learned on your Cinema 4D course. We aim to get back to you with an answer within one business day.

Tailored Training
If you are working on a specific project, or would like to learn a certain aspect of Cinema 4D, we can arrange a Tailored Training course for you. Our highly skilled advisors sit together with our Maxon Certified Cinema 4D instructors to create a custom course outline for you, based on your needs. We then can prepare the course, which can be run at our training studios in London or online, as well as your own premises both in the U.K. and abroad. We’ve trained individuals and companies from more than 25 countries worldwide.

This course is for…
Those with no or little knowledge of the software and want to learn some of the advanced techniques of Maxon Cinema 4D

You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About the application
Maxon Cinema 4D is one of the most valuable tools for any designer, who works in TV, film, web and print industries. This powerful tool is used to create high-end 3D models, animations and renders. Cinema 4D’s ability to create procedural and polygonal models, eye catching animations, realistic textures and integration with other applications make this tool an invaluable asset for a successful 3D designer.

  • Touring the interface
  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Tools and panels
  • Workspaces
  • Parametric shapes
  • Deformers
  • All about Splines
  • NURBS objects
  • Polygon Modelling
  • Textures
  • Integration with Illustrator
  • Working with text
3D Scenes
  • Creating floor and sky
  • Working with Lights
  • Shadows and textures
  • Material Manager
  • Working with reflection, transparency, and colour
  • Projection mapping
  • Key concepts
  • Working with the timeline
  • Using keyframes
  • Animating objects
  • Animating cameras
  • Animating lights
  • Working with paths
  • Render settings
  • Rendering a view
  • Rendering for print
  • Rendering for video
  • Rendering alpha channels
  • Render Queue
  • Different file formats
Best Practices
  • Changing preferences
  • Creating workspaces for maximum efficiency
  • Smarter ways to create animations
  • Eliminating surplus data
Advanced Rendering
  • Lighting schemes
  • Improving render quality
  • Creating advanced realism
  • Reducing render times
Advanced Modelling and Materials
  • Complex deformers
  • Optimising meshes
  • Advanced textures
Advanced Animations
  • Keyframes in detail
  • Creating a bouncing ball
  • F-Curve controls
  • Keyframe splines


  • Understanding particles
  • Creative uses of particles
  • Working with emitters
  • Using forces
Introduction to MoGraph
  • What is MoGraph? 
  • Creative uses of MoGraph
  • Working with a simple Cloner Object
Multi-Pass Rendering
  • Multi-pass renders
  • Using Photoshop and After Effects to enhance the render quality
  • Best workflow practices
Advanced MoGraph
  • Working with Effectors
  • MoGraph selections
  • Using Deformers
  • Using Tracer objects
  • MoText
  • Understanding the rules
  • Working with Rigid Bodies
  • Creating Soft Bodies
  • Creating Cloth
  • Adding Connectors
  • Forces
  • Motors and Springs
  • Creating complex animations with Dynamics
Hair and Fur Simulation
  • Creating hair and fur
  • Hair properties
  • Controlling the hair
  • Creating grass
Intro to Xpresso
  • Understanding the foundations of Xpresso
  • Using formulas to create animation
  • Popular effects
Thinking Particles
  • Setting up thinking particles
  • Colliders and Attractors
  • Making sparks and cracks
Character Rigging
  • Creating and linking bones
  • Rigging Characters
  • Inverse Kinematics Chains
  • Creating skin
  • Painting and weighting
Character Animation
  • Posing the character
  • Creating a walk-cycle
  • Refining movements
Advanced Rendering and Compositing
  • Reducing render times
  • Getting the best results
  • Object Buffers
  • Working with After Effects
  • Working with Photoshop

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.

Use the form below to make an enquiry about this course or to make a booking. One of our consultants will respond to your enquiry immediately during usual business hours.