Intro to Cinema 4D for Designers

This self-paced Cinema 4D Lite course gives you instant access to beautiful shape, form, lighting, color, and texture in 3D.

Register now – $299

Join thousands of students learning 3D design in Cinema 4D Lite:

  • EVEN IF you can’t afford big-ticket 3D software packages like Maya ($1,500/yr), 3ds Max ($1,545/yr) or the full edition of Cinema 4D ($3,495). This course uses Cinema 4D Lite, a complete 3D software package that comes FREE with Adobe After Effects CC. 🌈
  • EVEN IF you don’t have cutting-edge (or even fast) hardware. If you can run Figma or Photoshop, you're ready to design in 3D! 😇
  • EVEN IF you have never used 3D before. Get beautiful and instant results, even as a total beginner! ✨

"The amount of joy in seeing this simple wave move is absolutely amazing. Also, Devon is the BEST person ever to learn from. Full of energy and excitement that is absolutely contagious."

— Utsav S. 🙌

“Honestly, these tutorials were the most exciting I've ever done. I usually doze off watching any tutorial, but not yours! Your enthusiasm for teaching is SO infectious and uplifting. This course has really opened my eyes to a new approach to designing 3D and I'm so glad I decided to take the plunge to dive back into fundamentals.”

— Janet M. 😘

I can say without a doubt this is simply the best course I’ve ever taken. I’ve never learned so much, and more importantly, had so much fun doing so. It was an all-out joy taking this course. As I was approaching the final lessons, I started to get a pit in my stomach because I knew it was coming to an end. I guess I’ll just have to start the course over!”

— Nic B. 👏

When you register for Intro to Cinema 4D for Designers, you’ll get instant access to...

50 fun, easy-to-follow video lessons:

...including 32 Cinema 4D project files, text companions for every lesson, video downloads, and an ever-updating Cinema 4D Lite knowledge base!


6 beautiful, in-depth, step-by-step projects:

And even more:

  • 1-on-1 help: Our instructor and TAs are available to help you directly through our in-class messenger.
  • 25% off Cinema 4D: All students are eligible for 25% off on the full edition of Cinema 4D.
  • 24/7 lifetime access: Students who register now will have 24/7 lifetime access to everything in the course, including lessons, projects, and downloads.

"3D for Designers has opened up a whole new world to me. As a graphic designer who was struggling to choose a more specialized path, this was the perfect course and has inspired me so much. I'm now focusing on my 2D and 3D motion skills as I'd like to progress my career in the world of animation and motion design. This is a great introduction to 3D, with Cinema 4D Lite being completely free with After Effects, so if anyone is curious about 3D without wanting to invest in hardware or software — this is perfect.

Since starting the course, I've had a paid 3D commission and a job interview at one of my favorite world-renowned brands for a motion/3D role. I'm still a beginner, but having such beginner-friendly projects stopped me from getting too overwhelmed when learning to use a new program."

— Meara W. 🙏

Yes, register me for Intro to Cinema 4D for Designers!

Get started with 3D right now — for only

$327 $299

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We accept PayPal for one-time payments.
Questions? I'm here to help! [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

"Is this course live? Are there specific times I need to be available?"

This course is self-paced with new lessons released every week. The first module will be available as soon as you register and new lessons drop every Sunday after that. The first drop will be on Sunday, Feb 23.

Everything is online and asynchronous, so you can complete the lessons and participate in discussions at any time that is convenient for you.

"I'm so busy! What if I fall behind?"

Most of us are full-time professionals, so we offer ongoing, 24/7 access to these lessons and continued support even after all lessons are released.

If you need to take a break for a vacation or busy week at the office, go for it! We'll be here when you're ready.

"What software do I need?" 

Cinema 4D Lite, which comes free with Adobe After Effects CC. 

"I have the retail version of Cinema 4D. Can I still take the course?" 

Yep! Anything we do in Cinema 4D Lite will work in the retail version of Cinema 4D.

"Can I use 3D if I have an older computer?" 

If you can run Photoshop, Figma, Sketch, or other design apps... you can take this course! I've designed these lessons NOT to be performance-intensive, and offer lots of workflow alternatives along the way.

Still have questions? Message me!

This course is backed by my 60-day "no questions asked" refund policy.

If you're not happy with the material in the course, just let me know within 60 days! I'll send you a full refund.

We've surveyed hundreds of students in this course, and here's what they say:

👍 100% learned something new

👍 100% say the skills in this course are valuable

👍 99% say the lessons are easy to follow

👍 100% will use 3D in their future design work

👍 100% would recommend this course to friends

I'm confident this will be a fantastic learning experience for you. Take the course, complete the lessons, and see the results for yourself!

You can try the entire course over 60 days — it's enough time to go through ALL the material. If it isn't for you, email me any time. I'll personally refund you 100% of the price, no questions asked 😃

— Devon

About the instructor

Hiiii! I'm Devon Ko. ✨

I’m the creator of 3D for Designers, THE place to be for designers who want to learn 3D!

I was an early designer at Dropbox and the founding designer of Codecademy, the world’s most popular learn-to-code platform.

My work has appeared all over the place: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, SPIN, Rolling Stone...

Not too long ago, I had a pretty successful design career working in technology. I was a product designer at Dropbox and getting the most rigorous design education of my life.

It was a huge milestone, but…

I also felt like I was losing myself.

As I became more senior, the discussions around me stopped being about empathy, delight, and experience. I spent my days talking about growth and profitability instead.

My rate of production dwindled. I wasn't proud of the work I was doing. And I began phoning it in, relying on design systems instead of my own creative voice.

Using the same inoffensive, brand-friendly shades of blue and gray...

I started to wonder, like, is this me? Is this my deal?!

I thought of my teenage years, when I would stay up until 5 in the morning… wide awake and wild-eyed as I played with Photoshop, HTML, and CSS. Now THAT was satisfying.

What happened to that? The INTENSITY of that curiosity, wonder, and creativity?

I wanted to ride that wave again, but I knew I had already drifted too far away. The only way to express myself creatively, I realized, was a FULL reset.

That was when I left Dropbox and started teaching myself 3D. And when I did, something inside me WOKE UP:

  • I directed and animated a full-length 3D music video for Wilco after just three weeks with 3D.

  • I started kicking out work like nobody's business. I’m talking more than I had produced in YEARS.
  • I discovered my own, authentic style for the first time ever.

  • And I didn’t know it at the time, but I was building skills that would lead to opportunities in motion, entertainment, games, and AR/VR...

Now I'm teaching designers how to start the next phase of their career with 3D! It's this total creative playground for designers, yet still uncharted territory for most of us.

I can't wait to show you!! 🚀

Yes, register me for Intro to Cinema 4D for Designers!

Get started with 3D right now — for only

$327 $299

Get Instant Access

We accept PayPal for one-time payments.
Questions? I'm here to help! Message me

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