Create Your Own Character in Blender

Learn the Great skill of character creation with Blender 3D
Free tutorial
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57,834 students
8hr 30min of on-demand video
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Add reference images
Use mirroring to speed up the modelling process
Model an entire character
Add an armature and generate control bones


  • Download and install the free 3D software called Blender from Blender. org


In this course we create a simple character in 3D. We quickly and easily apply a rig for easy animation.

We begin by setting up some background images to use as a reference.

This course involves modelling the character from a simple plane so we use the mirror modifier to speed the process up.

We quickly get the form of the character and add his hands, form his ears, model some teeth and even model him a pair of simple shoes. We continue by creating some hair and forming eye brows.

When we are happy with how our character looks we move on and add an armature using an add-on within blender. We position the rig and generate control bones for use in animating our character. We briefly look at weight painting and how much influence some bones have over certain parts of the character.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anybody looking to create a character suitable for animation.


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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