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Animation Techniques with 3D Effects in After Effects

A course by Moncho Massé , Illustrator and animator

Illustrator and animator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2011

Add depth to your animations step-by-step without using 3D software

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  • 99% positive reviews (498)
  • 15900 students

Add depth to your animations step-by-step without using 3D software

3D animation is usually linked to 3D animation programs such as Maya or Cinema 4D, although this depth effect can be created with other softwares. The illustrator and animator Moncho Massé uses Adobe After Effects to create his funny animations to which he often adds a three-dimensional effect.

Yes in the course Animation and design of characters in After Effects Moncho taught you to tell stories through small animations, this will teach you to give depth to your animations through the so-called 'false 3D', a series of techniques in Adobe After Effects that will serve to create three-dimensional pieces with a focus different. You will learn all your process to rotate objects or icons to create your own character, which you will export in a format ready to share with the world.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 5 downloads

English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (498)
  • 15900 students
  • 23 lessons (4h 27m)
  • 5 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will create an animation in which you will put into practice the 'false 3D' animation techniques learned during the course applied in a scene of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, animators and anyone who enjoys working with After Effects and wants to take a leap of quality learning techniques to give volume and a three-dimensional feel to their animations in a simple way.

Requirements and materials

It is not necessary to have knowledge of After Effects, since Moncho will explain the exercises from scratch. In the same way, you can follow the course optimally if you have previous knowledge of the software.

With respect to the materials you will need a computer in which you must have Adobe After Effects installed.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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Moncho Massé

A course by Moncho Massé

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Illustrator and animator

As a good boy of the 80 grew up stuck to the screen admiring Toriyama, Miyazaki, Disney and Cartoon Network, and with his hands glued to the controls of the video games of Nintendo and Sega. Referents that have led him to develop his own style as motion grapher.

He studied audiovisual communication and journalism at the University of Valencia and worked as a video editor at a small agency in Amsterdam. It was there where his true passion for animation began, which has led him to work on motion graphics for all types of clients and projects.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Introduction to After Effects

    • Interface
    • 'Shape layers' (shape layers) and their characteristics
    • Animation and types of keyframes
  • U3

    Rotation of Simple Objects: design and animation of a Smartphone

    • Design of a Smartphone
    • Animation of a Smartphone
  • U4

    Rotation of Complex Objects

    • Design and animation of a house: Structure
    • Design and animation of a house: Details 1
    • Design and animation of a house: Details 2
    • Design and animation of a UFO: Structure
    • Design and animation of a UFO: Details
  • U5

    Character rotation

    • Character design, the head
    • Character design, the body
    • Rotation of the head
    • Rotation of the trunk and legs
    • Rotation of the arms
    • Last details
    • Bonus, characters with long hair.
  • U6

    Composition of the scene 'Extraterrestrial Abductions'

    • Composition of the scene
    • Animation of scene 1
    • Animation of scene 2
    • Exporting the scene
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animation techniques with 3D effects in After Effects

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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.

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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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Animation Techniques with 3D Effects in After Effects. 3D, and Animation course by Moncho Massé Best seller

Animation Techniques with 3D Effects in After Effects

A course by Moncho Massé
Illustrator and animator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2011
  • 99% positive reviews (498)
  • 15900 students