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June 4, 2024

Love it!

Love it!! Its easy for a total beginner like me, and very, very well explained. Support and response time is super quick, if you need assistance. The selection of themes is great. All of the aspects are included - program, renders etc. I spend some time looking for the right course, tutorials to learn C4D, and this is the right place defenetly! I recommend it to everybody that is not sure yet. Just start here with C4D 🙂

Bea Peric
June 3, 2024

CG Sortcuts is a great help

I had a problem with the rendering result in my Cinema 4D animation. After seeing a tutorial video from CG Shortcuts, I sent a description of my issue to them. They replied immediately, and after viewing my project file, I got a quick solution to my problem. Now I can finish my movie project. Thank you so much!!

Ryan Longman
June 2, 2024

Dave is the man

Dave is the man. Plain and simple.

james larese
June 2, 2024

I’ve had so many questions and issues…

I’ve had so many questions and issues resolved since I became a member. I haven’t felt this inspired in some time

JR Steendahl
April 11, 2024

I love CG Shortcuts

I love CG Shortcuts! Their short informative videos are the perfect length and show you not only how to follow along and create a thing in C4D, Octane, and Redshift but are excellent for showing you the concepts behind creating things in these programs so you can use critical thinking to apply the things in the tutorials to your own designs and animations. I would not be as fluent in C4D and Redshift as I am without Dave and CG Shortcuts.

Ron Humer
March 27, 2024

Understanding the details inside C4D

Great attention to detail with a calm and confident personality... Dave lets you experience what happens when something doesn't look right which will help you understand what you need to adjust next. I think that is a solid way of understanding the whole program and not just walking through a tutorial for the end result. I bought the lifetime membership because Dave seems create looks that intriguing to me which I can learn to apply to client projects. I've already re created 3 projects based on the membership and easily got my money back with more yet to come. I like how available he is when you have questions and concerns and is willing to try new projects if you ask.

March 27, 2024

Dave is fantastic

Dave is fantastic. I can't recomend him and his company enough.

March 17, 2024

Totally recommend

Totally recommend. Top resources for 3D. I absolutely love it!

March 17, 2024

Practical, Useful, and Informative

Their tutorials are well designed, informative, practical, and succinct. As a member, they help troubleshoot and identify issues with your own projects. It's extremely helpful to have that support, especially when you have unique issues that aren't addressed in other online tutorials.

Cara Chong
March 13, 2024

Goldmine of tutorial for beginners

Goldmine of tutorial for beginners! Tutorials are easy to follow and explains the process really really well. And if you ever need anything more, Dave (the owner I believe?) is more than willing to help you out, patient and friendly guy.

Jennifer Lau
March 12, 2024

My go-to Cinema 4D expert for when I need help

CG Shortcuts do great concise tutorials based on people’s requests. I especially appreciate that they answer any specific queries about Cinema 4D. This is great for anyone who is self-taught.

February 25, 2024

Great experience!

Great experience, Dave super attentive to our requests and need, tutorials are very well explained. Masterclass here!

July 17, 2023

Game-Changing Octane Render Course

Game-Changing Octane Render Course - Highly Recommended! Just completed an amazing Octane Render course that completely transformed my rendering skills! The instructor's expertise and teaching style were excellent, making complex concepts easy to understand. The course's hands-on approach with practical examples and assignments was invaluable. From scene setup to lighting and material creation, everything was covered comprehensively. Highly recommend this course to elevate your Octane Render #OctaneRender #GameChanger #HighlyRecommended

CGShortcuts PRO membership has the best tutorials!

Dave (proprietor) has some of the best Cinema 4D tutorials out there. Why is this? His tutorials are focused on real world problems and how best to solve them. He explains things by showing some intuitive approaches that almost get there but have issues, then he explains how to overcome those issues. This is just like how you experiment and find the best solution, so his tutorial style seems natural. I love this! His PRO membership seems expensive, but it's totally worth because you get access to all of his tutorials and that's worth its weight in gold. I can highly recommend subscribing to his site because the value you are going to get is going to pay for itself in the years to come.

Really very good courses I recommend…

Really very good courses I recommend that all must take this course for improve there skills CGSHORTCUT are the best.

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Hours of professional training delivered in the same straight-to-the-point format you’ve come to expect from CG Shortcuts.

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Stickers or Decals in Redshift

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Paint Transition in Cinema 4D


Render Jewelry in C4D – Diamond Ring on Black

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Cinema 4D Cloth Transition

C4D Dynamic Cloth Transition

Cinema 4D Underwater Sea Anemone

C4D Underwater Rendering Tips + Anemone Scene in Redshift

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Animate a Slinky Spring in Cinema 4D

Animate a Slinky Spring in Cinema 4D

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C4D Rubiks Cube Animation

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Cutting Things in Cinema 4D

Cutting Things in Cinema 4D


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A library of pre-built project files and templates you can use royalty-free in your own work to save time – includes models, materials & render setup.

