3D Modeling with Blender, Level 1

3D Modeling with Blender for Kids

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Description

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Blender is a software tool that supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline â€”modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.

In this introductory class students will learn about:

  • Windows, Screens and Scenes: We start the class by diving right in. You quickly learn to navigate Blender by getting comfortable with the window, screens, user interface and building a scene. Without these basic navigation skills, it's easy to become frustrated with Blender technology.
  • Properties Panels & Settings: Here you will get to know all the tabs, render settings of the properties window, render layer settings, scene setting tabs, sky and atmosphere World settings.
  • Materials and Textures
  • Particles and Physics
  • 3D Modeling Basics: Objects, vertices, edges, loop cuts, subdivision and extrusion.

Prerequisites

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Must be competent and confident with navigating your way around a computer.

A laptop or desktop with Blender3D already installed.  We will host an install day for those that need help.

 


Target Audience

Age restrictions: After testing this material on a younger audience we have determined that this course is best suited for the computer savvy middle schoolers, high schoolers and adults. Fifth grade and above is a good guideline, but we do understand there will be exceptions.

Target Student: Artists who want to learn to bring their assets alive Game developers who wish to expand their skillsets Complete beginners who are willing to work hard Creative minded individuals that want to bring a concept to the digital world, be it real world physical art or digital art.


Testing?

YES.  After each class, you will be given a verbal challenge, where you will need to create or modify a design using the new features you have learned in class. It's important to master these skills as our classes build on each lesson.

A Summary

 

Minimum Grade

Advanced 4th grader but best suited for 5th grade and up.

Complexity Level High
Length 60 minutes / Class
Subject Area Windows, Screens and Scenes, Properties Panels & Settings, Materials and Textures, Particles and Physics, 3D Modeling Basics