• 6 Free Tutorials for Learning How to Animate in One Hour or Less
    3D & Animation

    6 Free Tutorials for Learning How to Animate in One Hour or Less

    Add movement to your ideas with a little help from Domestika teachers From the first magic lanterns to super 3D audiovisual productions, animation is an art that never ceases to amaze. Many creators and brands favor this technique to convey their ideas, tell a story, and provide information clearly while entertaining their audience. Animation is reaching more and more ground on social media too. If you want to learn to animate to expand your portfolio, rest assured that this technique is not as complicated as it seems. Have a look at the selected tutorials below, designed to learn a skill in 60 minutes or less. To access the content, simply click on the red titles. Procreate Tutorial: How to Create a Gif Using Static Images GIF is one of the most widespread digital graphic formats today, allowing you to reproduce animations with a maximum of 256 colors. GIFs are small in size and communicate ideas in a simple way, which is why it this format is perfect for social media. If you want to learn how to animate photos or illustrations, check out this tutorial by Natalia Rojas (@LosNaked), a Colombian designer who will teach you how to take still images and turn them into a GIF to share on multiple platforms.

  • 6 Online Professional Animation Courses for Beginners
    3D & Animation

    6 Online Professional Animation Courses for Beginners

    Learn 2D and 3D animation techniques, character design, typography, and more from top professionals When Pixar released its much-loved animated film Toy Story back in 1995, 3D illustration was far from being mainstream. In fact, the studio took a big gamble with the film... and it paid off. Toy Story grossed more than $300 million and paved the way for a new market that continues to expand today. If we look back at the different uses of animation that we’ve seen since then, 3D language has become a standard format for telling infinite stories, from television series to video games, coming on in leaps and bounds as technology has evolved.

  • Free InDesign Template for Mixed Media Animation Projects
    3D & Animation

    Free InDesign Template for Mixed Media Animation Projects

    Unfold your creative ideas with this InDesign grid template for experimental animation Digital animation allows us to unfold the creative ideas that live in our imagination. Experimental animator Danaé Gosset (@danaegosset) combines digital animation with traditional art supplies to create ethereal, dream-like pieces that intrigue her viewers. If you like to explore the world of experimental animation and create sequences using mixed media techniques, you can let your imagination guide you through creating vibrant animations inspired by your creativity.

  • Free Set of Textures for Creating 3D Backgrounds
    3D & Animation

    Free Set of Textures for Creating 3D Backgrounds

    Use textures designed by a 4D cinema expert to create backgrounds with realistic objects, shapes, and colors If you are interested in the 3D universe, you are probably always on the lookout for ways to improve your work and creating new compositions. Getting inspiration from other artists’ creations is essential to get your imagination juices flow and explore new routes. You also get to know their resources and creative processes. Francisco Cortés (@effcy), industrial designer and illlustrator, is specialized in creating still images in 3D. In his projects, textures are the main protagonist as they help inject life and color to a scene. In this post, Francisco shares his favorite textures—62 of them—that you can also use in your designs.

  • Cinema 4D Tutorial: How to Create a Basic Animation
    3D & Animation

    Cinema 4D Tutorial: How to Create a Basic Animation

    Learn how to animate a cube in Cinema 4D step-by-step, with director, animator, and designer Danaé Gosset Cinema 4D is an essential program for anyone interested in animation, allowing you to create 3D models and bring them to life with innovative tools. Danaé Gosset (@danaegosset) is a director, animator, and designer who specializes in mixed-media moving images. Her work has been recognized by institutions such as SXSW, D&AD, The Art Directors Club, Graphis, Adobe, Indigo Awards, and the Type Directors Club. Join her in this beginner’s tutorial as she demonstrates some fun and simple ways to animate an object on Cinema 4D using the twist deformer tool.

  • 10 Online Courses to Learn 3D Animation For Beginners
    3D & Animation

    10 Online Courses to Learn 3D Animation For Beginners

    Learn how to use different programs and techniques to improve your 3D animation skills The world of 3D animation is becoming more and more popular, and it’s no wonder given all the exciting possibilities it offer. Moreover, you can choose from many software options that could fit your skills level and preferences to match your projects needs. Learning to create, design and manipulate three-dimensional graphics are indispensable skills in different disciplines and professions. Therefore, acquiring knowledge and practice in this area has become a must in design, architecture, content creation in different formats and digital communication projects. Whether you are taking your first steps or improving your 3D animation abilities, these ten courses will inspire you to reach new levels in your professional career.

