In high school I took the animation class offered. The program we used was Cinema 4D. We learned how to model and how to animate these models. Above is the first 3D animation I created. Below are two animations I created in a later section of the class.
The character I created was named Alfred Zinglewerth. I modeled him and animated him. The assignment for that trimester was to create an original character and animate an emotion and his walk.