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Learn 3D Animation – The Ultimate Blender Guide

A-Z Guide to Learning 3D Animation and Modeling With Blender to Set You on Your Way to Creating Awesome 3D Artwork
Instructor:
Alex Cordebard
14.957 estudiantes matriculados
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At the end of my course, students will know the basics and the more advanced skills to masterfully navigate and create their own works of 3D art
At the end of my course, students will feel confident navigating around Blender and the different tools to use and what they do
At the end of my course, students will be able to create their own characters and animation scenes and know all the different steps that it takes to go from nothing to a fully finished animation project

Learn the A-Z’s that you need to be able to create amazing 3D art and animations with the popular 3D art program, “Blender.”

Beginner to the world of 3D? No problem! In this course we go from A-Z, from the basics to the more advanced of 3D creation. This course is project based so we will be using the skills we learn along the way to create some awesome artwork and animations. On top of that, we’re going to have fun and end each video in a positive way that will leave us ready for whatever Blender or life throws at us!

Learn The Art of 3D From The Very Basics to The More Advanced

– We Start With the Fundamentals of 3D and Animation, Work Our Way Through the Ins and Outs of Blender Creating Projects Along the Way As We Learn & We Finish With Making A Full Blown Animation!

-Become Confident With Navigating and Creating Within Blender and All the Different Tools Used Along the Way!

– Step by Step Guide to Creating Your Very First Cartoon Character

– Animate Your Character For A Finished Product

-End With The Confidence and Know How to Be Able to Create Your Own Projects and Animations From Just An Idea to Finished Product

The Power to Create in the Palm of Your Hands

-Use the skills you learn to then create your own artwork and animations

-Learn and follow along with the workflow of a complete animation from A-Z

-Finish the course with your very own animations and work of art that you can be proud of

-Lifetime access!

Learning the basics and more advanced aspects of 3D creation gives you a useful and powerful skill. Blender is a free and powerful program.

3D arts is becoming more and more popular with demands in production studios and freelance work. With the fundamentals in your toolbox, you will be armed with the skills and knowledge to create some amazing artwork

Content And Overview

This course contains over 100 lectures and is designed for anyone who wants to learn the art of 3D graphics, regardless of if you have any experience or not.

In this course, you will learn the skills of 3D art which will enable you to create your very own 3D artwork. 

You will learn by working through projects that will help you to master the art of 3D and come out of it with some awesome work of your own!

Introduction & Downloading & Installing Blender!

1
Introduction!

Introduction video to the course.

2
Welcome to Blender! Installing Blender

Getting Started With Blender

1
Blender Introduction

In this video we take a look at the Blender Interface so that we aren't overwhelmed! 

2
Navigation And Viewports

Learn how to navigate around Blender by:

- Zooming

-Panning

-Rotating

-Going to direct perspectives

3
Manipulating the Objects
4
3D Manipulator & Axis
5
3D Origin & Cursor
6
Grid Floor & Blender Units

In this video:

Learn about Blender units, the grid floor and how to use them in reference with your scene to get proper measurements 

7
Outliner Camera & Lamp

In this video:

We take a look at the outliner, what it's used for and take a look at our camera and lamp in our scene

8
Edit Mode: Verts, Faces & Edges

In this video:

-We take a look at the different parts that compose a object and what they are

-How to toggle between editing different parts of your object

9
Editing in Edit Mode

In this video:

How to edit your object by moving around the different parts that compose it to be able to model what it is that you want

10
Adding Geometry - Subdivide

In this video:

 -What is Subdivide

-Adding additional geometry to your object via subdivide which allows for you to have more to play with and model 

11
Adding Geometry - Extrude

In this video:

-What is Extrude

-How to use extrude to add more geometry to mesh to add more detail

12
Adding Geometry - Loop Cuts

In this video:

-What are loop cuts and why they're useful

-How to add in loop cuts to your object to add more detail and geomtry

13
Adding Meshes

In this video:

-How to add in different meshes

-Taking a look at the different options that come with meshes

14
Smooth & Flat Shading

In this video:

-Taking a look at smooth and flat shading and what it does


15
Making A House Part 1

In this tutorial:


-We take a look at modeling a house within blender and use the tools we've learned such as:

-loop cuts

-adding objects

-extruding

16
Making A House Part 2

In this tutorial:

-We take a look at modeling a house within blender and use the tools we've learned such as:

-loop cuts

-adding objects

-extruding

17
Array Modifier

In this video:

-What the array modifier does

-How we can use it to expedite our scene building

18
Materials Part1

In this video:

-We take a look at the different kinds of materials, how they can be added to our objects, their setting and what they do. We'll take a look at and learn about:

-Diffuse

-Glossy

-Mirror

-Emitter

-Mix Shaders

-And more!

