Ultimate B3D: Learn and Master Motion Graphics in Blender 3D
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Ultimate B3D: Learn and Master Motion Graphics in Blender 3D

This course will teach you how to create amazing, fun, and professional Motion Graphics in free software
3.7 (28 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.
1,139 students enrolled
Created by Deborah Daniels
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be able to create professional quality Motion Graphics in Blender 3D
  • You will know how to make your own text animations!
  • You'll Know how to animate
  • You'll Know how to create amazing intro animations and introductory graphics
  • You'll know how to do things that haven't been done before in Blender!
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  • Blender 3D installed on your computers
  • Computer
  • Computer mouse with working scrollwheel

"An amazing amount of content presented here. Never thought of using blender like this before. I'll need to revisit this to get a good grasp of these techniques. Two minor bugs for me: had to crank the audio up to hear better; and would have liked to see full scene versions of the created effects, at the beginning of each lesson, so I had a better idea of what was coming. Look forward to more from these Partners in Crime." 

-Robin Scalon, Coursetaker

Learn how to create stunning Motion graphics in free software

This is a unique Blender course that will teach you to conquer the heights that have only been lightly scaled before in Blender: Motion graphics

In this course, you will learn how to use the most popular free animation package to make and animate amazing and professional quality motion graphics animations within Blender 3D. 

Each month several new lectures will be added to increase the depth of the knowledge you will receive from this course. Intimate secrets of Blenders Motion Graphics possibilities will be shown and taught in an easy to understand and concisely explained manner with each new lecture.That means that with each week of every month, this course will be updated with new and exciting lessons!

Each lesson of this course is a guide with detailed steps to creating professional Motion Graphics.We start with a quick overview of how to navigate Blender, then, we move on to the basics of animation. We then learn to use the graph editor to edit animations. After those basics, we get right to the butter: Custom shapes - It's in this section that we get right into creating custom shapes, and learn in-depth, step-by-step methods and tricks for how to animate them. 

Here's some of what you'll learn...

  • The basics of animation
  • Create custom Graphics assets
  • Create intros and infographics
  • How to create punchy text animationns
  • How to make great 3D text

As we get further into the course, we learn to create Motion Graphics transitions, animated text, and soon jump into creating fun and versatile graphic elements.

In the bonus lectures, we learn to create splashy Adobe flash-style animations in Blender.
Each animation is created from scratch, with step-by-step details to how to achieve the animations and effects.

In each lesson, students will create and animate Blender 3D animations from scratch, using detailed, step-by-step instructions. 

Reasons to enroll include:

Learn how to create stunning Motion graphics animations in free software

Blender is an amazing and powerful software that gives its users the power to create anything from 3D models to full CGI animations. Blender includes 3D modeling and animation tools, a feature packed sculpting toolset, VFX tracking, a compositor and a virtual physics engine (and more).

With all of these features, it's easily the most versatile free software out there - and in this course we'll take that versatility to a new level.

Discover new and creative ways to use Blender 3D and its features
Through each lesson, we'll creatively use Blenders features to achieve a variety of punchy and fun animations - in each lecture, we discover new and creative ways to use Blender's features to create amazing motion graphics.

Add a new skill to your Portfolio

If you're looking to increase your skillset, or a professional looking to learn to create amazing animations for a portfolio, then this course is full of the knowledge you need to achieve those goals in Blender.

Whether you're new to Blender 3D or not, this course will help you learn the various animation methods found within the software. Learn new tips that will show how to use the near endless possiblities of Blenders many features to create seamless new effects to use in your projects. 

So, what are you waiting for? Enroll in this course, and enjoy the learning. We'll be on stand by for any questions.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who's interested in creating professional quality motion graphics
  • Antone who wants to make professional animated introductory videos/intros
  • Anyone who wants to learn to animate with free software
  • Anyone using Blender professionally who wants to learn how it can be used for Motion Graphics
  • Blender beginners who haven't touched the software yet but want to learn
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Intro to Blender
2 Lectures 11:52

An Intro to the course! Here you'll get a brief summary of what this course covers.

Preview 01:06

Learn the basics of the Blender interface, the best hotkeys, and where to find some of what you'll need as we get through this course. IMPORTANT! Download the Blend file included with this to start each lecture from!

