Compositing is an optimizational workflow for minimizing render iterations while maximizing your render output's editability. It's essentially the concept of separating your render into individual components that can be reconstructed and tweaked independently after rendering.
Rendering for computer graphics is like the oven is for baking. It's the process of taking all your ingredients (3D models, shaders, lighting, animation, etc.), setting the oven temperature (render settings), and waiting for it to finish "cooking".
This course introduces you to world of dynamic simulation! Things like smoke, fire, soft and hard falling objects, fabric, pouring liquids, and more - All of this is accomplished with dynamic simulation in Blender.
Rigging is the art of movement preparation. Without rigging, there isn't any character, vehicle, or machinery animation. This course teaches the essential skills needed to get started with rigging in Blender.
Shading for Cycles Shaders control the way light interacts with your model. This is very important because light interaction is what determines whether your object is transparent and glass-like, hard and metallic, shiny like plastic, or translucent like wax. In this course you will first learn how to construct materials for the Cycles physically-based render engine.
Textures are 2D images that are designed to influence a 3D model's appearance. Whether it's simply to add color to a model like one would paint a clay sculpture, or to govern a specific material attribute, textures can be generated and painted by hand with Blender's built-in tools.
This is an intensive curriculum packed with over 50 individauls videos walking you through the entire process to get up and running with Blender for yourself and to be used in up to three classrooms with your students.
We're happy to have you here and are ready to teach you everything you need to know in order to start using Blender like a boss. We'll cover everything: what Blender is, navigating the interface, working in 3D, moving things around, and where you can continue your learning after this course.