  • Cinema 4D Tutorial: How to Create a Base Model
    3D & Animation

    Cinema 4D Tutorial: How to Create a Base Model

    Learn these simple steps for creating a base model using splines and sweeps on Cinema 4D easily, with Ali Sahba A base model forms the foundation of almost any creation on Cinema 4D, knowing how to create one that looks good and works well will ensure all your projects stand the best possible chance of success. Ali Sahba is a multidisciplinary digital artist who tells stories using photography and computer-generated imagery. In this tutorial, they will explain a simple way to create a base model on Cinema 4D.

  • Cinema 4D Tutorial: How to Animate Letters Simply
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering

    Cinema 4D Tutorial: How to Animate Letters Simply

    Learn a technique to animate letters using a motion capture from Mixamo bookstore with Holke Animating typography is a very useful resource for your experimental animation works. The possibilities are infinite and you can create very fun, interesting results In this tutorial, motion designer Holke 79 (@holke79) teaches us a quick and simple way to animate words or phrases in Cinema 4D, using the gallery of resources found at mixamo.com. You can find it here:

  • 5 Essential Animation Courses With After Effects
    3D & Animation

    5 Essential Animation Courses With After Effects

    Discover the multiple options this program has to offer and improve your animation skills For those who work in animation, motion graphics, or something that involves applying movement and effects to graphics, After Effects is one of the most popular programs available. If you’re just starting out with this tool or are looking to learn some new tricks, be sure to check out the following courses, which will help you fulfill your creative potential. Animation Techniques with 3D Effects in After Effects, a course by Moncho Massé In this course, illustrator and animator Moncho Massé will show you how to add depth to your animations without relying on the help of 3D software. Learn to use After Effects to create “fake 3D”, which adds three-dimensional effects to your objects and characters.

  • Cinema 4D Tutorial: Modeling From Simple Pieces
    3D & Animation

    Cinema 4D Tutorial: Modeling From Simple Pieces

    Learn step by step to model a spaceship in a simple way with Aarón Martínez Cinema 4D is one of the most popular 3D modeling softwares on the market, thanks to the variety of options it offers and the freedom of creation that its tools allow. It is a program, however, that can intimidate beginners, due to its interface and professional appearance. But, once we learn how to handle it, it becomes an extraordinary ally in any type of 3D design. Aarón Martínez (@aaronmartinez), designer and illustrator, shows us in this tutorial how to start modeling with the tools of [url=https: //www.domestika.org/es/courses/software/9-cinema-4d] Cinema 4D, creating a simple spacecraft shape that will help us understand the software much better. Find out more on the video below.

  • Where to Download 3D Objects for Free
    3D & Animation

    Where to Download 3D Objects for Free

    3D illustration and design expert Zigor reveals a few of his favorite sites to download material for limitless 3D projects 3D has become a crucial model for digital production, whether that’s in 3D printing, animation, video games, architecture or industrial design. Below are a few of the best platforms for finding 3D objects online, recommended by designer and illustrator Zigor Samaniego (@zigor), for anyone starting out in the professional world of 3D needing resources to realize renders when working on Cinema 4D. Thingiverse Considered to be the largest community of 3D printers in the world, Thingiverse is a free website where users share all kinds of digital material and anyone can generate new material on it and then print it in 3D. The site has a repository of more than 1.4 million 3D models created by its community and the designs are regulated by Creative Commons licenses. In addition, all objects have a description and instructions on how to print them.

  • The 20 essential keyboard shortcuts to boost your Cinema 4D productivity
    Web & App Design

    The 20 essential keyboard shortcuts to boost your Cinema 4D productivity

    Speed ​​up your workflow in any 3D project with these shortcuts for Cinema 4D The world of 3D has plenty of tools for almost anything you might need, from modeling, texturing and animating, illuminating, generating fluids, land or integrate advanced physical models in your designs. Cinema 4D is one of the most advanced programs for creating 3D graphics and animations, perhaps the most widely used and recognized by the worldwide creative community. True professionals know all the secrets of this software, but the first thing you must learn to become one and improve your workflow with Cinema 4D is the keyboard shortcuts for the most important tools. Here are a few essential ones you should know to be more efficient when working in your designs with Cinema 4D:

  • Cinema 4D Tutorial: cloning methods in MoGraph
    3D & Animation

    Cinema 4D Tutorial: cloning methods in MoGraph

    Learn the best way to clone models using the Cinema 4D MoGraph module The MoGraph module is one of the most important tools that users of the Cinema 4D animation software have for animating objects and creating special effects. With MoGraph you can make models explode, control them using other objects, deform them or create infinite movements. Zigor Samaniego (@zigor), illustrator, modeler, and designer specialized in Photoshop, Cinema 4D and After Effects has a vast experience in this field. In this tutorial, he explains the different cloning modes and tools found within this module of Cinema 4D.