19
Materials Part2

In this video:

-We take a look at the different kinds of materials, how they can be added to our objects, their setting and what they do. We'll take a look at and learn about:


-Diffuse

-Glossy

-Mirror

-Emitter

-Mix Shaders

-And more!

20
Texturing

In this video:

-We take a look at texturing and adding images to our objects to give them much more realism

-How to texture

21
Seams

In this video:

-We take a look at seams, how they are used and how they are useful for better texturing your objects

22
Simple Animation

In this video:

-We take a look at how to animate objects and create a simple animation!

23
Automatic Keyframing

In this video:

-What is Automatic Keyframing

-How to animate with it

24
Lighting Part 1

In this video:


-How to light your 3D scene


-The different lights of Blender

25
Lighting Part 2

In this video:


-How to light your 3D scene


-The different lights of Blender

26
Rendering Your Animation

In this video:

-How to render your animation

-The different options for rendering

27
Finalizing Your Animation

In this video:

-Putting together your animation and compositing it

The Intermediates of Blender (Ball Animation)

1
Node Editor

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-What is the node editor and how to use it



2
Bump Maps

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-What are Bump Maps and how to use them

-How to make a bump map

3
Specular Maps

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-What are Specular Maps

-How to make and use them

4
Copying Materials

In this video:


-How to copy a material from one object to another to save time and avoid having to remake it

5
Squashing & Stretching With Lattice

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-What is a lattice

-How to use it to squash and stretch objects

6
Empties

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-We take a look at empties and what they are

-How they're used to affect other objects

7
Parent Child Relations

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-Taking a look at parent/child relationships

-What they do and how to use them to influence other objects


8
Animate & Lock Axis

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-Animating our ball

-How to lock animation axis

9
Graph Editor & F-Curves

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-We take a look at the graph editor and why it's such a great tool for animating!

-How to use it to tweak and change our animation

-The different ways to edit F-Curves

10
Shape Keys

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-We take a look at shape keys

-What they do and how to use them for animating 

11
Normals of an Object

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-We take a look at the normals of an object

-How to manipulate and object along its normals

12
Animating The Lattice & More Graphs!

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-Here we take a look at animating the Lattice with shape keys

-Inserting keyframes for values

-More graph work

13
Linked Data

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-We take a look at linked data and the benefits and disadvantages of linking data between objects

14
3 Point Lighting

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-We take a look at the 3 point lighting system to light our scene and why it's a good basic lighting

-Using mesh lights to light the scene

15
Rendering Your Animation

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-We take a look at rendering our animation into images

16
Adding Sound To Animation

In the following videos we look at putting together a fun animation of a ball bouncing across the scene and learn tons of tricks and tools along the way to better your 3D skills

In this video:

-Adding sound to our animation using the video sequence editor!

Modeling: Modeling A Sword and More

1
Background Images

In this video:

-We take a look at the use of background images for reference

-The different settings for background images

2
Mirror Modifier

In this video:

-We take a look at the mirror modifier

-How to use the mirror modifier to speed up modeling

-The different options of the mirror modifier 

3
Modeling A Sword Part 1

In this video:


-We use the skills we've learned and take a look at how to model a sword


-The different techniques for modeling 

4
Modeling A Sword Part 2

In this video:


-We use the skills we've learned and take a look at how to model a sword


-The different techniques for modeling 

5
Subdivision Modifier

In this video:

-Let's take a look at one of the most used modifiers...the subdivision surface modifier!

-What it does and the different options

6
Finishing Our Sword

In this video:

-Let's go ahead and finish modeling our sword

7
Model A Cup With the Spin Tool

In this video:

-What is the spin tool and how to use it

-Using the spin tool to model a cup

8
How to Make Gears

In this video:

-We take a look at how to modeling gears in Blender

-Using the array modifier in conjunction with modeling 

9
Bevel Modifier

In this video:

Beveling isn't for the faint of heart!

-What is the bevel modifier and what it does

-How to use it to bevel our gears

10
Boolean Modifier

In this video:

Oui mon Ami! Nous Allons Boolean!
-We take a look at the Boolean modifier 

-How it is used and the cool things it can do!

11
Adding Text

In this video:

-How to add text in Blender

-Loading in different fonts

Sculpting in Blender

1
Sculpting & MultiRes Modifier

In this video:

-We take a look at sculpting and the multiresolution modifier

2
Sculpting Dynotop and Options

In this video:


-We take a look at all the different options in sculpting and what they do!

