The Octane Materials Masterclass

The Octane Materials Masterclass

Master Materials and Shaders in Octane Render® for Cinema 4D

Create amazing materials even if you've never used Octane Render before!

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Octane Render® give's you the power to make amazing materials and shaders, but it can be overwhelming!

You've seen what Octane Render® is capable of - Social media is full of epic photo-realistic renders created in the software!

You've heard it renders super fast and that you can build just about any kind of shader or material directly in Octane's comprehensive node editor.

But now that you've finally got Octane set up on your workstation, you have no idea where to start!

What do all the nodes do? How do I create complex shaders?

Don't worry, we've all been there before;)

You could wade through hundreds of tutorials online, but we think the best way to learn is with a more structured approach.

So with guidance from the software's actual developers, we created…

The Octane Materials Masterclass

Take your Octane skills to the next level!

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Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

Watch straight to the point videos with practical examples of each and every node and material type in Octane.
Then we'll create a series of Material Projects step-by-step together. All at your own pace!

Over 70 Video Lessons

This is the most comprehensive Octane Materials Training available - we cover everything!

Downloadable Assets

Every course features a range of high quality downloadable resources to help you through the learning process. 

Full HD Video

No low quality videos here! All of our video lessons are full HD so you can follow along in style. Our dynamic media player ensures the optimal video experience 😉

Multilingual Subtitles

All courses can be viewed with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese or Korean subtitles - Japanese coming soon! The audio is in English.

Full Learning Support

Got questions? Ask your instructor directly and get help fast. Each lesson has a nifty help feature so you can ask questions and engage with the instructor and other students. 

Unlimited Access

Access your courses anywhere via desktop, laptop or mobile. Unlimited access means once you've enrolled you can access your course forever! 

Here’s what people are saying about the course

Meet the students who have taken their Octane skills to the next level...

Tanner Notch

Film Editor

A fantastic course all around.

I've been trying to wrap my head around the material side of things within Octane for sometime now, the variety of nodes, material types, etc... and am so happy I took the plunge and signed up for the course. I now have a much more solid knowledge base within Octane and would recommend this course to anyone.

Cavey Davey

3D Designer

Loved this course.

Clear concise details on each aspect of the octane materials makes it easy to refer back to whenever you need a refresh. The tutorials for specific material creation towards the end of the course are a great way to tie all the learning together.

Yoann Jegoux

International Marketer

E-sports entrepreneur

Great training! 

The level of details is amazing and the fact to be able to come back at it whenever you want is so helpful. Even though I was using Octane for a month 

I learned a lot. Vouch !

What’s you'll learn in the course...

Everything you need to know about when creating epic Octane Materials!


Octane Materials Masterclass by CG Shortcuts
Part 1: Materials

We’ll start by covering each of the Material Types in Octane incl. Diffuse, Glossy, Specular, Metallic, Universal, Toon, Mix, Blend & Portal Materials.

15 Lessons


Part 2: Nodes

We’ll cover every Octane node to create your shaders and materials. We’ll see examples of what each node does and how to use them in your workflow.

52 Lessons


3D Jade Octane Material Cinema 4D
Part 3: Material Projects

We’ll build materials together and share loads of tips on how to get great looking shaders and physically accurate results. All Project Files are included.

7 Lessons


Plus these Epic Bonuses!

Download CG Shortcuts Octane Materials Library
Bonus 1
Material Library

The course includes a plug-and-play Octane Materials library with 100 prebuilt materials.

We’re also adding new materials all the time!

Bonus 2
Ever Growing Content

This training will be updated with every new release of the octane plugin, so this will be the only course you’ll ever need on the subject.

Bonus 3
Request a Material

If there’s a particular look you’re trying to create, students can request a material and we’ll try to get a tutorial and shader up for you. 

About The Course Teacher,
Dave Bergin

Hey it’s Dave from CG Shortcuts! I'm a freelance 3D and Motion Graphics Artist based in London where I've been working and teaching in the industry for over 15 years.

I hope to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years while working with some pretty big clients in Europe, Australia and the USA . 

Here’s what people are saying about the course instructor

James Livitski

Graphic Designer/Art Director

Great job, Dave! Keep up the amazing work!

