learn. Natural Environments from helloluxx by Marijn Raeven of Computed Emotion

Natural Environments in Cinema 4D


learn. Cinema 4D Tutorial : Natural Environments
from Marijn Raeven

Creating a detailed natural environment in Cinema 4D is no easy task – trees and other foliage can be hard to work with, consuming hours of render time and destroying scene performance. It can also be difficult to create a convincing natural look with enough variation and irregularity.

This training series for Cinema 4D focusses on the creation of a detailed and realistic forest. In a total of 12 chapters, the series guides you through the entire process from start to finish – no steps are skipped, no fast-forwarding. The final result is a large, detailed forest that remains responsive in the viewport and can be rendered in a matter of minutes.

The tree models used in the training come from the free plant kit from Laubwerk.

The following video gives you a brief overview of the training series content:

Marijn has animated the first few shots of this introductory video so that you may see another aspect of just how beautiful your end results could be upon completing the learn. Natural Environments training.

Please Note : Animation is not included as part of this training title.

The four renders below are the final result of this training. These renders were completely generated inside Cinema 4D, without colour correction, in an external application such as Photoshop.


The last version of Cinema 4D brought huge changes to the interface, meaning this title is getting harder to follow, the current price point reflects that.
The training is still surprisingly relevant because MAXON hasn’t really made any changes to the internal renderer. However, should MAXON remove the renderer at some point, this title will be rendered obsolete and removed from helloluxx.

learn. Natural Environments