Blender is a brilliant open source 3D building software. In this Blender tutorial, you'll learn how to create a low poly character with the help of a professional digital artist. Actually, you won't be building just one character, you'll model a few of them. When you finish the whole course on how to make a character in Blender, you'll have five fully realized 3D models to add to your portfolio or use in a project.
This tutorial doesn't require any prior Blender experience. Your tutor Kevin Liao will guide you through Blender basics, how to make characters in Blender, learning to navigate and master the shortcuts, tools, and setup of the Blender 3D program. These are all crucial elements of 3D modeling when you're trying to learn Blender.
Next, you will go into object manipulation, 3d rendering and this is where the Blender character modeling truly starts. You will learn to use different tools to create objects and shapes, then tie them together to create characters, clothing, and accessories, all in 3D!
You can take all the time you need for each part of the tutorial. Since this course is in the video-on-demand format, you don't need to rush or panic. You can repeat each step until you're comfortable with all the elements explained. Or if you like to move fast, that's also possible! Either option you choose, this course on how to make characters in Blender is based on efficiency. It will allow you to learn all the crucial practical skills without any unnecessary techno jargon.
Blender offers you such functions as fx work, game, and 3D printing modeling, texturing, camera tracking, 3D rendering, particle simulations and full 3D animation creation. It has all the necessary 3D building functions needed for almost any projects you can think of. And it's entirely free for both educational and commercial use.
Starting to learn Blender is useful not only for a game or animation artist but also for an architect and video footage editor. Blender allows you to build architectural walkthroughs. They let you fully experience architectural designs and their depth. Blender also offers video editing option with tools for cutting footage, adding transitions, keyframe fades and many more. Blender is a great multitool type of software.
In this Blender tutorial, we focus on how to make a character in Blender. Starting your 3D modeling journey with a low poly character has many advantages. Creating low poly models instead of high poly ones takes up a lot less time by removing all extra steps and focusing on the essentials. It also allows you to improve your approach to form and proportions since any inadequacies are way more clear. Furthermore, it's easier to manage your work and stay more organized with low poly characters, especially when someone is helping you!
Blender has a large community all over the world. While most of the people only use Blender for their own projects quite a few also help to develop it further. Scientists, artists, animators, VFX experts, and hobbyists are all part of this team. All of these people are united by the same goal to improve Blender and keep it free. Because of the active community and their development team Blender keeps on releasing and building new improved features like interactive viewpoint and 2D animation workspace.
With Blender continually improving and its popularity growing now is as good time as any to learn how to use it. After finishing this course, you will have hands-on experience on how to use Blender, 3D character design, how to make a character in blender and some fantastic artwork for your portfolio! Enroll and get started now!
John Bura is a popular education instructor with more than 15 years of experience. Started programming games from 1997, now he has over 20 years of experience in this field. Also, he is a founder of Mammoth Interactive – a game development studio that produces XBOX 360, iPad, iPhone, Android, HTML 5, ad-games and more. In total, Mammoth Interactive has helped over 30,000 people to learn new skills. Till now, John Bura has contributed to 40 commercial games ranking at the top 10 in the App store. He is also providing consulting services on game and level design, project management, and programming.
John holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Calgary. He loves to workout, enjoys cycling and playing ultimate Frisbee.