I took a beginners Cinema 4d class and unfortunately this book was required. Thank God I didn't pay full price! First of all, reading comprehension is downright atrocious. When you're finished wading through this muck of a book, you'll find you know a lot about WHAT things do, but very little about HOW TO use them. If you haven't bought this yet, turn away quickly and save yourself! You'll learn more on your own by playing with the software, online tutorials or a completely different book (and author?). If you're already stuck with it like me, make about 500 or so origami cranes and you're halfway to being lucky enough to winning your money back in the lottery!