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Black Widow

$113 AUD

Character Creation in Cinema 4D

Welcome to our new course Black Widow where you’ll take your Character Creation skills in Cinema 4D to the next level.

In the course you’ll learn how to create the Black Widow – Model, Sculpt, UV, Texture, Rig and Animate a Spider in Cinema 4D.

You’re not limited to just Spiders as well, take your new skills and apply them to any character! Perfect for creating original art and NFT’s!

Spider sense tingling yet? Let’s get started!

Covered in this course

What you'll learn


After sourcing some great refference imagery, let’s kick this off with some modelling. We’ll be animating our Black Widow so we need to follow best practices and keep our geometry nice and lite.

UV's and Sculpting

Now that the basic form of the spider is complete, we’ll set up UV’s the easy way directly in Cinema 4D before breaking out the native sculpting tools. We’ll get our Michelangelo on and sculpt in some serious details to our Black Widow.


Time to give our model some texture, we’ll hop into Cinema 4D’s own Bodypaint and paint in some 4K texture maps.


Rigging can be a pain (until you know how;) Let’s get our spider all rigged up for animation using C-Motion, IK’s and Binding tools in Cinema 4D.


We’ll finish things off by animating our Black Widow. We’ll create a looping walk cycle complete with secondary motions before animating across a plane and over 3d objects.

Course Project (with bonus project files)

Well done grasshopper! Now that you’ve upped your game and picked up a load of new skills, it’s time to put them to the test. Create your own character! We’ve supplied a few we’ve created ourselves to get you started – check them out here.

Bonus content

Spider-iffic Project Files

The Black Widow

Looping and ready to render in Octane.

Spidey Walk Cycle

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a spider, no time to talk.

The Spider Rider

Ride em cow-spider! Just add your megascan objects and loop!

Spider Hand

Does whatever a Spider Hand does… Octane render me.

The Spiders Web

Here’s how to attach your rig to a web – octane version.

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Black Widow

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What will I learn in this course?

This course shows the full workflow in creating the Black Widow Character. By the end of this course you’ll be able to Model, Sculpt, UV, Texture, Rig and Animate your own characters in Cinema 4D.

Where can I apply the skills I learn in this course?

We cover many of Cinema 4D’s tools in this course including Modeling tools, Sculpting Tools, The UV Manager, Rigging Tools, Bodypaint, C-Motion etc. These skills can be used in all areas of your 3D work beyond what we create in the course.

What knowledge do I need to complete the course?

This is an advanced course and we assume you already know the basics of Cinema 4D.

What software do I need?

All you need is Maxon Cinema 4D (project files are set up in Octane Render which is optional) – don’t worry if you don’t have them because you can download a free demo to start learning straight away.

What plugins do I need?

You dont need any plugins for this course however the supplied project files are set up in Octane Render which is optional.

What will I get after enrolling?

Lifetime access to the course videos (2 hours over 15 videos) , 4 x C4D Project Files (C4D with Octane setup) and refference images. 

Is this course included in membership?

Not at this time.

If I get a membership, how long can I access the course?

This course is not currently included in membership to

If I purchase the course is it mine to keep?

Yep, if you purchase it it’s yours to keep!

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