Dave teaches like no other. I've done countless of Cinema 4D and Octane tutorials, and there's too much fluff. Dave's teaching technique is clear, concise, and to the point. His courses are addicting and wants to you to continue learning. I can't wait until he has more content on this site.

Jose Barrera

3D Artist

Dave is one the best teacher on the internet.

I've been following him on YouTube with his own channel of tutorials of 3D and when I found his courses I wanted to do all of them. He is right to the point, and every video has a project file, so you can always dig in it if you don't understand something.  5 stars!

Cavey Davey

3D Designer

One of the best Cinema 4D teachers!

Dave is one of the best C4D teachers out there. His upbeat, clear and engaging delivery makes learning fun.


Step By Step Material Projects

3D Jade Octane Material Cinema 4D
3D Gold Octane Material Cinema 4D
3D Diamond Octane Material Cinema 4D
3D Jelly Octane Material
3D Ice Octane Material Cinema 4D
3D Speckled Octane Material Cinema 4D

And more coming soon...

Why this course?

We apply the same straight-to-the-point style of our tutorials to our online courses so you can get the information you need quickly and easily.

Our team is also happy to help if you have any questions as you go, so we've got your back!

We also believe education should be available to all so you wont see us charging hundreds of dollars


And take your Octane Material skills to the next level!



  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • All Octane material types
  • All Octane shader nodes
  • Material creation projects
  • Bonus Octane Material Library of 100+ Materials
  • Over 6 hours of on-demand video
  • More than 70 Lessons 
  • Project files 
  • Subtitles in 8 Languages 
  • Continuous Updates / Ever Growing Content 
  • Access on Desktop and Mobile 
  • Online Support & Student Discussion
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

We’re pretty confident you’ll learn some great new skills, so all of our courses come with a 30 Day money back guarantee. Happy Days!

See our refunds policy for details.

Don’t wait! Look at what past students have to say about this course

Hai Nguyen

3D Artist

The best course about Octane material.

The best course about Octane material I know with detail explaining, easy to understand, example is useful and beautiful. It gave me motivation to learn more. Thanks for your professionalism.

Andrey Shishkin

Motion Designer

Great full course about Octane materials

Great full course about Octane render materials, about each node with updates, cool examples, very like it!

Joseph Harper

Motion Designer

Definitely recommended!

Great run down for the materials and the node editor, definitely recommended!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn in this course?

This course is designed to be the definitive resource for creating professional looking materials in Cinema 4D with Octane. We cover every aspect of the software that is to do with Material creation. By the end of this course you'll be able to create amazing looking shaders and take your renders to the next level.

What will I get after enrolling?

Lifetime access to the course videos (6 hours over 70 videos and growing), 6 x C4D Project Files, 1 x Octane Material Library (currently over 50 materials), Exclusive support, continuous updates and new content added regularly.

What knowledge do I need to complete the course?

A basic level of Cinema 4D and Octane Render should be fine for this course.

What software do I need?

You need Maxon Cinema 4D (many of the techniques are achievable in older versions but Version 20 and above is recommended).
You also need the OctaneRender Plugin for Cinema 4D (Version 2018 and above is recommended but the concepts in this course apply to all versions).

What plugins do I need?

You need the Octane Render Plugin for Cinema 4D from the Otoy website. It's available to rent or buy and is quite affordable. The concepts in this course apply to all versions but Version 2018 and above is recommended.

Does the course cover creating the shots in the promo video?

The promo video was created with materials from the course to demonstrate what is possible when you have a good understanding of material creation.
We do not cover creating the promo video itself but the concepts you need to understand to create professional looking materials. This is not an animation course but you can check out our other courses and free tutorials to learn more about mograph animation.


And take your Octane Material skills to the next level!



  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • All Octane material types
  • All Octane shader nodes
  • Material creation projects
  • Bonus Octane Material Library of 100+ Materials
  • Over 6 hours of on-demand video
  • More than 70 Lessons 
  • Project files 
  • Subtitles in 8 Languages 
  • Continuous Updates / Ever Growing Content 
  • Access on Desktop and Mobile 
  • Online Support & Student Discussion
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

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On a personal note...

We're always trying to improve our courses, tutorials and resources - so we love hearing feedback from the community!

If you have any questions about this course or suggestions for future content, we'd love to hear from you!

Just leave us a message in the comments section below, and we'll keep tying to make the most useful content we can;)

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