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Dynamic Balloon Rig in Cinema 4D

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Expanding Sphere Effect in Cinema 4D

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Dynamic Balls and Particles in Cinema 4D

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Fire Text in Cinema 4D and Redshift

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Dynamic Cloth Flags in Cinema 4D

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Inflating Logo

Basketball 3D model in Cinema 4D

Basketball Hoop Dynamics in Cinema 4D


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Huge Redshift Material Database you can use directly within Cinema 4D – new materials added regularly and by request.

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Membership has saved my butt many times, I love that I can literally ask any question and get it answered almost straight away.
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The best training

Dave is one of the best C4D teachers out there, he has a real ability to make complex topics easy to comprehend.
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CG Shortcuts helped me out massively when I started out. I’m now working full time in C4D but I come back all the time to brush up on my skills.
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Why is it so cheap, what's the catch?

We believe learning should be affordable to all so we try to keep the prices as low as we possibly can. All proceeds go back into CG Shortcuts so we can pay for our software and hosting, and so we can keep on spreading the C4D love.

What do I get with Membership?

When you become a member you get instant access to Tutorials, Lessons, Courses, Series, Project Files, Discounts and Help and Support via our Discord Community. View the full list of what's included here.

How does support work?

As a member you can submit a support ticket for general Cinema 4D technical questions, help directly with your projects, showreel advice, and career advice.

Members usually get an answer within 24 hours however support priority depends on your membership level.

Members can also get help in the exclusive discord community included with membership.

Dave will actually help me with my project?

That's right, if you're a Monthly, Yearly or Lifetime meber we can troubleshoot your projects if you get stuck. Fair use applies, see Terms of Service.

What's the difference between Lifetime, Yearly and Monthly memberships?

There's a detailed comparison list here.

Which courses are included with membership?

Yearly and Lifetime

  • The Ultimate Octane Masterclass
  • The Ultimate Redshift Masterclass
  • Black Widow
  • Character Creation in Cinema 4D and Daz Studio
  • Cinema 4D – Ultimate Abstract Art
  • Looping 3D Animation for Instagram and GIF
  • Cinema 4D – Daily Render Scifi Scene with Octane Render
  • Cinema 4D and Octane – GeoBoil Effect


  • Looping 3D Animation for Instagram and GIF
  • Cinema 4D – Daily Render Scifi Scene with Octane Render
  • Cinema 4D and Octane – GeoBoil Effect

View the full list of what's included here.

What Software do I need?​

There are many tutorials included with membership, covering mainly Cinema 4D, Redshift and Octane. We also look at Daz Studio and a few small plugins. Cinema 4D is really the only software you need though - Redshift now comes free with the software (CPU version) so we recommend using Redshift Renderer (however most renderers are very similar these days so the concepts shown in either renderer will be applicable to the other.

You can get a free trial version of Cinema 4D and Redshift here.

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What is lifetime membership?

Lifetime membership is a one-off fee that gives you access to everything on our site - all courses, all tutorials, all downloads and support - FOR LIFE.

Lifetime members also have the ability to request content and vote for what topics we cover next.

Unlike the Monthly or Yearly membership, lifetime is yours forever so you also get unlimited access to anything we add in the future (we upload new stuff every week).

How do I become a member?

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  2. Create an account at checkout.
  3. Check your email for your invoice and set your new password.
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Yearly is charged yearly from the date you joined.

Lifetime is charged only once and does not renew - you have access forever.

Do you offer refunds on membership?

It's super rare, but yes;) We do offer refunds on Yearly and Lifetime memberships only - full details on our refunds page.

What's the difference between this and Patreon Membership?

Membership here on our website is a more complete package because Patreon has several limitations. Here's the key advantages on each platform:

Membership here

  • Includes Full Courses (Yearly + Lifetime)
  • Includes Redshift Material Library
  • Includes more digital assets (Due to Patreon file size limits)
  • Is better organised into categories and sections
  • Better search options
  • Better video lesson viewer
  • Better quality subtitles (Directly from script)

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  • More convenient if you already use Patreon
  • Videos can be viewed offline via Patreon App
Aside from that, both memberships include new content every week, the ability to vote for content, the private Discord Server and support.

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You will have access until the renewal date, if you have chosen to cancel prior to renewal you will not be charged, but you will lose access to all member benefits (courses, files etc).

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If you purchased any of our courses separately you can access them at our dedicated courses site CG Shortcuts Courses available here at cgshortcuts.NET. You can even still purchase standalone courses there as well - but most courses are now included with membership.

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