3D Self-Portrait Creation for Social Media in Cinema 4D

A course by YIPPIEHEY , Illustrator

Illustrator. Hamburg, Germany.
Joined November 2019

Discover the world of character design by creating an expressive portrait filled with detail and texture using 3D modeling techniques

  • 98% positive reviews (99)
  • 2179 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover the world of character design by creating an expressive portrait filled with detail and texture using 3D modeling techniques

A course by YIPPIEHEY

Character design takes on a whole new meaning when 3D modeling techniques are involved—especially when it’s a playful self-portrait. Using the digital tools of Cinema 4D, Jacob Eisinger, creates charming characters filled with rich detail and expression. Also known under his online alias YIPPIEHEY, he has worked with brands like Apple, Samsung, Adobe, Wired, and The Washington Post.

In this course, Jacob gives you a complete walk through of character design and 3D modeling by creating a custom avatar of yourself. He takes you step by step through the process, from the initial sketch to modeling and rendering the final design in Cinema 4D.

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What will you learn in this online course?

37 lessons & 16 downloads

Mood Board
10 minutes, 4 seconds
Reference Collage
6 minutes, 22 seconds
Character Sketch
9 minutes, 2 seconds
Modeling the Body 1
15 minutes, 3 seconds
Modeling the Body 2
7 minutes, 30 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (99)
  • 2179 students
  • 37 lessons (9h 23m)
  • 16 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a character design from scratch using 3D modeling techniques in Cinema 4D.

Jacob creates a character design based on his own image, but you’re free to create anyone of your choosing!

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for artists, designers, and curious minds interested in creating 3D characters for social media using modeling techniques.

Requirements and materials

Previous experience with Cinema 4D is helpful, but not necessary.

To take this course, you need a pencil and paper for your sketch, and access to Cinema 4D and Photoshop. Jacob uses Redshift for rendering, but that is optional.


Reviews

2179 Students
99 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

YIPPIEHEY

A course by YIPPIEHEY

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Illustrator

Jacob Eisinger is a German illustrator, art director, and 3D artist specialized in character design. He founded his own illustration studio, YIPPIEHEY, which is based in Frankfurt, and has over ten years of experience in his field. His clients range across different industries including advertising, editorial, trade fairs, social media, and more.

Throughout his career, Jacob has collaborated with brands like Apple, Samsung, Adobe, Mercedes, McDonald's, Fujitsu Siemens, UNICEF, Toyota, Ocean Spray, Kool-Aid, and many others. His work can also be seen in publications like The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Out, and Wired, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Ideation and Sketch

    • Mood Board
    • Reference Collage
    • Character Sketch
  • U3

    Creating Our Character

    • Creating a Basic Scene and Light Setup
    • Modeling the Body 1
    • Modeling the Body 2
    • Head and Face 1
    • Head and Face 2
    • Head and Face 3
    • Head and Face 4
  • U4

    Continued Character Creation

    • Hair 1
    • Hair 2
    • Hair 3
    • Hair 4
    • Hair 5
    • Hair 6
    • Hair 7
    • Hair 8
    • Hair 9
    • Clothing and Accessories 1
    • Clothing and Accessories 2
    • Texturing 1
    • Texturing 2
    • Texturing 3
    • Texturing 4
    • Texturing 5
  • U5

    Render and Post-production

    • Rendering and Retouching 1
    • Rendering and Retouching 2
    • Bonus: Marvelous T-Shirt 1
    • Bonus: Marvelous T-Shirt 2
    • Bonus: Marvelous T-Shirt 3
    • Bonus: Marvelous T-Shirt 4
    • Bonus: Advanced Hair Setup 1
    • Bonus: Advanced Hair Setup 2
    • Bonus: Advanced Hair Setup 3
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Character Modelling with Cinema 4D

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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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3D Self-Portrait Creation for Social Media in Cinema 4D. 3D, and Animation course by YIPPIEHEY

3D Self-Portrait Creation for Social Media in Cinema 4D

A course by YIPPIEHEY
Illustrator. Hamburg, Germany.
Joined November 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (99)
  • 2179 students