Blender is an exceptional 3D modeling software with various opportunities for rendering, modeling, animation, motion tracking, video editing and much more. Also, Blender is quite favored among creatives thanks to its open source nature and expansive capabilities; however, it may make some beginners feel a bit lost.
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Nonetheless, once you learn and comprehend the basics of Blender, you can start creating without technical limitations holding you back! One of the best ways to get started is by taking some courses and classes from professionals.
Here I chose 10 different Udemy courses that will get you up and running in a few weeks, including a description of the main focus points and advantages of each of these courses, so stay with me!
1. Complete Blender Creator: Learn 3D Modelling for Beginners?
This Udemy course is one of the best courses for Blender, especially if you are a complete beginner. The course is quite easy to follow and gives a brief overview about all of the most basic features of Blender.
Sometimes you might feel overwhelmed because of the details and many repetitions of the same concepts but trust me once you finish this course you will feel fluent and confident enough to start your own Blender journey!
2. Blender for Complete and Total Beginners?
One of the main advantages of this course is that it’s relatively shorter than most of the other Blender courses. However, you don’t need to worry, once you finish this course you will be able to start some of your own projects right away.
Also, another advantage is the instructor assumes no prior knowledge of Blender which makes the course quite easy to follow. However, remember to apply the step-by-step project given by the instructor by yourself as well. As you know practice makes it perfect!
3. Blender Environment Artist: Create 3D Worlds ?
I suggest this course especially for the artists who are mostly interested in environment designing. The course starts off with the basics without the requirement of previous experience.
At the end of the course, you will have no questions on your mind about modelling, texturing, lighting, layout and many other aspects of environment designing. However, keep in mind that this is a course for Blender version 2.8.
4. Blender 3D from zero to hero ?
This course is a great introduction to Blender for beginners. Also, with the help of the mini-projects given by the instructor you will have a chance to practice your skills on your path of learning.
The course includes 26.5 hours of lessons, however, it is actually shorter as the instructor updated the course for Blender 2.8, if you are not interested in version 2.79 you can basically focus on the last half of the course.
5. Become a Material Guru in Blender ?
This course is specialized with material designing. It is a lengthy instruction but it will guide you from the very beginning with the various techniques given by the instructor.
As there are many different techniques in designing materials, the instructor shows a lot of options which may seem confusing at first, but as you continue the course pieces start to fit together, so try not to rush things up! At the end of the course you will be like a professional with material designing and texturing in Blender.
6. The 2021 Blender Primer: 3D Modeling, Animation & Rendering ?
This course is the new English version of Udemy’s most successful Blender 3D Course in Spanish, and it can be seen that it is already quite successful in the English version as well. One of the advantages is that this course works with both 2.8x and 2.9x versions of the Blender.
This attention grabbing course will lead you through beginner stages to advanced ones by going in a lot of depth by covering all of the tools and functions you are likely to need for your 3D works.
7. 3D Modeling in Blender 2.9 ?
If you are looking for a more fun course I think this one is the right fit for you! By modeling acoustic guitars step-by-step with the guidance of the instructor you will learn how to deal with hard surface modeling challenges.
Also, this course provides a Q&A section beneath every lecture to help you with your progress. If you want to improve your Blender skills and have a little interest in guitars I suggest you to go and check this course out.
8. Learn Blender The Right Way! ?
The instructor explains and details almost all of the Blender functions and short-cuts among the course while giving fundamental tips and very interesting examples.
Thankfully, the instructor keeps it easy to understand even for the complete beginners at the same time so there is no need to worry!
9. The Blender 2.8 Encyclopedia ?
This is one of the most detailed and well-designed beginner courses about Blender. It is relatively a longer course and includes many downloadable resources to help you gain insight into Blender.
Also, as it is a comprehensive course you can check it out even if you are not a beginner, with intermediate and advanced concepts as well.
10. Learn 3D Animation – The Ultimate NEW BLENDER 2.8 Course A-Z ?
The most advantageous part about this course is that it is completely designed for Blender 2.8 which makes it easier to keep up with if you are still using the version 2.8.
Still, this course is totally suitable for complete beginners. If you are one of them you will be quite satisfied from creating your first character, texturing, rigging, animating and adding sound!
I know Blender is a complicated area which you may feel lost sometimes, I did when I started too. That’s exactly why I wrote this article and I hope that it helps you find the right direction to work in!
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