What you will learn
In this CINEMA 4D tutorial, we will learn the tools and techniques that will allow us to begin modeling in CINEMA 4D. CINEMA 4D offers a number of options for creating 3d geometry ranging from traditional polygon modeling tools to powerful spline based techniques. Because of its many pieces, a Swiss Army Knife will provide a great project for us to begin building different types of shapes in CINEMA 4D. We'll look at dealing with different types of geometry available to us. We'll use various tools to begin modifying polygon geometry by adding edges, extruding out faces, and smoothing the geometry. We'll also explore several methods for adding geometry using splines. We'll explore CINEMA 4D's very flexible, hierarchy-based workflow that will allow us to make modifications to many parts of our model after we've created them. We'll also touch on using Cloner Objects, spline effectors, and working with nulls and pivots. In building our knife, we'll cover a wide array of modeling tools that will allow you to quickly get up to speed building your own geometry in CINEMA 4D.