Blender Basics
Basics of Animation
3 Lectures 25:38

An in-depth explanation of how shapekeys work. Iin this lecture, you'll learn how to make any basic object change its shape in an animatable fashion - in other words, we're going to learn to morph shapes.

Intro To Shapekeys

This lecture will show you how keyframes work in Blender, and how they are essential in any type of animation. You'll learn the very basics of how to animate your objects!

Preview 04:17

Learn to slow down, speed up, and all around alter the look of your animations and how they move without inserting too many keyframes

The Graph Editor

Have you familiarized how keyframes work and what to do when using them? Take this quiz to find out!

The Keyframe Quiz!
1 question
Graphics Elements
4 Lectures 34:50

Learn how to install an addon in Blender that we'll use throughout the course.

Installing Commotion

Learn the bare basics of 3D modeling, and the basics of how to create any 3D shape you want.

Creating your first motion graphic element

Step-by-step instructions and concise explanations on how to create animations that cover the whole scren with fun effects!

Creating motion graphics transitions

Create more complex motion graphics elements

Preview 06:25
2 Lectures 19:39

Learn the basics of adding colors to your objects

Preview 05:15

Learn to make creative masking and color effects with materials and textures

Use textures for amazing effects and animations
Working with 2D shadows and object lighting
1 Lecture 06:01

Learn how to make flat 2D scenes with shadows

The Flat style
Working with Basic Text
2 Lectures 11:57

Learn basic text features, and the best places to get fonts for free and the best practices for organizing them for you Blender workflow. Make sure to check included resources.

Basic Text features

Learn to make some basic text animations! Make sure to download the included file before proceeding with this lecture.

Basic text animations

Have you familiarized some basics of working with text?

Text Quiz
1 question
Enter 3D
1 Lecture 10:00

Learn how to make a basic 3D text scene. This resulting scene is a great starting point to make animations from. Make sure to download the Blend file before starting. IMPORTANT! Download included resources.

Learn to make a basic 3D text scene

Do you know how to make your text 3D?

What function is used to make a text object 3D?
1 question
BONUS ROUND: Adobe Flash Style Elements
2 Lectures 21:27

Learn to make Adobe Flash/After Effects style animation elements that are punchy, easy, and fun!

Create Manga Style Elements!

Learn to make water drop shaped objects and animate them

More splash effects! Water droplets
Creating a full Animation
1 Lecture 16:02

Make a full animated Motion Graphics animation with what we've learned so far!

Make a professional Motion Graphics animation!

Are you familiar with what you've learned so far in this course? Take this quiz to find out!

The Motion Graphics Intro animation quiz!
3 questions
New lessons update!
3 Lectures 31:00

Learn how to create fun and stylish lower thirds that are great for Youtube videos and many other entertainment and educational formats.

Create amazing lower thirds!

Learn how to create fun and flat animations to spruce up your videos!

Create a fun 2D intro for your videos!

Learn how to make those fun wipe effects commonly seen in old movies and new introductory graphics animations!

Create a "Clockwipe" Effect!
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About the Instructor
Deborah Daniels
3.7 Average rating
28 Reviews
1,139 Students
1 Course
Co-founder, Partners In Crime

Hello! I'm Deborah. Together with my twin sister Hadassah, We created Partners In Crime. Partners In Crime is an endeavor by the two of us to create amazing effects using open source software that rivals effects found in commercial software. Mainly, motion graphics, but we also create addons for realistic 3D visualizations.

We grew up watching amazing 90's cartoons as well as Pixar movies and anime. As kids, we always wanted to learn how the characters we loved on screen moved, so, we found Blender after a brief search for how to get started animating.

Enter Partners In Crime.

Part of what fuels our drive is seeing what other softwares are capable of, and emulating the abilities of said other softwares within Blender. It's what you'll see a lot of on our channel, and in our courses.

Motion graphics is our current passion. The ability to make text and abstract shapes animatedly convey messages and presentations is part of what drives our channel.
We've been using Blender, and creating animations and tutorials on YouTube for 3+ years now. 

Through our in-depth tutorials, free motion graphics assets, and Blender training, we've accumulated 18,000+ followers on YouTube.

Our main goal is to show everyone our tips and tricks on how to create anything amazing in the most feature packed 3D software out there; Blender!