http://cg.tutsplus.com/tutorials/maxon-cinema-4d/cg_3d_vfx_cinema4d_c4d_maxon_rendering_lighting/

In today’s quick tip, new Cgtuts+ author Santiago Degetau will show new users how to create a basic render setup with lighting and Global Illumination in Cimema4D. Although there are a many ways to create a render setup, what we’ll be creating today is going to be very simple, but will be a good fist step towards creating your own renders. So, let’s create a new project and get started!