Intro to Blender and CG Cookie

 Blender is a 3D animation software, and its mission is to get the best computer graphics tools into the hands of artists all over the world, completely for free. That’s a pretty tall order, but it actually can do that thanks to the fact that it’s open source and funded by thousands of people donating every month as well as by grants from some of the biggest tech companies.

The fact that you can download and use the cutting edge of graphics technology for free to make whatever creative ideas you have come to life is nothing short of incredible.

In this series, I’ll walk you through exactly how to use it.

To download Blender 3D, head to While you're there, you may want to check out the hardware requirements for Blender and donate to the development fund

The only changes that I'll make to Blender for the rest of this course (which you do not need to do) is increase the UI Scale to 1.5 so that you can see the video better and enable the Screencast Keys add-on so you can follow my keystrokes. Everything else is at the defaults, so I would encourage you to use the defaults too. 

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Ok, now let's get started! 

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