Digital Composition Techniques for 3D Animation

A course by DON PORFIRIO , Animation Studio

Animation Studio. Mérida, Mexico.
Joined January 2018

Master the digital composition process to give your work a professional finish

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (60)
  • 1237 students

Master the digital composition process to give your work a professional finish

A course by DON PORFIRIO

When creating an animation, the composition process —although oftentimes overlooked—is an essential part of the production process, and mastering this process allows for a highly professional finish in your 3D animations.

Roberto Puig—motion graphics artist with over 15 years of experience—has developed and directed projects for clients such as CBC Sports, BBC Entertainment, Discovery Networks, Cbeebies, and many more. In this course, he teaches alongside other specialized artists from the Don Porfirio studio, how to reach a higher visual quality through essential techniques, to give stunning finishing touches using Adobe After Effects.

See the importance of the rendering process from 3ds Max or any other 3D animation software that will enable you to have more control over the post-production of elements previously animated, when it comes to working on After Effects.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 45 downloads

What will we do in the course?
3 minutes, 27 seconds
Add value through composition
13 minutes, 12 seconds
Decomposing our 3D scene
14 minutes, 17 seconds
Decomposing our 3D scene P2
15 minutes, 23 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (60)
  • 1237 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 56m)
  • 45 additional resources (34 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?

Work on a 3D scene previously built and animated on 3ds Max, applying advanced digital composition techniques and post-production to develop a scene with a professional finish.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for 3D animators, motion graphics artists, and all digital animators who want to improve the visual quality of their work through the application of digital composition techniques that will help them achieve a professional finish for their projects.

Requirements and materials

You will need to know how to use Adobe After Effects, Autodesk 3ds Max, or another 3D animation software of your choice, a meticulous eye, and a passion for detail.

As for materials, you’ll need a computer with the mentioned software 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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1237 Students
60 Reviews
95% Positive ratings

DON PORFIRIO

A course by DON PORFIRIO

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Animation Studio

Don Porfirio is a Mexican animation and motion graphics studio led by Roberto Puig, a graphic designer and motion designer with over 15 years of experience. His successful career in the world of animation, motion design, and digital composition has given him the opportunity to work with several animation studios outside of Mexico, before becoming founder and creative director of his own studio 9 years ago.

Alongside his talented team in the Don Porfirio studio, he has produced animated commercials, branding projects for TV, and a plethora of important content for clients and brands in Mexico, the United States, and Canada for the most part. His clients include CBC Sports, BBC Entertainment, Discovery Networks, CBeebies, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Welcome!

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Digital composition and its importance in the production pipeline

    • Add value through composition
    • Decomposing our 3D scene
    • Decomposing our 3D scene P2
    • Plan your renders for composition
    • Plan your renders for P2 composition
  • U3

    Generating the necessary renders for a better center in composition

    • Let's generate our renders
    • Export a 3D camera to After Effects
  • U4

    Composition in After Effects

    • Let's import our renders into After Effects
    • Composing our scene within After Effects
    • Composing our scene within After Effects P2
    • Composing our scene within After Effects P3
    • Composing our scene within After Effects P4
    • Integrate animated elements in After Effects to our 3D scene
  • U5

    Effects and Postproduction

    • Effects and post-production of our scene
    • Effects and postproduction of our P2 scene
    • Finishing touches and export of your scene
  • FP

    Final project

    • Digital Composition Techniques for 3D Animation

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Digital Composition Techniques for 3D Animation. 3D, and Animation course by DON PORFIRIO

Digital Composition Techniques for 3D Animation

A course by DON PORFIRIO
Animation Studio. Mérida, Mexico.
Joined January 2018
  • 95% positive reviews (60)
  • 1237 students