Cartoon-Style Still Life Modeling with Maya

A course by Albert Valls Punsich , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2015

Learn the basic techniques to model and build cartoon-style 3D props

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (98)
  • 2468 students

Learn the basic techniques to model and build cartoon-style 3D props

If you want to go from imagining to creating fantastic worlds, 3D scenes, and cartoon-style settings, this is your course. Albert Valls, who has worked in Framestore for big productions like Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be your guide throughout this course.

Learn all the steps to create your own 3D scene from scratch: starting from the idea, to blocking, and scene composition to the final render for your portfolio. Along the way, Albert shows you techniques and tools to help you turn your imagination into reality while learning the working methodology used by professional studios. Finally, go through texturing. The final objective is that you can learn to tell your own story through the creation of a scene.

This is the second course by Albert Valls on Domestika. If you are looking to start with a more introductory course, you might be interested in Creation of 3D Scenes from Scratch in Maya.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 25 downloads

Stylize and exaggerate shapes
14 minutes, 52 seconds
Irregularity and variation
15 minutes, 45 seconds
Collection of references
8 minutes, 18 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (98)
  • 2468 students
  • 24 lessons (5h 0m)
  • 25 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 3D scene, following cartoon-style guidelines, with Maya.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with knowledge of Maya who wants to go beyond the creation of assets and learn how to manage a complete 3D scene, as well as for those interested in creating settings for movies.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you will need previous knowledge of modeling with Maya and a lot of imagination. As for materials, you will only need a computer with Autodesk Maya installed.


2468 Students
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Albert Valls Punsich

A course by Albert Valls Punsich

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3D Artist

From a very young age, Albert Valls was very interested in cinema and art, devouring films, books, manga, and comics all the time. This led him to dream that one day he could create those fantastic worlds he enjoyed so much. Following his passion, he studied Audiovisual and Multimedia Art, and then entered the digital world of 3D, becoming a 3D generalist.

Specializing in modeling and scenario creation for VFX, animation, and television, he has worked both nationally and internationally for several studios. Among which stands out his work in Framestore for big productions such as Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.


  • U1


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


    • Stylize and exaggerate shapes
    • Irregularity and variation
    • Proportions, thickness and bevel
    • Handmade style and level of detail
    • Collection of references
  • U3

    Modeling the elements of the scene

    • Potion Modeling 1
    • Potion Modeling 2
    • Modeling Book 1
    • Modeling Book 2
    • Scroll Modeling 1
    • Parchment pattern 2
    • Shaping the bottle
    • Coin modeling 1
    • Coin modeling 2
    • Modeling the wooden board
    • Rename and merge
    • Compose the still life
  • U4

    Render for the portfolio

    • illumination
    • Look dev 1
    • Look dev 2
    • Final score
  • FP

    Final project

    • Modeling cartoon

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Cartoon-Style Still Life Modeling with Maya. 3D, and Animation course by Albert Valls Punsich

Cartoon-Style Still Life Modeling with Maya

A course by Albert Valls Punsich
3D Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2015
  • 100% positive reviews (98)
  • 2468 students