MAXON UK Cinema 4D Training Day 2017

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Empire Cinemas - London Haymarket

63-65 Haymarket



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The MAXON Cinema 4D UK Training Day 2017 is set to be a fantastic learning and networking experience, which is ideally suited towards 3D artists who use Cinema 4D software. If you've not used the software before, you're still welcome to attend, but you may find some talk content difficult to understand.

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK TICKETS - Ticket sales end 24th November.

As well as learning about Cinema 4D, we're delighted to have representatives from our event sponsors: Adobe, AMD and Google ZYNC Render. Each of these sponsors have close associations with MAXON and their products can be of benefit to any Cinema 4D artist. Each sponsor will have a table at Planet Hollywood during breakfast and lunch where attendees can find out more about the products that they offer.

The event will provide each attendee with:

  • Five 45-minute training sessions from industry-leading Cinema 4D artists and one 30-minute talk from MAXON UK's Software Trainer, displayed on the main Cinema screen in a 440 seat Cinema.
  • Breakfast and lunch at Planet Hollywood. Each attendee will also get 2 drinks vouchers, which can be used at lunch or in the evening.
  • Refreshments at the Empire Cinema.
  • An invaluable opportunity to network with other Cinema 4D artists during breakfast, lunch and throughout the evening.
  • Option to learn about supporting software and hardware from other manufacturers at Planet Hollywood including Adobe, AMD, Google ZYNC Render.


The current speaker list is as follows. This is still subject to change:


These are still being finalised but each talk will focus on Cinema 4D workflow and tips based on the work made by each company. This page will be updated with the talk topics as each speaker confirms them.

Each talk will assume basic Cinema 4D knowledge, i.e. talks are not ideal for beginners.

Studio Workflows Involving Cinema 4D.

Dan May - VFX Art Director - Painting Practice

Graeme McDougal - Senior 3D Artist - Painting Practice

Dan and Graeme will demo some Studio Workflows used at Painting Practice. They will discuss general work practices and demo Cinema 4d techniques used in the disciplines of concept design, previs, art direction and matte painting. The talk will also cover some bespoke scripts and simple plugins tailor-made to suit some of the productions they have been fortunate to be involved with over the last 10 years, including Nike Last Game, Beauty and the Beast, Black Mirror and Watership Down.

Painting Practice is an award-winning design studio working across film, television, and advertising. Their services include motion graphics, previs, animation, VFX, production design, concept art, digital matte painting and prop design. Since Painting Practice’s formation over 10 years ago, the studio has grown into a hub of unlimited creativity, and original thinking.

High-end still Liquid Creation in Cinema 4D

Emlyn Davies - Founder & Creative Director Bomper Studio

Emlyn's talk will give an insight into the workflow of creating high-end photographic liquids within Cinema 4D, highlighting key techniques to blend real world photographic techniques and CG tricks to make convincing liquid visuals. The talk will demonstrate how the studio used Cinema 4D along with octane render engine to produce recent in house and client work for Sensodyne.

Emlyn has spent fifteen years in the creative industry, working as a freelance 3D artist for a decade before establishing Bomper in 2014. As Bomper’s Creative Director, Emlyn balances his creative work with the task of overseeing the entirety of the studio’s output. Under his guidance, Bomper has consistently produced award winning work for clients such as Carlsberg, Nestlé, S4C and Welsh Government.

How Cinema 4D helps Sky's branding

Justin Bates - Creative Director VFX - Sky Creative Agency - Sky

Justin’s talk will share insights behind how Sky Creative Agency maintain and evolve the Brand of Sky and its incredible breadth of channels. One of Sky’s key brand attributes is creating beautiful glass aesthetics and the complex integration within content. Cinema 4D’s tools and rendering capabilities allow for speed, flexability and ultimately deliver the quality required to stay consistent across many different executions such as Idents, promos and campaigns.

