Duration: 
2-3 Day(s)
Price: 
£1500

Overview

Blender 2.6 Getting Started is a 2 day hands on Blender training course which is run at our London centre. The course gives you the opportunity to learn how to create your own scene in the free Blender 3D software, covering everything from modelling to lighting, texturing, and the actual rendering of the scene. By the end you will have a grasp of the skills that will give you a good basis to continue from on your own. Expect to have fun, busy, hectic days filled with new things to learn!

Audience

This course is targeted at those who are looking at getting started with Blender. You should have good general computer skills, but do not need to have prior experience of working with Blender

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Day 1 Modelling

The Blender Interface

  • Windows
  • Toolbars
  • Scenes

Files

  • Opening
  • Saving
  • Naming
  • Organising

Making and Controlling Objects

  • Adding and deleting objects
  • Selecting objects
  • Moving objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Scaling objects
  • Duplicating objects
  • Using the registration point
  • Using and manipulating the 3D cursor
  • Creating

Layers

  • Using layers
  • Moving objects to layers
  • Hiding/Showing layers
  • Layer shortcuts

Modelling

  • Box modelling
  • Vertex modelling
  • Sculpting
  • Vertices, Faces, and Edges

Modes

  • Object mode
  • Edit mode
  • Sculpt mode

Shortcuts and Preferences

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Using a 3-button mouse
  • Blender preferences
  • Blender add-ons

Day 2 Lighting, Rendering, Materials and Textures

World and Scene

  • Setting up your world
  • Sky
  • Environment lighting
  • Indirect lighting
  • Mist
  • Stars
  • Setting up your scene
  • Units
  • Simplify
  • Scene info

Lights

  • Point
  • Sun
  • Spot
  • Hemi
  • Area
  • Using multiple lights

Materials

  • Types of material
  • Material properties
  • Using multiple materials
  • Naming your materials

Textures

  • Mapping
  • Influence
  • Multiple textures
  • Naming your textures

Cameras

  • Setting up your camera(s)
  • Camera settings

Rendering

  • Simple scene rendering
  • Changing your render output
  • Where are your renders saved
  • Render properties

Lab: 10 Cube challenge

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite
2 1000 £1000 2018-07-17
Birmingham
3 1500 £1500 2017-11-13
Manchester
3 1500 £1500 2017-10-24
Leeds
3 1500 £1500 2017-10-03
Oxford
3 1500 £1500 2017-09-25
Exeter
3 1500 £1500 2017-09-08
Glasgow
3 1500 £1500 2017-09-04
Liverpool
3 1500 £1500 2017-09-04
Reading
3 1500 £1500 2017-09-01
London
3 1500 £1500 2017-07-26
Cardiff
3 1500 £1500 2017-07-24
Belfast
3 1500 £1500 2017-07-17