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Cinema 4D Training Course | Cinema 4D & Chaos Corona

A course by Franck Tawema an Experienced 3D Design Specialist.

In this comprehensive 12-video series, you will learn how to harness Cinema 4Ds capabilities to create stunning architectural models. Furthermore, you’ll also be introduced to the powerful rendering tool, Chaos Corona to visualise the iconic Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron.

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Approx. 5 hrs


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About this course

Delving into the world of architectural visualization, the Cinema 4D & Chaos Corona course is your pathway to mastering two of the industry’s most potent tools. ArchAdemia takes you on a transformative journey with this meticulously curated 12-video series. Not just any Online Cinema 4D course, this program is an amalgamation of rigorous training and insightful showcases.

From the outset, students are introduced to the depths of Cinema 4D. Its dynamic capabilities allow architects and designers to breathe life into their architectural models, constructing visuals that both inspire and astonish. Whether you’re a novice to the 3D world or someone looking to augment your existing skill set, our training ensures you navigate the software like a seasoned professional.

But we don’t just stop at modelling. To truly bring your creations to life, you need a rendering tool that’s as exceptional as your designs. Enter Chaos Corona, a rendering engine that’s celebrated for its unmatched realism and detail. Combine this with the intricate functionalities of Cinema 4D, and what you get is a workflow that’s both fluid and formidable.

Perhaps, one of the most exhilarating aspects of this Best Cinema 4D course is the hands-on experience you get with an architectural marvel. Dive deep into visualizing the Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron—a structure that’s as iconic as it is intricate. This practical exploration not only serves as a source of inspiration but also provides a real-world framework to apply your budding expertise.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a Cinema 4D course near me, look no further. ArchAdemia’s comprehensive platform is available at your fingertips, complete with extensive Cinema 4D training videos and resources. As you traverse through our Cinema 4D training course, you’ll find each module purposefully structured to build upon the previous, ensuring a steady and enriching learning curve.

On successful completion of the program, students are awarded the Cinema 4D course certificate—a testament to their proficiency and a valuable addition to their professional portfolio.

Embark on this riveting journey with ArchAdemia and unearth the potential of Cinema 4D and Chaos Corona in architectural visualization. Your path to creating architectural masterpieces begins here. Enroll now and transform the way you perceive and present architecture.

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Lesson 1 – Introduction & interface (15:05). We start you off with a straightforward introduction to the software, course, and interface to help you focus on where to look for tools that you’ll use more often than others.

Lesson 2 – Tips & tricks for an efficient workflow (18:08). C4D is a complex programme and if you don’t setup your projects correctly and create certain key shortcuts, you may lose your way and leave hours on the table that could have been spent producing and ultimately fee earning! In this lesson we give you some crucial pointers in setting up your files for maximum efficiency.

Lesson 3 – Basic modelling techniques (28:30). An introductory lesson to getting started with basic 3D forms that’ll put you in a strong position for modelling The Switch House later in the course. Here, we cover multiple forms, shapes & tools for you to apply to your own projects going forward.

Lesson 4 – Importing & exporting (18:30). C4D can import and export to a multitude of file types and it’s important to understand this workflow to better share your own work and import various 3D assets to improve your process and visualisations. We cover the essentials of this important topic in the 4th lesson.

Lesson 5 – Cameras & composition (14:56). Often the scope of your own works can be captured by camera positions and the composition of the resulting image. Here, we introduce you to various techniques relating to cameras and using guides to help compose your imagery.

Lesson 6 – Chaos Corona overview (10:50). With the C4D basics out of the way, we then move into Chaos Corona before bringing it all together in the final 3 lessons. At the halfway point we give you an overview of Corona and its various tools and settings.

Lesson 7 – Lighting (31:36). Arguably the most important aspect of high-quality renderings, we take you through the options available for lighting your scene using a simple studio setup to emphasise the points as clearly as possible.

Lesson 8 – Material basics (16:28). In the 8th instalment of the course, we run through the basics of materials using a combination of C4D and Chaos Corona inputs.

Lesson 9 – Introduction to plugins (14:28). Before diving into The Switch House, we finish our second chapter of the course with a summary of plugins available to you as a C4D user and how these can improve your projects, renderings and your overall workflow as an artist & creator.

Lesson 10 – The Switch House – Part 1 (42:06). In the final chapter of the course, we get cracking on The Switch House by importing its drawings and massing the overall architectural forms out.

Lesson 11 – The Switch House – Part 2 (50:20). We work up the project by adding in the backdrop of the scene, develop the building model and apply the scene materials including the all-important staggered brick, which covers the skin of The Switch House Tower.

Lesson 12 – The Switch House – Part 3 (52:35). We round the course off by furnishing the scene with 3D assets, change the environment lighting, produce various test renders, mimic the look of artificial lighting behind windows, add signage using decals and more, to work toward our final images. NOTE: If you want to take your Chaos Corona skills to the next level, please head over to our two dedicated courses on interiors & exteriors.

The project you'll be working on.

Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron

It’s not just about the software, but also taking you on a journey through an iconic piece of architecture. That’s what makes ArchAdemia unique to other course providers.

“The tower creates 60 per cent more exhibition space for the London gallery, which has become one of the city’s most important cultural attractions since it opened in 2000. Called the Switch House, it features an exterior of latticed brickwork and folded surfaces, while its interior includes an assortment of overground and underground galleries, as well as a new roof terrace offering panoramic views of the city. The latticed brickwork that clads the building’s exterior helps the extension to match the brickwork of Giles Gilbert Scott’s original power station. Large perforations allow light to filter in during the day, and cause the building to glow in the evening. There are also a series of slender windows that form slices across the brick surfaces.”

Meet your tutor - Franck Tawema | 3D Design Specialist

Hi, I’m Franck. I’m a 3D designer with over ten years of experience using a variety of 3D design and drafting applications. My body of work is located at the crossroads of Architecture, Design, and Technology. Alongside working on exciting architectural brand experience projects, I like to build virtual experiences and immersive 3d pavillions that take multiple forms.

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We’re the only architectural educator that teaches all aspects of what an architect goes through each day, through architecture courses, one-off lessons, podcasts and mentoring. We have to know and deal with a lot; concept design, technical design, graphics, construction, dealing with clients & consultants etc. Our platform gives insight into all of these areas and more through a range of mediums such as; online classes, one-to-one coaching, podcasts and downloadable resources.

We have two forms of membership, monthly and annual. Both can be cancelled at any time with no contractual obligations. Both include all course content that exists today and any future instalments, access to our community forum and monthly bonuses. Annual members benefit from two extra perks; the ability to contact us directly anytime to help with day to day issues, often resulting in a video call support session, and free access to all downloadable resources (currently worth £300 total).

Monthly memberships are £15 per month and our annual membership is £79 paid per year. Head over to our pricing page to find out exactly what’s included with each. FYI – both memberships auto-renew.

Our teaching style is relaxed and specific to the needs of an architect or similar construction industry designer. All of our premium courses are centred around an iconic piece of architecture, which provides a dual benefit of learning the software and diving deeper into exceptional pieces of design.
You can watch your lessons on a desktop, maybe with a split screen or you can consume our content via mobile utilising two options. The first option is simply viewing our mobile optimised website, where the second is to download the Kajabi app and use the credentials you made with us to login and view your lessons anytime and anywhere!
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