Animated Poster Creation in Cinema 4D

A course by Rafael Carmona , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2009

Combine modeling and animation techniques to create a 3D space in flat design

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (24)
  • 518 students

Combine modeling and animation techniques to create a 3D space in flat design

A course by Rafael Carmona

Cinema 4D is the ideal software to recreate your most imaginative ideas in 3D. Rafael Carmona is a 3D artist with over eighteen years of experience and uses the software to create different styles and pieces with a touch of humor.

In this course, learn how to combine the charm of poster designs with the magic of animation to create a touristic postcard that transports you to your favorite place. Learn 3D modeling techniques in Cinema 4D and then move onto Adobe After Effects to add animated elements to your work.

This is Rafa’s second course on Domestika, in his first course, Design of Characters and 3D Animation, he teaches you how to create a fun, animated character in 3D using a common household appliance as inspiration.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 18 downloads

Brainstorm and mood board
11 minutes, 9 seconds
Composition and techniques
11 minutes, 35 seconds
Pencil and paper: sketched
20 minutes, 10 seconds
Blocking 1
9 minutes, 2 seconds
Blocking 2
13 minutes, 48 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (24)
  • 518 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 29m)
  • 18 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Develop an animated composition with the aesthetics of a postcard from your native country, city, village, or another planet.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone interested in developing their own 3D scenes, from start to finish.

Requirements and materials

You’ll need basic knowledge of how to use Cinema 4D, a computer with Adobe Cinema 4D, After Effects, and Photoshop. You’ll also need a pencil and paper to sketch your ideas.


518 Students
24 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Rafael Carmona

A course by Rafael Carmona

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3D Artist

Rafael Carmona is a freelance and professor of 3D disciplines. For more than eighteen years, he has developed as a generalist within the 3D branch, participating in different processes within animation and VFX productions.

He has contributed his knowledge to various projects, from the development of animation series, to the pre-production phase of visual effects projects, or even in the animation of motion graphics for advertising, museums, video clips and more. Rafa skillfully combines different styles and techniques and applies them to his most personal projects, always trying to bring a touch of humor to everything he does.


  • U1


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

    Starting the house with the foundations

    • Brainstorm and mood board
    • Composition and techniques
    • Pencil and paper: sketched
  • U3

    Building environments

    • Blocking 1
    • Blocking 2
    • Scenario modeling: architecture 1
    • Scenario modeling: architecture 2
    • Scenario modeling: architecture 3
    • Scenario modeling: architecture 4
    • Scenario modeling: terrain 1
    • Scenario modeling: terrain 2
    • Lighting and materials 1
    • Lighting and materials 2
    • Animation 1
    • Animation 2
  • U4

    Topping our postcard

    • Render and export
    • Post-production in After Effects
    • Export, compression and quality
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animated Poster Creation in Cinema 4D

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Animated Poster Creation in Cinema 4D. 3D, and Animation course by Rafael Carmona

Animated Poster Creation in Cinema 4D

A course by Rafael Carmona
3D Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2009
  • 96% positive reviews (24)
  • 518 students