Welcome to the prologue volume of our blender series prologue course, the pre cursor to all of our blender series courses. If you are brand new to blender, or want to get into 3D modelling in general, then this course is highly recommended as your ideal starting point. Like all 3D software, blender has its own learning curve and this course is designed to ensure that learning curve is as comfortable as possible.
This is a short course that goes through the basics of what blender is and how to use the 3D interface, which is crucial knowledge if you are looking to understand and use blender effectively. At the end of the course students will have a challenge to complete to put there knowledge into practice as will as a quiz test to help keep all that knowledge fresh in the mind of the student.
WHAT IS BLENDER?
The big question you might be asking is "what is blender", you may be viewing this course because you want to know more about it. Blender is a free 3D software platform that allow the user to perform multiple computer based applications such as 3D modelling, sculpting, animation, movie editing, image editing and game design. The best part being is that it is open source, meaning that you can use blender as much as you like and never have to worry about spending a penny.
Interested, enrol today to begin your blender journey.
Welcome to the course
The two ways to download blender
How blender is constructed
What you can do with the blender interface
How to access the built in layouts and what these layouts can be used for
How you can make changes to the way blender runs on your computer
This is how you can change the size of all the words that you see in the blender interface
If you have a dedicated graphics card, such as a NVidia GTX 960m, then this lecture shows how you can make your card usable for blender
Blender is hotkey intensive so this this lecture shows where you can find a list of a the Hotkeys used in blender.
The start up file is what you see every time that you open up a new file in blender
If you have ever made changes to blender that you don't like, you can always bring back the default by loading the factory settings.
Don't like the grey interface? change it by selecting one of blenders other color schemes in user preferences
If you want you can change any of the color settings manually to get your own unique color style. But be warned as this can get addictive.
Made a mistake, or multiple mistakes, learn how to turn back the clock in blender with undo steps.
Blender has the awesome ability to help you bring in the work from one file and use it in your project. Allowing you to create a model and then use it for as many projects as you like.
How to change the layout of blender to something that works for you.
How to save and load your project.
A test of your knowledge
This is not the end, it is only the beginning.
Hello, my name is Joe Baily and I am a Udemy instructor who specialises in computer graphics software and sport coaching, quite a combination I know. I have been involved in computer graphics for several years where I have developed my skill sets in asset creation, 3D modelling, animation, game creation using tools such as Blender, Adobe, Gimp etc.
In addition I have also gained a great deal of knowledge in the field of computer coding with languages such as C++, java and HTML. On the flip side of this I have also worked as a sports coach as my official profession where I have worked in multiple environments from schools to sports clubs to summer camps. I have over 10 years experience in sport coaching and have coached football, tennis and athletics amongst many other sports.