What is the story behind CG Cookie?

We're a team of Blender fanatics, boot-strapped and here to create awesome things in Blender.

CG Cookie launched in 2008 as a software-agnostic content site built with WordPress and a purchased theme. Featured tutorials, an art gallery, and conversations on various software. CG Cookie offered training on 3D modeling with Blender, game development with Unity, concept art with Photoshop and even sculpting with real clay.

Originally selling individual tutorials for $4, CG Cookie began to take hold after the now pivotal release of our Blender 2.5 training DVD. Shortly thereafter we launched our Citizen paid membership in November 2010.

In 2017 CG Cookie transitioned away from a heavy WordPress site to a fully custom-built Ruby on Rails CMS. A CMS that we’ve iterated a few times on and was the spark to create the Mavenseed Project.

We’ve come to recognize our superpower is within the software Blender and are passionate about supporting this free open-source community that has supported us.

In 2019 CG Cookie pivoted to be a Blender-focused project.

Some of our latest Blender Courses

CATCH - Creating a Pokéball in Blender
In this short course we'll create a photorealistic Pokéball model using subsu...
Intro To Motion Graphics (Blender Course)
Explore looping motion graphics with CG Cookie and Ducky 3D! Learn the basics...
RIG - Blender's Character Rigging Playbook
Learn character rigging in Blender with this extensive character rigging play...
Bug Bots: Hard Surface Creature Creation in Blender
Dive into 'Bug Bots' Blender course for hard surface modeling. Learn projecti...
PARTICLES: Introduction to Simulation Nodes
Learn everything there is to know about Simulation Nodes, and make a custom p...
MAKE IT: 3D Printing with Blender and a Prusa Printer
Learn Blender fundamentals in our course and learn to craft diverse 3D models...

How to contact CG Cookie

Depending on the type of question you have, there are two main channels to ask for help. We're a small crew, though passionate about seeing you succeed, even if the answer may not reside on CG Cookie. 

For account and any initial questions email support@cgcookie.com and for Blender-related questions ask them on the community forum

CG Cookie, Inc
25 N. River Lane, STE 10
Geneva, IL 60119