Get to grips with the basics of Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D basics
(Image credit: Mike Griggs)

The basics of Cinema 4D are one of the first things to learn if you are new to computer graphics. Having been on the market for around 30 years, Cinema 4D from Maxon has developed into one of the most popular digital content creation applications. 

Cinema 4D has a reputation for being the 'easy' 3D software. While it definitely has one of the lowest learning curves, it is also one of the most in-depth 3D applications, able to handle practically any task thrown at it on both Windows and Mac.

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Mike Griggs

Mike Griggs is a veteran digital content creator and technical writer. For nearly 30 years, Mike has been creating digital artwork, animations and VR elements for multi-national companies and world-class museums. Mike has been a writer for 3D World Magazine and Creative Bloq for over 10 years, where he has shared his passion for demystifying the process of digital content creation.