Blender Basics
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Blender Basics

Easy to follow tutorials to learn basic animation in Blender.
4.4 (9 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.
1,400 students enrolled
Created by Dara Harper
Last updated 9/2017
English
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create and model in 3D
  • Rig a simple character
  • Animate in Blender
  • Light a scene and change camera angles
  • Render 3D or 2D animations
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Requirements
  • Blender (Free software download available for Mac or PC)
Description

In this Blender course, you will learn the basics of modeling, animation, rigging, lighting, and camera techniques. These easy step-by-step tutorials will show you how to create your own unique animations. 

Whether you want to create 3D or 2D animations, “Blender Basics” is the ideal online class. Other topics include how to create particles and how to render your animations. 

If you're interested in learning Blender to start your career in 3D animation or if you want to create a unique video to promote your business or if you want to spice up your YouTube page, this class can help you realize your creative goals.

Who is the target audience?
  • Animators, filmmakers, designers, and artists who wants to learn how to use 3D software
  • Blender Beginners
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
01:31:44
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Introduction
16 Lectures 01:31:44
Navigating the Blender Interface
10:17

Viewing your scene from different angles and perspectives
06:11

How to use the camera in 3D
03:00

Rotate and scale objects
03:22

Using edit mode to model in 3D
07:24

Duplicating objects
04:32

Extrude objects to model shapes
05:19

How to mirror objects
05:11

Grouping objects together
05:51

Rigging models with bones
09:41

Changing object colors with materials
08:04

How to animate
08:34

How to create particles
02:43

How to render a scene
02:44

Add lights to a scene
04:30

Turn a 3D animation into a 2D animation
04:21

This quiz reviews the basics of Blender software.

The Basics of Blender
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About the Instructor
Dara Harper
4.4 Average rating
179 Reviews
6,218 Students
5 Courses
Digital Arts Educator

I have always had a passion for the arts and technology. I am also a life-long educator and entrepreneur. My technology expertise includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, Final Cut Pro, 3D Max, Blender, Microsoft Office, iWork Office Suite and Screenflow. I am also an Apple developer with 13 published iPhone and iPad apps.


I'm proficient in HTML, CSS and ActionScript. I have over 20 years of experience with Apple & Windows operating systems. I was introduced to computers in elementary school and it marked the beginning of a love affair that changed my life.

My work experience includes MTV, Nickelodeon, Land Rover USA, and the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. I am a graduate of the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago. I got my Associate Degree in Interactive Media.

I won the award for Best African American Filmmaker at the Brooklyn Film Festival for my short digital animation "la Revolution." I also wrote and produced the feature film "Sweeter Without Sugar" that was screened by the American Diabetes Association for a special diabetes awareness event. I have also written and produced several plays including the Off-Broadway sold-out production of my debut play, "Passing."

My specialties include public speaking, creative writing, 2D & 3D animation, sculpture and painting.