Learn Cinema 4D: Create an Abstract Background

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Learn Cinema 4D: Create an Abstract Background

Learn the basics of Cinema 4D by creating this awesome low poly background.

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Do you want to learn 3D modelling quickly & easily by creating trendy low poly artwork? You can do it in this course and learn the basics of Cinema 4D by creating a Low Poly Background! This class is perfect for web designers, graphic designers, illustrators and anyone else who would like to learn a bit of 3D modelling to add to their designs. Get started with 3D modelling & take this course now to learn Cinema 4D in just a few hours!

  • Learn the basics and use Cinema 4D from scratch.
  • Learn a basic scene and lighting set up.
  • Learn how to render your scene in Cinema 4D.
  • Create basic materials and colors for your models and backgrounds.
  • Some tips and tricks for enhancing the image in Adobe Photoshop

Low Poly Art for Illustrations & Graphic Designers

In this course you will learn the basics of how to emulate this trendy art style which has been used in many different websites and banners. Enhance your projects, presentations and illustrations using this versatile background!

Content & Overview 

This is a great way for beginners to introduce themselves to 3D programs like Cinema 4D. Starting with a basic overview of the program, the course will help familiarize you with the tools you will need first. With the basics complete, the course will take you through how tp create a low poly background step by step. Each step will be broken down to make understanding the process even easier, starting with creating a simple 3D shape to manipulating random landscapes.

Students completing this course will have the knowledge to create low poly backgrounds in Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop.

I have included the Cinema 4D and PSD file to download at the end of the course to use as reference. So you'll be able to work alongside the videos to learn and create your own low poly background. Please feel free to share your creations as well!


What will you learn in this course:

  • Create basic 3D models in Cinema 4D
  • Light a 3D scene
  • Render 3D scenes in Cinema 4D
  • Export your scene to Photoshop
  • Create an abstract background
  • Tips and Tricks in Photoshop


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop installed

Learn Cinema 4D: Create an Abstract Background


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Getting Started
1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 01:14 01:14
Modelling in Cinema 4D
6 Lectures
Create an Abstract Background
2 Lectures

Instructor Details

Jonathan Lam

Jonathan Lam

Hi everyone! My name is Jonathan Lam and I'm a Digital Artist on a mission to empower, educate and inspire creative students just like you to gain the creative skills you desire! Currently I work for Ubisoft as a concept and game artist. My skills range from graphic design, illustration, animation, 3D modelling/sculpting, concept art and video editing. Some of the projects I've worked on include Hungry Shark World, Hungry Shark Evolution, Starbeard and the Kickstarter Funded Game called Eminence: Xander's Tales.

I've also worked with many high profile clients including Riot Games, Sony Entertainment, Hasbro and Google as a graphic designer and illustrator.

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