Octane Master Course by John Burdock

Octane Master Course

90+ videos, and over 30 hours of training. Plus continuous updates for over a year after launch!

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After Joining

If you decide to purchase the Octane Master Course, make sure to check your email for an invite to the Octane Master Course Discord server!
Note: Joining the Discord server is not required, just a great benefit if your interested :)!

Octane Master Course Overview

The Octane Master Course is the first fully comprehensive series of video tutorials for Octane Render in Cinema 4D. This training follows a linear progression from beginner level all the way to advanced, so you can dive in no matter where you are at.

Topics Included

Topics include basic introduction, overview of all the lights, materials and objects, compositing in 3rd party applications such as After Effects and Photoshop, Toon Lights node editor, an overview of every node in Octane, techniques for removing fireflies, rendering with an alpha channel, Octane Scatter, working with hair, SSS, render layers, fog, and volumetric lighting, 3rd party plugins, and programs like X-Particles, Turbulence FD, and Substance Painter, optimizing render performance, and so much more.

Your Teacher

John Burdock is a 3D motion graphics artist that has been in the industry for over 6 years.
His tools of choice are Cinema 4D, Octane render, Substance Painter, and Unreal Engine.
His goal is to use these tools to create art that inspires others, and share what he's learned with the world!
His Website

Free Asset Files

You get access to free asset files, such as scene files, VDB Volumes, PBR Textures, Scene Layouts, and much more! 

Now With 10 Free Physically Correct Metallic Materials

Want to learn to make these your self? Check out the free sample tutorial called "Metallic Material"
Metallic Material Sample Video

Testimonials For The Course

best available course for octane in the whole net. waited years to find a course also made for advanced users... epic work!
_neo3d
I’ve managed to find time to get through about half of the first ‘chapter’ of the course.  So far I give the course a five-star rating.  You are a great teacher.  I’m new to Octane, and it feels like you are giving just enough information in each segment for me to learn new ideas, but not so much that I would feel overwhelmed
Micheal Fleming
This is a great series of training videos. Easy to follow along and clear cut instruction. Highly recommend!
Troy Benesch

What Students Have Made.

Pierre Magnol created this breathtaking animation after joining the Octane Master Course. He particularly used the Octane Fog tutorial to give his environment such beautiful depth.
Vimeo Link

Previous Teaching Experience.

In 2016 I was hired to create the "Normal Maps to Unreal Engine" Tutorial series. It was then published on Cineversity. Check it out by clicking the button below.
Cineversity

Testimonials From My Youtube Tutorials

This is by far the best tutorial I've ever watched. So clear and understandable.
Ethan Busse
This is the epitome of a perfect tutorial. Explained everything, no unnecessary information, great tempo! Can't wait to check out your other stuff sir.
SNR1
Dude, I loved every second of your video. Finally someone who understands how to convey knowledge and what problems can arise in understanding. I have to tell you that you really have talent for teaching.
Attila Camdeviren
Wow, amazing tutorial. You speak like a radio announcer, without mistake or pause. My native language is not English, but I understood everything you said in this best tutorial I've ever seen about Octane. Cool! Unfortunately, I only can give one thumbs up. Awesome presentation, I will see all your videos, thanks!
ktsimage
John, just wanna say that this video, among the many others you have made, has been very informative and helpful in teaching me a new skill and also furthering my understanding of basic core concepts of textures/materials inside of Cinema 4D and Octane. 

Seriously, thank you so much for committing the time which you do to these tutorial videos. I've been doing 3D related stuff for about a year, totally self taught, so when I'm able to find someone who puts out quality orientated content, it really means a lot and makes such a world of difference in my own personal learning. 
Neil
Check out my YouTube Page!

Examples of my work

Your probably wondering if I know enough about Octane Render to be teaching a course on it.

I'll let my work answer that question for you. :)
My Work

Octane Master Course Discord channel

A place for all members of the Master Course to hang out and ask questions, complete with live support from me on any Octane-related questions. As a member of the Octane Master Course, you will be part of a group that determines what I will release next. If majority of the group wants me to make a video first on Octane V4.0's new noise reduction system instead of another feature I had planned, that is what I'll teach first.

Free Tutorial Samples!

For a list of all the free Octane tutorials I have out, check out this YouTube playlist I made.
Youtube Playlist

Status of the Octane Master Course

To help me keep track of all the videos I have created, and plan on creating, I have a Google Sheet setup to list everything I'm doing, have done, and plan to do with the Octane Master Course!
Want to see where its headed? Check the button below!
Google Sheet

What's included?

Video Icon 96 videos File Icon 5 files

Note: Many more videos will be added in future updates.

