Cartoon Character Modeling In Blender

Create a simple 3D cartoony character in Blender
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Create a fully textured, rigged and ready to animate 3D cartoon character

Requirements

  • Be familiar with Blender's tools
  • Have a basic understanding of 3D modeling concepts

Description

Do you want to create awesome looking 3D characters like the ones you see in movies?

Then you've come to the right place, as you'll learn all the secrets of creating filmic style characters at the comfort of your own home.

What's in this course?

You will use the free open-source 3D software Blender to create a simple cartoony-style character.

Starting from a single vertex, you will create a base mesh, sculpt the details, retopologize, rig, texture, cloth, and add hair. You don't even need to know what these terms mean. You will discover all of this in a learn-by-doing approach.

The course also comes bundled with a FREE 3D character model for you to study and play around with, or even use in your own projects.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone interested in creating 3D characters.

The course also assumes you have a basic knowledge of Blender and its modeling tools.

What is the expected outcome after this course?

By the end of this course, you will have created a fully textured, rigged, clothed and ready-to-animate character in a short amount of time.

There is so much to learn, so enrol now to start your 3D Character Modeling career!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning character modeling for films

Course content

3 sections18 lectures4h 1m total length
  • Blocking The Base Mesh
    16:34
  • Sculpting The Details - Part 1
    18:03
  • Sculpting The Details - Part 2
    12:11
  • Retopologizing The Head - Part 1
    16:25
  • Retopologizing The Head - Part 2
    14:59
  • Retopologizing The Body
    18:55
  • Final Polishing - Part 1
    18:16
  • Final Polishing - Part 2
    15:46
  • Rigging The Character
    19:58

Instructor

Self-taught Filmmaker, 3D Animator and Educator
Danan Thilakanathan
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 3,887 Reviews
  • 85,445 Students
  • 8 Courses

Hi, my name is Danan. I am a Software Engineer by day and a Filmmaker/Animator/Educator by night.

I started out making an animated short film for fun using Blender a few years ago. It was during this time did I realize I had a huge passion for 3D filmmaking. I have spent the past 5 years making animated short films and have learnt a great deal about the entire process of filmmaking and animation.

This is something that I do as a hobby. Animation and filmmaking is something I'm quite passionate about and I spent a few years trying to learn and master this skill. Through heaps of trial and error and researching on my own, I feel I have come a long way. I would now like to impart this knowledge towards others who feel a similar way. 

I know very well, animated filmmaking is hard. Very hard in fact. One of my main goals, is to make the learning process easier for other people. Feel free to check out any of my courses and I hope I have helped you in your quest to achieve your dream! :)