Next, Justin will delve deep into X-Particles to create a water tank Ink effect, based from recent Sky Sports campaigns. He will be explaining the fundamental setups of a Gaseous Domain and how to control the many attributes and settings that effect your simulations look. Justin will be working with tracking footage, 3D roto matchmoves and then applying these ink based effects to create beautiful elegant visual effects.

Justin Bates is a Director and Visual Effects Supervisor currently based in London. Justin has designed, directed and created high-end CGI and animation for a variety of clients including Adidas, Ford, Sky Sports, Sky One, T4, Gillette, Cineworld and many more.

Creating Sound Sculptures with Cinema 4D

Simon Russell - Animation Director

Simon's talk is going to demonstrate a number of different ‘sound sculptures’, which are driven by the new Sound Effector found in Cinema 4D R19. He’ll showcase a range of techniques which utilise parametric modelling, MoGraph, Dynamics and Xpresso.

Simon is a freelance designer/director based in London with thirteen years of experience from motion graphics to visual effects to live events. He's a beta-tester for MAXON and occasionally does talks, demos, the odd tutorial and even co-authored a book about Cinema 4D.

New Worlds: Technology, Holographics, Cyborgs and Replicants

David Sheldon-Hicks - Founder and Executive Creative Director - Territory Studio

Sam Munnings - Motion Designer, CG artist and animator - Territory Studio

David and Sam will compare and contrast Territory Studio’s creative approach to world building, with screen graphics and technology concepts for two of the year's most iconic science fiction films – Ghost in the Shell and Blade Runner 2049.

Territory is an independent design company with a unique approach to motion, brand and digital experiences. Best known for it’s future facing screen graphics and VFX for films including Blade Runner 2049, Ghost in the Shell and The Martian, the studio also brings its deep expertise of storytelling and creative technology to projects as diverse as Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony VR Worlds, Electric Dreams for Channel 4, Virgin Atlantic and Dolby. With growing studios in London, New York and San Francisco, clients span film, games, broadcast, technology and entertainment.

Dessert Scene Demystified

Matt Umney - Software Trainer - MAXON

Matt's talk will walk through the creation of the dessert scene which featured in his very popular Cinema 4D R19 favourite features - ProRender video on our YouTube channel. This was created with a few of Cinema 4D R19’s features, namely the Voronoi Fracture and AMD’s Radeon ProRender. The talk will look at the simple scene setup, the objects involved and explore the textures and lighting necessary for the realism of this scene.

Having taught Cinema 4D for over 9 years to College students, Matt joined MAXON UK in January 2017 as Software Trainer. He has a wealth of information about many areas of Cinema 4D and has created loads of helpful tutorials on the MAXON UK YouTube channel. His most popular video to date is his Cinema 4D R19 Favourite Features - AMD Radeon ProRender one, which has notched up 35,000 views in a month!


8.15am-9.30am Registration & Breakfast at Planet Hollywood

9.45am-10.30am Talk 1: Bomper Studio

10.40am-11.10am Talk 2: MAXON

11.10am to 11.25am Refreshment Break

11.25am-12.10pm Talk 3: Territory Studio

12.10pm-1.40pm Lunch at Planet Hollywood

1.50pm-2.35pm Talk 4: Simon Russell

2.45pm-3.30pm Talk 5: Painting Practice

3.30pm-3.50pm Refreshment Break

3.50pm-4.35pm Talk 6: Sky Creative

4.35pm-5pm Wrap Up & Raffle

5pm onwards Networking at Planet Hollywood

Cinema Location

Empire Cinema - 63-65 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4RL

As per our last training day, we’ve reserved the biggest screen at the grand cinema, with seating for up to 440 people.

Presentations will be shown on the huge screen, and we'll be taking advantage of the surround-sound system to ensure you can hear everything the presenters say.

We'll be providing some sweets, popcorn and drinks. Additional items can be purchased in the Foyer.

Food and Registration Location

Planet Hollywood - 57-60 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX Tel: 020 7287 1000

Food was rated as very good at the last event, so it's the same again: Breakfast and lunch at Planet Hollywood.

You'll also get a couple of drinks vouchers, which you can use at lunch or in the evening.

