If you're totally new to Cinema 4D, get familiar with the interface by creating this beginner-friendly 3D animation in Cinema 4D Lite.
Cinema 4D Lite hits a sweet spot on affordability and usability, but the catch is you can ONLY launch it through After Effects CC.
I'm going to cut right to the chase here. If you have a full Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you already have Cinema 4D. Why ain't people know this?!