Cinema 4D is a 3D modelling, rendering, animation, and motion graphics software package that is used by many companies working in broadcast media, advertising, architecture, gaming and design to create outstanding 3D visuals.
With its amazing toolset, ease of use and compatibility with the Adobe and other popular applications, it appeals to creatives who need to add 3D elements to their workflow.
In this tutorial, I'll show you 20 of the coolest Cinema 4D templates to be found at VideoHive. Most are animated logos that work well as intros for various multimedia projects, while a few offer other features like infographics.
The Cubist C4D Logo Animation provides a choice of two beautifully designed logos created from cubes flying together to form the text and shape of a logo.
A 20-minute video tutorial is provided to help users replace the sample with their own logo. The complementary background sound is also included in the file.
Dynamic Countdown uses balls continually reforming from nine to zero to create a rather quirky and charming way of counting down.
Users with just beginner skills in Cinema 4D can easily replace the balls with any other geometrical shape and change the font, text, colour, background and transition speed to suit your needs.
Book is an interesting and engaging way to present video clips, photographs, art portfolio or even a book of recipes. There are three styles of books to choose from in this template, and each presents a book which moves around the screen as the pages turn to present new content.
Three video tutorials are included with purchases to help you integrate content.
3D Magazine Animation doesn’t have the bells and whistles of the previous template, but its clean and simple design will appeal to those who want to present their photos, images or other portfolio images in a straightforward manner.
The templates provide users with ten magazine pages and comes in three versions.
Geometry Logo has a hand-drawn quality that would be well suited to those looking for a fresh and creative way to present their logo.
This template runs for around nine seconds, is very easy to edit, and renders very quickly.
Spline Logo 2 has more of a clean modern feel, so would probably be best suited for corporate or media businesses.
This Cinema 4D logo comes with a useful video tutorial to help you customise the template.
Info Graphs 3D is a bit of a departure from the other templates featured here. It isn’t a logo like many of the other templates, but as the name suggests provides 52 professionally executed graphs in five different themes.
Ideal for financial firms or other corporations that process comparative data often.
Epic Logo Reveal is perfect for those looking for a long template with a bit of cinema theatrics. The template is 25 seconds long, easy to customise and includes the audio file.
As with the other templates, tutorials are provided to help you update the template with your own information.
Kids Film Intro 4D is a wonderful opener for any film targeting kids. The template is just 23 seconds long, and the cartoon graphics are colourful and playful as to be expected.
Though the music track isn’t included with the template, but the vendor provides a link where you can purchase it.
10. Kids Text 2
Kids Text 2 is another child-friendly intro template. This one uses wonderfully animated text instead of cartoons.
Three backgrounds are included with the template which uses Full HD 1080p and HD 1280p. No plugins are required for the template, and a video tutorial is included.
If you’re looking for a trailer to advertise an upcoming animation project, Animation Trailer is an ideal template for promoting your project in a light-hearted way.
The template comes in two resolutions, and provides a video tutorial to help you customise it easily and quickly.
If you like the look of blue water rippling under a strong breeze, then you’ll probably like Water Logo Reveal. The fully customisable template works well with any logo that is square or rectangular in shape.
Just follow the step-by-step video tutorial to have your logo set up in no time.
13. Elegant 3D Intro
The clean and simple style of Elegant 3D Intro will appeal to businesses looking for a professional intro template for corporate projects.
The template uses a resizable resolution, so it can be used in projects of varying sizes and is easy to customise once you follow the instructions in the video tutorial provided.
14. Text Logo Opener
Text Logo Opener is quite stylish, and will appeal to companies that don’t mind stepping out of the corporate mould.
The template comes in two versions, one with text only and one with text and logo.
15. Circles Logo C4D
The Circles Logo C4D is not to be outdone. It is simpler than the Text Logo Opener above but certainly not short on pizazz.
The template comes in four different colours, and a tutorial is provided to show you how to adapt a logo to the template.
16. Explosion Logo
There is something very organic looking about Explosion Logo. The 12 second long intro starts with a fiery explosion that sends particles of ash into the air. These particles then form the text of the logo as the smoke from the fire disperses.
Probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but it will certainly bring drama to any project it opens.
17. Comedy Show
Speaking of a template not being everyone’s cup of tea, Comedy Show template will probably appeal to a limited number of palettes.
However, with its bright upbeat colours and flashing graphics, it would work very well for those in show business, particularly those, as the name suggests, in comedy.
Transforming Logo Reveal is another quite specialised template that would make a great opener for content created by gamers, or perhaps sci-fi or technology.
A four-minute video walks users through steps to customising the template by changing colour, text, font and scale or importing your own logo.
19. Sport News Intro
Sport news producers will most appreciate the Sport News Intro template, which provides not only a wonderfully dynamic opener, but several stylish lower thirds and transitions as well.
Another logo that is a perfect fit for the world of television broadcast, 3D Broadcast Logo Animation is a chic and snappy animated logo that is ready to use for any television or YouTube intro, just by replacing the text with your own.
These 20 cool Cinema 4D templates are just a small selection of the thousands of amazing Cinema 4D templates we have available at VideoHive, so if none of them quite fits your needs, there are plenty of other great options to choose from.
And if you want to improve your skills building motion graphics yourself, then check out some of the ever-so-useful 3D and motion graphics tutorials we have on offer.