Design of Characters and 3D Animation

A course by Rafael Carmona , 3D designer

3D designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2009

Design, model, animate and post-produce a character in 3D based on a classic household appliance

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (167)
  • 2391 students

Design, model, animate and post-produce a character in 3D based on a classic household appliance

By the hand of Rafa Carmona - 3D artist specialized in development and production of series for TV, Motion Graphics, Product Design and characters - you will learn to design, model and animate a character in 3D and to render and post-produce an animation project in the simplest way.

Read more ↓

What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 9 downloads

Character design
6 minutes, 42 seconds
Modeling the character I
15 minutes, 2 seconds
Character modeling II
12 minutes, 38 seconds
Lighting / shading
9 minutes, 9 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (167)
  • 2391 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 16m)
  • 9 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Crearás una animación en loop de un personaje animado en 3D, basado en un electrodoméstico clásico.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To lovers of Animation, 3D, models or video games. Also for graphic designers, illustrators or anyone interested in learning to animate a character of their own.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of 3D and Cinema 4D is essential. In addition, you will need pen and paper, internet access and the latest versions of Cinema 4D, Photoshop and After Effects.

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.


2391 Students
167 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Rafael Carmona

A course by Rafael Carmona

Teacher Plus
3D designer

I am a 3D Artist living in Madrid with 9 years of experience in the development and production of 3D series for TV (Pocoyo, Jelly Jamm, Glumpers ..), Motion Graphics for Advertising and corporate videos, Product design or characters as experience in different fields of 3D Production such as modeling, texture and lighting.


  • U1


    • This is me
    • Influences and references
  • U2

    Construction and preparation of the model for animation

    • Character design
    • Modeling the character I
    • Character modeling II
    • Lighting / shading
    • Hierarchies and rigging of the limbs I
    • Hierarchies and rigging of limbs II
    • Heavy mesh and testing
  • U3


    • References, keys and Animation curves
    • Animate characters: cycle of walking, jumping or running
    • Render our cycle and render options
  • U4


    • Bring the frames to After Effects and touch up color, brightness, contrast, etc.
    • Render and export the animation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Character Design and 3D Animation

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.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    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.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • 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.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Design of Characters and 3D Animation. 3D, and Animation course by Rafael Carmona

Design of Characters and 3D Animation

A course by Rafael Carmona
3D designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2009
  • 98% positive reviews (167)
  • 2391 students