Abstract Compositions with Cinema 4D

A course by Jeison Barba , Graphic designer

Graphic designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined July 2011

Learn how to design and light up 3D compositions in an intuitive and effective way

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (147)
  • 2400 students

Learn how to design and light up 3D compositions in an intuitive and effective way

A course by Jeison Barba

Designing in three dimensions implies a series of challenges and peculiarities that must be taken into account when addressing a project. In this Domestika course you will learn one of the easiest ways to learn to master this world: creating abstract compositions with basic shapes.

Jeison Barba, Colombian designer specialized in 3D and motion graphics will be your 3D guide. With a portfolio of clients of the likes of Netflix, Cinemax and Hatsu, Jeison is already an expert in Cinema 4D, and throughout this course it will help you create high-level abstract pieces ready to show in your portfolio.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 11 downloads

Referents and style
5 minutes, 38 seconds
Initial composition
9 minutes, 48 seconds
Asset Preparation
10 minutes, 50 seconds
Modeling and layout of space
16 minutes, 53 seconds
7 minutes, 5 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (147)
  • 2400 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 26m)
  • 11 additional resources (8 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?

You will create a 3D set in which you will diagram objects and shapes, apply materials and textures, and implement a special lighting technique to achieve a professional end result.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To designers and fans of the 3D world who want to learn a new technique to bring their ideas to life.

Requirements and materials

You will need a computer with Cinema 4D, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and a basic level in the use of such programs.


2400 Students
147 Reviews
95% Positive ratings

Jeison Barba

A course by Jeison Barba

Teacher Plus
Graphic designer

Jeison Barba is a graphic designer from Medellín (Colombia) who specializes in motion graphics and 3D design. He is passionate about colors, shapes and realizing, in a realistic way, all those compositions that are around his head.

He has more than eight years of experience in the world of design, having worked for advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson, TBWA, DDB and Ogily, and clients such as Cinemax, Netflix and Hatsu, among others.


  • U1


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

    Work flow

    • Referents and style
    • Initial composition
    • Asset Preparation
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Modeling and layout of space
    • Illumination
    • Materials and textures
    • Final finishes
  • U4

    On fire

    • Render
    • Post
  • FP

    Final project

    • Abstract compositions 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.

  • Meet expert teachers

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

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  • Get front-row seats

    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.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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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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Abstract Compositions with Cinema 4D. 3D, and Animation course by Jeison Barba

Abstract Compositions with Cinema 4D

A course by Jeison Barba
Graphic designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined July 2011
  • 95% positive reviews (147)
  • 2400 students