Blender 3d Animation Training Course Overview

Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender’s features include 3D modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, rendering, motion graphics, video editing and compositing. It also features an integrated game engine.

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Course Prerequisites

The only prerequisite is that you must be computer literate.

You are required to bring a laptop/Mac or iMac to the course. If you do not have access to a laptop, then we can hire one to you. You should have Windows 7 or 8 or 10 installed.

Also, you must have an independent keyboard.

Course Duration and Time

Duration: 3 days or 3 Saturdays

Times: 9:00 – 15:00

Blender Training Course Outline

Below are the topics to be covered.

Interface

  • File management
  • Measurement units
  • 3d cursor
  • Shortcut keys
  • Search
  • Navigation in 3d viewport
  • Layers
  • Background image
  • Viewport rendering
  • Crayon tool
  • Modes… Edit mode
  • Spacebar
  • Groups
  • Renaming things
  • Visibility and availability
  • Hide and unhide
  • Select and move objects
  • Select all. Unselect all
  • Understand axis orientation
  • Top side left right inverse views

Types of 3D Objects

  • 3D Text
  • Cube
  • Sphere
  • Pyramid
  • Cone
  • Cylinder
  • Curves

Modelling

  • Object
  • Vertex edge face
  • Edge loop
  • Quads

Texturing

  • UV mapping

Lighting

  •  Lighting and lamps

Data Management

  • Reusing data – colours… Animations
  • Duplicate vs clone

Animation

  • How does animation work
  • Shape keys
  • Keyframe

Rendering

  • Make a video
  • Formats
  • Render transparency

Game Engine

  • Introduction
  • Make a cube move
  • Keep track of hits (score)
  • Build and navigate a maze (with score points for pickups)

Exercise

  • Build and animate two eyes

Course Venues & Dates

Alberton 21 – 23 February 2019
Cape TownSaturdays:  24 November, 1 & 8 December 2018

or

Weekdays: 18 – 20 December 2018

The course can be conducted in other locations if there is interest. Complete the enquiry form on the right if you are interested.

Discounts

We have generous discounts for early bird payments and registration as well as group bookings.

Course Registration

Registration for this course is open.

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