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BLENDER BASICS: An introduction to Blender 3.x

Jonathan Lampel

Updated Blender Basics Course is Out!

This course is great, but we've updated it to a new one!

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Let's Learn Blender 3D!

The best part? You can start making cool Blender models on Day 1 by following this free course of Blender tutorials on CG Cookie.

Do you want to get creative in Blender 3D?  Whether you want to learn how to create 3D models, visual effects, or your own short films, this is a great place to start.

To get started with Blender you need...

  • ❌ drawing skills
  • ❌ coding skills
  • ❌ 3d experience
  • ✅ excited curiosity
  • ✅ a little patience

Start creating with Blender today

Whether you're completely new to the world of 3D graphics, switching to Blender 3D from another 3D Software, or a rusty returning hero from the 2.5 days, the Blender Basics will guide you through your first steps in Blender 3x. 

We'll cover all of the essential features that you'll need to know in order to build your very first Blender model.

You'll be up and running with Blender 3D, fast.

Why learn Blender 3D?

Blender 3D is the fastest growing 3d suite in the world. In 2020, it was downloaded  +14 million times and it's now backed (sponsored) by some of the biggest companies in the world - including Adobe, Facebook, and Epic Games.

Blender 3D is an essential tool for 3d creators around the world and has become the leading alternative to extremely expensive programs like Maya and Max. 

What is this 'Blender Basics' course about?

3 chapters, 25 short lessons.

  • Chapter 1: Intro to 3D space (how to move around without getting lost)
  • Chapter 2: Editing objects (let's reshape the default cube)
  • Chapter 3: The Blender way (see what else Blender can do)

At the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably navigate Blender 3D and have a solid understanding of what's possible.

We encourage you to get a CG Cookie membership to receive:

  1. Support from our teachers: ask questions and get answers
  2. Download course files to follow along
  3. Full access to our Blender Fundamentals series for a huge range of 3d skills
  4. The rest of our library, from beginner to (very) advanced Blender training
You're also welcome to ask questions on our community forum and hang out with us on Blender Discord.

Teaching Blender in the Classroom?

We’ll be taking a 30,000ft view to give you foundations to craft your class, or simply gain a better understanding of Blender for yourself. 

Learning 3D can be incredibly overwhelming, yet highly rewarding for those that stick with it. As with anything, it’s a skill that can be learned through repetition, taking things slow and managing expectations. 


Awarded upon completion:
100xp +
Course Curriculum
1 Review
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    nicolasladouceur13 ·

    It got me back on my feet after leaving 3D modeling for a while. I can recommend as a good first step for a beginner!

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