I’ve been starting to dive into Cinema 4D lately. Mainly for the purposes of motion graphics but one day to hopefully be able to create some cool projection mapping stuff as well. Baby steps first.
I was looking for the Cinema 4D equivalent of VideoCopilot.com in order to learn the basics and eventually the more intense stuff. If you haven’t checked out Video Copilot it’s headed up by Andrew Kramer. He is one of those rare people with a crazy amount of knowledge and creativity who can teach others in a way that’s fun and easy to listen to.
I started some tutorials on Lynda.com and they were good for starting from nothing. They helped with the very basics of navigating the interface and were very helpful for that part. As time went on though they got a little laborious and hard to follow (I’m trying not to say boring, ha ha).
The more I searched for Cinema 4D info the more I came across GreyscaleGorilla.com. They have a couple of guys doing their tutorials and each one I’ve seen so far has been very good. Informative, easy to follow, and almost most importantly, fun and engaging!
So all that to say go check out their site if you’re interesting in diving into Cinema 4D. Especially now that C4D is included with After Effects I highly recommend at least knowing the basics. Well timed with the launch of the integration between AE and C4D is a new tutorial series on Greyscale Gorilla, Introduction to Cinema 4D.
While I haven’t gone through that series yet (I’m about to). From my experience on their site so far I’m sure it will be great!
Much like Video Copilot they offer unique products at a reasonable price. This helps offset all of their tutorials being free. At some point I’m sure I’ll be picking up some of their stuff.
So go and check out their site and start creating!