Design of Characters and 3D Animation

A course by Rafael Carmona
3D designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2009
, 3D designer

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

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (143)
  • 1959 students

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

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (143)
  • 1959 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 14 Lessons (2h 16m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

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.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Construction and preparation of the model for animation
  • U3
    U3. Animation
  • U4
    U4. Post-production
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin to know a little better the work of Rafa Carmona and some of his most important works as Pocoyo, Jelly Jamm or Glumpers among others. In addition you will discover his references as much of animation as of development of personages.

Then you will learn how the process of construction and preparation of the model for animation is developed starting from the design, modeling, illumination and shading of the character until the rigging of the extremities, the mesh and the final testing.

Later Rafa will teach you the keys of the animation, the cycle to get your character to walk or run and render it.

The last part of the course will deal with the post-production and the realization of touch-ups of color, brightness, contrast, etc. in After Effects.

Once the character comes alive, you will export it and get a fun animation.


You will create a loop animation of a 3D animated character. Based on a classic appliance.

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 it 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.

What you need

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.


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Rafael Carmona

A course by Rafael Carmona

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

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Design of Characters and 3D Animation. A 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 (143)
  • 1959 students