Cinema 4D / BodyPaint 3D Program Documentation Tutorials
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

Animation Tutorial (basic)

by Sebastien Florand

In this Tutorial you will learn how to create a simple animation with Cinema 4D.

Cinema 4D offers a variety of techniques that let you easily create animations. Keyframes can be defined for specific parameters directly in the user interface; the Animation Toolbar can be used to modify keyframes; you can modify the Timeline... for complete control of all of an animation’s parameters or you can combine these methods depending on your own workflow.

Users of Cinema 4D Prime will receive an error prompt when opening example files in the course of this tutorial. This is due to the fact that this version of Cinema 4D does not contain the Global Illumination feature. However, this will not affect the tutorial as a whole. This prompt can, therefore, be ignored and you can continue with the tutorial.