Bring humour to your 3D animations in Blender

A course by Leanne Rule , Illustrator and animator

Illustrator and animator. Brighton, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021

Learn the basic tools in Blender and 3D animation to create hilarious and memorable characters.

  • 100% positive reviews (9)
  • 646 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn the basic tools in Blender and 3D animation to create hilarious and memorable characters.

A course by Leanne Rule

Embark on a creative journey with Leanne Rule, an illustrator and animator with an impressive portfolio that includes brands like Nike, The New Yorker, and Buzzfeed. In this online course, Leanne shares her unique approach to creating playful and humorous animations that capture everyday moments in a wonky virtual universe.

With Leanne as your guide, you'll learn how to design and bring to life 3D characters using Blender. Dive into the fundamentals of shape, movement, and storytelling to create engaging gags and sketches.

Discover the art of character modeling, texturing, and rigging, and master the techniques of background design, lighting, and camera setup to bring your animations to life. Throughout the lessons, Leanne will provide step-by-step instructions and share her insights into the creative process.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 20 downloads

Storyboarding
6 minutes, 5 seconds
Sketching Characters
5 minutes, 9 seconds
The Worm: Texturing
5 minutes, 40 seconds
The Seagull: Modelling 1
19 minutes, 33 seconds
The Seagull: Texturing
9 minutes, 6 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (9)
  • 646 students
  • 21 lessons (2h 49m)
  • 20 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a short looping animation featuring a seagull tapping on the floor, trying to eat worms. However, the techniques and principles you'll learn can be applied to any subject you choose. So, let your creativity soar and bring your ideas to life through captivating and humorous animations.

Who is this online course for?

For students who are starting their animation careers. While some basic knowledge of navigating the Blender interface is recommended, Leanne's teaching style is beginner-friendly, making it accessible to those with limited experience. Whether you're an aspiring animator, illustrator, or simply someone with a passion for creative storytelling.

Requirements and materials

To make the most of this course, you'll need the latest version of Blender, which is free to download. Familiarity with basic navigation within the software, including shortcuts like E for extrude, Tab for edit mode, S for Scale, and A for add, is advantageous.

While a computer or laptop is required, the course can be completed on various devices. So, gather your materials and get ready to embark on an inspiring journey into the world of playful and humorous animations with Blender.


Reviews

646 Students
9 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Leanne Rule

A course by Leanne Rule

Teacher Plus
Illustrator and animator

Leanne Rule is an accomplished illustrator and animator who graduated from Arts University Bournemouth with a first-class degree in Illustration (with animation). Her unique approach to combining illustration and animation allows her to infuse her work with humor and capture funny moments in her slightly wonky 3D universe.

With an impressive portfolio that includes collaborations with renowned brands like Nike, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, and Giphy, Leanne brings her expertise and passion to this course, sharing her techniques and insights to help aspiring animators develop their skills and unleash their creativity.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The First Steps

    • Story, Movement, and Design
    • Storyboarding
    • Sketching Characters
  • U3

    Creating the Characters

    • The Worm: The Basics of 3D Modelling
    • The Worm: Texturing
    • The Worm: Rigging
    • The Seagull: Modelling 1
    • The Seagull: Modelling 2
    • The Seagull: Texturing
    • The Seagull: Rigging
  • U4

    Put It All Together

    • The Background
    • Lightning the Scene
    • Setting Up the Camera
  • U5

    The Animation

    • The Seagull
    • The Worm
    • Bringing All Together
  • U6

    The Last Details

    • The Rendering
    • How to Convert It Into a GIF
    • Online Promotion
  • FP

    Final project

    • Bring Humour to Your 3D Animations

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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FAQs

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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Bring humour to your 3D animations in Blender. 3D, and Animation course by Leanne Rule

Bring humour to your 3D animations in Blender

A course by Leanne Rule
Illustrator and animator. Brighton, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (9)
  • 646 students