Combined 2D illustration and 3D animation techniques

A course by Martiniano Garcia Cornejo
Designer and Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined March 2019
, Designer and Animator

Explore your limits and learn a new method to create animations

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (23)
  • 779 students
Combined 2D illustration and 3D animation techniques

Explore your limits and learn a new method to create animations

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (23)
  • 779 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 22 Lessons (1h 56m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

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.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to combinatorial techniques
  • U3
    U3. Technique I: CGI Universe
  • U4
    U4. Technique II: 2D universe
  • U5
    U5. Composition
  • U6
    U6. Audio & Render
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Get to know Martiniano, how where he comes from has influenced his career, his professional trajectory as a designer and animator, and his main references that go from some anime classics to some of today’s animation professionals with an original style.

Explore new ideas by sketching (or microsketching, as Martiniano calls it) until you find one that works for you. Define the composition as well as your conceptual point of view as a guide, to achieve a solid animation by the end of the course.

Enter the 3D world and start modeling a magic room that changes according to the behavior of your character. Work the color, materials, and the animation until the render is done.

Next, step into the 2D universe. Review the traditional animation’s fundamental concepts and apply them to your work. Analyze the two types of animations that you can do and get to work on creating your piece frame-by-frame with ToonBoom.

Once you have created both animations (3D and 2D frame-by-frame) it’s time to unite them in Adobe After Effects and with Martiniano’s expert tips, achieving one perfect and unique animation, adding the final touches of your render.

To conclude the course, Martiniano shares with you the best way to share your work on social media.

What is this course's project?

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

Who is it for?

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

What you need

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.


779 Students
23 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Martiniano Garcia Cornejo

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

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Combined 2D illustration and 3D animation techniques. A 3D, and Animation 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 (23)
  • 779 students