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Introduction to Redshift: The Basics

$35 AUD

For beginners and people curious about Redshift

Are you a beginner, an experienced user alike or just curious and looking to learn more about Redshift, but don’t know how to start out? Or are you looking to incorporate Redshift into your workflow?

We created this course for you to help you get you comfortable and familiar with the Redshift render engine, its layout and workflow tips and tricks.

We are excited to introduce you to it’s incredible power to make insanely fast amazing renders.

In this course we will learn the basics of the Redshift Render Engine inside of Maxon’s Cinema 4D (not limited). We will cover workflow, lighting, render settings, creating materials, camera options, and an overview of the UI and how the renderer works. 

We will learn to create an abstract art scene with a studio set up and create a fast clean render.

By the end of this course you will be able to navigate around Redshift fluently and create your first beautiful abstract piece of art render!

Introduction to Redshift: The Basics

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What you'll learn

Redshift UI

We’ll start by explaining the GPU Render and its benefits and show the software layout: Objects, Lights, Camera, Tags, Set as renderer, Renderview Window. 

Lighting - A Studio Setup

You’ll learn the Area Lights and how to create a Studio Lighting setup. We’ll also take a look at the powerful Dome Light tool and HDRI lighting.


We’ll continue by giving you an introduction to the Material Node Editor and its Settings, and we’ll show you how to create the matte white material. We will also create a photorealistic Brushed Gold material and look at the power of the Bump map combined with a Noise Node.

Camera Settings

We will also help you get you acquainted with the  Depth of Field and the Redshift Camera Tag.

Render Settings

We’ll make a sub surface scattering slime material that has thinner and thicker properties depending on how the mesh is being deformed.Finally, we’ll guide you through the Render Settings that are essential to getting a clean fast optimized render as well as show you the awesome Post effects that are built into the Redshift Render Engine.

Bonus: Examples

In this bonus lesson we’ll give you examples of alternate materials in case you need inspiration or want more practice.

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What will I learn in this course?

This course is designed to be an introduction course to everyone who is looking to learn more about Redshift and become familiar with this render’s workflow. By the end of this course you will know the basics of how to use Redshift and be able to create insanely fast amazing renders.

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

Into any of your projects, with the skills learned in this course you will be able to create your own Redshift Renderer projects. With Redshift’s features and easy workflow, it will help speed up your rendering and reduce the time to create and fine tune with the help of real time rendering previews.

What knowledge do I need to complete the course?

A very basic understanding of your 3D software. We use C4D but the skills and techniques for Redshift transfer to all the software supported by Redshift, 3DS Max, Maya, Blender, etc.

What software do I need?

The instructor is using Cinema 4D but the information is not limited to Cinema 4D, it applies to all 3D software that Redshift supports, 3DS Max, Maya, etc. 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 need to have Redshift installed to get you started. You can get a free Redshift demo here:

What will I get after enrolling?

Lifetime access to the course videos (1,5 hours over 11 videos) , 1 x C4D Project Files (Scene Start) and 1 x Bonus Lesson on Material Examples. 

Is this course included in membership?

It sure is, along with a bunch of other courses.

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

You can access the course any time during your membership. If your subscription ends so will access to the course.

If I purchase the course is it mine to keep?

Yep, if you purchase it (rather than subscribing) it’s yours to keep!

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