2D and 3D Animation with After Effects and Cinema 4D

A course by Andrea Gendusa
Animator. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/15/2015
, Animator

Learn how to breathe life into any illustration and create animated pieces with depth and dynamism

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (72)
  • 3002 students
2D and 3D Animation with After Effects and Cinema 4D

Learn how to breathe life into any illustration and create animated pieces with depth and dynamism


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (72)
  • 3002 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 66 Lessons (18h 33m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever


A great team goes beyond the sum of its components; its members must complement each other, enhancing their strengths and minimizing their weaknesses. Through the perfect combination of Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D, Italian animator Andrea Gendusa has created the ultimate animation dream team.

In this course, you will learn to combine 2D and 3D animation techniques to surprise your viewers, adding depth to your animations and breaking the linear limits of 2D.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Turn words into moving pictures
  • U3
    U3. Two dimensions
  • U4
    U4. The third dimension
  • U5
    U5. The last touch
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Get to know a bit about Andrea and his professional career. Learn what types of projects he works on and take a look at some of his main influences.

Start developing your final animation project using a brief and a script, identifying a simple idea to combine 2D and 3D in at least one scene of the project.

Create a storyboard to define the angles and strong points of each frame, the different camera movements, and how to transition into a scene made in 3D.

Using your storyboard as a reference, define the visual style of your piece. Using Illustrator and After Effects, effects, textures, and different post-production techniques will be applied, depending on the artistic direction of your project.

Start designing the scenes of your video, paying special attention to how you organize your animation project. Animate the scenes in After Effects and get some workflow tips from Andrea to help avoid jams during the animation process. Learn about some useful plug-ins to help you streamline your work.

Next, go into Cinema 4D to design the 3D components of your animation. Andrea explains how to configure the project, model simple objects, and animate them. Once you have your scene defined, it’s time to synchronize the two programs using the Cineware plug-in.

Finally, create the materials and lighting within Cinema 4D. Export your 3D animation to After Effects for compositing and give your animation the final touches it needs before sharing it with the world.

What is this course's project?

Create a 20 to 30-second animation in Adobe After Effects with at least two transitions made in Cinema 4D.

Who is it for?

Animators, designers, illustrators, or anyone who would like to learn new animation tools to enhance their projects.

What you need

You will need basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Cinema 4D.

Regarding the materials, you will need a computer with the aforementioned programs installed (or similar) and an iPad or graphics tablet.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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Andrea Gendusa

A course by Andrea Gendusa

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Andrea Gendusa has been developing 2D animation projects for products, services, and companies for over eight years. He currently works as a freelance animator in Barcelona. He is the founder and executive creative director of Frame Light Studio, which has worked with clients like Moleskine, Naturgy, and the Generalitat de Catalunya, among others.

One of his main clients is the United Nations (UN), for which he has created animation projects that denounce violence against women.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Turn words into moving pictures

    • Script and voice over
    • Storyboard
    • Order first of all
    • From Illustrator to After Effects
    • Final finish in After Effects 1
    • Final finish in After Effects 2
    • How to draw in Illustrator 1
    • How to draw in Illustrator 2
    • How to draw in Illustrator 3
    • How to draw in Illustrator 4
    • How to draw in Illustrator 5
    • How to draw in Illustrator 6
  • U3

    Two dimensions

    • Assembling the structure 1
    • Assembling the structure 2
    • Assembling structure 3
    • Animate in order of importance 1
    • Animate in order of importance 2
    • Animate in order of importance 3
    • Animate in order of importance 4
    • Animate in order of importance 5
    • Secondary animations 1
    • Secondary animations 2
    • Secondary animations 3
    • Secondary animations 4
    • Secondary animations 5
    • Character Animation 1
    • Character Animation 2 (part one)
    • Character Animation 2 (Part Two)
    • Character Animation 3
    • Character Animation 4
    • Character Animation 5
    • Character Animation 6
  • U4

    The third dimension

    • 3D Models 1
    • 3D Models 2
    • 3D Models 3
    • 3D Models 4
    • 3D Models 5
    • 3D Models 6
    • Composing 3D scene 1
    • Composing 3D scene 2
    • Composing 3D scene 3
    • Animate in three dimensions 1
    • Animate in three dimensions 2
    • Animate in three dimensions 3
    • Animate in three dimensions 4
    • Animate in three dimensions 5
    • Animate in three dimensions 6
    • Animate in three dimensions 7
    • Animate in three dimensions 8
    • Materials and lighting 1
    • Materials and lighting 2
    • Materials and lighting 3
    • Materials and lighting 4
    • Materials and lighting 5
  • U5

    The last touch

    • Export the 3D scene and have the simple life
    • Put the parts together
    • Postproduction 1
    • Postproduction 2
    • Postproduction 3
    • Postproduction 4
    • Postproduction 5
    • Postproduction 6
    • Save the project and rest
  • FP

    Final Project

    • 2D and 3D Animation with After Effects and Cinema 4D

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2D and 3D Animation with After Effects and Cinema 4D. A 3D, and Animation course by Andrea Gendusa

2D and 3D Animation with After Effects and Cinema 4D

A course by Andrea Gendusa
Animator. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/15/2015
  • 96% Positive reviews (72)
  • 3002 students