Blender Series Volume Zero - How to use blender
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Blender Series Volume Zero - How to use blender

The prologue course to the blender educational series
4.4 (69 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.
3,547 students enrolled
Created by Joe Baily
Last updated 10/2016
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Download blender
  • Understand what blender is.
  • How to navigate the interface.
  • How to save and load files.
  • Link multiple projects together.
  • Redisign the blender interface exactly how they want it.
  • Students will be able to learn how to become 3D artists without tripping up other the bkender setup.
  • The ability to complete any of the blender series courses.
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  • A computer (any operating system is fine)
  • A three button mouse (recomended)

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.


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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to get into animation.
  • Anyone who wants to get into 3D modelling.
  • Anyone who wants to get into 3D sculpting.
  • Blender does everything above so this course provides potential studens with the framework.
  • If you have any experiance with blender, then you probably don't need to worry about taking this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Volume Zero
18 Lectures 01:01:01

Welcome to the course


The two ways to download blender

Download Blender

How blender is constructed

The Blender Layout One

What you can do with the blender interface

The Blender Layout Two

How to access the built in layouts and what these layouts can be used for

Pre Made Layouts

How you can make changes to the way blender runs on your computer

User Preferences

This is how you can change the size of all the words that you see in the blender interface

Changing the DPI

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

Activating the dedicated graphics card

Blender is hotkey intensive so this this lecture shows where you can find a list of a the Hotkeys used in blender.

Accessing Hotkeys

The start up file is what you see every time that you open up a new file in blender

Saving the start up file

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.

Load Factory settings

Don't like the grey interface? change it by selecting one of blenders other color schemes in user preferences

Pre made themes

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.

Manual Color Scheme

Made a mistake, or multiple mistakes, learn how to turn back the clock in blender with undo steps.

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.

Linking and Appending Files

How to change the layout of blender to something that works for you.

Creating Layouts

How to save and load your project.

Saving and Loading

A test of your knowledge

End of course quiz
7 questions

This is not the end, it is only the beginning.

Thank You and Congratulations
About the Instructor
Joe Baily
4.2 Average rating
264 Reviews
7,030 Students
13 Courses
3D Artist, qualified teacher and coach

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.