Most of us are quite familiar with 3D technology – what with the latest movies and games that have been released in the market today. We can’t hide the fact that 3d animations and graphics have been so outstanding. Today, we give you a various tutorial resource on one of the most powerful 3d application used these days, the Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D is a 3D graphic application (developed by MAXON Computer GmbH) that can do modeling, animation and rendering in one similar to another app called 3DS Max which you can also learn here.

40+ Best Cinema 4D Tutorials are compiled in this post to illustrate a few useful techniques in creating your own cinema 4d creation… This set of tutorials will surely entertain and inspire you to learn innovative techniques. Some tutorials are combination of other applications to enhance the result.. Enjoy learning, guys!!!

2014 Update:

For this update, we have added more Cinema 4D tutorials for you to practice on and improve your designing skills. You may learn some valuable tips and techniques that may serve handy for your future projects. Scroll down and check them all out. Ignite your design-inspiraition and learn as much as you want. Enjoy!

Making of Dust
dust cinema 4d
The tutorial is on creating dust effects in Cinema 4D.

Making of Super Snail
super snail cinema
Here is a tutorial on creating a super snail design in Cinema 4D.

Making of Portrait of a Silent Man
silent man cinema 4d
Learn to create a portrait of a silent man through this tutorial.

Video Tutorial Cinema 4D
video tutorial cinema
This is a tutorial on creating cinema 4d right on your desktop.

End of The Road
new cinema tutorial 4d
The tutorial is on creating a cool car design in Cinema 4D.

3D Text Shatter Effect
shatter effect cinema 4d
Here is a tutorial on creating a 3d text shatter effect in Cinema 4D.

Create an Abstract Armored Sphere Scene in Cinema 4D
abstract cinema 4d
This tutorial will teach you to create a complex abstract Armored Sphere scene in Cinema 4D.

Metaball Tutorial in Cinema 4D
metaball tutorial cinema 4d
Create a very simple abstract cool looking 3D animation in Cinema 4D using the Metaball with this tutorial.

Iron Man 2 Texturing Titles
iron man 2 4d tutorial
The tutorial is on remaking the typography texture.

The Junkyard
The tutorial is on creating a junkyard using Cinema 4D.

3D Valentine’s Day Typography
valentine’s day typography 3d
In this tutorial, you will be guided in creating the technique that can be used in a variety of ways and also for different themes besides Valentine’s Day.

Ipod Video-Tutorial Cinema 4D
ipod video tutorial 4d
This tutorial deals with ipod video.

Create Amazingly Realistic Renders Using Advanced Render in Cinema 4D
amazingly realistic cinema 4d
Learn how to create an amazing realistic renders using advanced cinema 4D in Cinema 4D.

In the Lab
new content article tutorial
Here is a tutorial on creating an inside of a laboratory.

Model, Texture, and Render an Interior Scene
model texture cinema 4d
This tutorial is a beginner/intermediate level tutorial that will teaches you on how to make and render a realistic interior scene in Cinema 4D and Vray.

Create a Gorgeous Abstract Greeble Scene in Cinema 4D
gorgeous abstract cinema 4d
The tutorial teaches you on how to make a complex abstract Greeble scene.

Planet Tutorial
planet tutorial 4d
You will learn in this tutorial on how to create a planet in Cinema 4D.

Door Type
door 4d tutorial
Create a cinema 4D door type effect in Cinema 4D.

How to Create a Sci-fi Scene
primate ran
You will learn how to create a sci-fi scene with this tutorial.

Making of Did you Fill Up the Tank on Mars?
mars tank tutorial
The tutorial deals with making a unique scene that can easily catch a viewer attention.

How to Setup Uncut Blueprints
set up uncut blueprint-tutorial
Here is a tutorial on how to setup uncut blueprints.

3D Text
3d text
This tutorial deals on creating a 3D text on a Cinema 4D.

3D Abstract Tentacle Tutorial
 abstract tentacle 3d tutorial
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a 3D abstract tentacle.

font explode 4d tutorial
Learn how to create a Cinema 4D exploding font with this tutorial.

Render Tutorial
render 4d tutorial
This tutorial is about render tutorial.

Jelly-like Text Animation
jelly like text 4d
In this tutorial, you will learn about the necessary tools in creating an interesting and captivating motion graphics.

reader tutorial extinction
The tutorial shows how to create a good 3D type explosion with the help of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Cinema 4D.

Natural and Unnatural Light
light cinema 4d tutorial
This tutorial will teach you how to add a lighting effect to your design.

liquid 3D type
liquid typography cinema 4D tutorials
Learn how to create a 3D type with vibrant lights and other impressive effects.

Learn the best ways to create 3D type
typography cinema 4d tutorial
In this tutorial, you’ll learn another style of 3D typography with a clean and glossy finish.

Transformers Titles
transformers cinema 4D
Learn how to do the Transformers How To Fill A Volume with Clones Without Intersections effect

How To Fill A Volume with Clones Without Intersections
fill clone cinema 4d tutorial
This tutorial will help you learn the techniques to proper filling with clones.

Choosing The Correct Focal Length
focal length cinema 4D
In this tutorial, you will learn the importance of focal length and how to corecctly use it.

Light, Texture, And Render A Microphone
microphone render cinema 4d tuts
Improve your skills in lighting, texturing, and rendering with the help of this microphone tut.

Using the Cel Shader to Apply an Illustrative 2D Style to 3D Objects
cel shader cinema 4d
Here you’ll learn how to use Cel Shader in changing a 2D object to 3D.

Render An Abstract Refraction Low Poly Look
low poly cinema 4d tutorial
Learn more abstract rendering with this tutorial.

SLOW MoDynamics
slow motion cinema 4d tutorials
This tutorial will teach you how to create a shattering effect to your object or type.

What kind of 3D software are you using on your design projects? Did we miss anything? Feel free to add your comments and suggestions below.

Ronald Bien

About the author: A Graphic Designer and the founder of Naldz Graphics. He launched Naldz Graphics to help the Design Community in providing quality design resources and tutorials.


  1. These are pretty cool. Cinema 4D is a good alternative to 3DS max, with almost similar functionality and it is not as expensive as 3DS Max.

    Great tutorials btw, thanks

  2. Thank you for this great great roundup…amazing collection..

  3. Extremely Awesome tutorials! Im now inspired to learn this

  4. Another great collection Ronald. Thanks for these resources

  5. What would be a good follow up…

    3D Studio Max

  6. Excellent post, thanks for putting some good Cinema 4d tutorial together, very helpful post.

  7. Thanks sir. im an IT Student from Tarlac State University, more power po inyo at sa website, sana mas marami pang studyante ang makaalam nito para mas maging involved sila sa Multimedia Development ng Pilipinas..hehehe..

  8. I looked at TWO so far and both were not at ALL tutorials but simply a “Look what I can do” with absolutely NO details or techniques shown.
    So far, no value…

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