In this movie, we’re going to take a look at the CINEMA 4D interface and how to navigate around the application. When you first launch CINEMA 4D, you should see this view right here in the middle, which is the perspective viewport. But before we get there, let’s just walk around and take a look at the entire interface.
On the top, you’ll see a menu bar. Which you should be familiar with from other applications. File, Edit, functions like that. On the left hand side, this is where you have your Model button, the Texture button, the Workplane, and some components, point, edge, and polygon, and this is how we will select the components of our 3D objects.
Along the bottom we have our timeline, which functions just like the timeline in After Effects or another non-linear editor like Premiere or Final Cut. At the bottom, in this bottom blank area, this is our material manager, and this is where we can create new materials to put on our 3D objects. The bottom towards the middle, these are our coordinates, so for example, if I click on this cube here.