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Course Coming Soon: 3D Mesh Modeling Fundamentals
When: end of February 2020
What it's about: 3D modeling is the absolute foundation of your CG skills. This course will take you from the very basics to independent creation -- the goal is for you to be able to create anything you want in 3D space.
Why you'll love it: As a bonus, this course will show you how to create a room in the super-popular isometric style. Hello, Instagram likes!
Livestream Coming Soon: What's new in Blender 2.82
When: March 3rd
What it's about: Blender 2.82 comes with updates to cloth, fluid, and smoke simulation, new shading and rendering options, fun sculpting features, and more. Join the stream to stay on top of all the important changes which will impact your workflow.
Why you'll love it: Livestreams are about interaction. Got any burning questions? Post them on the livestream page and they will be answered during the stream!
Tutorial Coming Soon: How to create an abstract wireframe in Blender
When: March 2020
What it's about: Learn about creating an abstract wireframe render. The style of this type of artwork is called plexus (Latin for "branching vessels / nerves").
Why you'll love it: Modifiers, particle system and materials -- even volumetrics. This is a fun way to practice different techniques...and end up with an amazing new desktop background!
Livestream Coming Soon: Modeling Heavy Equipment: Backhoe (Part 1)
When: March 10, 2020
What it's about: Kent Trammell rolls up his sleeves and builds a digger - and he could use your help in this multi-part livestream!
Why you'll love it: Who doesn't love diggers? All the complex shapes, hard edges, bolts, hydraulics, tire treads -- it's a modeler's playground!
Tutorial Coming Soon: Capturing a Simple Environment Map for Compositing CG Elements
When: mid-March 2020
What it's about: With just a mirror ball as your magical tool, you can use Blender to integrate CG elements into your photographic background.
Why you'll love it: Creating an environment on a budget? This is the ultimate thrifty way to capture your own environment map.
Course Coming Soon: Animation Course For (Not Only) Beginners
When: end of March 2020
What it's about: This whale of a course will cover everything you need to know to get started animation: how to set keyframes, undersatnd the graph editor, have fun with a few rigs. Engaging and hands-on, this is the course to make you fall in love with the magic of animation.
Why you'll love it: If you're learning how to make stuff move to make your own short film or just a fun clip for your social feed, this is the place to start and learn the right habits from the get-go.
Recently Landed: Fundamentals of Digital Sculpting
Why you shouldn't miss it: Kent Trammell put the fun in fundamentals of sculpting with his teethy, shark-themed course. From the very basic tools of 3D sculpting to creating your very own creature, all from a ball of digital clay - it's all in here.
Recently Landed: Creating an Armchair for an Architectural Scene
When: this week!
What it's about: Learn how to model an armchair using a bunch of fun techniques to create the cushions, the pipes, and the final wrinkles.
Why you'll love it: Why buy 3D assets when you can build them yourself? Bonus: this technique can be used on a ton of projects.
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