Professional Modeling of 3D Cartoon Characters

A course by Juan Solís García , Character Modeler

Character Modeler. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2017

Learn to design characters for animation with ZBrush and 3ds Max

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (194)
  • 5829 students

Learn to design characters for animation with ZBrush and 3ds Max

Character modeler Juan Solís has dedicated his career to creating countless 3D cartoon characters over the past two decades, working for top studios like Disney Animation, DreamWorks, Ilion Animation Studios, and Blur Studio on high-profile projects such as Frozen, Trollhunters, Spiderman, and Tadeo Jones.

If there's one thing he's learned through experience, it's that there are notable differences between modeling 3D characters for a personal project and doing so for a professional production. In this course, Juan teaches you how to model characters in collaboration with the art department and prepare them to star in an epic animated production.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 13 downloads

Briefing
10 minutes, 15 seconds
The lace
16 minutes, 46 seconds
Detailed and sculpted I
14 minutes, 11 seconds
Detailed and sculpted II
17 minutes, 25 seconds
Landed
12 minutes, 30 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (194)
  • 5829 students
  • 12 lessons (2h 10m)
  • 13 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Model a 3D character, from the initial concept to its final pose, and prepare it for an animated production.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Character designers and creators with prior modeling experience who want to master the workflow involved in creating 3D characters for any type of professional production.

Requirements and materials

You need a computer with 3D modeling software (such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Blender) and ZBrush, as well as a basic working knowledge of these programs. A graphics tablet is also recommended.


Reviews

5829 Students
194 Reviews
91% Positive ratings

Juan Solís García

A course by Juan Solís García

Teacher Plus
Character Modeler

Over the course of more than two decades working in the field of entertainment, Juan Solís has tackled a variety of different projects in the realm of 3D production, including VFX for the film industry, CG feature films, advertising, and video games.

He has worked for studios such as Disney Animation, DreamWorks, Ilion Animation Studios, and Blur Studio as CG character supervisor, character artist, and lead character artist, collaborating on productions such as Frozen, Trollhunters, Planet 51, League of Legends, Spiderman, Atrapa la bandera, Tadeo Jones, and many more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Charge

    • Briefing
    • Search for references and look and feel
  • U3

    We start modeling!

    • The lace
    • Detailed and sculpted I
    • Detailed and sculpted II
    • Landed
    • Render and presentation to the client
  • U4

    Final modeling and delivery

    • Final topology
    • Uvs for production
    • Analysis of the work done and advice
  • FP

    Final project

    • Cartoon character modeling for production

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're 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 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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Professional Modeling of 3D Cartoon Characters. 3D, and Animation course by Juan Solís García

Professional Modeling of 3D Cartoon Characters

A course by Juan Solís García
Character Modeler. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2017
  • 91% positive reviews (194)
  • 5829 students