Blender Basics

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Blender Basics

If you’re new to the Blender 3D creation suite then you’re in the right place! With this free course Jonathan Williamson walks you through your first steps with Blender, helping you conquer the initial learning curve. It’s designed for beginners – even those whom have no experience with 3D whatsoever.

Getting Started with Blender

Learn the raw basics of Blender to get you over the initial learning curve.

Get Started with the Basics of Blender

If you’re new to Blender then you’re in the right place! Through this free course I’m going to walk you through your first steps with Blender, helping you conquer the initial learning curve. This free course is designed for beginners, even those whom have no experience with 3D whatsoever.

I will help you start moving in 3D, showing you how to navigate Blender’s 3D viewport and how to add, remove, and manipulate objects. Additionally I’ll introduce you to Blender interface, helping you overcome it’s quirks and use them to your advantage.

Next steps?

If these Blender Basics have piqued your interest then the next step is to learn modeling. Lucky for you we have a complete course designed just to get you started with the Fundamentals of Mesh Modeling in Blender. The mesh modeling fundamentals is a part of our membership, which is built specifically for aspiring Blender artists like yourself, enabling you to ramp up your skills quick through clear, concise, and structured learning.

If you’re using Blender with anything but a 3-button mouse, then read this page to learn how to Emulate a 3-button Mouse.

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  • Replies: 1

    I finished all the videos in the course but somehow the bars don’t go all the way to 100% so it has not been considered complete. Is this OK or is there something that I have to do to make it to 100%?

    2 years ago

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      Did you happen to skip through parts of the videos? The progress bar will only show 100% if all seconds of the video have been watched (it’s based on seconds watched relative to video duration).

      2 years ago

      • I have noticed that when switching to fullscreen mode the video skips a few seconds during the change and some of my progress bars are at not-quite-100%.

        2 years ago

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    Can you share your preferred file structure setup for a typical project? What kind of folder hierarchy do you use to keep all your textures and extraneous files organized per project?

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      My typical project structure looks something like this:

      Project Name
      – assets
      — models
      — textures
      – renders

      However, this is more geared towards individual models. If you’re working on an animation then you may want to extend the structure the bit more.

      The key point with any file structure is to keep it organized, sensible, and to use relative paths so that the whole project can be moved across machines without issue.

      2 years ago

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    The hardest thing I’ve found with the Courses and Tutorials is the hotkeys that the author uses. Even with the Screen Cast keys on sometimes they move through them so fast I can’t figure out whats doing what. Is there a lesson on just the hotkeys? Or is there any chance one could be made?

    2 years ago

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    I’ve taken the Blender Basics and Mesh Modeling Fundamentals just before CGCookie upgraded to 5. Can I skip ahead or is there new material here?

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 1

      Go ahead and skip ahead to the next course. The Mesh Modeling Fundamentals is the same as before.

      2 years ago

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