33 brilliant Blender tutorials

This is an updated and expanded version of an article that previously appeared on Creative Bloq. Character animation fundamentals
In this series of 22 lessons, Blender artist Beorn Leonard explains all the fundamentals of character animation in Blender. 33. 09. By the end you’ll be left with a model that could easily be used as a game asset or as a base for much more highly detailed building. How to animate a circular swipe in Blender

Learn how to roll a 3D object on its edge. Here, he presents a complete beginner’s introduction to rigging. 19. One of these is moving a car along a predefined surface geometry. Fun with rigid bodies

Bring the destruction! The secrets of realistic texturing

Blender expert Andrew Price reveals the secrets of realistic texturing in Blender in this detailed video tutorial. How to create an animation walkcycle
This tutorial from artist Karan Shah explains how to generate a character rig using Blender’s Rigify add-on, as well as the process of creating an animation walk cycle using keyframing. In this amazing Blender tutorial, Mike Griggs demonstrates how to create a realistically rough terrain for rallying. We hope you find something here that tickles your fancy – and don’t forget to let us know how you get on in the comments at the bottom of the page. Introduction to camera-tracking

Blender comes bundled with an awesome new feature called Camera Tracking. Camera mapping in Blender

Here, Andrew Price explains everything you need to know to do camera mapping using Blender. Modelling a building
This Blender video tutorial takes you through how to model a building from a single reference. 15. How to box model a sperm whale in 3D

See how you can use box modelling to create complex shapes.Box modelling is a staple technique for every 3D artist. 28. 26. How to create an energetic fire and water scene

Blender tutorial guru Andrew Price returns to show you how to simulate real-world flame and fluid effects. Then these pro tutorials are for you! In this tutorial, discover how to create a big, bold, attention-grabbing title. Enter Blender’s fluid and smoke simulators… After modeling the minion, we set up camera, backdrop and lighting to finish off with a render. 17. How to create a cup of coffee in Blender

In this complete project video by Oliver Villar you’ll learn some modelling tricks, and how to create simple, and not so simple node materials in the Cycles render engine. How to make realistic bread

In this easy-to-follow tutorial, discover how to make tasty looking bread in Blender, using displacement, subsurf scattering and more. Watch as he takes you from concept to final image with the software’s Cycles render engine. He worked on Sintel, Elephants dream and spent two years on Star Wars video game titles for LucasArts. Andrew Price demonstrates how to go wild with Blender’s rigid body simulator, making a chain, a wrecking ball and a load of stuff to destroy in an entertaining manner. 11. Introduction for beginners

Get started with the basics of Blender with this short video tutorial series from Blender Foundation certified trainer Jonathan Williamson. How to create a realistic earth

This tutorial uses several textures from NASA to create a realistic earth. Introduction to rigging

Lee Salvemini is kind of a big deal in the Blender community. His digital weapons of choice? Mastering the basics
01. Realistic renders
05. 24. How to roll a 3D object on its edge
Use the curve editor to roll objects on their edgeThis is one of the quicker Blender tutorials in this list, where you can learn how to roll objects on their edge using the curve editor. Create a realistic off-road scene
Learn to create a realistic terrain for a rally carTasks that not so long ago would have taken a long time to learn are becoming much easier to administer with a single click or a dedicated plugin as 3D software becomes more advanced. Fur with Cycles and particle hair

Jonathan Lampel demonstrates how to use multiple particle systems to add realistic hair to an animal and how to easily set up a great looking fur material using Cycles’ new hair shader. How to create a photo-real render using Cycles
Create jewellery that’s photo-realisticIn this series of six in-depth video-based Blender tutorials, pro 3D artist Alex Telford shows you how to create a realistic render of some jewellery. Ian Hubert (Project London), James Neal (Red Cartel), Jason van Gumster (Hand Turkey Studios), William Reynish (an animator on Big Buck Bunny and Sintel) and Nathan Vegdahl (freelance), all spill the beans. How to make a minion

This tutorial is for intermediate Blender users covers the modeling process to create a simple version of a minion as seen in the movie Despicable Me. 22. Words: Kerrie Hughes
Kerrie Hughes is content manager at Creative Bloq. 20. 13. In this article, we’ve rounded up the best step-by-step Blender tutorials from around the web. Amazing animations
14. 08. Create a spaceship

In this two-part video-based Blender tutorial you’ll learn how to model a concept spaceship; how to use your own sketches as reference; and how a combination of modifiers can aid you in modelling. Improve your modelling, animating, rendering and compositing skills as you follow the projects and pick up tips from leading 3D designs. This 20-minute video tutorial will walk you through Blender’s shading and lighting features. 31. How to make metallic text
Create attention-grabbing text with this Blender tutorial3D typography has a big place in the industry. 27. Model a low-poly T-Rex in Blender
Create your own Jurassic Park with this easy to follow tutorialThis hour-long beginner tutorial walks you through how to model, uvmap and texture a low-poly T-Rex in Blender. How to build and use a phoneme library
Create a library of 3D components in this video-based tutorial3D expert Alex Telford explains how to create a library of mouth shapes and other expression components. 10. Filmmaker, animator and all-round Blender tutorials supremo Bassam Kurdali shows you how to create your very own light cycle effect in this walkthrough. Learn how to model a sperm whale suitable for use in animation or games work in this simple step-by-step guide. This tutorial gives you a complete beginners introduction to what it is and how to start using it right now. Create a realistic head
Discover modeling, sculpting and texturing techniques with this complete tutorial seriesThis complete tutorial series explains the process of creating a realistic human portrait with Blender 2.6, covering base mesh modeling, detail sculpting, texture painting, hair growing and styling, sub-surface scatter shading, and compositing. You can also download the accompanying project files for this tutorial.

Updated: 18.11.2014 — 08:20