Combined 2D illustration and 3D animation techniques

A course by Martiniano Garcia Cornejo , Designer and Animator

Designer and Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined March 2019

Explore your limits and learn a new method to create animations

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 1467 students

Explore your limits and learn a new method to create animations

Combining different types of animation is a great way to overcome your creative limits and achieve outstanding results. Martiniano García is an Argentinean designer and animator with more than 10 years of experience in motion graphics. His studio Fú develops illustrations, and ads for brands such as Fila, Umbro, Fox, Premier League, Siemens, among others.

Martiniano excels in producing experimental pieces, exploring and combining a variety of original techniques to express his creative voice, and in this course, he teaches his entire workflow step by step.

Learn how to combine 2D illustration and 3D modeling into one animation, reviewing all the fundamentals of traditional animation until you achieve a unique piece where the two techniques merge together perfectly with one another.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 19 downloads

Principles of animation
8 minutes, 31 seconds
3 minutes, 58 seconds
Secondary action
3 minutes, 26 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 1467 students
  • 22 lessons (1h 56m)
  • 19 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 6-8 second video, combining 3D and 2D frame-by-frame techniques.

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and artists—with some knowledge in animation—that want to create a unique animation by applying different techniques.

Requirements and materials

You will need to know how to use Toon Boom (or another traditional animation software), Cinema 4D, and Adobe After Effects. If you haven’t worked on these before, it’s recommended that you do the following Domestika Basics before starting this one: Introduction to Adobe After Effects and Introduction to Cinema 4D.

As for materials, you will need a computer that has the rendering capacity for After Effects, Toon Boom, and Cinema 4D (or other 3D design software to create frame-by-frame animations), and a graphics tablet.


1467 Students
51 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Martiniano Garcia Cornejo

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Designer and Animator

Argentinian designer and animator Martiniano García is passionate about experimenting with different techniques and developing his own creative voice and style. After studying animation and design at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), he has been consistently developing successful projects, achieving a complete animation vision, harmonizing each element perfectly in his work.

As the owner of the Fu Agency studio, he works on international animation and design projects for brands such as Fila, Umbro, Fox, Premier League, Siemens, and more.


  • U1


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

    Introduction to combinatorial techniques

    • Introduction to combinatorial techniques
    • Micro-sketching and choosing an idea
    • Principles of animation
    • Overlapping
    • Secondary action
    • Particle
  • U3

    Technique I: CGI Universe

    • 3D modeling I
    • Materials and lighting
    • 3D Modeling II
    • Redshift material
    • Objects and last details
  • U4

    Technique II: 2D universe

    • Animation Pencil 01
    • Animation Pencil 02
    • Back on the steps
  • U5


    • Composition and clean up
    • Alternative workflow
    • Animated particles and details
  • U6

    Audio & Render

    • Audio
    • Render and tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Combined 2D illustration and 3D animation techniques

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at 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

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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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Combined 2D illustration and 3D animation techniques. 3D, Animation & Illustration course by Martiniano Garcia Cornejo

Combined 2D illustration and 3D animation techniques

A course by Martiniano Garcia Cornejo
Designer and Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined March 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 1467 students