Playful 3D Design and Animation of Fun Objects

A course by Vincent Schwenk
3D Artist and Designer. Hamburg, Germany.
Joined July 2021
, 3D Artist and Designer

Learn how to create soft and organic animated objects and scenes by exploring and experimenting in Cinema 4D and other graphic software

  • 94% positive reviews (47)
  • 2242 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to create soft and organic animated objects and scenes by exploring and experimenting in Cinema 4D and other graphic software



  • 94% positive reviews (47)
  • 2242 students
  • 26 lessons (5h 9m)
  • 22 additional resources (8 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


The world of 3D animation is a space to have fun while experimenting with colors, shapes, and textures. For 3D artist Vincent Schwenk, it’s a creative world where the only limit is his imagination. His creations feature abstract shapes and elements, with realistic textures and smooth animations, and he has worked with clients like Microsoft, Tylko, and the Reeperbahn Festival.

In this course, he teaches how to create and animate a fun scene with organic objects. Discover how color, textures, and light influence each other, then experiment with different light setups and color compositions. Develop your digital software skills and learn innovative design techniques to create abstract animations.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Project Development
  • U4
    U4. Part Two of the Process
  • U5
    U5. Getting Started with Redshift
  • U6
    U6. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know 3D artist Vincent Schwenk. He shows how an interest in photography developed into a career in 3D design and shares the influences that shape his work.

Dive into the materials needed for the course. Then gather inspiration and create a mood board of ideas. Use your board to draw the first conceptual sketches for your animation.

Familiarize yourself with Cinema 4D and start creating your abstract objects. Explore different modeling techniques like retopology and UV unwrapping, before designing a final composition and animating key elements.

Continue adding elements to your design, then set up your first softbody simulation to give them realistic physical properties. Experiment with different settings while learning to identify and correct errors. Tweak and optimize your animation, before saving everything in a process known as baking.

Switch to Redshift and start adding light, color, and texture. Improve the lighting setup before adding shaders to create realistic organic textures. Finetune the scene and add the final textures to blend everything together.

Begin the rendering process, correct any colors, and add sound to your clip. Once you have your final animation, export it as an mp4. Finally, to finish the course, Vincent shares his advice for posting your work on social media.

What is this course's project?

Model an abstract but tasty-looking bowl of ramen, or another organic object of choice, using 3D animation software.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for 3D design enthusiasts who want to enhance their skills in 3D modeling.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Cinema 4D and Redshift is required.

In terms of equipment, you’ll need access to a computer with Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve.


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Vincent Schwenk

A course by Vincent Schwenk

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3D Artist and Designer

Vincent Schwenk is a multi-disciplinary artist who embarked on an unconventional journey into the world of 3D design. He started out with a passion for photography before studying graphic design at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, then started working at a branding agency. Later, he became a freelance 3D artist, a career which combines his interests with the flexibility to create from his imagination.

His vibrant and futuristic designs have been used for all sorts of projects, from album sleeves to corporate branding projects, and his clients include Microsoft, Tylko, and the Reeperbahn Festival. He also educates others on how to become better 3D artists through lectures and online workshops, and showcases his work on his website and social media.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • About Me
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Sketching
    • Miro-Board
    • Materials
  • U3

    Project Development

    • Modeling and Retopologizing: Organic Shapes 1
    • Modeling and Retopologizing: Organic Shapes 2
    • Modeling and Retopologizing: Techniques
    • UV Unwrapping
    • Setting up a Scene
    • Chopsticks Modeling and Animation
  • U4

    Part Two of the Process

    • Creating the Noodles
    • Setting up Our First Softbody Simulations 1
    • Setting up Our First Softbody Simulations 2
    • Noodle Simulation
    • Last Steps of Simulation and Animation 1
    • Last Steps of Simulation and Animation 2
  • U5

    Getting Started with Redshift

    • First Steps in Redshift
    • Redshift SSS Material 1
    • Redshift SSS Material 2
    • Setting up Materials
    • Fine-tune and Colors 1
    • Fine-tune and Colors 2
    • Final Textures
  • U6

    Postproduction

    • Compositing, Sound and Exporting for Social Media
    • Rendering
  • FP

    Final project

    • Playful 3D Design and Animation of Fun Objects

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Playful 3D Design and Animation of Fun Objects. 3D, and Animation course by Vincent Schwenk

Playful 3D Design and Animation of Fun Objects

A course by Vincent Schwenk
3D Artist and Designer. Hamburg, Germany.
Joined July 2021
  • 94% positive reviews (47)
  • 2242 students