Blog Update: 19th August 2015


With the announcement of Cinema 4D Release 17 and the ship date just around the corner, Digistor Trainer Annette has jetted off to Singapore to upgrade her training skills.

Cinema 4D R17 Train the Trainer training will take place at the prestigious Singapore MAXON Competence Centre @TP an extension of the MAXON Competence Centre Singapore – ASEAN (MCC) later this month. The MCC @TP was established in early 2013 to develop the skills and capabilities of educators and students while supporting the growing industry demand for 3D talent.

The R17 training will be carried out by Marc Potocnik. Marc is a German designer and the founder of animation-studio renderbaron. renderbaron produces high-quality 3d-animation and visual effects for a wide range of high profile companies including Audi, ZDF, Siemens, BMW, RTL, Nokia, Wilkinson Sword, etc. Marc founded renderbaron in 2001 and has since become an authority in Shading, Lighting and Rendering In Cinema 4D.

Marc will be sharing his knowledge of R17 as a Maxon Certified Instructor with Annette and other attendees. Fresh from Siggrapgh 2015 where he presented "Scientific Eyecandy - VFX for TV-Documentaries" Marc is ideally placed to pass on his advanced skills to Annette and others to ensure that those attending R17 workshops and classes at Digistor receive the most up to date information and training.

We met with Digistor Trainer Annette Rays back in 2013 (Read the previous blog)

maxon certified 277 Annette has recently updated her training qualifications and is now a MAXON Certified Instructor. This qualification reinforces her advanced training skills and her commitment to training in Cinema 4D. Annette has been bringing her 1 Day Motion Graphics Cinema 4D course designs to Digistor for the last 2 years and will now be expanding those offerings to include Mograph, MAXON Certified Basic Training and much more.

The selection process used for MAXON Certified Instructors emphasises the use of real production experience by prospective candidates. This allows MAXON to ensure that those attending training receive more than mere academic instruction and are properly prepared for their future work with Cinema 4D. Additionally all trainers that have been certified by MAXON must take part in continuing education programs to maintain their certification and ensure that they stay up to date with new releases and features.

CINEMA 4D trainers are required to have extensive professional experience and are generally freelance trainers with a high degree of professional proficiency and skill, which is verified by MAXON Lead Instructors on a regular basis. In addition to holding MAXON Certification Annette is an Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Photoshop CC Certified Instructor.

With a high level of experience with these products she is the ideal partner for clients looking for tailored training solutions or wanting to train on-site in their own familiar production environment. Bringing a high degree of know-how and flexibility to employees training in specialised fields such as motion graphics, 3D and broadcast design, Annette is ideally qualified to assist with your advanced training requirements.

Digistor Training partners with an exclusive group of trainers including Annette who have numerous years professional experience working with broadcast graphics and associated products. Annette’s training experience comes from the use of real-world applications and in managing deadlines that help her in optimising design workflow. She has worked extensively in freelance and on-site training for all the major broadcasters including ABC, 7, 9, 10 and Sky. She has also prepared her own comprehensive training notes and support materials exclusively for Digistor including shortcuts and tutorial links. These notes are supplied free of charge to all attendees and offer a concise and practical overview and add on to the training.

By training with Digistor customers can now take advantage of Annette’s and others trainers unique skills for know-how and to help turn ideas into impressive imagery in Cinema 4D, After Effects and much more.

For further information or to take advantage of Digistor's MAXON Cinema 4D Training please contact [email protected]