Watching tutorials on youtube is a great way to quickly jump into the 3d industry and get a good understanding of how things work, but if you really want to become a great artist, you need a structured course, that will guide you through a complete workflow from start to finish similar to how to professionals do it.
without further ado here are great courses you should watch to become a blender expert.
Every studio in business needs a character designer, if thats what you want to become, this realistic portrain creation course is a 28 hour course that takes you through all the stages of making a realistic human, from modeling, sculpting, uv unwrapping, texturing and portrait lighting. Give it a try and in no time you will be making master piece human characters you can showoff in your portfolio or sell on cgtrader.com
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lighting can seem simple at first, but its also used to tell a story, set the mood and tone of your scene this is where it becomes hard what you need a comprehensive course like cinematic lighting by creative shrimp to guide you.
this course has about 9 hours of structured tutorials, you can learn about image based lighting that allows you to extract lighting information from an image and use it in a 3d scene.
there not many detailed car modeling videos, even on youtube, this course will teach you everything about car modeling and the knowledge attained here can also be used for modeling hard surfaces with curved profiles too. you just have to look at the what other student have managed to accomplish to appreciate what you about to get.
this master class is taught using blender 2.79 but it wouldn’t have mattered if they used blender 1.1, modeling has not changed that much in years, the same tools that where used back then are the same now.
the course also goes in detail on how to make a car paint shader.
we all love bringing our characters to life and Alive! Is the most extensive Blender animation course released to this date. It will take you from the very fundamentals of motion in Blender to high-end, advanced level character action animation.
This course is perfect for beginners and advanced animators. You don’t need to know how to animate in Blender but you do need some experience with the software to be comfortable with its UI, base tools and navigation.
if you love motion graphics and i know most of you do, then you are going to love this ducky 3d motion graphics course.
the first lesson in the course takes you through the fundamentals and the proceeding lessons are each complete walk through of creating unique motion graphics animations, that way you can learn how to approach different problem and learn how to create great designs and animations.
procedural workflows are the future, its going to be tuff for you to compete for a job if you cant do things procedurally, this creative shrimp course on procedural textures should be enough to give you an edge over other artists if you ever find yourself competing for a job.
the course contains over 55 lessons about 5hrs of tutorials showing you how to create detailed procedural textures and shaders all inside blender.
if what you want to be is an environment artist then take this 3d environment course by cg masterclass, different lessons are finalized by creating a full environment that has trees, mountains, grass, rocks and skys.
the course also takes you through newer ways of scattering assets using geometry nodes and how to properly use photo scanned assets
Courses might be a great way to learn workflows but quick tips like what you get in this blender secrets E-book are what sets you apart from other artists. with over 1900 pages and 620 topics you can be assured all areas of blender will be covered in this ebook.
you will learn different techniques to speedup and optimize your workflow
if you want to Tap into the unlimited potential of Blender’s incredibly powerful node editor, and learn how to create advanced and highly customizable procedural textures from scratch then don’t skip this course.
The course will walk you through building complex textures, step by step. You’ll learn about a ton of different nodes and creative ways you can combine them to achieve amazing results.