At a Glance

Here's what's included in this course.

  • Over 6 hours of on-demand video

  • More than 70 Lessons

  • Bonus Octane Material Library

  • Project Files

  • Subtitles in 8 Languages

  • Continuous Updates / Ever Growing Content

  • Full lifetime access

  • Access on Desktop and Mobile

  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

  • Online Support & Student Discussion

Course Curriculum

  • 1


  • 2


    • 1 Materials Overview
    • 2 Materials Settings
    • 3 Octane Diffuse Material FREE PREVIEW
    • 4 Octane Glossy Material
    • 5 Octane Specular Material
    • 6 Octane Metallic Material
    • 7 Octane Universal Material
    • 8 Octane Toon Material
    • 9 Octane Mix Material
    • 10 Octane Blend or Composite Material
    • 11 Octane Portal Material
    • 12 Octane Live Database
    • 13 Octane Texture Manager
    • 2019 UPDATE - Layered Materials
    • 2019 UPDATE - Transmisson - Thin Wall
  • 3

    Shader Nodes

    • 1 Introduction To Nodes
    • 2 Material: Octane Material
    • 3 Material: Mix Material
    • 4 Material: Blend Material
    • 5 Texture: Image Texture
    • 6 Texture: RGB Spectrum
    • 7 Texture: Gaussian Spectrum FREE PREVIEW
    • 8 Texture: Float
    • 9 Texture: W Coordinate
    • 10 Texture: Baking Texture
    • 11 Texture: Image Tiles
    • 12 Texture: OSL Texture
    • 13 Transform
    • 14 Projection
    • 15 Generator: Checker
    • 16 Generator: Dirt
    • 17 Generator: Falloff
    • 18 Generator: Marble
    • 19 Generator: Noise
    • 20 Generator: Random Color
    • 21 Generator: Ridged Fractal
    • 22 Generator: Sine Wave
    • 23 Generator: Side Node FREE PREVIEW
    • 24 Generator: Turbulence
    • 25 Generator: Instance Color
    • 26 Generator: Instance Range
    • 27 Toon Ramp
    • 28 Mapping: Clamp Texture
    • 29 Mapping: Color Correction
    • 30 Mapping: Cosine Mix
    • 31 Mapping: Gradient
    • 32 Mapping: Invert
    • 33 Mapping: Mix
    • 34 Mapping: Multiply
    • 35 Mapping: Add
    • 36 Mapping: Subtract
    • 37 Mapping: Triplanar
    • 38 Mapping: UVW Transform
    • 39 Displacement
    • 2019 UPDATE - Displacement
    • 40 Emission: Blackbody and Texture Emission
    • 41 Medium: Absorption and Scattering Medium
    • 42 C4D: Vertex Map
    • 43 C4D: MG Color Shader
    • 44 C4D: MG Multi Shader
    • 45 C4D: Bitmap
    • 46 C4D: Colorizer
    • 47 C4D: Gradient
    • 48 C4D: Noise
    • 49 C4D: RefShader
    • 50 C4D: Surfaces
  • 4

    Material Projects

  • 5

    Thank You

    • One question before you go...
    • Leave a review

What you'll learn

With over 70 lessons we cover everything you need to know

All Materials

We'll start off by covering each of the Material Types in Octane including the Diffuse, Glossy, Specular, Metallic, Universal, Toon, Mix, Blend and Portal Materials.

All Nodes

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

Material Projects

We'll build several materials together step by step and we'll share loads of tips on how to get great looking shaders and physically accurate results. All Project Files are included and new videos are being added all the time.

Bonus Material Library

The course includes a plug-and-play Octane Materials library with over 50 prebuilt materials you can use in your own projects or as a starting point for your bespoke materials. We're also adding new materials all the time!

Ever Growing Content
& Updates

This course is designed to be the definitive materials resource for all octane artists, so as with all courses in our pro series, this training will be updated with every new release of the octane plugin*, so this will be the only course you'll ever need on the subject.

We'll also continue adding content regularly, so you enrol once and the tutorials and resources keep on coming!

*Updates will continue for at least a period of 1 year from launch (October 2019)

Request a Material

If there’s a particular look you’re trying to create, students can request a material and we’ll try to get a tutorial and shader up for you as soon as we can! We've got your back;)

Subtitles - Closed Captions

This course can be viewed with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese or Korean subtitles.

The audio is in English.

Material Projects

Here's some of the materials we'll be making together...

Octane Material Library

Here's some of the materials included in the Octane Material Library (More added regularly)

What Students Are Saying

Here's what people think of the course so far...

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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

    Don't worry if you don't have these yet as you can download a free demo to start learning straight away!

  • What Plugins do I Need?

    You need the OctaneRender 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 knowledge do I need to complete the course?

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

  • 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.

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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!