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About this course:
What's inside this course?
In this course, We will work with a very powerful and amazing tool "Blender" for creating animations for game character models.
This course will only cover the basic stuff, As this course is designed to help newbies who don't know anything about animations.
When I was creating my first game two years ago, I faced many challenges. I didn't know how to create my own 3d models or how to make background music etc. & One of the main challenges that I faced was to creating animations for my game characters. I couldn't find proper and fast guide for that. It was really frustrating. So, I am making this course to help you guys if you are facing the same problem as I did.
===========================Some Q & A's============================
Q. Which software will we be using for creating animations?
A. Blender. This is one of the best software for creating animations. Plus ! Its FREE !!!!
Q. Is this course for beginners?
A. Yes ! This course is totally for beginners.
Q. What will you cover in this course?
A. This course will cover three vital steps for creating animations. Rigging, Skinning & Animation. Plus a section for helping you to get to know Blender.
Q. I don't know how to use Blender. Is it gonna be a problem?
A. Nope ! You don't need any knowledge for using blender. You'll learn it on the way.
Q. Why should I buy this course?
A. Its the quickest guide for learning the Animations.
Q. What kind of materials are included?
A. Video tutorials, power-point presentations, pdf files & .blend files
Q. Are the skinning & rigging processes linked with animations?
A. Absolutely ! They are totally linked and without them animation is not possible. I will show you how they'r linked in the course.
“You can make it if you try. Don't give up or quit the fight. If you believe, you will see, you can do it."
Welcome to your firs't video tutorial. This video will start with a simple introduction. Then, You will open up google cause I'll show you where you can download the blender software and which version of it will we be using in the entire course period. So, we will download it, and then I'll show you how to install it. During installation, I'll show you some of my new upcoming courses. & then, we'll complete the installation wizard. After blender is installed, We'll run it for the 1st time. & Voila ! That's it./
Note: The download link is available with the lecture, plus the .pdf file is also included for you to download if you still need help downloading the software.
These slides will show you how to download blender and from where. Basically ! It's a pdf version of lecture 1. If you have successfully downloaded and installed blender, then you can skip these slides.
Note: If you still need my help, then post a new discussion in the course. I'll read it and I'll get back to you real quick.
26 Slides containing lots of vital information about blender. Basically, these slides contains the main portion of blender that we will be using throughout this course. So, make sure to read it properly and get to know blender.
Note: For any questions or queries, feel free to contact me any time.
The text file includes the basic shortcuts that we will be using entirely in this course. So, you make sure to remember these shortcuts. These are very important and they come very handy while using blender.
Note: Remember these shortcuts cause the quiz includes all the questions based on blender shortcuts
All the questions will be regarding the blender software and what you learnt in the Tutorial 2.
These notes contains information regarding downloading of the character model that we will use for the upcoming rigging, skinning and the animation methods. So, make sure to download the character and run that .blend file at least one time to see if it runs properly on your system or not.
Note: Without downloading a character model from this lecture, you won't be able to follow up to the next video tutorial.
In this tutorial, You will get familiar with the rigging process of a character. It's a firs't step for making animations. In the rigging process, we will add the armature to the character model. Basically, The Edit Mode of blender will be used throughout this video tutorial.
Note: The completely rigged character model has been uploaded with this video tutorial. So, if you want to use it, just download it.
This video will start with a new character mode "The Aqua Man". Basically, there was some problem in the previous character model, so, I replaced it with this new character. So, make sure to download it. Anyways, I will first tell you about skinning i.e what is skinning and all that stuff. After that, we will start doing it. We will switch from object mode to edit mode and then we will skin the body parts one by one.
We will use only three keyboard keys and three mouse buttons in the whole tutorial.
The keys are:
"A" for selecting/deselecting all vertices
"C" for selecting custom vertices
"Esc" to get rid of C-Selection
Note: The character model "Aqua-Man" has been uploaded with the lecture. So, make sure to download it. & secondly, the half skinned character is also present. You can download it too if you face any kinda problem during skinning your character
Note: This lecture contains a fully skinned Aqua-Man character. So, make sure to download it if you faced any kind of problem.
In this final video, I will show you how to do a simple walk animation on your character model. Basically, All the other animations will be done the same way, So, you won't face any problem. Cheers
This is a bonus lecture in which you will learn how to texture 3d objects in blender. It's a basic tutorial.
Note: For any queries, feel free to contact me anytime.