MAXON CINEMA 4D: Cinema 4D Forum Adobe After Effects Forum

How long did it take you to learn C4D well enough before you were able to use it professionally?

COW Forums : Maxon Cinema 4D

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
maha mohtasebHow long did it take you to learn C4D well enough before you were able to use it professionally?
by on Jun 22, 2012 at 8:35:32 am

I'm in the process of learning C4D, and I know After Effects really well, so that's been a bit helpful. I'm curious how long it takes most designers to get a good enough grip on C4D to start using it professionally? Especially those who knew AE well before starting on C4D? Thanks in advance!


Return to posts index

Nate Vander PlasRe: How long did it take you to learn C4D well enough before you were able to use it professionally?
by on Jun 22, 2012 at 2:15:29 pm

It depends on what you consider professional work. If that's high end character animation in complex scenes, it may take a long time. But if you're like me, once you get a grip on simple stuff like extruded text, you'll gradually start integrating it into your motion graphics projects. I've been learning in my spare time for over a year now and the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know. Don't get discouraged, though. Just keep using it and watching tutorials on techniques that interest you.

Nate


Return to posts index

Dustin ZaleskyRe: How long did it take you to learn C4D well enough before you were able to use it professionally?
by on Jun 22, 2012 at 8:09:41 pm

I would say if you do small tutorials on a semi daily basis and do ongoing projects in 3d that you'll be pretty damn good after a year or so... I still come on here with tons of questions but i've been using 3d on and off for over 15 years... i started with 3d studio release 4 back in the 90s and once i was 16 and could drive a car i quit doing 3d and started partying, I did some 3d in college in 3dsmax, then i didn't do any for several years again, then this job i have requires some so i started doing it again in cinema4d...

I would say out of all the programs i've used (maya and 3dsmax) cinema4d is the most user friendly and easy to learn.... but that doesn't meant it's any less powerful... it seems to be reaching the level of all the other programs fairly quickly, but i don't even have the version 12 or 13 yet... i'm in 11.5 ... the good thing is, once you learn one 3d program, they are all very similar... the interface is just different.


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]