Q: How is the CINEMA 4D Animation
learning path different than the CINEMA 4D: How to Get Started
A. Unlike the CINEMA 4D: How to Get Started learning path, the CINEMA 4D Animation learning path is not intended to get you up to speed and moving around comfortably in CINEMA 4D. Instead, with the CINEMA 4D Animation learning path you'll be building on your foundational knowledge in CINEMA 4D and focus on learning everything from the core fundamentals to the essential tools that are required to create natural and believable animations.
Q: What will I be able to animate when I've completed this learning path?
A. Throughout the tutorials in this learning path you'll learn techniques and workflows required to add believable animation.
Q: What is a learning path? How do I use them?
A. Learning paths are a series of courses organized into levels for easier organization. We recommend that you start with the first course in level one and work your way through all of the courses and levels sequentially.
Q: Do I have to follow along with the tutorial? Can I work on my own project?
A. The ultimate goal is to be able to transfer the techniques and tools you've learned in this learning path to your own projects. While everyone learns at a difference pace, we recommend a three-step process before trying to apply the techniques to your own projects. The first step is to watch each tutorial and take notes along the way. Secondly, watch the tutorial and follow along trying to replicate each step in the tutorial. Lastly replicate the project from the tutorial on your own trying not to watch the tutorials as much as possible. This helps to ensure that you not only are able to replicate what was taught in the tutorial but that you understand the techniques and tools that were used so you can then transfer them to your own projects.
Q. Are there any tutorials that I should watch before starting this learning path?
A. We recommend this learning path for artists who are already familiar with moving around in CINEMA 4D and want to learn how to take their existing knowledge of CINEMA 4D and add highly customizable control rigs. If you already feel comfortable moving around in CINEMA 4D then you're ready for this learning path! Otherwise, you can get up to speed with the CINEMA 4D: How to Get Started learning path.
Q. What if I have questions while going through this learning path?
A. We have set up a community specifically as a place for you to ask technical questions. Our community is frequented by the Digital-Tutors instructors, staff members, moderators and other helpful members that can answer your questions as you learn CINEMA 4D. You can get to the community by clicking on the "Connect" tab at the top of the site or by clicking here.
Q: What if the version of CINEMA 4D in the tutorial is different than what I have? Can I still follow along?
A. While there are certainly new tools and features that get added with each new version of CINEMA 4D, a majority of the core techniques taught are the same and can be transferred easily from version to version. Just keep in mind that due to file version differences it may not be possible to open project files that were created in a newer version of CINEMA 4D if you're using an older version. Rest assured that if tools or techniques change drastically enough, we update the course with a current version and that course will be updated in the learning path. This ensures that you will always be following along with the most up-to-date learning path at all times. And of course you can always post questions on our forums if you ever come across something that looks different in your version of CINEMA 4D than in the tutorial.
Q. Will you continue to update this learning path?
A. Yes! We are actively developing tutorials for CINEMA 4D and will continue to add new applicable tutorials to this learning path as they are created.