Best Free Blender Courses

Find the best online Free Blender Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Learn 3D Modeling: Blender Basics in Under 2 Hours

Learn the Basics of Blender in Under 2 Hours

Created by Josh Gambrell - Sharing my knowledge and constantly expanding it.

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Students: 75220, Price: Free

Learn the basic tools, shortcuts, and important aspects of the popular 3D modeling software, Blender, without any prior knowledge!

Take your first steps in the Blender software!

  • Learn the basic interface of Blender.
  • Learn how to select, grab, scale, rotate, and add objects.
  • Learn the difference between Object and Edit mode.
  • Learn how to render, add materials, and export your models into the Unity software.
  • Create a few basic models with your knowledge.

A great way to alleviate the burden of learning a brand new piece of software.

From the perspective of a complete beginner in the Blender software, this course wil cover the basics and alleviate the burden of learning a new piece of software. Blender is actually a very intuitive piece of software once you get the basics down, and is easy to pick up on the more complicated aspects after learning the basics. Blender is a great piece of software for new 3D modelers and those wishing to be able to create assets for video games. This course will make you feel confident in using Blender as a complete beginner.

Course Overview

This course will cover the very basics for those that have never used the Blender software before. Students who have never used the Blender software before will feel a lot more comfortable with it by taking this course. After learning some new concepts, you will test your knowledge by creating some basic models.

At the end of this course, you should have the confidence to go and further your knowledge in the Blender software. This course was designed with complete beginners in mind, so you should be able to create very basic 3D models and feel more comfortable with modeling in the Blender software.

Introduction to Blender For Beginners

The complete beginners guide to Blender and the world of 3D.

Created by Danan Thilakanathan - Self-taught Filmmaker, 3D Animator and Educator

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Students: 62148, Price: Free

Do you wish to create your own animated film one day? Or perhaps make your own game? But don't how to go about it or where to even start? If so, you may be looking around for cheap (and hopefully free) 3D software.

Blender is one such tool. It is a free, open-source 3D software that can do everything from 3D modeling, animation, rendering and game development. The tool continues to grow with newer and more awesome features being added every so often. Their current feature set is packed and rivals the most expensive 3D software today. One would have to see the awesome projects and quality renderings created by people who have not spent a cent.

In this course, you will learn the basics of (nearly) everything in Blender. Without needing to invest a whole lot of time or money, you will learn how to get started with 3D modeling, lighting, animation, sculpting, rendering, and physics to name a few with exercises spread throughout so that you can get your first experience with the software and gain overall confidence along the way. You will be one step closer to mastering Blender.

What's in this course?

The course is aimed to provide a gentle, yet thorough, introduction to Blender 3D so that you will go away with the confidence of working on your own dream projects. We won't just be looking at what each control does and call it done. The course provides a number of exercises (or mini-projects) on all the main components of 3D of which you are strongly encouraged to follow along and get your first experience with Blender. 

Specifically,

  • You will learn how to navigate through Blender and get comfortable with the user interface.
  • You will learn the bare basics of 3D modeling, lighting, animation, materials, texturing, rendering, sculpting, particles and physics.
  • You will work on small easy-to-follow exercises to help solidify your learning and gain your first experiences making something with Blender.
  • You can ask me for help anytime if you get stuck trying to do something.

By the end of this course, you will have completed your first few mini-projects with Blender. Since we cover nearly everything in Blender, this will raise your confidence

With over 60+ lectures, there is so much to learn. Don't let this overwhelm you though. The course is designed to make the learning curve as smooth and as easy as possible so that you don't have to pull out all your hair in frustration in an attempt to learn Blender on your own.

Who is this course for?

This will be perfect for the absolute beginner of Blender and the world of 3D in general. There are no nasty jargon anywhere in this course and everything will be explained in a simple easy-to-understand manner.

You are not expected to know anything about Blender. You can start this course with no prerequisites (as we'll cover how to download and install Blender). If there was one prerequisite, it would be to have some passion for 3D (or whichever project you would need Blender for). That motivation will help push you to master Blender so that your dream movie or game can come to life.

What is the expected outcome after the course?

By the end of the course, you can expect to have a good understanding of the major components of Blender. You will gain experience and hopefully confidence in being able to pull off your own 3D projects without having to pull out your hair in frustration.

