3D Animation Course

Our Maxon Cinema 4D training course is designed to aid you in expanding your 3D horizons and try out new features that you didn't even know Maxon Cinema 4D had and our class is prepared to enhance not only your skillfulness but also your earning potential as a C4D expert.
Maxon Cinema 4D, one of the leading 3D content creation applications, provides users the power to create compelling models and animations.
Now with improved MoText typography controls, an enhanced bevel system, more accurate render engine, and more powerful sculpting toolset.
This in-depth course will explore creative ideas for developing your motion graphics projects.
Working with Cinema 4D Studio, we demonstrate production proven techniques covering many of the essential tools such as MoGraph, Dynamics, Hair, Cloth,Xpresso workflows, modeling, photo realistic rendering with Vray, NPR rendering, Python, particles, plugins and dirty tricks.

Advanced 3D animation student modelling and texturing class at Proline Film Academy
3D animation student modelling a watch at Proline Film Academy

We Are The Best

The mission of Proline Film Academy is to inspire students with an inventive method of education that concentrates on preparation for career opportunities in the Film & Photography industry. We do this with a curriculum that integrates technical knowledge with artistic exploration and creativity, taught by a staff of industry professionals.
Our education is delivered through reflective teaching methods and hands on learning in the heart of Kampala.
Our programs are designed to immerse aspiring talent in industry practices and current technologies, enabling them to discover their individual voices through collaboration and realize their career goals in the Filmmaking & Photography industry.

Why Chose PFA?

With our 3D advanced Course we also introduce you to RealFlow software, we will cover a hot topic in Realflow that has been mysteriously hard to reach through available training courses on internet.
It is about how to use liquids and fluids with creatures.
The number of scenarios that you can encounter for this are unlimited.
We will cover everything from swimming creatures, body liquids (such as blood, slime, and tears), wounds, and even tearing effects for skin and flesh.
Studying these effects will become much easier if we understand how fluids are being processed and simulated in Realflow and similar programs, because that will enable us to choose the perfect tools for each scenario.
RealFlow is the motion picture industry’s standard tool for liquid simulations.

Advanced 3D animation student modelling a car and texturing class at Proline Film Academy

This course is the ultimate guide to Cinema 4D, Starting from the very basics, you will learn how to use one of the most popular 3D design and animation applications.
This course is for anyone who is interested in 3D design, motion graphics and animation.
Even if you are an experienced C4D user, you will most certainly find the skills taught in this course invaluable.
In this comprehensive course, you will learn core rigging principles. Take your animation to the next level & streamline your production workflow by learning these real world techniques of rigging for animation in Cinema 4D.
Dive straight in with a quick-start on the core principles of rigging as a refresher and foundation for the remainder of the course.
This training covers many techniques which are essential parts of the rigging process, including working with deformers, manipulating object hierarchy, morphing geometry and objects, exploration of the constraint tag and building your own set-ups with Xpresso, Cinema 4D’s node based expression language.


Enrich your understanding of how to work with materials and lighting in CINEMA 4D and see how to incorporate these techniques in your product visualization workflow.
In this course, review core C4D concepts, discover how to work with models that are not in the native C4D format, and see how to build different kinds of materials bumpy, luminous, reflective, and refractive as well as how to work with existing materials on imported models.
This course also shows how to work with cameras to create effects such as depth of field, how to use Global Illumination and other lighting methods to enhance the realism of your renders, and more.

Of all the areas a 3D artist can learn, modelling is arguably the most difficult to master.
It takes hours, weeks, months and years of practice and mistake making to reach the stage where you can decipher a mesh just by looking at it.
Also finding thorough training that focusses on more than just a few techniques and tools isn’t easy, especially if you’re a Cinema 4D artist.
Mastering modelling in Cinema 4D has generally relied on finding what tutorials you can for Cinema 4D, then moving on to Maya and Max tutorials to fill the void.
With Proline Film Academy's Hard Surface Modelling Tactics for Cinema 4D this is no longer the case.

Why Choose Us

We aim at providing every single student with unequaled personal support and professional training, which is the reason why we had to expand.
Entrance to any of our full-time filmmaking courses is based on a competitive interview and application process

  • Professional Workflow

    Learn the key lessons to an efficient workflow in CINEMA 4D that will help you create better work commercially as well as personally.
    In this course, High-resolution Product Rendering, you’ll learn how to create a high-resolution product rendering that will not only present the viewer with an idea of how the product looks, but will also spark some attention due to its composition.

