Woooooah We’re Halfway There

I have wanted to update my site but I’ve been locked in on a rather interesting and time-consuming side project. I’m halfway through the first draft of a book about how to use Cinema 4D. Yes, the same guy who cranks out a ho-hum blog post every month or so is writing an entire book. Makes perfect sense.

I’m still not 100% sure why I was the one asked to write this book, they could have picked a million other designers to do it. It must be because I am an industry leader in 3D animation using Cinema 4D and sarcasm they drew my name out of a hat or something. Whatever the reason, I didn’t ask any questions and I got to work ASAP before they changed their mind. I’m taking the project quite serious because it’s obviously a great opportunity at my age to become a published author. It’s also a much better side project, and I don’t have to waste time racking my brain trying to come up with a new tutorial or creative design file I can sell for a $1.25 at the Envato Marketplace.

The book will be a thorough overview of the essentials features of Cinema 4D. It will have roughly 80 short lessons that go over just about everything you need to know to become well-versed in the program. A general concept I try to infuse into the lessons is to compare how certain techniques can be achieved in Cinema 4D versus how they are accomplished in real life, and I draw from personal experience to make recommendations and encourage further exploration of the program. You could write whole books on individual components, menus, and tools within the program, so I did my best to cover the most useful and straightforward topics to turn the reader from a novice to advanced user if the book gets read from cover to cover.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to channeling my unfiltered creativity and seek the proper inspiration as I forge ahead with my pièce de résistance.

Sent from my iPad 3 via WiFi at Starbucks while adjusting my dark rimmed glasses.

6 Responses to “Woooooah We’re Halfway There”

  1. Hey man! Congrats! Forge ahead!
    Would love to read what you have so far!

  2. BIGMIKE says:

    Thanks Erwin, it’s been a lot of work. And considering I have some of the more complicated chapters left I can’t wait until it’s finally finished.

  3. Manny says:

    Hi Mike,

    I been following your C4D tutorials and techniques since discovering you on Vimeo ; noticed that we have something in common which is I freelanced at Univision. I’m looking forward to your book with much anticipation. Lots of luck with it as well with all of your endeavors.

    Please go on over to my Vimeo page, I like to hear from you.

  4. BIGMIKE says:

    Thanks Manny, I’ve been working there full time as a freelancer plus writing on the side, so I wish I could update my site more. Once this comes out I will make some more stuff on Cinema 4D and After Effects, thanks for checking everything out.

  5. Manny says:

    Your welcome Mike, its my pleasure! Please say hello to, shoot what’s his name… He sits all the way in the back next to one of the large printers near the bosses office, with collection of empty Starbucks cups LOL!!

    Thank you again, please keep us updated on your book.


  6. BIGMIKE says:

    Haha, we’ve moved desks quite a bit recently. Erwin sits in a different spot and the coffee sleeve tower is gone.

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