After that, the outcomes are endless. As you continue to work on your projects, you start to gain confidence in learning more advanced stuff. At this stage, making movies and/or game projects becomes a thing of reality. You could even meet one of the requirements for a Blender-related job!

Best of all, the course is designed to be flexible and will continue to expand as new features get added in or if you feel that I haven't covered an aspect that you would like to learn.

Create Your Own Character in Blender

Learn the Great skill of character creation with Blender 3D

Created by Thomas McDonald - 3D Artist, Designer & Animator

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Students: 41500, Price: Free

In this course we create a simple character in 3D. We quickly and easily apply a rig for easy animation.

We begin by setting up some background images to use as a reference.

This course involves modelling the character from a simple plane so we use the mirror modifier to speed the process up.

We quickly get the form of the character and add his hands, form his ears, model some teeth and even model him a pair of simple shoes. We continue by creating some hair and forming eye brows.

When we are happy with how our character looks we move on and add an armature using an add-on within blender. We position the rig and generate control bones for use in animating our character. We briefly look at weight painting and how much influence some bones have over certain parts of the character.

Free Blender Crash Course!

Start now to create your 3D Scenes!

Created by Gustavo Rosa - Modelador, Animador e Generalista 3D.

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Students: 37685, Price: Free

The Free Blender Crash Course is designed to give you a first contact with the 3D scene creation universe and with Blender.

Blender is free open source software and is currently one of the world's leading 3D scene creation tools. In this course you will have a first contact with the Blender interface and learn the basics of modeling, materials, lighting and animation. And throughout the course you will produce from scratch a simple flying plane scene.

So sign up now and start your journey to become a 3D artist right now.

HDR Image-Based Lighting in Blender

Watch this crash course and master the complete HDR image-based lighting workflow, 100% Blender

Created by Aidy Burrows - Tutorial Co-Author With Gleb Alexandrov @ Creative Shrimp

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Students: 27506, Price: Free

In this course Gleb Alexandrov from Creative Shrimp shows how Image-based lighting is an opportunity to achieve astounding realism.

If you've just started tinkering with HDR image-based lighting in Blender,
it may seem daunting. So hard to control the direction of light (Gimme
the rim light, you, Blender!). Even harder to avoid a blown-out
background.

On top of that, there seems to be so many things to wrap your head around: High Dynamic Range, 32-bit textures, Tone Mapping...

But actually, this workflow is MUCH easier than you might have thought. I promise.

After watching this step-by-step guide, you'll get the super powers to crush the image-based lighting in Blender.

All the project files are included, so you can follow along with video tutorials

Moreover, Greg Zaal has kindly offered us a couple of amazing 2k HDRI environments from the HDRI Haven website.

Cartoon Character Modeling In Blender

Create a simple 3D cartoony character in Blender

Created by Danan Thilakanathan - Self-taught Filmmaker, 3D Animator and Educator

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Students: 26323, Price: Free

Do you want to create awesome looking 3D characters like the ones you see in movies?

Then you've come to the right place, as you'll learn all the secrets of creating filmic style characters at the comfort of your own home.

What's in this course?

You will use the free open-source 3D software Blender to create a simple cartoony-style character.

Starting from a single vertex, you will create a base mesh, sculpt the details, retopologize, rig, texture, cloth, and add hair. You don't even need to know what these terms mean. You will discover all of this in a learn-by-doing approach.

The course also comes bundled with a FREE 3D character model for you to study and play around with, or even use in your own projects.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone interested in creating 3D characters.

The course also assumes you have a basic knowledge of Blender and its modeling tools.

What is the expected outcome after this course?

By the end of this course, you will have created a fully textured, rigged, clothed and ready-to-animate character in a short amount of time.

There is so much to learn, so enrol now to start your 3D Character Modeling career!

Blender Basics

Easy to follow tutorials to learn basic animation in Blender.

Created by Dara Harper - Digital Arts Educator

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Students: 24265, Price: Free

In this Blender course, you will learn the basics of modeling, animation, rigging, lighting, and camera techniques. These easy step-by-step tutorials will show you how to create your own unique animations. 

Whether you want to create 3D or 2D animations, “Blender Basics” is the ideal online class. Other topics include how to create particles and how to render your animations. 

If you're interested in learning Blender to start your career in 3D animation or if you want to create a unique video to promote your business or if you want to spice up your YouTube page, this class can help you realize your creative goals.

