A Practical Introduction - Modeling & Animation in Blender

Take your first steps in 3D Modeling & Animation with Blender - B3D
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1hr 21min of on-demand video
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Develop ideas and transform them into animations
Add material to objects
Set up cameras in the scene
Set up lighting in the scene


  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level
  • You should should have a computer capable of running the free software Blender


Welcome to our practical learning course in Blender 3D, where you will embark on an exciting journey to master the fundamentals of 3D modeling, editing, lighting, and animation using this amazing software. This course is designed for the beginner, to provide you with a solid foundation in Blender, a highly popular 3D design software.

In this course, you will:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the 3D modeling process, enabling you to create impressive assets from scratch.

  • Dive into the exciting world of car and road asset modeling, gaining hands-on experience in building intricate 3D objects.

  • Master camera setup and control, ensuring you can capture your 3D scenes from the perfect angles.

  • Utilize powerful modifiers to enhance your modeling workflow and create dynamic designs effortlessly.

  • Learn how to set up environment lighting to add realism and atmosphere to your scenes.

  • Explore the art of adding multiple materials to your assets, enhancing their appearance and realism.

  • Unleash your creativity through animation using keyframes, bringing life and movement to your 3D creations.

Throughout this course, you'll receive a comprehensive understanding of the 3D modeling process, laying a strong foundation for your journey into the world of 3D design. Don't worry if you have no prior experience; we'll guide you step-by-step through each concept and technique.  Materials play a crucial role in bringing your 3D creations to life, and we'll show you how to add multiple materials to your assets for a professional touch. Additionally, you'll explore the captivating world of animation using keyframes, adding dynamic movement to your designs.

This course is tailor-made for complete beginners like you. We'll introduce you to Blender's various modeling tools and provide all the support you need to grasp the concepts. Learning at your own pace is important to us, so you can follow along comfortably and confidently.  Starting with enabling Blender's add-ons and mastering the camera's functionality, we'll build your skills gradually. Even if you're unfamiliar with the interface, we'll begin with a simple default cube and guide you through shaping it creatively.

By the end of this course, you'll be capable of creating your animations in Blender and rendering them into impressive MP4 video files. Blender's free access, industry-standard tools, and a strong online community for help and support make it the perfect software to unleash your creative potential.

As industries and small production houses increasingly embrace Blender, now is the ideal time to learn this valuable skill. With Blender's continuous improvements in recent releases, it's becoming an essential tool for 3D artists and designers.

Unlock your creativity and dive into the world of 3D design with confidence. Join our beginner-friendly course today and embark on an exciting journey into the realm of Blender 3D!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners who want to start learning 3D animation
  • Blender users who want a beginner level course
  • Students who want to get started in 3D software
  • Anybody who wants to start creating content


Software Developer, Designer & Instructor
Thomas McDonald
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Thomas is a software developer & designer living in Ireland. He has a passion for technology and problem solving. 3D software is a major area of interest and he teaches many course on the topic empowering students bring their creative side to life like never before. Over the past 12 years he’s worked in the area of design & development and continues to discover new ways of creating.

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