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The Octane Materials Masterclass

This Pro Series Course is designed to be the definitive materials resource for all octane artists. We cover all Octane material types, all nodes and everything else you need to know when it comes to creating your own bespoke materials.

It comes complete with project files and an ever growing library of prebuilt Octane Materials. And as with all courses in our Pro Series, content is regularly updated and new videos are added all the time. Find out more here.


About Our Courses

These Courses are designed to take your skills to the next level and are much more in-depth than our YouTube Tutorials.

We also have these courses on Skillshare and Udemy if you're already a students there, but enrolling directly from this site is much cheaper and you'll receive more direct learning support;) All profits go straight back into creating more courses and tutorials! Thanks for the support!

Happiness Guaranteed!

All of our courses come with a 30 Day money back guarantee. Happy Days!

We're pretty confident you'll learn some great new skills in every one of our courses, but if you're not entirely happy we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. See refunds policy for details.

Full Learning Support

Got questions? Ask your instructor directly and get help fast.

Each lesson has a nifty discussions feature so you can ask questions and engage with the instructor and other students.

Subtitles - Closed Captions

All CG Shortcuts courses can now be viewed with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese or Korean subtitles.

The audio is in English.

New courses released all the time!

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What Our Students Are Saying

Cinema 4D - Daily Render Scifi Scene with Octane Render

Wil Johnson

Cinema 4D - Daily Render Scifi Scene with Octane Render

I will definitely stay tuned for more of his class. This helps me better my workflow to another level. Thank you Dave.
Cinema 4D - Looping 3D Animation for Instagram & Gif

Amanda Makara

Cinema 4D - Looping 3D Animation for Instagram & Gif

This course was very fun and useful! With such a popular animation that you see all over the internet, it was great to learn how it was done. Also if you have questions, David is quick to respond and help!
Cinema 4D - Looping 3D Animation for Instagram & Gif

Ola Hamberg

Cinema 4D - Looping 3D Animation for Instagram & Gif

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Yes, I've learned alot. This course was epic. I need to rewatch some parts but in overall, the course was the best!
Cinema 4D - Daily Render Scifi Scene with Octane Render

Eduard BP

Cinema 4D - Daily Render Scifi Scene with Octane Render

Amazing course, exceptional idea of creating daily renders and one which I'm planning to start as soon as possible. It's very obvious that Dave is very knowledgeable, and is very passionate about 3d and Cinema. There are many useful tips (such as where to find assets, both paid and free), so all in all an amazing course, definitely worth watching!

Meet Your Instructor

Dave Bergin

CG Artist - CG Shortcuts

Dave Bergin

Hey it’s Dave from CG Shortcuts,

I’m a freelance 3D and Motion Graphics Artist based in London where I’ve been working and teaching in the industry for over 10 years.

I hope to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years while working with some pretty big clients in Europe, Australia and the USA .

Hopefully I can help you through all the boring technical stuff so you can concentrate on what really matters… lens flares!…(kidding)… the creative stuff!

Let’s make better digital art!