Making an Animated Short Film with Blender
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Making an Animated Short Film with Blender

Follow the process of creating an animated short film from start to finish
4.2 (54 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
815 students enrolled
Created by Marko Matosevic
Last updated 9/2017
English
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  • 16 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Go through the process of creating an animated short film
  • How to source character models
  • How to source and create audio sound track
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of Blender, Video and audio editing software
Description

In this course, we will go through the process of creating an Animated short film. 


We will start of with how I find inspiration in every day activities, and how to evolve a story so that it will be interesting. From here we will record the reference footage which will be our story board. We will then go into ways of finding locations to tell the story. Next we will focus on sourcing 3D characters and assets from different applications and sources to find the one that suits you. Next we will focus on modeling and texturing the environment. I will go through the basics so that you will get a greater understanding of how to use the 3D application Blender. Once the environment is created, we will then go through the process of creating the actual animation. Here I will show you tips that I use to create the best possible animation with what ever skill level you have. Once we have decided that the animation is as complete, we will go through critiquing and the final polish. We will add sound for the final touch and our short film will come alive. 

By the end, we will have a completed short film that can be shown at film festivals.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those who love animation
  • Those who have limited time and want to be creative
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Curriculum For This Course
78 Lectures
15:46:54
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Reference
3 Lectures 16:40

Sourcing Characters
05:04

Location Scouting
04:48
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Modelling
9 Lectures 01:58:32
Modelling - creating road and building1
17:58

Modelling the Main Building
12:11

Modelling - finishing building1 and creating new buildings
17:40

Modelling - expanding the second story
13:16

Modelling Building Part5
18:50

Modelling Building Part6
02:45

Modelling Building Part7
10:14

Modelling Building Part8
16:32

Modelling - Extending the street
09:06
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Texturing - Basic
4 Lectures 56:56
Source Textures and Texturing buildings
08:45

Texturing Buildings
12:16

Texturing Buildings Part2
18:45

Texturing Buildings Part3
17:10
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Letterbox - Asset
2 Lectures 16:51
Letterbox - Modelling
10:27

Letterbox - Texturing
06:24
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Animating
39 Lectures 08:44:34

Walk Cycle Part1
15:56

Walk Cycle Part2
18:40

Walking forward
14:19

Blocking Part1
10:06

Blocking Part2
14:04

Blocking Part3
18:47

Blocking Part4
13:31

Blocking Part5
12:30

Camera Setup Part1
13:04

Camera Setup Part2
12:33

2nd Pass Part1
13:12

2nd Pass Part2
11:07

2nd Pass Part3
10:00

2nd Pass Part4
12:44

2nd Pass Part5
17:30

2nd Pass Part6
19:12

2nd Pass Part7
04:13

2nd Pass Part8
13:51

2nd Pass Part9
10:15

2nd Pass Part10
11:46

2nd Pass Part11
10:58

2nd Pass Part12
14:01

Face Pass Part1
15:44

Face Pass Part2
18:02

Face Pass Part3
02:46

Face Pass Part4
16:37

Upgrading the letterbox / Modelling
12:11

Piano Timing Part1
13:38

Piano Timing Part2
18:09

Alternate Walk cycle and import character
14:33

Moving forward with Alternate Walk cycle
18:18

Self Critique Part1
16:20

Self Critique Part2
15:39

Rigging a Car
12:09

Fixing Self Critique Part1
06:37

Fixing Self Critique Part2
14:44

Modelling - rework the background
15:38

Fixing Critique
18:09
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Cleaning Up
11 Lectures 02:38:40
Rework on the Letterbox, Modelling and Texturing
13:23

Creating Roof Tiles and Doing Some Retexturing Part1
15:45

Creating Roof Tiles and Doing Some Retexturing Part2
18:28

Creating Roof Tiles and Doing Some Retexturing Part3
17:08

Apply Roof to Other Buildings and More Retexture
18:30

Recap of What Needs to be Worked on
01:49

Reworking the Road Part1
14:44

Reworking the Road Part2
13:08

Painting the Car and Reworking the Sign
12:31

Changing the Camera Settings - Focal Length
18:22

Final Composition and Timing
14:52
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Finishing Up
5 Lectures 48:25
Powershell
09:28

Creating the Video
03:37

Creating the Sound Track Part1
12:25

Creating the Sound Track Part2
11:48

Creating Credits
11:07
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Source Files
2 Lectures 00:14
Source Files to Download
00:05

More Information
00:08
About the Instructor
Marko Matosevic
4.0 Average rating
94 Reviews
1,008 Students
4 Courses
3D Artist

I have currently been using Blender for three years with a focus on hard surface modelling and animation. Blender has appealed to me as my primary tool as there is such a strong community that follows it. There are always people to help, as well as people available to help.


I have a background in acting and creating short films for over a decade. This is what made me change to a 3D artist. I wanted to continue to work with film, but at my own pace. Working with film makers meant that I would need to revolve around their schedule, where as a 3D artist, I am able to go at my own pace and have more control over what I produce.


I am currently Married with two children under the age of 5, and Family is the most important thing to myself. This was another reason why become a 3D animator appealed to me as it would not interfere with family life.


Through out my life I have already achieve many of my goals that I have. At the moment my life goal is to work on a feature film one day and be able to tell people "I made that" and to be proud of what I have accomplished.