Creating a detailed natural environment in Cinema 4D is no easy task – trees and other foliage can be hard to work with, consuming render time and destroying scene performance. It can also be difficult to create a convincing natural look with enough variation and irregularity.
This training series for Cinema 4D focusses on the creation of a detailed and realistic forest. The series guides you through the entire process from start to finish. The final result is a large, detailed forest that remains responsive in the viewport and can be rendered in a matter of minutes.
The tree models used in the training come from the free plant kit from Laubwerk. Instructions on how to install this plugin are included with the training.
Marijn has animated the first few shots of this introductory video so that you may see another aspect of just how beautiful your end results could be upon completing the learn. The animation is not included as part of this training title.
The course is divided into the twelve chapters:
Chapter 01 – 11:48 – Terrain
Chapter 02 – 15:57 – Terrain textures
Chapter 03 – 23:50 – Trees
Chapter 04 – 27:20 – Leaves
Chapter 05 – 24:21 – Waterside
Chapter 06 – 14:48 – Tilable leaves textures
Chapter 07 – 30:20 – Leaf distribution
Chapter 08 – 25:54 – Lighting using the physical sky
Chapter 09 – 31:07 – Shading
Chapter 10 – 13:43 – Distant environment
Chapter 11 – 26:01 – Camera setup
Chapter 12 – 26:18 – Finishing touches
The total runtime for this training series is 4 hours and 31 minutes.