Character Creation in Cinema 4D and Daz Studio

Cinema 4D & Daz Studio Character Creation Course


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Master character creation in Daz Studio & Cinema 4D

3D Character creation is hard work. And extremely time consuming. You have to learn anatomy, spend years perfecting your skills, and then spend hours modeling, texturing, and rigging your characters.

Then you still need to create hair, clothes and props, which is even more work!

Or you could do all of this in just a few minutes with FREE software!

And in this course we’ll show you how…

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This course was designed for beginner users.


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The course has been recorded in English.

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What will you learn from this course?

By the end of this course you’ll be able to create stunning characters quickly in Daz Studio and incorporate them seamlessly into your Cinema 4D projects.

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Daz Studio

We’ll start by giving you a full in depth guide to Daz Studio covering all of this:

  • Daz Studio Introduction
  • Daz Marketplace
  • Character Design and Shaping
  • Clothing and Accesories
  • Hair
  • Materials
  • Posing 
  • Animation
Then we’ll create a bespoke charcter together step by step and send it over to render in Cinema 4D and Redshift.
10 Lessons
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Cinema 4D & Redshift Renderer

We’ll then take you through our workflow for setting up the imported model in Cinema 4D for final render in Redshift including:

  • Daz to C4D Bridge
  • Redshift Prep
  • Scene Prep
  • Redshift Lighting
  • Hair
  • Materials
  • Skin SSS Shader
  • Render settings
By the end of the course you’ll have a fully designed, lit and rendered character.
10 Lessons

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Your instructor

Dave Bergin

Hey it's Dave from CG Shortcuts! I'm a motion graphics artist now based in sunny Australia.

I've been working in the industry for 15 years, most of which was spent at various studios in London UK (I was lucky enough to do loads of travel as well!).

I've worked for brands like Disney, Fox, Porsche, American Express and more, mainly for UK, US and European clients.

I'm now freelancing and teaching right here at CG!







Frequently asked questions

What will I learn in this course?​

This course covers everything you need to know about Daz Studio - how to set it up, The Interface, The Daz Marketplace, Character Design & Sculpting, Clothing & Accesories, Hair (plus Dynamics) Materials, Posing, and Animation. We then cover the full workflow of creating a custom character and exporting it to Cinema 4D for final Lighting and Rendering with Redshift Renderer. The class project is a classic portrait style render - but use the skills you learn and create your own work of art!

Where can I apply the skills I learn in this course?​

Now that you know how to create stunning photorealistic characters quickly in Daz, you can start featuring characters in your Cinema 4D renders!

What software do I need?​

All you need is Daz Studio (free software) and Maxon Cinema 4D. You can also follow allong with us in the Redshift Rendering section if you like, the concepts taught in the course are applicable to any renderer though – Free demo versions of all software are available.

What plugins do I need?​

You dont need any plugins for this course however the supplied project files are set up in Octane Render which is optional.

What knowledge do I need to complete the course?​

This is a beginner level course, a basic knowlege of Cinema 4D and Redshift should be fine.

What will I get after enrolling?​

Lifetime access to the course videos (3.5 hours over 20 videos) + Resources PDF + Daz Portrait Pose Preset.

Is this course included in membership?​

Not at this time.

If I purchase the course is it mine to keep?​

Yep, if you purchase it, it's yours to keep!

Student reviews

What people are saying

I finally know how to use Daz properly!
I was using it wrong the whole time, I now know the full Daz to Cinema 4D workflow!

June Hartley

So much fun.
Where have you been all my life Daz??!

Will Tiernan

Worth it just for the Redshift section
Some epic lighting and rendering tips in there!

Terach Njǫrðr

Character Creation in Cinema 4D and Daz Studio

The new course by CG Shortcuts helping you design and create 3D characters in Daz Studio, Cinema 4D and Redshift Renderer.

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