Advanced Animation for Typographic Compositions

A course by Holke 79
Motion graphics designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2015
, Motion graphics designer

Learn professional techniques to animate your creations with After Effects and Cinema 4D

  • English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (169)
  • 6213 students

Learn professional techniques to animate your creations with After Effects and Cinema 4D

English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (169)
  • 6213 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 21 lessons (3h 25m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Do you want to achieve spectacular results with your typographic animations? In this course, you’ll learn the key aspects to give expressive strength to your letters like you’ve never seen them before. Holke79, motion designer with over ten years of experience and clients like La Sexta, El Deseo, Movistar+, or Saffron, guides you through his expert technique.

Learn the technical and theoretical methods to push your kinetic typography skills to the next level, with Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects, creating an animated poster as a tribute to your favorite band, festival, or genre.

This is Holke79’s third course—and his most advanced—on Domestika. If you have no previous experience working with the software or type of project, we recommend taking his previous courses first:
Introduction to Motion Design and Animation Curves in After Effects and Animation for Typographic Compositions .

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Advanced Techniques in After Effects and Cinema 4D
  • U3
    U3. Advanced Typographic Animation Exercises in After Effects
  • U4
    U4. Advanced Exercises in Typographic Animation in Cinema 4D
  • U5
    U5. The Dancing Poster
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Borja, who tells you about his career, from graphic design to specializing in motion design, and his love for music. He shows you some examples of experimental typographic design, type foundries, and some of his sources of inspiration.

Start with different animation exercises to learn the basic techniques and some tricks that you will use throughout your project, first with Adobe After Effects, and then with Cinema 4D, to experiment with all the possibilities it offers.

Work on practical exercises to animate typography in 3D using Cinema 4D. Play with gravity, create repetitions, and every type of deformation with typography. Work with an incredible online animation library to give movement to your texts.

Once you’ve learned the technique, start creating your animated typographic composition to pay tribute to your favorite artist, band, festival, or music genre. Once you’ve finished, Borja gives you some advice on how to adapt your work to different formats for social media.

When you’ve finished the course, you’ll have gone from animating typography, to experimenting while animating typography to find your own style as a motion designer.

What is this course's project?

Create a poster where the main title moves to the rhythm of the music you choose.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For typography animation enthusiasts who have previous knowledge in animating typographies and want to keep exploring within After Effects and Cinema 4D to achieve stellar results.

What you need

You need basic graphic design skills and a good understanding of how Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D work.

As for materials, you will need a computer with Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects installed.

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.


6213 Students
169 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Holke 79

A course by Holke 79

Motion graphics designer

Borja Holke - known in the media and on social networks as Holke79 - is a graphic designer specialized in motion design with more than 10 years of experience in animation projects. He has worked with such clients as Converse, Canal +, La Sexta and even with the pioneers of punk rock, Green Day.

His specialties are digital composition, 2D and 3D animation, and animation of storyboards, styleframes and typography for branding and advertising.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in the Course?
  • U2

    Advanced Techniques in After Effects and Cinema 4D

    • Advanced Tactics in After Effects
    • Advanced Tactics in Cinema 4D
  • U3

    Advanced Typographic Animation Exercises in After Effects

    • Sweep with delay using the Time Displacement effect
    • Weirdo. Morphing and Shape Layers effects
    • Autoorienting Layers Using Expressions
    • Animating letters that adapt to a space
    • Text Linked to a Shape
  • U4

    Advanced Exercises in Typographic Animation in Cinema 4D

    • Replays in Cloner in Cinema 4D and Echo in After Effects
    • Deformation with Spline Wrap
    • Advanced Editable Text Warping
    • Playing with the Laws of Physics
    • The Text That Dances
  • U5

    The Dancing Poster

    • Analysis of the Aesthetics of Musical Styles
    • Previous designs of our typesetting
    • Animation of My Musical Poster in Cinema 4D
    • Animation of My Musical Poster in After Effects
    • Tips on output formats for social media
    • Real Project: Kinetic Type in Public Space
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Advanced Animation for Typographic Compositions

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Advanced Animation for Typographic Compositions. A 3D, Animation, Calligraphy, and Typography course by Holke 79

Advanced Animation for Typographic Compositions

A course by Holke 79
Motion graphics designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2015
  • 99% positive reviews (169)
  • 6213 students