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don't waste your time with poor quality TUTORIALS...

Our training is as straight-to-the-point & As easy to follow as possible. Plus we have subtitles!

Better quality Cinema 4D training.

If you’ve seen any of our YouTube tutorials you’ll know that we finely craft the most direct, step-by-step Cinema 4D tutorials out there.

We painstakingly edit EVERY video so you can get the information you need and get on with it as quickly as possible – you’ll never hear a single ‘um’ or ‘ahh’ in one of our videos EVER! Nor will you hear the sound of traffic or my cat!!

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Get a head start on your next project!

You’ve probably got a crazy deadline and need to get your amazing motion graphics project rendered and out the door ASAP.

R&D and building every element from scratch can take forever! If only there was somewhere you could go for a head start on every project!

Um, well there is, IT’S RIGHT HERE! Just browse our ever growing collection of downloadable project files, templates and assets, and use them as a starting point in your own projects – Royalty free!

Let us do all the technical stuff, so you can get on with the creative stuff and get your projects done faster and more efficiently.

And best of all, we add new downloadable goodies every week! You can even request a project file – if you think it will help you or any other C4D artist – we want to hear about it!

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and get help every step of the way

Every member gets access to one-on-one support. No question is left unanswered!

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We answer every question that comes our way (usually within 24 hours) and if your question is a good fit for a tutorial, we’ll likely make one just for you and share it with our member community.

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unique voting and requesting system

We add New content almost every week & you Decide what we cover next.

All the topics you need to know...

We create almost all of our content from member suggestions so we’re always answering your most burning questions and covering the hottest topics in Cinema 4D.

As a member you get to decide what we cover next! Through our unique requesting and voting system you can see what topics have been suggested and even vote on what you’d like us to cover next.

If you’ve seen a cool effect you’d like to know how to do, just share it with us and we’ll add it to the list – you can even keep track of what’s in development and get notified when your suggestion is covered.

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Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D

462 Tutorials + C4D Courses valued at $275

It’s the industry standard for motion graphics, used by top studios all over the world – we’ve been using it since 2008 and have literally hundreds of tips and tricks to share so you can master Cinema 4D.

Redshift Renderer


177 Tutorials + Redshift Masterclass valued at $239

We comprehensively cover Redshift – the most popular Cinema 4D Render engine of them all! Membership now also includes our super popular Redshift Masterclass!

Octane Renderer


216 Tutorials + Octane Masterclass valued at $239

If you prefer Rendering in Octane over Redshift, we’ve got you covered. Our full Octane Masterclass is also included with membership – it’s the most complete Octane course out there.

Daz Studio

Daz Studio

24 Tutorials + Daz Masterclass valued at $70

Learn the full Daz Studio to Cinema 4D workflow for your 3D character projects through our highly detailed Daz Character Creation Course – it’s the most complete available anywhere.

And more...

479 Tutorials, 285 Downloadable files and more…

Membership gets better literally every week – we’re constantly adding new tutorials and downloadable C4D assets based entirely off member feedback.

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Meet your new cinema 4d wingman

I'll take you from C4D newbie to Motion Graphics superstar ⭐⭐⭐

Learn Cinema 4D with Dave Bergin
Hey it's Dave from CG Shortcuts!

I’ve been working in the industry for over 15 years, most of which was spent at various studios in London UK.

Being a Motion graphics Artist is the best job in the world!

I’ve been lucky enough to work with major brands like Disney, Fox, Porsche, American Express and more, mainly for UK, US and European clients (and I got to travel all over the world doing it too!)

I’m now teaching full time right here at CG Shortcuts.com which I founded way back in 2018 as a place where I could share what I’ve picked up over the years.

My goal is to help you craft your dream motion graphics career too and help you master Cinema 4D sooner.




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what our members are saying

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Great membership!

Some great content and assets on here, it's great you can request stuff too! I don't think there's anything else out there like it!
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Massive time saver

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snazzy bonuses for our epic members

Cinema 4D Discord

Private Discord Server

get help directly via chat in our exclusive discord server – value = Priceless!

All the help and support you could possibly need – chat with us any time and get your Cinema 4D questions answered.

Redshift Renderer

Redshift Material Library

Over 220 Professional Redshift Materials valued at $99

Yearly and Lifetime members get access to our huge – and ever growing – library of Redshift Materials. Just download the database file and access the materials from directly inside Cinema 4D- use royalty free in your own projects.

Exclusive Discounts

Unlimited use discount codes on c4D software and services – hundreds of dollars Potential value

Members also get huge discounts on plugins, digital assets and render farm usage from our wonderful partners, and we hope to bring you even more discounts very soon.

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p.S: if you aren't 100% satisfied we'll refund your money!

We guarantee you’re going to learn loads of new tips, tricks, and techniques to improve your Cinema 4D art with CG Shortcuts Membership. If you’re not completely satisfied with your Yearly or Lifetime Membership, just contact us within 2 weeks and we’ll refund you. It’s that simple. Full refund details here.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

What are your office hours?

7am – 3pm Sunday to Thursday AEST (UTC +10). We're based in Australia.

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?

  1. Add a membership to the cart.
  2. Create an account at checkout.
  3. Check your email for your invoice and set your new password.
  4. When you log in you will now have access to everything included in your membership
  5. You can manage your membership from the 'ACCOUNT' menu.

When will I be charged for renewal?

Monthly is charged Monthly from the date you joined.

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)

Membership Patreon

  • 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.

What happens when my membership expires or is cancelled?

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).

NOTE: Lifetime Memberships are not charged a renewal.

I cant access the course I purchased

cgshortcuts.COM is now a membership site with content only accessible to members (to keep things nice and simple).

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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