Combat Knife 3D Game Asset in Blender and Substance Painter

Learn to model, UV unwrap, and texture a high quality game asset from start to finish.

Created by Chris Plush - Blender 3D Trainer

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Students: 18465, Price: Free

In this absolutely free step-by-step Blender and Substance Painter training course I'll take you through the entire process of modeling and texturing a combat knife game asset.

This game development course is beginner friendly but you should have some very basic knowledge of Blender before watching. This course will teach you a lot of different hard surface modeling techniques and modeling tools including beveling, subsurf modeling, and non-destructive modifier methods. It'll take you from setting up a reference photo in the background to completing a high quality, high resolution, 3d knife model for games.

The course starts off by taking you through creating the high-poly model of the knife that we'll later use for baking normal maps onto a low-poly, game-ready model.

To prepare our model for texturing I'll walk you through taking our low-poly knife model and UV unwrapping it in Blender. You'll learn how to specify how objects are unwrapped by manually adding seams to edges, how to modify and work with UVs, and how to look for UV stretching to make sure your textures will be applied without distortion.

After we're done UV unwrapping, I'll show you how to bake a normal map for the knife using Blender in order to make our efficient low-poly knife look more detailed and high resolution. Whether you want to use this knife inside Blender or export it for a game engine like Unity or Unreal, I'll show you how to make sure your model and its normal map look right in all software.

Then finally we'll pull our knife model into Substance Painter and Texture it. I'll show you how to bake normal maps in Substance Painter too, as they tend to come out a little bit better than in Blender. So then you'll know how baking works in both software. We'll use edge wear generators, smart materials, and other tools in Substance Painter to achieve the final look, and then I'll show you how to render your final knife in Substance Painter. I'll also show you how to export your textures and then set up a material for your knife in Blender as well so we can render it with Cycles.

Character Modeling: Master the Anatomy of 3D Characters

Step by Step Guide to Create 3D Characters in Blender

Created by Abdelilah Hamdani - 3D Photorealistic Designer

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Students: 17625, Price: Free

Character Anatomy: A Great Start to Create Realistic 3D Characters the Right Way

This Course is for anyone who's struggling with character anatomy

If you end up with some weird shapes when creating characters, this course will be very useful for you

You will learn the right way to Create all face parts: Mouth - Chin - Eyes - Nose

Once you succeed at creating this you will be able to create any character that you want

A Practical Introduction – Modeling & Animation in Blender

Take your first steps in 3D Modeling & Animation with Blender - B3D

Created by Thomas McDonald - 3D Artist, Designer & Animator

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Students: 15257, Price: Free

Learn
to navigate and use some modeling tools that will help you gain a
strong foundation in this very popular 3D design software Blender.

Develop
a strong understanding of the process of modeling in the 3D world.

  • Camera
    control

  • shortcut
    keys

  • Adding
    Material

  • adding
    key frames

Discover
your creative side

Learning
the basics of Blender will open you to a world of creativity. Blender
is free, has industry standard tools and has a strong online
community for help and support.

More
and more industries are starting to use Blender with more and more
small production houses are releasing work created using Blender. This
will increase greatly over the coming years given the huge
improvements to Blender with recent releases.

Content
and Overview

This
course is designed for complete beginners to 3D software. The course
was created to introduce students to the different modelling
tools available. If you are a complete beginner to Blender this
course can help you get started. This course is designed for
practical learning so students can follow along at their own pace.

Start
by enabling Blender’s add-ons. We take a look at using the very
important camera in the scene. We start with the default cube and
manipulate it into shape. All these actions leads us to the course
goal of creating our own animation in Blender and rendering out an
MP4 video file. This whole production is possible in Blender and all
the more reason to start your journey today!

Blender To Substance Painter To Unreal Engine 4

Blender to UE4

Created by Weston Huett - Entrepreneur, Developer, Designer

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Students: 11765, Price: Free

This Course will teach you how to create assets in Blender, the world most use 3D Modeling software!

Next you will learn how to bring that asset into Substance Painter, AAA quality texturing software used by many Game Studios across the world!

Finally you will learn how to bring that asset into Unreal Engine 4 and the textures you created!

All and all this is a great opportunity for you how to create you very own asset for games and bring them into Unreal Engine 4!

