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

Gustavo Torres, Art Director | Motion Designer

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10 Lessons (1h 5m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Sketching Your Scene

    • 3. Building Mountains in Cinema 4D

    • 4. Making Your Sun in Cinema 4D

    • 5. Adding Color and Texture

    • 6. Animating Your Landscape

    • 7. Rendering Your GIF

    • 8. Finalizing with After Effects

    • 9. Export Your Final GIF

    • 10. Explore Design on Skillshare

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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.