3D Modeling: Design a Cartoon 3D Cactus

¡Hola amigo! Are you passionate about 3D? Are you a taco lover? Then nothing more to discuss, because this is your course. Throughout the different lessons we'll learn different 3D modelling tricks and techniques to finally develop a tasty final project. What do you say? Are you in?

What's this course about?

In this Cinema 4D course we'll learn, through several lessons, the full workflow applied in 3D, to model, prepare, paint and present a model. 

This 3D model will consist in a funny cactus surrounded by Mexican food. All of this using a very colorful and cartoon style.

What project are we going to develop?

In the course we'll learn to model this scene step by step, creating the cactus as a main character and some Mexican dishes to go with it. Then, in the next lessons we'll see how to prepare the 3D objects' UV Maps, learning about the options Cinema 4D offers for this matter, like the BP/UV Edit layout, made specifically for it. We'll also see how to make this procedure easily using 3D Coat as an alternative.

This way, in Photoshop we'll paint each and every of these textures, contributing with the particular style each of us want to offer to the work. In this creative process, we'll learn the advantages of having worked previously in the maps and likewise, we'll learn about the transparent and light-emitting materials creation process.

Finally we'll see how to upload our work to the web, finding a method for presenting a model to our clients.

What will we need for this course?

  • Cinema 4D
  • Photoshop
  • Optionally, we can download a free trial for 3D Coat
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Course Details

Beginner level 2h 46m 11 lessons 322 users 1 attachment


Cinema 4D Cinema 4D


Dídac  Soto
Dídac  Soto
Dídac Soto Teacher

Didac Soto is a 3D and multimedia designer based in Barcelona, where he studied illustration, animation and graphic design. He then went on to study a masters in 3D animation at the University of Salamanca. Specialized in 3D modeling and with 5 years experience in the industry, he has worked for various marketing and advertising agencies in Barcelona. As a freelance designer, he has worked and collaborated with clients all over the world, creating 3D models for indie video games in Mexico, the United States or the UK. He has also created projects for advertising, medical or even academic contexts. Currently, he combines his freelance work with the courses and tutorials he shares with students on Tutpad

To learn more, visit http://www.didacsotovaldes.com