3D Illustration with Cinema 4D

A course by Aarón Martínez , Designer and illustrator

Designer and illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2015

Learn to create compositions integrating characters and typography, from the sketch to the final render

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (145)
  • 3594 students

Learn to create compositions integrating characters and typography, from the sketch to the final render

A course by Aarón Martínez

Perhaps, the name of Aaron Martinez-illustrator and 3D designer-is familiar to you from other courses such as Design of characters in Cinema 4D: from sketch to 3D printing or Prototyping and product visualizations in Cinema 4D . In them I taught you to design behind the screen, and in this course, in addition to teaching you how to create 3D illustrations in Cinema 4D, it will show you how to use in different media.

You will learn about their 3D illustration process, from the creation of an idea to the final render. In addition, it will explain how to adapt your design to different media: a printed poster, a moving poster, banners for social networks and stickers.

Read more ↓

What will you learn in this online course?

25 lessons & 14 downloads

7 minutes, 35 seconds
8 minutes, 21 seconds
10 minutes, 50 seconds
9 minutes, 18 seconds
Simple elements I
15 minutes, 2 seconds
Simple elements II
17 minutes, 29 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (145)
  • 3594 students
  • 25 lessons (4h 9m)
  • 14 additional resources (10 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?

You will make a digital illustration in 3D, where you will integrate characters, typography and various elements.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To illustrators, designers and anyone interested in learning to illustrate in 3D.

Requirements and materials

Intermediate knowledge of Cinema 4D and Illustrator is necessary. In addition, you must have a computer with Cinema 4D R15 onwards, a rendering engine (Aaron will use Octane), Illustrator and Photoshop.


3594 Students
145 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Aarón Martínez

A course by Aarón Martínez

Teacher Plus
Designer and illustrator

Aarón Martínez is an illustrator and designer specialized in 3D design and industrial design. He has worked for brands such as Coca-Cola, Autodesk, Nexus studio, Enormous Brands or Cisco, creating all kinds of characters and designs in which color is one of the main characters.

The application of his work is very broad and ranges from the creation of images for printed media, through web design or 3D printing. Whenever you can, try to take your designs off the screen, transforming them into stickers, toys, posters and all kinds of incredible objects.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Base of the poster

    • References
    • Sketch
    • Vectorization
  • U3

    Modeling elements

    • Typography
    • Simple elements I
    • Simple elements II
    • Complex elements I
    • Complex elements II
    • Characters I
    • Characters II
    • Personality I
    • Personality II
  • U4

    Composition and finishes

    • Poster composition
    • Render scene
    • Creation of materials
    • Final framing
  • U5


    • Encouraging Typography
    • Moving the elements
    • Moving the characters
  • U6

    Render and exit to media

    • Animation rendering
    • Output for printing
    • Banners
    • Stickers
  • FP

    Final project

    • x 3D illustration in Cinema 4D

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.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • 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.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
3D Illustration with Cinema 4D. 3D, and Animation course by Aarón Martínez

3D Illustration with Cinema 4D

A course by Aarón Martínez
Designer and illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2015
  • 99% positive reviews (145)
  • 3594 students