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Express Introduction to 3D: From Zero to Render with Cinema 4D

A course by Zigor Samaniego
Illustrator, Modeler and Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2009
, Illustrator, Modeler and Designer

Learn to create professional 3D renders, whatever your level

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (696)
  • 9903 students

Learn to create professional 3D renders, whatever your level

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (696)
  • 9903 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 22 Lessons (3h 48m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Zigor Samaniego -ilustrator and designer specialized in 3D and creation of graphics for videogames- will teach you the first steps to get you started in the world of 3D.

You will learn how to use the essential Cinema 4D tools in a simple way and from the first day you will be able to create charming images.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Everything important about Cinema 4D in one hour
  • U3
    U3. Totem
  • U4
    U4. Pet
  • U5
    U5. Advertising image
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will start knowing the trajectory and the influences of Zigor Samaniego in terms of Design and 3D Illustration.

Next, Zigor will explain all the basic Cinema 4D tools and where to download a multitude of free or paid objects.

Once you know the basic tools, you will practice with them creating a totem from the sketch with simple geometric shapes with which you will learn to model, simulate materials and textures and edit it with Photoshop. When you have internalized all these actions, you will be ready to design a simplified version of one of the iconic 3D Zigor dolls. Your last task will be to create a still life as an advertising image applying all the knowledge and techniques learned.

To simplify the rendering process, one of the most frightening for beginners, Zigor will create a fully configured photographic scene in which you will only have to add your object.

When designing the final still life, you will learn how to perform the 3D scanning technique by digitizing old photographs.

At the end of the course, you will have created a final image that mixes the modern with the old-fashioned chic.

What is this course's project?

You will create an advertising image from a still life full of color thanks to the technique of home-made 3D scanning and the use of a low-cost photographic studio.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To designers, animators, illustrators and creatives in general who want to start in the world of 3D and lose their fear.

What you need

To complete the course you will need a notebook, pencil, a computer with Cinema 4D (for this course you will not need any external rendering engine), Photoshop and a camera.


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Zigor Samaniego

A course by Zigor Samaniego

Illustrator, Modeler and Designer

Zigor Samaniego is an illustrator, modeler and designer specializing in Photoshop, Cinema 4D and After Effects. She has been working with 3D programs for more than 10 years and is passionate about illustrating graphics for games, advertising and editorial image.

He has worked for large companies such as Ogilvy, Nickelodeon and Wired and also made graphics of indie games and icons.

The personal works are the key for him, with them he learns new techniques that he applies in his work and he explains in the workshops he teaches all over the world.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Everything important about Cinema 4D in one hour

    • Cinema 4D Interface - Part 1
    • Cinema 4D Interface - Part 2
    • Cinema 4D Interface - Part 3
    • materials
    • Where to get objects
    • How the Domestika scenario works - Part 1
    • How the Domestika scenario works - Part 2
  • U3


    • Sketch
    • Modeling
    • Render and materials
    • Photoshop editing
  • U4


    • Sketch
    • Modeling
    • Materials and render
    • Photoshop editing
  • U5

    Advertising image

    • What is 3D scanning?
    • Photograph the model
    • From the photos to the computer
    • DJ of the vertices
    • Photoshop editing
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Express introduction to 3D: from scratch to render with Cinema 4D

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

  • The course is 100% online, so once they are published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

  • The courses are divided into different units, each one includes lessons, informational texts, tasks and practice exercises to carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You will also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the instructor and other students, and share your work and your course project, thus creating a community around the course itself.

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Express Introduction to 3D: From Zero to Render with Cinema 4D. A 3D, and Animation course by Zigor Samaniego Best Seller

Express Introduction to 3D: From Zero to Render with Cinema 4D

A course by Zigor Samaniego
Illustrator, Modeler and Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2009
  • 99% Positive reviews (696)
  • 9903 students