Professional Lighting Techniques in Cinema 4D

Learn how to create professional looking renders in Cinema 4D

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Have you always wondered how to create great renders in Cinema 4D? The key is to understand how lights work.

Professional Lighting Techniques is your ultimate guide to lighting in Cinema 4D. With hands-on lessons, you will be guided through some of the core concepts of lighting as well as the advanced techniques and tools.

Ozgur, who is one of the very few Maxon Certified Cinema 4D Instructors in the world, has spent over a decade mastering these lighting techniques and created this comprehensive course to teach you how to use lights Cinema 4D.

You will start this course by using basic light setups, then move onto more advanced techniques such as creating physically accurate lights, studio setups, improving shadow quality, working with global illumination and ambient occlusion, creating glowing objects, understanding volumetric lights, reflections, caustics and more.

Each lesson is accompanied with the source files you can download in order to follow along and practice what you've learnt. 

Whether you are an existing Cinema 4D user with years of experience, or a new designer, you will learn countless lighting tips and tricks used throughout the industry, which will help you create better looking renders in less time.

If you are looking to improve your renders by using lights properly, then this course is for you!


Upon completion of this course you will receive a Certificate as a testament to your new skills.

  • 22 video lessons

  • Downloadable project files

  • 2 hours


Adobe Certified Instructor

Ozgur Gorgun

Ozgur Gorgun is an award winning filmmaker, photographer and motion designer. He has been working in the film and TV industry both in the UK and abroad for over a decade. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Video Specialist and Instructor. He is also one of the very few Maxon Certified Cinema 4D Trainers in the world. Ozgur taught and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry such as SKY, BBC, Sony Pictures, ITV, Google, Microsoft, to name a few. Ozgur has been teaching for over a decade and taught thousands of students from school kids to CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world. He considers it a privilege to be able to contribute to that "lightbulb moment" when a creative person learns a new skill.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Exercise Files

  • 2

    Basic Concepts

    • Real Lights vs Lights in Cinema 4D

    • Creating a Seamless Backdrop

    • Setting Up the Scene

  • 3

    Working With Lights

    • Default Light

    • Understanding the Different Types of Lights in Cinema 4D

    • Lighting a Scene With a Single Light

    • 3 Point Light Setup

  • 4

    Improving Your Renders

    • Shadow Quality

    • Area Lights vs PBR Lights

    • Creating Visible and Volumetric Lights

    • Using Volumetric Lights on Text

  • 5

    Creating Realistic Renders

    • Lighting with Global Illumination

    • Global Illlumination Settings

    • Ambient Occlusion

    • Using Objects as Light Sources

    • Adding Glow to Lights

    • Lighting with HDRIs

    • Lighting Using Gobos

    • Lighting Caustics

  • 6


    • Lighting Conclusion

It's time to master lighting in Cinema 4D

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