3D & Compositing Series

Train to Create and Wacom are thrilled to present Uli Staiger: Cinema 4D Meets Photoshop! For our December event, Berlin-based photographer and digital artist Uli Staiger takes you through the ins and outs of Cinema 4D. He will reveal his methods and techniques that will enable participants to create stunning and unique 3D images.

Founder of the studio, Die Licht Gestalten (To Create Light) in Berlin, Uli Staiger specialises in digital imaging and has developed a distinctive and extraordinary style that distinguishes him from other artists. Over the course of three days, Staiger will demonstrate how to incorporate Cinema 4D and photoshop, showing how the addition of 3D can enhance photographic work.  Celebrated for its intuitive interface and ease of use, Cinema 4D is an excellent tool for creating and enriching powerful digital art.  Over the three-day event, you will understand how to best utilize the software for your own work!

The workshops on the 7th and 8th will take place in the conference room of a four-star hotel where both days you will be served a delicious restaurant lunch. Plenty of coffee, tea, and pastries will also be available while you work.

Seminar > 6th of December 2013

Seminar Date: Friday 6th December 2013 / from 15:30 to 18:30 
Seminar Location: University of East London / SQUARE STRATFORD CAMPUS University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Place, Stratford, London E15 1NN

The Series will start out with a Seminar at the University of East London that will feature Uli Staiger and  Photographer, Retoucher, Trainer and Photoshop World Instructor Glyn Dewis.  The seminar is open to the students of the University of East London and those attending the Master Class. The seminar will feature several experts and insiders who will speak about their experiences in the industry  and provide helpful advice.  There will be a Q+A where guests can feel free to ask their most pressing questions about photography, 3D.

This seminar will cover:

  • Why and how adding 3D can enhance photographic work
  • The different kinds of 3D programs: Why choose Cinema 4D?
  • How can you mix photography and 3D?
  • Both simple and complex examples of how to incorporate 3D into a photograph.
  • Questions and answers throughout.

Workshop > 7th & 8th December 2013


DAY 1 >
Workshop date: 7th December 2013 / from 9.00 to 17.00
Workshop location: Holiday Inn London Commercial Road 261 – 267 Commercial Road, E1 2BT

The first day of the workshop will be a hands on exploration of how Cinema 4D “thinks,” how to work with it and what you can create with it. After the first day you are all set to model and render simple objects like a cup, a chair and any other objects that you have in mind.     This day will cover:

  • Intro to Cinema 4D
  • How to use: Viewport and the managers
  • The creation and movement of simple objects
  • Working with paths and splines
  • Modeling tools: create a cup!
  • The surface: add color, transparency, reflection and structure to your objects!
  • Lighting basics.
  • Lighting techniques.
  • How to use a 3D camera
  • How to achieve a realistic look: Rendering
DAY 2 >
Workshop date: 8th December 2013 / from 9.00 to 17.00
Workshop location: Holiday Inn Commercial Road Hotel  / 261 – 267 Commercial Road  E1 2BT, London

On the second day you will learn how to apply the knowledge you gained during day one. We will build a simple jet racer in Cinema 4D and bring it to life in a photoshop. All you need to know in order to realize a wild composition like this you learnt the day before. And if you have a different idea, that’s no problem! We will be sure to support you with assistance, information, tips and tricks!

  • 15 min speed modelling introducing session
  • Building the body
  • Extrusion of the saddle
  • Creating the handlebars and the breaks
  • Adding the exhaust
  • Adaption of the 3D camera
  • Adding color and reflection
  • Lighting and rendering of the scene
  • Finishing in photoshop

Now you will be able to explore the software yourself. You know how it works and from here you will understand what is easy and what needs more practice and experience. Feel free to redesign your life!   What you need:

  • Personal Laptop
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Photoshop CS3+ installed
  • Knowledge of layers, adjustment layers and masking

Please note: A Wacom tablet will be provided for your use during the workshops.

Free Meet up > 7th of December 2013

Meet Up Date: 7th December 2013 / from 18:00 to 20:00 
Meet Up Location:  Holiday Inn London Commercial Road 261 – 267 Commercial Road, E1 2BT, London

A free Meet Up session hosted at the 4*Holiday Inn, gives Masterclass attendees the chance to unwind after a productive day and chat with industry professionals as well as fellow artists. This will give you the opportunity to network and share your interests in a more relaxed and informal manner. It is also an invitation to all London creatives, the right place to share your ideas and experiences.

Special Prizes

Bamboo Stylus Pen
Intuos Pro Pen&Touch S


3D & Compositing Series

Uli Staiger works with still life and landscape photography and specializes in the topic of digital composing. Once he completed his education, Staiger worked as a photographer’s assistant in Barcelona, New York, and Berlin. In 1998, he earned his certificate as a photo technician and master of photography. At that time he founded the studio Die Licht Gestalten (To Create Light) in Berlin. Staiger spent many years working in professional studio photography and landscape photography, but it was the advent of digital imaging that enabled him to develop his own distinctive style that involves combining parts of many different images to form a new whole.


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Does the cost of the Workshop includes flights and/or accommodation?

No, you will have to do your travel arrangements and purchase your accommodation separately.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Refund Policy:

1. There is a 14-day cooling off period following the purchase of the ticket where you will receive a full refund minus a 5% administration fee.

2. 14-day after the purchase of the workshop you are entitled a 50% refund.

3. Cancelations made 14 days prior to the event’s date are non refundable.

4. You can transfer your ticket to third parties at any time by informing us in writing at tickets@traintocreate.com

5. No refund will be made for non-attendance of the event

Cancellation Policy:

Train to Create reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or change the location and the time of an event due to unforeseen circumstances. If Train to Create cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.

I have more questions is there any helpline?

If you have a question which is not covered in the description of the event or in the list above, please email workshops@traintocreate.com or telephone +44 (0)20 8133 3492 or +44 (0)20 8980 7756 and we will respond as soon as we can.




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