Blender Animation for Kids
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Blender Animation for Kids

Creating your own Minecraft animations
4.2 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
210 students enrolled
Created by F Dixon
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 24 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Navigate Blender easily
  • Work with rigs
  • Create fantastic Minecraft animations
  • Create simple characters
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Requirements
  • Students should understand the file system (save, open, and locate files on the computer)
  • Be able to use multiple key commands (CTRL + Z)
  • Own a mouse with a scroll wheel
Description

A fun course geared towards kids, ages 8 to 99. Material is introduced in small segments, and reviewed frequently throughout the course.

You will learn:

  • Blender shortcuts
  • Using a rig of Minecraft characters and objects
  • Animation basics
  • Camera control
  • Importing a Minecraft world from a save game
  • Adding sound
  • Basic physics
  • Particles
  • Creating your own character

Prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of the file system (opening, saving, and locating files)
  • Enough coordination to use multiple key commands (CTRL + ALT + 0)
  • Read well enough to understand lecture notes following each lesson.
  • Have a mouse with a scroll wheel
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for kids and adults ages 8 and up with an interest in animation and/or Minecraft. This course is meant for beginners. No artistic ability is necessary.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
02:27:22
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Introduction and Setup
3 Lectures 04:55

Setup
02:17

Copyrights and Attributions
00:41
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Basic Controls, Rigs, and Animation
5 Lectures 28:31

Learn to select, rotate, move, and scale objects.

Basic Controls
06:30

Pose the minecraft rig.

The Minecraft Rig
05:47

Insert keyframes and work with cameras

Animation
07:35

Produce a video with the animation.

Rendering
04:12

The default layout and windows management

Basic Blender Layout
04:27
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Setting the Scene
4 Lectures 31:45

Create background scenery and light the scene

Background and Lighting
09:04

Use JMC2obj to import a minecraft world directly from your game.

Import a Minecraft Save Game
07:20

Edit the settings to get the minecraft import to display correctly.

Import a Minecraft Save Game Part 2
07:42

Insert sound clips, and animate an object using the physics simulation.

Preview 07:39
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Intermediate Animation
9 Lectures 55:52

Copy and paste poses from one time frame to another.

Copying and Pasting Poses
05:57

Create a more realistic walk cycle (for minecraft) and use the dope sheet editor.

Animation cycles
06:39

Use the action editor and the NLA editor to combine and repeat actions

The Action Library
10:22

Make a character or object follow a path.

Paths
07:55

Make a camera follow an object

Object tracking
03:02

Add items to the armature.

Adding objects to the armature
07:39

Put armor on the rig

Preview 03:58

Change the rigs skin to any available minecraft skin.

Changing skins
04:46

Learn the particle system, useful for storms, sparks, enchantment particles, etc.

The Particle System
05:34
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Creating your Own Character
4 Lectures 26:21

Create a simple minecraft shark shape.

Character Modelling
12:14

Add texture to characters

Adding a UV map
09:09

Add an armature to your character.

Adding an Armature
04:51

More resources to continue learning character modelling.

More character modelling resources
00:07
About the Instructor
F Dixon
4.2 Average rating
31 Reviews
210 Students
1 Course
Programmer and Instructor

I have spent over 15 years as a programmer. I have worked as as a computer lab instructor at both the university and elementary school level.

As a lifelong student of technology, I have often been asked to help others learn new skills. During the last few years, I have been more involved in education and want to share the skills I have been teaching with a wider audience.