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Cinema 4D

Resources

Here’s some resources to help you learn Cinema 4D!

Our most popular Cinema 4D tutorials.

Our most popular Cinema 4D courses.

Get help.

CG Shortcuts Facebook Group

Ask questions, get feedback and chat with thousands of other artists – why not, it’s free to join!

MDC Facebook Group

Lively Facebook group by the Motion Designers Community.

Request a Tutorial

We’re always looking for new tutorial ideas. If you’ve seen a cool effect or are trying to create something specific, let us know here.

CG Shortcuts Online poll

Have your say on what content we create next. Vote here.

C4D Cafe

The biggest and best Cinema 4D Forum out there.

Save money.

CG Shortcuts Membership

Save loads on assets and courses on our website, become a member.

Cinema 4D Discount – Toolfarm

If you’re in the US you can get big discounts buying software and plugins through ToolFarm rather than direct.

CG Art Competitions.

CG Shortcuts Challenges

We run a monthly art challenge where you can show of your skills and win some epic CG prizes. Check it out here.

Artstation Challenges

Epic art competitions on ArtStation.

CG Boost Challenge

Digital Art Challenges for 3D Artists with great Prizes.

Hum3D

Hum3D Render Competitions for 3D Artists.

CG Jobs.

CG Studio Listing

We’ve compiled a huge sortable list of the worlds best studios and CG employers, check it out here.

Creativepool

Probably the biggest job listing board for creatives online.

3D model recommendations.

Megascans

You cant get more realistic than scanned 3D models- megascans has the best collection we’ve found!

CG Trader

The new kid on the block when it comes to 3D Model libraries – they do sales all the time so you can get some good bargains.

Turbosquid

This marketplace has been around forever, massive range of 3D Models ranging in price and quality.

3D Sky

Underrated collection of free and paid models.

HDRI maps recommendations.

HDRIHaven

The best source for free HDRI maps.

Texture / Material recommendations.

Texturehaven

The best collection of free texture maps online.

Megascans

Our go-to source for high quality scanned materials.

The French Monkey

Some really creative high quality texture maps

Turbosquid

This marketplace has been around forever, massive range of 3D Models ranging in price and quality.

3D Sky

Underrated collection of free and paid models.

Cinema 4D plugin & tool recommendations.

Octane

Our favorite 3rd party renderer – we use it pretty much every day on every job.

Forester

If we’re creating landscapes – we use forester!

Realflow

The best plugin we’ve found for fast fluid sims.

Turbulence FD

The best value Smoke and fire simulator for c4d.

Mixamo

Great online tool to quickly rigging and animating characters.

Daz 3D

Free or cheap way to quickly design 3D Characters for c4d.

Light kit Pro

A nice plugin to help you learn lighting in Cinema 4D by the guys at Greyscale Gorilla.

HDR Light Studio

Create your own HDRI maps and lighting setups – render way faster with HDRI maps! This software makes it super easy.

Marvelous Designer

Design and simulate cloth and clothing for your characters and scenes.

X – Particles

Particles, Fluids, Smoke, Fire – this plugin does it all

Other great resources for learning C4D.

Greyscale Gorilla

The grandaddy of all C4D tutorials – we learnt so much from these guys!

Eyedesyn

EJ Hassenfratz does some great tutorials for artists learning Cinema 4D from a 2D design background!

Cineversity

Training from the Cinema 4D developers themselves! Subscription to Cineversity is free with your Cinema 4D subscription.

Skillshare

Some great courses on skillshare if you’re looking for a very affordable way to learn.

Inspiration.

Behance

Easily find some of the most inspirational C4D art every day.

Art Station

huge collection of work – especially concept art and 3D.

Have we missed anything? Send us a message and we can add your suggestion to the list.

Here’s some resources to help you learn this epic Mograph software!

Get help.

CG Shortcuts Facebook Group

Ask questions, get feedback and chat with thousands of other artists – why not, it’s free to join!

MDC Facebook Group

Lively Facebook group by the Motion Designers Community.

Request a Tutorial

We’re always looking for new tutorial ideas. If you’ve seen a cool effect or are trying to create something specific, let us know here.

CG Shortcuts Online poll

Have your say on what content we create next. Vote here.

C4D Cafe

The biggest and best Cinema 4D Forum out there.

Save money.

CG Shortcuts Membership

Save loads on assets and courses on our website, become a member.

Cinema 4D Discount – Toolfarm

If you’re in the US you can get big discounts buying software and plugins through ToolFarm rather than direct.

CG Art Competitions.

CG Shortcuts Challenges

We run a monthly art challenge where you can show of your skills and win some epic CG prizes. Check it out here.

Artstation Challenges

Epic art competitions on ArtStation.

CG Boost Challenge

Digital Art Challenges for 3D Artists with great Prizes.

Hum3D

Hum3D Render Competitions for 3D Artists.

CG Jobs.

CG Studio Listing

We’ve compiled a huge sortable list of the worlds best studios and CG employers, check it out here.

Creativepool

Probably the biggest job listing board for creatives online.

3D model recommendations.

Megascans

You cant get more realistic than scanned 3D models- megascans has the best collection we’ve found!

CG Trader

The new kid on the block when it comes to 3D Model libraries – they do sales all the time so you can get some good bargains.

Turbosquid

This marketplace has been around forever, massive range of 3D Models ranging in price and quality.

3D Sky

Underrated collection of free and paid models.

HDRI maps recommendations.

HDRIHaven

The best source for free HDRI maps.

Texture / Material recommendations.

Texturehaven

The best collection of free texture maps online.

Megascans

Our go-to source for high quality scanned materials.

The French Monkey

Some really creative high quality texture maps

Turbosquid

This marketplace has been around forever, massive range of 3D Models ranging in price and quality.

3D Sky

Underrated collection of free and paid models.

Cinema 4D plugin & tool recommendations.

Octane

Our favorite 3rd party renderer – we use it pretty much every day on every job.

Forester

If we’re creating landscapes – we use forester!

Realflow

The best plugin we’ve found for fast fluid sims.

Turbulence FD

The best value Smoke and fire simulator for c4d.

Mixamo

Great online tool to quickly rigging and animating characters.

Daz 3D

Free or cheap way to quickly design 3D Characters for c4d.

Light kit Pro

A nice plugin to help you learn lighting in Cinema 4D by the guys at Greyscale Gorilla.

HDR Light Studio

Create your own HDRI maps and lighting setups – render way faster with HDRI maps! This software makes it super easy.

Marvelous Designer

Design and simulate cloth and clothing for your characters and scenes.

X – Particles

Particles, Fluids, Smoke, Fire – this plugin does it all

Other great resources for learning C4D.

Greyscale Gorilla

The grandaddy of all C4D tutorials – we learnt so much from these guys!

Eyedesyn

EJ Hassenfratz does some great tutorials for artists learning Cinema 4D from a 2D design background!

Cineversity

Training from the Cinema 4D developers themselves! Subscription to Cineversity is free with your Cinema 4D subscription.

Skillshare

Some great courses on skillshare if you’re looking for a very affordable way to learn.

Inspiration.

Behance

Easily find some of the most inspirational C4D art every day.

Art Station

huge collection of work – especially concept art and 3D.

Have we missed anything? Send us a message and we can add your suggestion to the list.

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