Maxon Cinema 4D for Photographers

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TRAINING COURSE – Maxon Cinema 4D R21 for Photographers

Target Group

This training is aimed at photographers who want to expand their range of services to the visualization of 3D. You will learn in detail how to integrate 3D objects in your real images.


In this training you learn about the technical background you need for the optimal use of different rendering methods. Moreover, we will present you further possibilities in order to optimize your rendering. Do you want to achieve realistic results in your renderings? No problem! You'll also learn how to create complex materials that simulate the real world on the highest level. In addition, we focus both on photographic effects and workflow as well as the differences to previous techniques.


Helge Maus is MAXON Certified Lead Instructor and beta tester for CINEMA 4D.


  • Basics of rendering
  • Complex Materials
  • Shaders and shader networks
  • Dealing with transparency
  • Water, glass and mirrors
  • Lighting tricks
  • Faking reality
  • Ambient Occlusion, Caustics, Subsurface scattering
  • Global Illumination, vs. QMC. IR
  • The Physical Renderer
  • The Physical Camera
  • DoF, Bokeh, Vignetting
  • Introduction to VRAY for C4D
  • Optical Cameras / Depth of Field
  • Post Production in Adobe Photoshop
  • Composition between 3D and real consumption


Training Requests

All training contents will be adapted to your individual needs. A free analysis is the basis of a successful learning. Therefore take the chance and feel free to contact us. After a first talk on the phone, we create an individualized plan according to the goals you wish to achieve.

If you are interested in a training by pixeltrain / Helge Maus, you can reach us by phone +43.699.10669979 or email info(at) We will contact you as soon as possible for an informal talk.

Besides the training, we also provide a detailed, free advice before you buy a package, as well as consulting and project support during a production.



Maxon Cinema 4D is a professional software package for creating 3D objects and scenes for

film, multimedia, visual effects, product design, architecture and engineering.
The entire family of Maxon Cinema 4D products offers all possibilities for professional modeling, texturing, animation and rendering of images. Therefore, you are able to create animations in a stunning quality.

Photorealistic rendering, compositions of 3D content with real images, pre-visualizations in photo-quality, authentic-looking materials: These are the problems photographers, architects and product designers are faced to deal with in Maxon Cinema 4D.

Using the Maxon Advanced Render module, the added physical renderer in R13, as well as external render engines such as VRAY for C4D, absolutely realistic results are possible. Here, in most cases you rely on Global Illumination (GI) - a rendering method that can indeed produce an extremely high image quality, but is on the other hand technically demanding on the 3D artist. In this training you will learn how to manage and use the tools of this rendering method.