The Octane Materials Masterclass

The most comprehensive training for materials in Octane Renderer for Cinema 4D.

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Unleash the power of Octane.

The first step toward professional rendering is chosing the right renderer. We’ve been using Octane Renderer® in production for several years now and highly recommend it if you want to lift your rendering game. However there has been a lack of training available for Octane … until now.

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Trailer: The Octane Materials Masterclass


This course was designed for intermediate users.


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English audio

The course has been recorded in English.

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What will you learn from this course?

We literally cover almost every feature to do with maerials in Octane.


We’ll start by covering each of the Material Types in Octane incl. Diffuse, Glossy, Specular, Metallic, Universal, Toon, Mix, Blend & Portal Materials.

16 Lessons
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Shader nodes

We’ll cover every Octane node to create your shaders and materials. We’ll see examples of what each node does and how to use them in your workflow.

53 Lessons
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Material Projects

We’ll build materials together and share loads of tips on how to get great looking shaders and physically accurate results. All Project Files are included.

9 Lessons
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Course Content

Shader Nodes
Material Projects

Material Projects

We'll create the following materials together in the material projects section of the course. We plan to add more too.

Includes Octane Material Library
The course includes a plug-and-play Octane Material library with 100 prebuilt materials. We’re also adding new materials all the time!

Who should take this course?

This masterclass is ideal for anyone learning Octane for Cinema 4D.


Using Octane as a hobby? Get better acquainted with it.


Using Octane every day? Become the Octane guru of the office.


Impress your clients with your expert Octane knowlegedge.


Start early and learn the right way from the beginning.

Master Octane today.

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The Octane Materials Masterclass

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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!







Student reviews

What people are saying

It helped me tremendously.
This is one of the most professional and detailed course about lighting and rendering out there. Every aspect is brought straight to its point and very well explained. I am more than happy that i was able to take this course and can only HIGHLY recommend it, if you really want to take your lightning and rendering skills to the next level! It helped me tremendously with my future work!

Steve Amphaijit

A fantastic course all around.
I've been trying to wrap my head around the material side of things within Octane for sometime now, the variety of nodes, material types, etc... and am so happy I took the plunge and signed up for the course. I now have a much more solid knowledge base within Octane and would recommend this course to anyone.

Tanner Notch

Great training!
The level of details is amazing and the fact to be able to come back at it whenever you want is so helpful. Even though I was using Octane for a month I learned a lot. Vouch !

Marija Zivic

Loved this course.
Clear concise details on each aspect of the octane materials makes it easy to refer back to whenever you need a refresh. The tutorials for specific material creation towards the end of the course are a great way to tie all the learning together.

Cavey Davey

Great full course about Octane materials.
Great full course about Octane render materials, about each node with updates, cool examples, very like it!

Andrey Shishkin

The best course about Octane materials.
The best course about Octane material I know with detail explaining, easy to understand, example is useful and beautiful. It gave me motivation to learn more. Thanks for your professionalism.

Hai Nguyen

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn in this course?​

This course is designed to be the definitive resource for creating professional looking materials in Cinema 4D with Octane. We cover every aspect of the software that is to do with Material creation. By the end of this course you’ll be able to create amazing looking shaders and take your renders to the next level.

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

By the end of this course you'll know Octane Render like the back of your hand, you'll be an unstoppable rendering machine! Your new skills mean you're going to set up and render your scenes much faster, plus you'll know about almost every feature there is within Octane.

What software do I need?​

You need Maxon Cinema 4D (many of the techniques are achievable in older versions but Version 20 and above is recommended). You also need the OctaneRender Plugin for Cinema 4D (Version 2018 and above is recommended but the concepts in this course apply to all versions).

What plugins do I need?​

You need the Octane Render Plugin for Cinema 4D from the Otoy website. It’s available to rent or buy and is quite affordable. The concepts in this course apply to all versions but Version 2018 and above is recommended.

What is the difference between this course and the other Octane Mastercalsses?

The Materials Masterclass is focused on Material creation in Octane. The Lighting and Rendering Masterclass is focused on Lighting, Camera and Rendering in Octane. The Ultimate Octane course covers everything.

What knowledge do I need to complete the course?​

A basic level of Cinema 4D and Octane Render should be fine for this course.

What will I get after enrolling?​

Lifetime access to the course videos (6 hours over 70 videos and growing), 6 x C4D Project Files, 1 x Octane Material Library (currently over 50 materials), Exclusive support, continuous updates and new content added regularly.

Is this course included in membership?​

This is a (HUGE) Pro Series course and much larger than our other courses. As such it's not included in membership unfortunately.

Does the course cover creating the shots in the promo video?

The promo video was created with materials from the course to demonstrate what is possible when you have a good understanding of material creation. We do not cover creating the promo video itself but the concepts you need to understand to create professional looking materials. This is not an animation course but you can check out our other courses and free tutorials to learn more about mograph animation.

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

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

The Octane Materials Masterclass

The new course by CG Shortcuts designed to help you master materials in Octane Renderer for Cinema 4D.

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