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Course: Blender 3D Basics - An Intuitive Approach

Blender 3D Basics - An Intuitive Approach

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course

This is the age of information. There are a lot of videos online about learning the basics of Blender. But I discovered over the years that most of them preach about tips and tricks to make a very specific object or item. 3D modelling is a trial and error process. One should be aware of not just how to operate the software but also about how to approach an unknown situation. This is what I mean when I say "intuitiveness". One must experience different kind of challenges in order to develop that intuitiveness.

I used to learn about 3D modelling from books and though it took a long time to learn from them, I learnt that in the long term it was better than do it quickly videos. The differences was the richness of the content in books. Now in this course, I have tried to develop not just your 3D skills but also your ability to develop approaches for different kind of scenarios, which makes it a lot richer than the traditional set of how to videos.

Basic knowledge
  • If you can install Blender 2.79 or 2.8 by yourself, you can complete this course
What you will learn

In this course, we will go through

  • Basic functions in Blender and the user interface
  • The process of blocking everything with basic shapes
  • Then we will model different kind of meshes in edit mode
  • Then we will learn how to make different kind of materials and compare them with one another
  • We will also learn how to map and mask different textures into one another
  • We will learn the basics of using modifiers
  • Then there is the final project in which all the skills learnt will be tested
  • And ultimately there is the Ultimate beginners challenge that requires a lot of creative thinking to solve

So if you pass the ultimate challenge by yourself, you are already pretty good at this and you should continue in the field.

Nonetheless I hope you enjoy this course. I will keep uploading new videos as and when required.

Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 17
Total Duration: 02:15:21
Blender Basic Blocking
  • Add and Delete Stuff  

    use Shift-A to add and X to delete...

  • The Big 3 - grab, rotate and scale...  

    more hotkeys which do more stuff

  • Hal- The Snowman  

    The first Real Task

The Edit Mode Realm
  • Introducing Edit Mode  

    Edit mode is important

  • Views  

    Learn more about perspective

  • UI-101  

    The dreaded User Interface

  • Edit Mode Operations  

    deep diving edit mode

  • Demo-landscape  

    quick landscaping workflow with some basic operations and a little creativity

  • Demo2-pawn  

    another great example of using edit mode efficiently

  • Sword Demo  

    First example of a hard surface model in edit mode

  • Demo 4 -pumpkin  

    non-destructive modelling?

  • A spoonful of modifiers  

    Some tools which are handy

Materials and Textures
  • Materials Theory  

    First look at "looks"

  • Material Study - spoons  

    spoons need their color

  • Texturing basics  

    learn some basic texturing and masking

Final Project
  • Final Project  

    Final Project... to test everything you have learnt

  • Extra Mile - Bonus Video  

    This task is much more difficult than the final project...but it is worth it. Do try if you have completed all the videos.

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