Maxon Cinema 4D X-Particles

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TRAINING COURSE – Maxon Cinema 4D R21 and X-Particles 4

Target Group

This training is aimed at 3D artists, Motion Designers, Compositors and TDs, who want to use Cinema 4D for Motion Design and Visual Effects / VFX.






Helge Maus is MAXON Certified Lead Instructor and beta tester for CINEMA 4D. He is well known as an author (books, video-trainings and articles in magazines) in the field of 3D, vfx and animation.


Trailer >> X-Particles 4 - INSYDIUM Ltd, rendered with Cycles 4D.




Insydium X-Particles 4 is an extremely powerful particle system for Cinema 4D.
In addition to a large number of particle modifiers, it offers a flexible question-action system to act in an intelligent way. Moreover, it has its own fluid engine, a cloth simulation (xpClothFX) and with xpExplosiaFX also a fire and smoke simulation. So no question remains, that this plugin is the allround package for MotionDesign & VFX in Cinema 4D.


If needed, you can also control the system completely with XPRESSO and combine it with Thinking Particles and MoGraph. Therefore, it is also suitable for advanced TD tasks. 


X-Particles 4 can be rendered directly in the native Cinema 4D renderer, as well as in many external renderings such as Solid Angle Arnold. If, however, you want even more quality and want to work more flexible with the data of the particles, then you can think about combining X-Particles with Insydium Cycles4D (separate product).



  • Analysis Techniques of Particle Simulations
  • Emitter Options
  • Particle Groups
  • Modifier System, Falloffs
  • Working with xpFlowFields and xpSplineFlow
  • Exciting Emitter Systems with xpCirclePacker and xpCellAuto
  • Questions-Actions
  • Complex, intelligent Systems
  • Trails and Combination with the Hair-Renderer
  • Fluid-Simulations and Skinning with xpOpenVDB
  • Fire, Smoke and Explosions with xpExplosiaFX
  • Clothes and Softbodies with xpClothFX
  • Rendering of Particles
  • Effective Caching and Collaboration with RF
  • XPRESSO-Nodes and Setups with XP
  • Multipassing with X-Particles
  • Collaboration with Turbulence FD, MoGraph and TP
  • Building of complex Particles-Scenes for Motion-Design and VFX
  • Rendering with Cycles4D (optional)
  • Building of more complex Shader-Networks (optional)


There are demo versions available for the used plugins in this training.

For company and small group coaching, we provide fully licensed computers if required. This way, plugins can also be tested for practical use during the training.



 (Renderings provided by INSYDIUM LTD) 



>> TIP: 

Watch Helge's Video-Tutorials on his vimeo-channel
(Sorry, most of them are in German. We are working on English Versions.)





Training Requests

All training contents will be adapted to your individual needs. A free analysis is the basis of a successful learning. Therefore take the chance and feel free to contact us. After a first talk on the phone, we create an individualized plan according to the goals you wish to achieve.

If you are interested in a training by pixeltrain / Helge Maus, you can reach us by phone +43.699.10669979 or email info(at) . We will contact you as soon as possible for an informal talk.

Besides the training, we also provide a detailed, free advice before you buy a package, as well as consulting and project support during a production.



Maxon Cinema 4D is a professional software package for creating 3D objects and scenes for film, multimedia, visual effects, product design, architecture and engineering. 

The entire family of Cinema 4D products offers all possibilities for professional modeling, texturing, animating and rendering of images and animations in a stunning quality.




 (Renderings provided by INSYDIUM LTD)