Supporting Companies

We're working on tying up some supporting companies whose products you'll be able to learn about throughout the day. All such companies will provide software or hardware solutions which work well with Cinema 4D. More info on this will be added as we confirm each sponsor.

Main Sponsors

We're delighted to confirm the following main sponsors. Each will have representatives or information on hand to answer your questions about their products and services during breakfast and lunch times at Planet Hollywood.


Adobe® Creative Cloud® brings together everything video pros need to create and deliver brilliant content for any screen or platform. Deep integrations between apps like Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, and Adobe Audition® CC let you move seamlessly through your productions, fine-tuning edits, audio, color, and masks, in one connected workflow. Share complex compositions from After Effects CC with Motion Graphics Templates and incorporate them into edited content in Premiere Pro CC. Team Projects and other collaboration features, like Project Locking, allow teams to work together easily and efficiently. Innovative VR workflows empower you to create new kinds of immersive experiences using familiar tools. Automate graphics with Data Driven Animations and work smarter with Adobe Sensei, the brains behind features such as soundtrack Auto-Ducking in Adobe Audition and lip-syncing in Adobe Character Animator CC. Building on 25 years of proven video and audio technologies, Creative Cloud give you the power to do more.


AMD powers everything from the world’s leading games consoles to the latest high-performance workstations; Times Square’s largest mega-resolution billboard at 8-stories high, to the ORION supercomputer and next-generation high performance avionics in Boeing. At the core of AMD is a semiconductor design innovator, leading the next era of vivid digital experiences. AMD’s graphics unit, Radeon Pro, includes solutions for today's demanding design, virtual reality and media & entertainment workflows. With AMDs Radeon ProDuo card, you can be more productive with dual graphics performance and high bandwidth memory to support OpenCL™ applications like Adobe® Premiere and After Effects, and of course, MAXON Cinema 4D. Introduced in 2017, the Ryzen microprocessor delivers more cores, threads and performance. Additionally AMDs EPYC processor brings better support for future cloud-applications and intensive rendering demands in data centres.

Google ZYNC Render

ZYNC Render was created to empower individual artists and small studios with the best infrastructure on the planet—rivaling even the largest studios. Artists using Cinema 4D for their production can render their projects on Google's cloud infrastructure, with lightning-fast turnaround times that match the demanding requirements of project schedules. Google Cloud Platform leads the industry in price and performance, keeping rendering costs low while allowing artists to focus on creating stunning visuals, not infrastructure.

Further Sponsors

We're delighted to confirm these further sponsors. These sponsors are kindly supporting the event, but are not exhibiting at Planet Hollywood.

Strongbox Computers Ltd.

Strongbox is a computer manufacturer based in Pinewood Studios. We build very fast workstations, servers and render farms using the best components available worldwide. Each machine is optimized for specific industry vertical markets. Strongbox Computers was established to produce a range of reliable, superfast computers which are demonstrably better than any offering from HP, Dell or Apple. Performance of each machine is tailored to client’s software requirements and set-up, enhancing user-experience and reliability whilst dramatically reducing their processing time.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You need to be aged 18 or above to attend. Talks assume a basic knowledge of Cinema 4D 3D software. If you've never used the software before you may find some of the terminology confusing, however the talks cover how the artists work in general too so they should still be useful to you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Haymarket is in a central London location. Travel by London Underground is highly recommended. The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus Station. Planet Hollywood is a few minutes walk from the station.

What can I bring into the event?

One messenger type bag is fine. You're welcome to bring a computer, phone, notebook, etc. Due to the sensitive material being shown, the event must not be recorded.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The event is being managed by Sharon Kay at Maxon Computer Ltd. Our telephone number is 01525 406799 or you can email Sharon at sharon.kay@maxon.net.

What's the refund policy?

30 days: Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days before your event start date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You'll need a printed ticket with the QR code clearly shown for registration or you can download the Eventbrite app for your phone and use that instead.

Can I update my registration information?

You should be able to do this by logging into your eventbrite account.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


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