Asset Files
C4D Layouts.zip
19.7 KB
Scene Files.zip
359 MB
Materials.zip
363 MB
Physically Correct Metallic Materials.zip
28 MB
Fire Explosion VDBs
Overview
01_Overview
3 mins
02_What is Octane Render
10 mins
03_Why You Should Buy Octane
56 mins
04_How To Download and Install Octane and C4D Plugin
17 mins
05_Introduction to the Octane Interface and Live Viewer
16 mins
06_Setting up a Octane Layout
13 mins
07_Basic Material Overview
31 mins
08_Basic Render Settings
38 mins
09_Overview of the CameraImager
39 mins
10_Recommended Render Settings and how to save
6 mins
11_Adjusting Basic Interface Settings
15 mins
Lighting
01_Using Octane Lights Part 1
32 mins
02_Using Octane Lights Part 2
15 mins
03_Using Toon Lights
11 mins
04_Using octane Daylight
24 mins
05_Using Textures With Lights
12 mins
06_Using HDRI and Texture Environment Objects
28 mins
07_Using HDRI and Daylight Objects Together
20 mins
08_Using Objects as Lights with Materials
12 mins
Materials
01_Diffuse Material
44 mins
02_Glossy Material
56 mins
03_Specular Material
54 mins
04_Metallic Material
60 mins
05_Toon Material
40 mins
06_Mix Material
10 mins
07_Octane Material Manager
18 mins
08_Using C4D Shaders in Octane
17 mins
09_Octane Open LiveDB
19 mins
10_Saving Materials (Quick Tip)
5 mins
Camera
01_Camera Overview
12 mins
02_Depth of Field (Quick Tip)
10 mins
03_Using Motion Blur
28 mins
04_Depth Of Field and Thinlens Settings
32 mins
Nodes
01_Introduction To Nodes
26 mins
02_Node Editor Settings (Quick Tip)
8 mins
03_Setting Up A Node Layout
3 mins
04_Material Node
13 mins
05_Mix Material Node
6 mins
06_Octane Blend Material
22 mins
07_Image Texture Node
46 mins
08_RGB Spectrum Node
4 mins
09_Gaussian Spectrum Node
23 mins
10_Float Node
8 mins
11_W Coordinate Node
8 mins
12_Baking Texture Node
29 mins
13_Transform Node
15 mins
14_Projection Node
33 mins
15_Checker Node
5 mins
16_Dirt Node
16 mins
17_Falloff Node
20 mins
18_Marble Node
17 mins
19_Noise Node
18 mins
20_Random Color
12 mins
21_Ridged Fractal Node
10 mins
22_Side Node
7 mins
23_Turbulence Node
9 mins
24_Clamp Texture Node
7 mins
25_Color Correction Node
8 mins
26_Cosine Mix Node
10 mins
27_Gradient Node
40 mins
28_Invert Node
3 mins
29_Mix Texture Node
7 mins
30_Multiply Node
10 mins
31_Add Node
7 mins
32_Subtract Node
5 mins
33_Triplanar Node
21 mins
34_Displacement Node
33 mins
35_Black Body and Texture Emission Nodes
6 mins
36_Absorption Medium Node
19 mins
37_Vertex Map Node
15 mins
38_Bitmap Node
14 mins
39_Colorizer Node
7 mins
40_C4D Gradient Node
12 mins
41_C4D Noise Node
9 mins
Advanced Techniques
01_Advanced Settings
33 mins
02_Removing Noise/Firefly's
28 mins
03_Octane Render(er) Panel Overview
13 mins
04_How to Save Octane Renders (Quick Tip)
16 mins
05_How to Save Octane Renders
38 mins
06_Rendering With An Alpha Channel
14 mins
07_Render Passes (A.K.A. Multipass)
51 mins
08_Z-Depth Pass
28 mins
09_Z-Depth Pass (Quick Tip)
13 mins
10_Using Octane Scatter
54 mins
11_Using CSV Files with Octane Scatter
21 mins
12_Using Fog and VDB Volumes
50 mins
13_Fog and Volumetric Lights With Octane Environment
57 mins
14_Rendering The Hair Object
36 mins
15_Rendering Splines as Hair-Mesh
13 mins
16_Subsurface Scattering With Diffuse Materials
45 mins
17_Subsurface Scattering With Specular Materials
30 mins
18_Irradiance Mode
7 mins
19_Substance To Octane Workflow
21 mins
X-Particles and Turbulence FD
01_Using The X-Particles Emitter
28 mins
02_Rendering X-Particle Trails
30 mins
03_Using Turbulence FD With Octane
47 mins

FAQs

How long do you plan on updating the course?

I will continue to update the Octane Master Course with new content and updates for over a year after launch till its fully completed on August 15, 2019.

What’s Included​​​​​​​?

90+ videos: All the videos in this course will be available to stream online. Topics include, but are not limited to: Basic introduction, render settings, material creation, node editor, Octane lights, Octane HDRI environments, Octane daylight, object buffers, multipass, compositing in 3rd party applications such as After Effects and Photoshop, render layers, fog, and volumetric lighting, 3rd party plugins and programs like X-Particles, Turbulence FD, and Substance Painter, and much more.

Continued updates: I will continue to update the Octane Master Course with new videos that will reflect any changes that are made to Octane Render C4D, including updates for Octane render V4.0.
I will continue to do this till the course is fully completed on August 15, 2019.

Additional videos: More videos will be added periodically that will reflect any new effects, techniques, or just anything cool I figured out how to make or do. Plans currently include Neon lights, Magic Potion Bottles, a Realistic Earth, and Diamond textures, with more to come.

Scene Files: Complete with free PBR Octane materials, 3d models, and VDB volumes to help you see firsthand how things are done.

Octane Master Course Discord Channel: A place for all members of the Master Course to hang out and ask questions, complete with live support from me on any Octane-related questions. As a member of the Octane Master Course, you will be part of a group that determines what I will release next. If majority of the group wants me to make a video first on Octane V4.0's new noise reduction system instead of another feature I had planned, that is what I'll teach first.

I work for a company, do you provide bulk/business pricing?

Yes I do! For bulk or business pricing options, please contact me on my website at this link here.
https://epicjcreations.com/contact-me

Creating in 3D, learning, and teaching, are the passions that drove me to where I am today.

I'm a 3D motion graphics artist that has been in the industry for over 6 years.
My tools of choice are Cinema 4D, Octane render, Substance Painter, and Unreal Engine.
My goal is to use these tools to create art that inspires others, and share what I've learned with the world!