Still-Life Composition in 3D

A course by Pablo Schiavo , Designer and 3D Artist

Designer and 3D Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined November 2015

Learn how to design, create, and render a 3D image using Cinema 4D, OctaneRender, and Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (66)
  • 1128 students

Learn how to design, create, and render a 3D image using Cinema 4D, OctaneRender, and Photoshop

A course by Pablo Schiavo

Translating complex concepts into 3D images that reflect both the brand and the client’s project is 3D designer and founder of Geomancy studio Pablo Schiavo’s favorite challenge. Pablo has worked with clients like HBO, Swatch, Bundesliga and MSI through digital modeling, the creation of spaces, lighting, materials, and 3D textures.

In this course, learn how to create a series of still life compositions in 3D. Alongside Pablo, you’ll discover all the tools you need to give life to your designs and render images with Cinema 4D, OctaneRender, and Adobe Photoshop in a professional way.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 11 downloads

Design basics
4 minutes, 32 seconds
Mood board and references
5 minutes, 31 seconds
Composition and camera
7 minutes, 12 seconds
Review of tools
15 minutes, 37 seconds
Item modeling: tablecloth
12 minutes, 52 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (66)
  • 1128 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 38m)
  • 11 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a series of three style frames, each composed of three different perspectives: a general view, a medium-frame view, and a close-up view of the details of your composition to use in your portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For designers, artists, illustrators, photographers, architects, and all those interested in 3D modeling.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop skills, as well as a computer with these softwares and a OctaneRender installed.


1128 Students
66 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Pablo Schiavo

A course by Pablo Schiavo

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Designer and 3D Artist

Pablo Schiavo is a designer and 3D artist specialized in creating style frames. Using digital modeling, he explores how to translate complex concepts through 3D images, constantly experimenting with shapes, lighting, textures, materials, and colors.

He is also the founder of Geomancy Studio, specialized in the creation of digital experiences that explore limits between realism and imagination through 3D compositions. He has collaborated with major brands like HBO, Swatch, Bundesliga, MSI, Nickelon, TFX France, Fernet Branco, and more.


  • U1


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


    • Design basics
    • Mood board and references
    • Composition and camera
  • U3

    Modeling, lighting and creation of materials

    • Review of tools
    • Item modeling: tablecloth
    • Item modeling: balloon
    • Basic three-light lighting
    • Final lighting
    • Material Construction in Octane 1
    • Material construction in Octane 2
    • Material construction in Octane 3
  • U4


    • Render settings
    • Color composition
    • Final advice
  • FP

    Final project

    • Still-Life Composition in 3D

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific 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 teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Still-Life Composition in 3D. 3D, Animation, and Design course by Pablo Schiavo

Still-Life Composition in 3D

A course by Pablo Schiavo
Designer and 3D Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined November 2015
  • 100% positive reviews (66)
  • 1128 students