Introducing my first book on 3D graphics, the Cinema 4D R13 Cookbook. I worked very hard on this title to create a rather comprehensive guide to learning how to become a 3D artist using Cinema 4D.
Why should I buy this book?
Excellent question. You could just Google “Free Cinema 4D Tutorials” and have at it instead for no cost at all. Here’s the link.
Free tutorials are great, but if all you end up doing is following along and recreating someone else’s work, you’re not going to impress too many people. My book has tons of short lessons that cover just about everything you’d want to know about Cinema 4D. If you are new to or inexperienced in Cinema 4D and read my book cover to cover, you’ll have a comprehensive knowledge of the program’s tools by the end of it. Then you can use that knowledge to be creative and design your own work.
And let me put it to you this way: If you learn 3D design and can land just one new freelance assignment that requires Cinema 4D, the book will have paid for itself, likely several times over. With your new skills you can increase your hourly or day rate to cover the expense of my book and you’ll come out on top after day one.
Where can I buy it?
What topics does this book cover?
It’s 10 chapters long and I try to hit on the most important features of the program. Here are the chapters subjects in order:
What topics does it NOT cover?
I underestimated how much I would write for this book; I just started writing and somehow the book ended up over 500 pages. I feel like it covers most of the best and most frequently used features of Cinema 4D. There is no chapter on character animation, that is not my forte and I would not be qualified to teach you how to do it. And with Cinema 4D R 13’s new character tools, the process is brand new and I have to learn it first myself. I don’t cover the Emitter functions (couldn’t find a good spot for it) or Thinking Particles. I wrote as much as I could and there is no way to cover everything in one book, it’s not an instruction manual.
Why is it called a “cookbook?”
The title is part of a series my publisher does, so it was pretty much predetermined. I wanted to name it The Girl with the Cinema 4D Tattoo to try to boost sales but that didn’t really gain much traction. You will find short lessons called “recipes” in my book, but none of them have anything specifically to do with cooking food. If you demand an actual recipe I can send you my knockoff creation of Chicken Lettuce Wraps like PF Changs has.
How bad are you at typing?
Awful. Despite using a computer constantly for like 15 years, I am terrible at typing. I have to glance down at my keyboard and I always look up to see my freshly-typed failure of a sentence covered in red squiggles. Here’s some words that I must have screwed up every time I tried to type them:
- Seperate – Strongly considering campaigning for “separate” to be changed over for my conveinence
- doesn;t – ; and ‘ are so very close to each other
If you find any mistakes in my writing please excuse them, I’m guessing spelling and grammar check was just exhausted after pouring over my writing.
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