Blender 3d basics: an intuitive approach

Get started in the 3D world with Blender

Created by Shaishav Vashi - 3D artist

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Students: 9129, Price: Free

This is the age of information. There are a lot of videos online about learning the basics of Blender. But I discovered over the years that most of them preach about tips and tricks to make a very specific object or item. 3D modelling is a trial and error process. One should be aware of not just how to operate the software but also about how to approach an unknown situation. This is what I mean when I say "intuitiveness". One must experience different kind of challenges in order to develop that intuitiveness.

I used to learn about 3D modelling from books and though it took a long time to learn from them, I learnt that in the long term it was better than do it quickly videos. The differences was the richness of the content in books. Now in this course, I have tried to develop not just your 3D skills but also your ability to develop approaches for different kind of scenarios, which makes it a lot richer than the traditional set of how to videos.

In this course,  we will go through

- Basic functions in Blender and the user interface

-The process of blocking everything with basic shapes.

-Then we will model different kind of meshes in edit mode.

- Then we will learn how to make different kind of materials and compare them with one another

- We will also learn how to map and mask different textures into one another

- We will learn the basics of using modifiers

-Then there is the final project in which all the skills learnt will be tested

- And ultimately there is the Ultimate beginners challenge that requires a lot of creative thinking to solve

So if you pass the ultimate challenge by yourself, you are already pretty good at this and you should continue in the field.

Nonetheless I hope you enjoy this course. I will keep uploading new videos as and when required.

Blender 3D: Create , Animate and Sell Game objects

Creating 3D Models , Animate and Extract 3d Models

Created by Maria israel sathyan - Technical Engineer

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Students: 8179, Price: Free

In this course the process to create a 3d model which can be used for various games and animations them will be know at the end of this course the student will be able to create his own 3d model and sell , students will also learn how to extract this 3d models to make more out of it

Basics of 3D Graphics with Blender 2.7x

A course to get you started quick without the fluff.

Created by Brian Ericson - Master World Crafter

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Students: 6681, Price: Free

( With the huge update of Blender with the release of 2.8 I have decided to make this course free. Because of this, there will no longer be student support. I hope it will be of some use to you anyway. Not everything is outdated in this course.)

If you don't have dozens of extra hours in your day to learn 3D, this is the course for you. I tell you only what you need to know to get started with 3D.  Follow the comprehensive assignments to understand 3D tools, how to manipulate geometry and understand volume. If you don't have loads of hours to spend watching tutorial videos but you still want to become a 3D artists, this is the course for you.

The great thing about learning tools and specific skills is that you can transfer what you've learned to other software packages.

Bonus curriculum includes:

  • Creating 2D objects

Create a 3D character in Blender from scratch

Step by step guide to model a 3D character and texture it

Created by Raymond Gabriel - 3D Generalist - Founder of RG3D Animation Studio

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Students: 6583, Price: Free

Learn how to create a simple 3D character in Blender from scratch, going through the following :

  1. 3D Modeling of the character

  2. Adding materials

  3. UV-Unwrapping / Texturing the character

  4. Rendering out Full HD image of the character

  5. Bake out textures on the UV-unwraps of the mesh (Usable in game engine)

This Course is for beginners who at least know there way around Blender's interface and navigation, I will be explaining every step along the way, so even if you are a complete beginner you should be able to follow up, and if you already have some experience with blender you will be honing down on your skills and also might learn new tricks and techniques along the way that will help you create other characters you might have in mind.

This course is free of charge, I made it so that everyone could benefit from it, I hope that it could help you out.

This is my first course on Udemy, but I am planning to make more in the future.

I wish you all the best and Good luck, Enjoy!

Raymond Gabriel

Blender 2.8 for Creative Professionals (An Overview)

A Walkthrough into the creative process of using Blender 2.8 in 1 hr

Created by Harshavardhan Saravanan - CGI Artist

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Students: 4374, Price: Free

This course is for creative professionals who want to learn new skills. The lessons take you through the possibilities of Blender 2.8 as a 3d tool. This Course walks you through a project of creating a speaker from scratch to the final render. Which gives you an overview of using Blender for Modelling from a line drawing, UV Unwrapping, Texturing and Material creation and finally lighting & rendering. This course aims to develop your interest and knowledge towards Blender 2.8 for your future projects in 1 Hour. All the drawings, textures used are included.

