Low Poly Character Modeling for Video Games

A course by Daniel Gutiérrez
Art director and 3D modeler. Chihuahua, Mexico.
On Domestika since 10/03/2016
, Art director and 3D modeler

Learn to shape a 3D character with Blender

  • 92% Positive reviews (26)
  • 580 students
  • Spanish with subtitles
Low Poly Character Modeling for Video Games

Learn to shape a 3D character with Blender

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 92% Positive reviews (26)
  • 580 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (1h 49m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

There are video games that tell stories of a Hollywood movie. The level of detail that can be given to the characters, not only physical but also narrative, allows us to tell interesting stories through them. Daniel Gutierrez - art director and 3D modeling specialist - is passionate about video games and characters with minimalist style, and in this course he will teach you his process to make them a reality.

Learn to design, model in 3D and texturize a videogame character with style low poly .

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation
  • U2
    U2. Notions
  • U3
    U3. Character Modeling
  • U4
    U4. Mapping, texturing and rendering
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start by getting to know Daniel's work better, his role in the video game industry and his inspiration to create characters low poly . In addition, he will tell you about his references and influences.

You will learn what is low poly and the main peculiarities of this technique. Next, Daniel will help you download and install Blender; will show you the essential tools to start browsing and modeling in this software , will explain to you how to use them and the shortcuts that you will need to know for this process.

You will see the first steps to create a character low poly , starting with its design and conceptualization. You will know the ideal work process and some tips to add unique features and characteristics to your characters, before moving on to modeling.

Once you have become familiar with the software and already having your character defined, you will begin the modeling phase of your character with accessories and accessories, using basic geometric figures and practical techniques to achieve a style low poly unique.

Later, you will color your character and learn the process of creating UV maps for texturing. Also, you will insert a camera and prepare the lighting, to finally render the image and export the file in a special format that will allow you to be part of a video game.

What is this course's project?

You will learn to model and texturize a 3D character with style low poly

Course student projects

Who is it for?

To designers, artists, programmers or anyone who is interested in getting started in 3D modeling.

What you need

It is not essential to have previous knowledge of 3D modeling or handling of Blender, since Daniel will be responsible for explaining, step by step, all the tools.

With regard to materials, you will need a computer on which you must have Blender 2.8 installed and a mouse .


580 Students
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Daniel Gutiérrez

A course by Daniel Gutiérrez

Art director and 3D modeler

Daniel Gutiérrez has a degree in Graphic Design, a native of Mexico. At age 22 he began a search for something different and participated in the creation of a small game company indies called Lienzo. From there, his life turned 180 degrees and currently works as an art director, making games for different platforms and major consoles around the world.


  • U1


    • Who I am?
    • Influences
  • U2


    • What is low poly?
    • Installation and navigation in Blender
    • Design and conceptualization
  • U3

    Character Modeling

    • The body
    • Arms
    • Mirror
    • Head
    • Accessories and accessories
  • U4

    Mapping, texturing and rendering

    • UV mapping
    • Materials and textured
    • Camera, light and set
    • Render and extras
  • FP

    Final project

    • Create your low poly character for video games

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Low Poly Character Modeling for Video Games. A 3D, and Animation course by Daniel Gutiérrez

Low Poly Character Modeling for Video Games

A course by Daniel Gutiérrez
Art director and 3D modeler. Chihuahua, Mexico.
On Domestika since 10/03/2016
  • 92% Positive reviews (26)
  • 582 students