  • Character Animation

    Learn how to model realistic 3D characters with the powerful and flexible modeling toolset in CINEMA 4D.
    No matter what software you use or final product you create, all 3D modeling and rendering packages share the same underlying concepts.
    In this course, Proline Film Academy's experts provides you with a broad overview of these concepts and the techniques that apply to all types of 3D artwork: character designs, product shots, animation, visual effects, and more.

  • Cinema 4D Xpresso

    This course covers the fundamentals of the XPresso Module of CINEMA 4D which is a node-based visual scripting language, covers the Editor and different nodes under the XPresso and MoGraph classes and takes you step-by-step through the whole process of building node networks in XPresso Editor. Numerous examples are used to show the functioning of the nodes.

Graduation ceremony for the fast tract 3D animation students of the year 2018 at Proline Film Academy
3D animation & compositing students learning texturing in the VFX class at Proline Film Academy

Principals of Motion Graphics

Create 3D animations and visual effects with our Cinema 4D course, Learn 3D modeling and how to texture and render 3D graphics also explore the MoGraph module,xpresso and other functions with training for all levels.

  • Camera Animation

    Camera moves can elevate any project, from effects-laden video composites to simple static models. PFA instructors teach you how to adjust camera placement and motion in CINEMA 4D in order to increase the impact of your visual storytelling. Learn how to animate simple pans and push-ins with keyframes, build custom camera rigs, and mimic classic camera moves from film and television with the Camera Crane, Motion Camera, and Camera Morph objects.

  • Simulations for Motion Graphics

    Cinema 4D is an ideal application for motion graphics, offering a rich mograph toolset including dynamic simulations and cloners and effectors for duplicating and animating multiple copies of objects and text. This course explores the basics of motion graphics as they apply to Cinema 4D, helping motion graphics artists who are new to C4D transition their skills and video editors who are new to motion graphics understand the principles and apply them in the software.

  • Digital Product Photography

    Learn how to create realistic product renderings for print and video advertising with CINEMA 4D. In this course, PFA tutors teaches you how to take a client's reference images and re-create a product in 3D—reducing the need for expensive photography services and creating assets that can be used more flexibly in print or broadcast ads. Learn how to model complicated forms with spline and polygonal modeling tools, accurately texture your models, and place your product against a black backdrop in a high-contrast lighting environment.

  • Cinema 4D Materials

    Materials are one of the key tools in CINEMA 4D for adding realism and character to your 3D models and projects. Learn how to use the CINEMA 4D toolset for creating and applying materials that add color, texture, shading, transparency, and reflectivity. PFA tutors walk you through a library of prebuilt textures that you can put to use right away, and then shows how to analyze and re-create common real-world materials like metal and glass from scratch. Plus, learn how to use photographs as the basis for complex layered surfaces.

01. About Our Advanced 3D Animation Course: Inside the COURSE CONTENTS


[A] - All Creatives with a passion for 3D Animations who would like to expand there understanding of Animation and build their technical 3D skills.
[B] - This advanced course suits all creatives who are targeting the TV Broadcast & the film world.

3D animation & compositing students learning camera work at Proline Film Academy


Our film school is recognized as a place dedicated to developing your unique voice as a filmmaker and ultimately the place from which you can launch your career through the work you will produce and the many industry professionals you will meet during your time with us..

3D animation & compositing students learning lighting for green screen at Proline Film Academy

Pro - Lighting

Part of what makes Proline Film Academy one of the best Media schools in East Africa is the vast variety of film workshops designed for every schedule and learning goal.
Our Media school is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice.

Proline Film Academy's high end state of art 3D animation classroom for vfx and compositing

Modern Classes

Our mission is to inspire a new generation of creative professionals. We bring the education and screen industries together in a creative environment, driven by great teaching and practical, hands-on experience, led by inspiring role models.

Student's undertaking the 3D animation class learning camera settings during their onlocation hands on experience class.

High-tech gears

Beyond the theory and history of cinema, Our Media school places an emphasis on hands-on experience.
P.F.A offers a wide variety of workshops in filmmaking that allow students to obtain a strong foundation in a short period of time.

