Welcome to the Blender Basics tutorial series! You're in the right place to learn everything you need to know to start using Blender like a boss.
Blender = the world's greatest open-source software
At CG Cookie, we love Blender - period. For 10+ years, we've been making tutorials to teach the world how to use this incredibly powerful 3D suite. With the release of version 2.8, has gained more popularity than ever and you'll find tons of tutorials that teach you how to create a specific model by showing you what buttons to push.
This Blender Basics tutorial is different. We will focus on the foundation of your 3D skills and teach you the right techniques to use for 100s of your projects. Independent creation is the goal and we will make sure you understand the reason behind every step you take...and every click you make.
What you'll learn
You'll learn what Blender is, how to navigate its interface (without panicking), how to move around in 3D, what Blender objects are and how to handle them, as well as where to go next.
Plus, you'll make your very own 3D model today, so you have something to show off with and get those 100k Instagram followers (OK, we can't guarantee that one).
Why should you learn Blender?
Blender is a lot more than just 3D software. You can create anything with this incredible 3D suite and taking the Blender Basics course could easily be the first step to your new career.
Don't believe it? You wouldn't be the first person to make it happen! We've taught hundreds of people who went on to become professional digital artists. For career inspiration and motivation, you can read some of their success stories on our blog.
Blender Basics are just the beginning
Once you work through this tutorial series, you'll have a strong foundation to build on.
To take it to the next level fast, we have a project made for Blender beginners that will challenge you and push you to the next level. Our tutorial series Build and animate a low-poly rocket in Blender is the perfect challenge with an amazing result: your own fully animated space rocket going through a launch sequence, complete with special effects. 3...2...1...blast off!