Art Direction with 4D Cinema

A course by TAVO STUDIO
Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined May 2002
, Designer

Learn to design an image or still life in 3D

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (409)
  • 5880 students

Learn to design an image or still life in 3D

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (409)
  • 5880 students
  • 16 lessons (4h 1m)
  • 8 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

With the help of Tavo - Art Director and Motion Grapher - you will enter the world of 3D in an easy way. You will learn the basic and necessary knowledge to be able to create a 3D image with good quality using Cinema 4D.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Losing the fear of 3D
  • U3
    U3. From paper to 3D
  • U4
    U4. From 3D to final art
  • FP
    FP Final project
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First of all, you will learn a little more about Tavo's career -one of the best 3D professionals who has worked for brands such as Nike, NBC, Ford, MTV, Cacique or Telefónica, among others- and you will know the references and influences that are served as a source of inspiration.

Then, you will lose the fear of 3D. Tavo will explain what the 3D workflow consists of, how to install the VRay render engine for the processing of scenes with a high level of reality and some textural and lighting resources in Cinema 4D.

Before taking your first steps with Cinema 4D, you will review basic 3D concepts as well as the tools that make up the program, such as essential keys, modifiers, modeling, texturing and lighting.

At this point, you will make the first sketches of your idea and take them from paper to 3D in a simple way by using vector tools to import objects and model them.

Only you will have to provide some final details to get the final art of your project. Tavo will discover professional lighting and camera techniques as well as import the render and some Photoshop tricks for postproduction.

What is this course's project?

You will make an image or still life in 3D by retouching it with Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D and VRay.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

It is a course specially designed for Graphic Designers and Art Directors who want to enter the world of 3D.

Requirements and materials

It is highly recommended to have basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator and access to these programs, in addition to Cinema 4D and the VRay rendering engine.


5880 Students
409 Reviews
95% Positive ratings


A course by TAVO STUDIO

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Tavo -Designer, Art Director and Motion Grapher- created in 2004 Tavo Studio, a creative studio based in Madrid where, together with a multidisciplinary team, he develops concepts of Art Direction for television and digital and printed projects.

For Tavo, the most important is the concept and the history behind each project, which is why every detail of his work takes care of every step of the way.

He has worked for brands from around the world in Europe, the United States and the Middle East such as Nike, NBC Universal, FOX Sport, MTV, Canal History, Antena 3 TV, Canal +, ING Direct, Telefonica, Cacique and Ford, among others.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Losing the fear of 3D

    • Workflow of 3D work
    • VRay and textures and lighting resources
    • Basic knowledge of 3D
    • Basic Cinema 4D Tools I
    • Basic tools of Cinema 4D II
  • U3

    From paper to 3D

    • Sketch
    • Vector tools and vector import
    • Modeling and importing objects I
    • Modeling and importing objects II
  • U4

    From 3D to final art

    • Textured I
    • Textured II
    • Lighting and cameras
    • Creation of final image and masks
    • Import of render and masks in Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Art Direction with Cinema 4D

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Art Direction with 4D Cinema. 3D, and Animation course by TAVO STUDIO

Art Direction with 4D Cinema

A course by TAVO STUDIO
Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined May 2002
  • 95% positive reviews (409)
  • 5880 students