3D Illustration with Cinema 4D

A course by Aarón Martínez
Designer and illustrator. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 09/05/2015
, Designer and illustrator

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

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (79)
  • 1533 students
3D Illustration with Cinema 4D

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

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (79)
  • 1533 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 25 Lessons (4h 9m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

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.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Base of the poster
  • U3
    U3. Modeling elements
  • U4
    U4. Composition and finishes
  • U5
    U5. Movement
  • U6
    U6. Render and exit to media
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start knowing the work of Aaron Martinez and will talk about what inspires him most. Then, you will carry out your moodboard, collecting the ideas that will help you shape your illustration.

Once you have clear what you want to do, you will make the first sketch, in which you will include the elements that will be part of your composition: simple, complex objects, typography and characters. And with this ready, you will begin to make your final illustration; some elements you will create from vectors and others you will make directly with Cinema 4D.

Next, you will bring your composition to life by animating all the elements. You will see how to add dynamism to the typography, objects and characters using deformers and morph pose.

You will make a render scene with Octane from scratch, you will generate materials and you will pass all the elements to Photoshop in order to generate an animated gif.

From this digital poster, you will also generate a file in CMYK to print your poster; create graphics for social networks from the elements of the poster, and even create a series of stickers with your characters.

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 it for?

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

What you need

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.


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Aarón Martínez

A course by Aarón Martínez

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

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3D Illustration with Cinema 4D. A 3D, and Animation course by Aarón Martínez

3D Illustration with Cinema 4D

A course by Aarón Martínez
Designer and illustrator. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 09/05/2015
  • 99% Positive reviews (79)
  • 1533 students