You will get a downloadable shortcut_box.pdf file from which you can make a fun way to access and remember shortcuts.

Royalty Free Music from Bensound

Learn Blender Basics for Beginners

Learn the Basics of Blender 2.8 series and use to create 3d scenes

Created by Sixon C Sunny - Founder and Principal Designer at Buildon Ideas

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Students: 4104, Price: Free

Learn how to start using blender and use it for modelling, texturing lighting and rendering 3d scenes

Learn How to do the following

  • Download Install blender, customize the interface and start using the various tools and features in blender

  • Start modelling, texturing, lighting up a scene and render outputs in blender 2.8 series

  • Start Using modifiers to create various models in Blender

  • Start using addons to make the work easy

  • Learn How  to customise the interface of blender

  • Learn how to light up a scene and create a basic render out of it

  • Learn How to do texturing in Blender using UV mapping

Learn Blender & Octane Render by creating an arctic concept

Create this image in under 2 hours with Blender (free) and OctaneRender 3 Standalone

Created by Bachtiar Yakushov - Digital Artist

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Students: 1138, Price: Free

This course is designed for people that want to develop their Blender and OctaneRender skills to create beautiful images - fast! In this course we build our scene models from scratch, then texture, light and post process our scene to achieve the feature image shown for this course. This course focuses on giving you artist friendly techniques to either bolster your toolkit as artists, and if you are at the beginning of your journey, help you discover if 3D graphics is perhaps the career for you.

The software and hardware required to complete this course are listed below:
- A modern computer (Mac or PC).
- Blender.
- An nVidia Graphics card (ideally greater than 2GB).
- OctaneRender 3 or greater.
- A graphics tablet is recommended but not essential.

This is a specially built course to quickly get you up to speed with techniques that will enable you to explore different looks and landscapes quickly, while still delivering a polished product. 

Check out the preview videos to learn more. 

I look forward to seeing you in the course!

Blender 3D – Create a Cartoon Owl

The perfect course for creating a Cartoon Character with Blender!

Created by Ivan Yosifov - Mobile Game Dev Entrepreneur

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Students: 931, Price: Free

Create a cute Cartoon Owl with Blender in just an hour.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for designers from beginner level to advanced.
Blender is the number one Free 3D Software which is taking over the industry by storm.
So if you are interested in creating cartoon character with the Free 3D Software Blender this is the perfect course for you!

What you will learn?

- Modeling the whole character separated in 2 parts.

Part 1 - Blocking out the shapes
Part 2 - Finish up the model and sculpt the details

- Unwrap the model and prepare it for texturing

- Texturing! The fun part is here, take your imagination and creativity and give your clay model colors.

- Rendering. Rendering is the final process of creating the beautiful image for final show off.

We will cover all the process from modeling, unwrap, texturing and in the final create a beautiful render of the Cartoon Owl for presentation or including this in your portfolio.
Covering all the steps will help you build confidence and boost your design skills!

Complete the course?

After completing the course it is recommended to share your final render with me so I can give you constructive feedback or just take a look at what awesome artwork you have done!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Also take your time to check out my other courses about 3D design

Personalised Jewellery Design Using Blender 2.9

Create personalised jewellery will relative ease and no investment in equipment or software (all free)

Created by Paul Summers - Tutor

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Students: 498, Price: Free

This video course is aimed at anyone who wishes to create their own personalised jewellery without having to invest in any equipment or software (all software is Open Source and hence downloadable for free from the internet). We use Blender as the main software and we will show you how to setup Blender for jewellery design and how to install special addons for Blender that make jewellery design easier. Using the software tool Blender (used by millions) coupled with the JewelCraft addon and with the added function of using FluidDesigner Parametric Smart Objects created by the author of this course anyone can create their own jewellery with ease. This combination of software allows the user to simply join objects together to create complex 3D printable jewellery, and other useful objects, with little technical skill or knowledge. Anyone can create their own personalised jewellery and get it 3D printed at Shapeways, an online manufacturer who you simply upload your file to get made in silver, gold, bronze, plastic, etc., or even print at home on a desktop printer in wax (which can then be set to your local casting house) or alternatively cheap disposable plastic jewellery can made on a home printer. You will learn transferable 3D design skills as a wide range of items can be created using Parametric Smart Objects.