Learn How to Create a Realistic Render of a Modern Exterior

This course takes you all the way from starting with a basic CAD file with crummy materials, harsh lights and bare surroundings; to rendering out a beautiful image, all from within Cinema 4D using either the standard or physical render engines. 

Starting with the CAD file, we show you first of all how to clean up the imported file, strip out wasted materials and layers, then begin the process of replacing them with high quality realistic materials from scratch. Once the material are sorted we turn our eye to the lighting in the scene. Advanced methods of creating a sunlight are shown which give better results than C4D's standard sun options. Next we start to work in some better render settings, these will allow for both a much more realistic image and also show you rendered results faster to you can quickly make informed decisions about how to proceed.

After the basics are in place, we begin to populate the scene using 3D objects from C4D's content browser and various other resources to give a more immersive result. Lastly we export the rendered image from Cinema and take it into Photoshop for some simple yet effective adjustments to the colour, brightness, contrast, and lens imperfections.


This tutorial series is compatible with Cinema 4D R16 and above and is recorded with R19.

What's Included

Here's what you will get when you purchase this course

  • 7 Hours

    You will have access to 7 hours of top quality, on-demand training videos.

  • Training Files

    You can download all of the exercise files used during the training, including projects.

  • Lifetime Access

    Learn at your own pace and take as long as you need. Access this course forever.

Course Outline

Here's what you'll learn in more detail

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