If you are looking for a place to get started with creating some nice looking abstract art and motion in Cinema 4D, one feature to pick up on, is getting to know the particle emitters. Here, Motion Designer Michael Tierney shows how you can create an interesting piece using Cinema 4D’s Particle Emitters along with the Tracer Object.
There are a ton of tutorials out there for Insydium’s X-Particles, which offers an amazing particle suite for Cinema 4D. However, if you are just getting starter, there is no better place than Cinema 4D’s own particle tools. They can really provide the experience you need to move over to some higher end third party options like X-Particles, giving you the base techniques needed to understand how emitters work within the context of particle workflow.