Blender Unleashed: Mastering Subdivision Surface Modeling
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Blender Unleashed: Mastering Subdivision Surface Modeling

Master the art of building highly detailed models in Blender using subdivision surface modeling techniques.
4.1 (92 ratings)
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852 students enrolled
Created by Brandon Hix
Last updated 6/2018
English [Auto]
Current price: $69.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Model using basic to intermediate subdivision surface modeling techniques
  • Create complex geometrical forms using procedural mesh modeling techniques with Blender's deform modifiers
  • It is ideal for you to have already taken my other course Blender Unleashed: Master 3d Fundamentals Quickly before you take this course.
  • If you haven't taken my fundamentals course then you should at least be familiar with navigating in Blender along with basic mesh manipulation techniques.

* May 2018 - New Project Update - 2.5 hours more training!

Do you want to learn how to create hyper detailed hard surfaced and organic 3d models ready for films, games, or illustrations?

This course shows you how to use subdivision surface modeling techniques to conquer any modeling challenge set before you. Once you have mastered this powerful workflow you will be able to use it as a cornerstone for all of your future 3d modeling projects.

Learn how to harness the power of Blender's subdivision surface modifier in conjunction with timeless procedural modeling skills to build realistic looking 3d models.

  • Learn the basics of subdivision surface modeling
  • Master Blender's modifier stack
  • Add procedural modeling techniques to your creative arsenal
  • Discover secrets for success as I share my experience
  • Watch as I walk you through the process step by step

Each real world project demonstrated real-time with practical solutions.

The best way to learn is to do! Each project in this course is demonstrated real time as I walk you through my thinking process as I make decisions for how to solve problems and create practical solutions. All of the .blend files are provided for each lecture as I progress through the projects so you can pick up wherever you need to and follow along. Start at the beginning or pick up in the middle and learn how to develop your own skills with the hands on training inside this course.

After following the workflow outlined in this course you'll be able to take a proof or a concept and develop a plan for how to achieve the results you need using subdivision surface modeling.

Content and Overview

Starting with a brief overview of the subdivision surface workflow I'll then share my process for building out hi-res 3d models for a 3d illustration. Each project builds on the last providing stepping stones for learning more advanced techniques after mastering the basics.

Each project starts with an overview of the intended goals from the concept. Then I show you how to build each model starting with the creation of a base mesh and refining it with the sub-d process into a final model. Along the way I'll share my tips for success and how to avoid problems as you work on your own modeling projects.

Upcoming Features

  • An accompanying e-book - complete with a helpful breakdown of the concept for the projects in the course and a reference for keyboard shortcuts
  • New lectures - The course will be continually expanded with new lectures and projects where I answer your questions and continue to demonstrate sub-d modeling techniques

Purchase this course today and learn how to implement subdivision surface modeling for your own projects immediately!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is not meant for absolute beginners to the Blender software or the 3d workflow. It's a beginner to intermediate course aimed at taking people from basic skills to more involved mesh modeling skills in Blender.
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 05:15:57
+ Welcome to the course!
4 lectures 12:10

Download all of the project files and follow along with each lecture inside Blender.

+ Project #1 - A Leather Bound Antique Journal
11 lectures 01:34:10
1.1 - Creating the base mesh for the journal pages
1.2 - Bending the page with deform modifiers
1.3 - Smoothing out the pages
1.5 - Positioning the spine
1.6 - Curving the spine and cleanup
1.7 - Creating the cover base mesh
1.8 - Refining the cover details
1.10 - Adding cover pages
1.11 - Adding a bookmark and cleanup
+ Project #2 - Rolled Up Maps with an Amber Paperweight
9 lectures 48:46
2.1 - Creating the base mesh for the maps
2.2 - Using empty objects and vertex groups
2.3 - A basic overview of weight painting
2.4 - Adding a basic curl to the map
2.5 - Adding a second curled corner
2.6 - Duplicating and positioning multiple maps
2.7 - Creating the base mesh for the fossil
2.8 - Using the cell fracture add-on to split the fossil (Optional)
2.9 - Adding some cracks to the fossil
+ Project #3 - Fountain Pen
10 lectures 02:38:43
3.1 - Setting Up the Model Sheet
3.2 - Modeling the Pen Body
3.3 - Modeling the Nib Base
3.4 - Modeling the Nib - Part 1
3.5 - Modeling the Nib - Part 2
3.6 - Modeling the Feed
3.7 - Modeling the Cap - Part 1
3. 8 - Modeling the Cap - Part 2
3.9 - Modeling the Cap - Part 3
3.10 - Modeling the Cap - Part 4
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 02:07
Bonus Lecture: Want more Blender training?