-Get familiar with all the tools for sculpting and be confident with using them

3
Sculpting Brushes

In this video:

-We take a look at the different brushes to sculpt with

-All the different uses and results that our brushes give us

4
Sculpt Part1

In this video:


-We take a look at sculpting a head in blender using all the tools we've learned!

5
Sculpt Part2

In this video:


-We take a look at sculpting a head in blender using all the tools we've learned!

6
Sculpt Part 3

In this video:


-We take a look at sculpting a head in blender using all the tools we've learned!

7
Sculpt Part 4

In this video:

-We take a look at sculpting a head in blender using all the tools we've learned!

8
Sculpt Part 5

In this video:

-We take a look at sculpting a head in blender using all the tools we've learned!

9
Sculpting With A Texture

In this video:

-We take a look at Sculpting with a texture image for fine detail

The Simulations of Blender

1
Layers And Scenes

In this video:

-We take a look at the layers and scenes within our project

-How to use them to de-clutter our workspace

2
Rigid Body Physics

In this video:

-We take a look at Rigid body physics and the fun they are!

-How to use them to create randomness in your animation

3
Wrecking Ball With Rigid Body

In this video:

-We take a look at how to do a wrecking ball animation with rigid bodies

4
Animating Rigid Bodies

In this video:

-Let's take a look at how we can animate our Rigid Bodies to be able to use them in conjunction with our animations

5
Cloth Simulation

In this video:

-We take a look at the cloth simulation 

-The different options within the cloth simulation

6
Vertex Groups

In this video:

-We take a look at Vertex Groups

-How to use them to separate out vertices to then influence certain parts of your mesh

7
Flag Cloth Animation And Forcefields

In this video:

-We make a flag animation and take a look at forcefields, what they are and how to use them

8
Particle System Emitter

In this video:

-We take a look at the particle system

-Different uses for it

-The different settings with the particle system

9
Groups

In this video:

-We take a look at groups and what they are

-How we can use groups to easily pair up objects

10
Particle System Hair

In this video:

-We look at the hair particle system

-The different options within the hair system

11
Particle System Hair Edit

In this video:

-Let's take a look at how to edit our hair particle system

-Combing our hair!

12
Particle System Distribution

In this video:

-We take a look at using the particle system to randomly distribute objects!

13
Animating Values

In this video:

-How to animate pretty much ANY value within blender!

Full Animation Project! (See and do the workflow from start to finish!)

1
Character Modeling Part 1

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:

-We start modeling our character!

-Different workflow of modeling

2
Character Modeling Part 1-2

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:

-Continuing on with the modeling process! 

3
Character Modeling Part 2

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animatio

In this video:

-We model the face and more of the body

4
Final Animation - Character Modeling 3-1

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:


-Continuing on with the modeling!


-We look at using loop cuts, extruding and more and we build our character!

5
Final Animation - Character Modeling 3-2

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:


-Continuing on with the modeling!


-We look at using loop cuts, extruding and more and we build our character!

6
Final Animation - Character Modeling 4-1

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:


-Continuing to model our mushroom


-Modeling arms and hands!

7
Final Animation - Character Modeling Part 4-2

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:


-Continuing to model our mushroom


-Modeling arms and hands!

8
Character Modeling Part 5

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animatio

In this video:

-Almost there! Continuing modeling

-Putting in the TEETH! 

9
Character Modeling Part 6

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation!

In this video:

-Learn the ways of setting up your character with bones to be able to animate him

-We take a look at Armatures and bones

-What they are

10
Character Rigging - Rotation Constraints

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:

-We take a look at character rigging

-Rotation constraints, what they are and how to use them

11
Character Rigging - Inverse Kinematics

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation!

In this video:

-We take a look at Rigging our character

-Inverse Kinematics or IK constraint and what it does

12
Character Rigging - Attaching Bones to Character

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:

-In this video we take a look at Rigging and attaching bones to our character!

-The different ways to attach bones

13
Character Rigging - Weight Painting

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:

-We take a look at character rigging and weight painting

-What is weight painting and how to use it to get more precise bone deformation

14
Character Rigging - Shape Keys

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation

In this video:

-In this one we take a look at Character Rigging and shape keys!

-How to use shape keys to animate our face!

15
Character Rigging - Shape Keys Eyebrows

We take all the tools we learned previously and put it all into building this full on character animation!

In this video:

-Character Rigging and adding shape keys for the eyebrows!

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