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Kawaii Character Creation in 3D with Blender

A course by Yasmin Islas Domínguez , Animator Specialized in 3D Modeling and Character Design

Animator Specialized in 3D Modeling and Character Design. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined July 2019

Learn to design, model, and render characters with adorable features from scratch and share them with the world

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98% positive reviews (634)
20142 students
Audio: Spanish, English
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to design, model, and render characters with adorable features from scratch and share them with the world

Kawaii is a magical, color-filled style that, despite having originated in Japan, has slowly been adapted to different contexts and places. Discover the keys to Kawaii and bring your characters to life alongside animator Yasmina Islas, better known on social media as Yasmini, who specializes in 3D modeling and character design.

In this course, Yasmini teaches you the modeling process for a Kawaii character in Blender, no matter your level. She guides you through everything step-by-step, from the concept phase to the rendering of your final piece.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 24 downloads

Influences
7 minutes, 9 seconds
Sketch and thumbnails
11 minutes, 33 seconds
Model sheet
15 minutes, 16 seconds
Interface and navigation
12 minutes, 59 seconds
Vertices, edges and faces
17 minutes, 45 seconds
Basic materials
15 minutes, 38 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (634)
  • 20142 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 23m)
  • 24 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 3D model of a kawaii character using Blender.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Students, graphic designers, artists, and illustrators interested in creating signature characters in 3D.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience using Blender is required to take this course.

For materials, you need a pencil and paper (or your preferred method for sketching), a computer with access to Blender and your favorite illustration program, a three-button mouse, and a graphics tablet and compatible pen.


Reviews

20142 Students
634 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Yasmin Islas Domínguez

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Animator Specialized in 3D Modeling and Character Design

Yasmina Islas, known on social media as Yasmini, is a Mexican animator and illustrator. She studied digital animation at the SAE Institute in Mexico and character design at Berlin's Pictoplasma Academy.
Her personal style is heavily influenced by both kawaii and nature. Although she uses predominantly pastel colors, she likes to experiment with other tones and shades as well as a variety of techniques to keep things interesting.

She is specialized in character design and 3D modeling in Blender and has collaborated with various animation studios across Mexico including Flaminguettes, Memoma, and Pictoline. Among her client list are names like Giphy and Adult Swim.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Character design

    • What is kawaii?
    • References and mood board
    • Sketch and thumbnails
    • Model sheet
  • U3

    From 2D to three-dimensional character

    • Interface and navigation
    • Vertices, edges and faces
    • Modifiers 1
    • Modifiers 2
    • Basic materials
    • Textures
    • Lighting and cameras
    • To learn more: How to connect your HDRI
  • U4

    Export formats

    • Composition nodes
    • Export Image Sequence
    • Video of your character for social networks
  • FP

    Final project

    • Kawaii Character Creation in 3D with Blender

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Kawaii Character Creation in 3D with Blender. 3D, and Animation course by Yasmin Islas Domínguez Best seller

Kawaii Character Creation in 3D with Blender

A course by Yasmin Islas Domínguez
Animator Specialized in 3D Modeling and Character Design. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined July 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (634)
  • 20142 students