Try it out: Blender

Course Dates: 17/09/24 - 24/09/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at 3D animation this short intensive taster course will get you up and running with the basics of how to work with the free, powerful 3D Software application Blender, and put you on the path to creating your own polished CG Graphics and Animation.
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Try it out: Blender
  • Course Code: VK583
  • Dates: 17/09/24 - 24/09/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: VK583

Tue, day, 17 Sep - 24 Sep '24

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to introduce you to the fundamentals of 3D graphics, and cover the basics of the complete 3D animation workflow, from navigating the software, to basic modelling, surfacing, lighting, animation and rendering/exporting.

What will we cover?

- Understand the Blender interface
- Navigate in 3D space, select and move objects
- Create a simple 3D scene
- Add basic materials
- Light your 3D scene
- Create simple animations
- Render and export your work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Find your way around the Blender interface and work with the 3D viewport
- Create simple 3D objects and begin to use modelling tools.
- Add colours and adjust basic surface properties of objects.
- Import premade objects into Blender
- Manipulate and animate items in your scene
- Work with lights and a camera
- Export your work as stills and video.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a fairly technical and intensive course for beginners. Experience using computers is essential, and some experience with creative computer software is beneficial.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

We will guide you using demonstrations, group and individual assistance, and notes.
Please note we will be working on Apple Mac computers.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use on this course.
You may want to bring a USB stick to save your work, or have access to cloud based online storage such as Dropbox or Google drive.

Specific information on recommended equipment will be provided on the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you want to take your Blender skills further please consider ‘VK567 3D animation with Blender’, a beginner focussed but more in-depth guide to the software. Expand your digital animation skills by trying a course in other Animation Software such as After Effect, Animate or Photoshop Animation.
Alternatively feel free to contact the department on to discuss options with our friendly subject specialists.

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