Creation of 3D Miniature Worlds with Procreate and Cinema 4D

A course by Santiago Moriv , Visual Designer and Illustrator

Visual Designer and Illustrator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined August 2015

Learn to design, model, and texturize a miniature 3D set beyond your wildest imagination

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (80)
  • 2161 students

Learn to design, model, and texturize a miniature 3D set beyond your wildest imagination

A course by Santiago Moriv

For visual designer and illustrator Santiago Morales, imagination is literally the only limit. His creations range from colorful shapes and memorable characters, to surreal universes in from other dimensions. Discover the techniques and creative process of a leading industry professional, who has worked for such prestigious brands as Bacánika, Beyou, Octi, Dynaudio, Dreamworks, and Procreate.

In this online course, learn a method for creating fantastic 3D encapsulated dioramas, from conceptualization and the search for inspiring reference materials, to 3D modeling and retouching with Procreate, Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 19 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (80)
  • 2161 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 44m)
  • 19 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Model a miniature 3D world—a fantastical place that can only be found in your imagination.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, 3D modelers, and anyone in the creative industry interested in learning how to create fantastical sets and compositions using 3D modeling and texturing techniques in Cinema 4D.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic drawing skills and a basic working knowledge of software such as Cinema 4D, Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Regarding materials, you need a computer with Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and OctaneRender (although you can use the rendering engine of your choice). An iPad Pro installed with Procreate and an Apple Pencil would also be a huge advantage, but are not essential.


2161 Students
80 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Santiago Moriv

A course by Santiago Moriv

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Visual Designer and Illustrator

Columbian-born Santiago Morales studied visual design at the Fundación Universitaria Bellas Artes. Better known on social media as Santiago Moriv, his curiosity for the visual world, along with his talent, has led him to work as a designer, illustrator, concept artist, and even as a tattoo artist.

He is most passionate about video games because of the stories, settings, and characters that unfold within them, and he uses these worlds to create ideas, concepts, and color palettes for his personal and professional work. He is currently an art director at Makata Studio, specialized in motion graphics, 3D, and AR.


  • U1

    Introduction, I'll tell you who I am

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What we will do during the course
  • U2

    Creating our sketch in Procreate

    • Knowing Procreate
    • Search for references and inspiration, creation of the color palette
    • Sketch, approach to our composition (Procreate)
  • U3

    Hands on, let's build our diorama

    • What are we going to do and what tools are we going to use
    • Modeling the structure
    • Modeling 2, complex shapes
    • Modeling 3, let's modify the forms
    • Finished modeling, creating the UVS
  • U4

    Add details (textures, materials and lighting)

    • From UVS to Photoshop
    • Our materials
    • Camera and lights
    • Configuration of the render and ID'S
  • U5

    Retouching our render

    • More expensive
    • Let's finish our diorama
  • FP

    Final project

    • Create your diorama encapsulated with 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.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    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.

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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.

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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Creation of 3D Miniature Worlds with Procreate and Cinema 4D. 3D, and Animation course by Santiago Moriv

Creation of 3D Miniature Worlds with Procreate and Cinema 4D

A course by Santiago Moriv
Visual Designer and Illustrator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined August 2015
  • 99% positive reviews (80)
  • 2161 students