Create Your Own Character in Blender

Learn the Great skill of character creation with Blender 3D
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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


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.

Course content

12 sections73 lectures8h 32m total length
  • Introduction
  • Short cut PDF for download
  • Getting the free software Blender
  • Enabling Add-ons & setting up the user Interface
  • An introduction to navigation
  • An introduction to collections
  • Introduction to Snapping & origins


3D Artist, Designer & Animator
Thomas McDonald
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  • 77,234 Students
  • 22 Courses

Thomas is a designer living in Ireland. He has a passion for 3D modelling and animation and using Blenders powerful software allows his imagination come to life like never before.

Over the past 12 years he’s worked on various 3D Modelling programs designing for production. Having discovered Blender a number of years ago and realized its amazing potential for creating, the future has no limits.