Getting Started With Cinema 4D

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Our assignment was to create a model in Cinema 4D that represents a letter of the alphabet. I chose the letter V. I first thought of The classic “road into the distance” beginners first learn when drawing perspective. When I started building the ranges I decided to play with that perspective, with the letter not being obvious until the Camera hit just the right angle.


I learned a lot about atmospheric lighting, cloning thousands of items with the trees, as well as lighting complex objects via the clouds. Layer organization, and utilizing low-poly assets for heavily cloned objects made a huge difference in performance and render time.