Cinema 4D Apprentice—Learn the software and real-world skills that will help you succeed as a Motion Graphics Artist

New to CINEMA 4D and looking for an accessible way to get up to speed quickly? Do you already know the basics of the software but need to know the new features or take your skills and understanding a little deeper? If so, look no further than CINEMA 4D Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, your one-stop shop for learning this powerful application.

With guidance that takes you beyond just the button-pushing, author Kent McQuilkin guides you through 10 core lessons, starting with the basics before moving onto more complex techniques and concepts and then tying it all together with a final project. Best practices and workflows for motion graphics artists that can be applied to any software application are included. A companion website features project files and videos of the techniques in action.

“If you’re an aspiring 3D motion graphics artist, Cinema 4D Apprentice should be your first resource to get started. Kent does an incredibly thorough job of covering the essentials in a clear and concise manner. Inside this book is the knowledge motion designers need to succeed in a production environment.”
-- Paul Babb, President/CEO at MAXON Computer, Inc.

Author Bio:

Kent McQuilkin is an award-winning animation producer, college instructor, 3D designer and consultant for broadcast studios. Kent has been a user of CINEMA 4D for over a decade and has used it to produce films, television spots, product labels, product previsualizations as well as theme park and holographic theatrical productions. Much of his work and information can be found at

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9781138018624 | $54.95 / £34.99 in paperback | May 2015

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