Semester One:

  • Introduction to Cinema 4D interface
  • Introduction to Modeling in Cinema 4D
  • Character Poly modeling.
  • Introduction to Non Organic Modelling.
  • Introduction to materials workflow.
  • Advanced Texturing and UV Maping workflow.
  • Character Rigging.
  • Character Animation.
  • Introduction to Lighting.
  • Introduction to Mograph Typography
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC. workflow
  • Introduction to Premiere Pro CC.
  • Advanced Editing in Premiere Pro CC.
  • Becoming a Better Artist - Digital / Matte Painting workflow.
  • Mastering Compositing in Photoshop CC.
  • Mastering Color Management in Photoshop CC.
  • Advanced Blending Mode Magic in Photoshop CC
  • Introduction to Xpresso
  • Advanced Architectural Landscaping Techniques in Cinema 4D
  • Sculpting workflow in Cinema 4D.
  • Product and Packaging Visualization
  • How to define your Style & Brand.
  • How to Boost your Brand in 50 steps
  • Professional skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • Stereoscopic Content
  • Introduction to advanced Natural Environments in Cinema 4D
  • Advanced Set Extensions with Projection Man in Cinema 4D
  • Introduction RealFlow workflow Interface

Semester Two:

  • Exploring RealFlow's different particle emitter types
  • Using Global and Exclusive Links in RealFlow
  • Custom Waves in RealFlow
  • Introduction to Illustrator CC.
  • Introduction to Moch Pro.
  • Introduction to Advanced Set Extensions integrations in Moch Pro.
  • Introduction to Advanced Removal in Moch Pro.
  • Introduction to Advanced Inserts in Moch Pro.
  • VFX Techniques Tracking Objects Onto A Face
  • Sci-fi Digital Makeup Using Facial Tracking in After Effects
  • Unlocking the Power of the Roto Brush Tool in After Effects
  • Dynamic Forces in RealFlow
  • Introduction to all Advanced Plugins for After effects workflow
  • Daemons
  • Fundamentals of Compositing, Tracking, and Roto Techniques with After Effects
  • Surface Tension in RealFlow
  • Particle Interaction in RealFlow
  • Introduction to Vectors with Illustrator
  • Creating Realistic Splashing Liquid in RealFlow
  • Using RealFlow's Gas Particles
  • Importing Geometry into RealFlow
  • Advanced Color Grading with AE
  • Introduction to Advanced Planer Match moving with Mocha Pro
  • Cinema 4D and After Effects in Production
  • Introduction to Advanced 3D Texturing with Element3D

Semester Three:

  • Soft and Rigid Body Dynamics in RealFlow
  • Exploring RealFlow's Elastic Particles
  • Using Hypermesh Real Waves to create open water like ponds and oceans
  • Advanced Motion Tracking with the Foundry Camera tracker
  • Generating Wetmaps in RealFlow
  • Exporting RealFlow meshes back into your primary 3D package
  • Export Central
  • Advanced Principles of Animation in After Effects
  • Advanced Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques with After Effects CC
  • Constraints
  • Architectural Interiors
  • Particle Mesh Generation in RealFlow
  • Motion Graphics Production Techniques with Cinema 4D
  • Advanced Mens Hairstyles and Mustaches with Cinema 4D
  • Introduction to Xparticle3
  • Production Rendering Techniques in CINEMA 4D
  • Motion Graphics Production Techniques with Cinema 4D
  • Introduction to advanced Compositing with After effects
  • Advanced Compositing Tracking and Roto Techniques with After Effects CC
  • Advanced Integration with Photo shop, Illustrator and After effects Production Techniques
  • Introduction to all Advanced Plugins for Cinema 4D & workflow


  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe Photo Shop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Mocha Pro
  • Element 3d
  • All Compatible Plugins for Cinema 4D


What is a 3D Animation?:

The field of 3D animation is extensive, Also known as 3D CGI or visual storytelling, it is both exciting and new for both the creator as well as the audience.
In recent years as the popularity of 3D animated movies and television shows has grown, so has the industry.
Movies like “The Croods” and “Cars”, or “Ice Age” and “The Incredibles” are all examples of 3D animation.

