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Motion Graphics in Cinema 4D: Design an 80s-Inspired Animated GIF

Gustavo Torres, Art Director | Motion Designer

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9 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Introduction

    • Sketching Your Scene

    • Building Mountains in Cinema 4D

    • Making Your Sun in Cinema 4D

    • Adding Color and Texture

    • Animating Your Landscape

    • Rendering Your GIF

    • Finalizing with After Effects

    • Export Your Final GIF


About This Class

Learn to create an animated GIF in Cinema 4D with motion graphics artist Gustavo Torres (aka @Kidmograph).

Dive in to Cinema 4D for an in-depth look at Gustavo’s process for creating the mesmerizing animated GIFs that have earned him a devoted following on Tumblr and Instagram over the last three years. From sketching your idea to exporting your final piece, you’ll learn how to create looping landscapes in Cinema 4D before adding finishing touches in After Effects and Photoshop. Gustavo shares personal tips and tricks to maintain a natural feel while using bright colors and perspective to achieve a surreal, sci-fi feeling in your work.

Key lessons include:

  • Building basic landscapes with Cinema 4D
  • Animation techniques to create an endless loop
  • Perfecting your look with After Effects and Photoshop

Whether you’re an animation pro looking to expand your skills or a design enthusiast eager for an inside look into Gustavo’s process, this class will show you how Gustavo creates his signature look and inspire you to push creative boundaries to make work that’s all your own.


Please note that this class is ideal for intermediate students. Basic familiarity with Cinema 4D is strongly recommended.

31 of 31 students recommendSee All

Very cool, easy to follow and you get something worth showing off when you're done!
Francz Varga

Artist Designer Lunatic

This class is an in-depth look into Gustavo's process, and a fun project for anyone interested in animation or 3D design. Highly recommend for anyone curious about Gustavo's style and how he achieve such a unique look without plugins.
Becca Cloyd

Content producer at Skillshare

A tough follow, especially because of the slight language barrier, Gustavo debes hacer uno en Español tambien; jaja. But I loved it, I'm inexperienced in Cinema 4D and clearly you still need to have a deeper understanding of C4D to move forward and make deeper GIFs, but it's a great entry point. I want to see more!
Paul-Vincent Alexander

Film Director





Gustavo Torres

Art Director | Motion Designer

I'm an art director, motion designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm working online since 2003 with an extensive list of creatives in music videos, live visual packages, lookbooks and everything art related.

I have studied Beauty Arts in Bachillerato de Bellas Artes in my natal city, La Plata. I also have a Teacher degree in Beauty Arts. I have uploaded a resume from the last 3 years, you can find it here. I'm working on a full cv resume which I'll be uploading soon.<...

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