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Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp

Unlock the power of 3D graphics in your After Effects projects with this immersive hands-on course. Learn to create and animate stunning 3D models, apply textures, and seamlessly integrate with After Effects using Cinema 4D Lite. Expand your skill set and take your motion projects to new heights.

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Learn the basics of creating and animating 3D graphics and inserting them into After Effects projects. You’ll use Cinema 4D Lite, a limited but feature rich version of Maxon’s award–winning Cinema 4D software.

In this hands-on course, you’ll learn different techniques of creating and working with 3D models. You’ll also learn how to create and assign textures, create animations, and round–trip to After Effects using the Cineware effect. This class is great for After Effects users who wish to expand their skill set and gain an understanding of working with 3D assets. Whether you are a motion graphics artist, compositor, 2D animator, or just interested in adding 3D to your After Effects work, this class will offer powerful and flexible tools to create 3D based motion projects.

Cinema 4D Lite

After Effects includes a free copy of Cinema 4D Lite, which is what you’ll be learning in this class. This class does not cover the full version of Maxon Cinema 4D, so you do not need an extra subscription. The Lite version included with After Effects is powerful, and you’ll be able to produce great content with it.

This course has a prerequisite: 

  • Knowledge of After Effects equivalent to our After Effects Bootcamp is required.

Learn more about Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp at Noble Desktop.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Also available in-person in NYC


Section 1

After Effects & Cinema 4D Lite Integration

Getting to Know C4D

Exporting 3D Scenes from AE to C4D

Using the Extrude Generator

Section 2

Editing and Applying Textures

Importing Existing 3D Models

Locating & Applying Missing Textures

Working with C4D files in After Effects

Working with the Cineware Effect in After Effects

Section 3

Creating 3D Models from Scratch

Working with Splines (paths)

Introduction to Generators: The Lathe

Texturing 3D Models in C4D Lite

Working with Cameras and Lights

Section 4

Spline Modeling Generators: The Loft

Spline Modeling Generators: The Sweep

Section 5

Creating 3D Scenes

Modeling, Texturing and Lighting

Rendering Cinema 4D Lite Files

Section 6

Adding 3D Models to Video

After Effects: Working with the 3D Camera Tracker

Exporting Track Data to C4D Lite

Cinema 4D Lite: Working with Data from After Effects

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 14 days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price). 
  • Cancellations within 14 days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to three business days before the class start date.
  • For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]"

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