In the world of animation, there are two types of animators, 2D and 3D. Essentially, they do the same job.
Both suggest new ideas, usually to a team, complete a certain amount of research to ensure their ideas are original and engaging, then render them on paper, or with the use of computer software but that’s where the similarities end.

In simplest terms, 2D animators create flat images, which have width and height but no depth.
3D animation is more realistic because of the addition of depth, adding depth creates more life-like characters, and it is much easier for 3D animators to make changes to a scene because they can move or transfer an object more easily, whereas, in 2D animation, the animator must draw the scene all over again if any changes are necessary.

People who work in the field of three-dimensional (3D) animation create visual effects and animated characters for television, video games, and other electronic media.
Many animators work in the movie and film industry.
3D animators create moving images using digital models and add details to the pictures, such as landscapes, skin color, or clothing and bout half are self-employed, and many choose to specialize.

To create 3D animation, they create drawings or take photographs of an actress or actor’s movements and then use computer software like Cinema 4D, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, FBX, and more, to convert them into cartoon characters.
Some 3D animators choose to specialize in scenery or background development in the movie and television industry, while others decide to become video game designers who are responsible for creating the entire look, feel, and functionality of a game, in addition to creating the 3D animation.

What Does a 3D Animator Do?

Someone who works as a 3D animation artist may also have the job title of multimedia artist.
In a typical day, they take on a variety of responsibilities for the purpose of planning and crafting their art form.
Some of the specific job duties of a 3D animator may include:

- Creating animation and graphics with the aid of computer illustrations and software programs.
- Spending time researching the project to get ideas for animation.
- Creating a working model of scenes to be animated in movies, television, or video games.

This process is called storyboarding. - Receiving feedback from clients and the rest of the design staff and incorporating the responses into project edits.
Animators can be self-employed and will meet with clients to plan the scope of the work, or they will work with a team of other animators and creative professionals.

If traditionally employed, 3D animators meet with actresses and actors, directors, game designers, and other animators to decide on specific job functions and establish deadlines for each part of the project.

In addition to strong artistic, visual imaging, and computer skills, it is essential for 3D animators to possess the skills to work as part of a team.
Even working with a client directly requires accepting input from someone else about the creative process, which often makes it necessary to compromise for the greater good of the project.
3D animators also need strong organizational skills, attention to even the smallest details (like wind blowing leaves on a tree or a character winking).

They need strong design and art skills, good communication and observational skills, and must possess artistic talent, along with proficiency in animation technology.
Knowledge in the use of a digital camera, digital paper and pen (such as Solidtek Acecad or Wacom Bamboo), and video compression encoding processes is also essential to compete and succeed in this competitive field.

In addition, 3D animators must have a feel for timing and movement, know when to edit, how men and women move differently, what backgrounds work best for a particular scene, etc.
Following the lead of a director or animation director, they will refer to existing layouts, models, designs, and characters when creating the illusion of movement that will appear on the screen.

Where Do 3d Animators Work?

Most people with jobs in 3D animation work in offices.
3D character animators may also work in film and video production studios, public relations offices, advertising agencies, for software publishers, graphic design firms, computer systems design firms, web design firms, and teach at colleges and universities.
They typically have a workstation with a large drawing board, a computer, and numerous software programs that enable them to complete their work.
Some may work out of their own home or rent office space if they are self-employed.
People in this profession usually work full-time during typical office hours, but need to remain flexible to work in the evening or on weekends when deadlines are approaching.

Related Art Careers & Occupations

People who work as 3D animators may eventually progress to the position of art director.
Responsibilities for this position include directing and supervising the work of a team of artists, as well as determining the budget and progression of a project.
Working in the television or movie industry would be a good fit for a 3D animator who wants to advance his or her career.

Graphic or web design are two similar occupations that might interest those with animation training and experience.
Graphic designers primarily create visual concepts, either manually or with the aid of a computer program.
The purpose of their work is to inspire interest in potential customers or clients through advertisements, magazines, reports, websites, and other types of electronic and non-electronic media.

Graphic designers create the overall layout of a job and coordinate the production design with others on the creative team.
Web developers are responsible for designing and testing new websites before they are made available to the public.
Their work defines the look and function of a site more than anyone else who contributes to its development.
Web developers may also produce content for the site.
Their work also has a highly technical aspect as they constantly assess traffic patterns to ensure that the website can perform up to capacity regardless of the number of people who access it.