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Introduction to 3D Design and Modeling with Blender

A course by Luis Arizaga , 3D Character Artist

3D Character Artist. Montreal, Canada.
Joined October 2015

Learn to use basic sculpting, modeling, and rendering tools in Blender

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 92% positive reviews (581)
  • 14283 students

Learn to use basic sculpting, modeling, and rendering tools in Blender

This course was updated in September 2020 with new audiovisual material using the 2.8.3 software version and interface, as well as more resources and activities, and a new final project.

So you've dreamed up a character and sketched out your idea, but it's not brimming with life the way you envisioned. How can you make your character leap off the page with unimaginable depth and realism? In this course, 3D character artist Luis Arizaga—director of the film Holymonks and collaborator for the Goya-winning short Alike—teaches you how to use Blender to model, animate, light, and render characters as lively as the ones running through your mind.

Learn to use essential features like modeling and sculpting tools, node systems, light sources, rendering engines, and cameras to create foundational structures with basic objects and build your own character down to the final details.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 19 downloads

Interface and 3D viewer
8 minutes, 11 seconds
Create and manipulate objects
14 minutes, 56 seconds
Basic modeling techniques
19 minutes, 54 seconds
Create a basic light set
8 minutes, 58 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 92% positive reviews (581)
  • 14283 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 38m)
  • 19 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 09/18/2020

What is this course's project?

Use Blender to model a 3D cartoon character inspired by the video games of the '90s.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Animators, illustrators, designers, and anyone who wants to learn 3D modeling with Blender.

Requirements and materials

You don't need any prior knowledge of 3D modeling to take this course; Luis walks you through the basics of Blender from scratch.

As for materials, you need a computer (either a PC or a Mac). While not absolutely necessary, a Wacom graphics tablet—even the most affordable model—would be helpful.


14283 Students
581 Reviews
92% Positive ratings
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Luis Arizaga

A course by Luis Arizaga

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3D Character Artist

Luis Arizaga is a 3D character artist specialized in 2D character design, digital sculpting, and 3D modeling. He uses his knowledge of 2D character design as a springboard to develop 3D models and put his own spin on other 2D artists' work. With his extensive knowledge of texturing, materials, and rendering, he showcases his 3D characters in the form of eye-catching illustrations.

He has created 3D characters for advertising, games, and animations; collaborated on magazine articles for 3D World, 3D Artist, and 3DCreative; and contributed to the book Exotique.

Luis has also brought his talent and skill into the world of animation, directing the film Holymonks, which was selected at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and collaborating on the Goya-winning short Alike, created entirely in Blender.


  • U1

    Let's get to know each other a little

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparing to work

    • Introduction to Blender
    • Interface and 3D viewer
    • Interface and navigation of the 3D environment
    • Create and manipulate objects
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Edit objects
    • Basic modeling techniques
    • Basic modeling techniques 2
    • Basic modeling techniques 3
  • U4

    The last touches

    • Introduction to lighting in Blender
    • Create a basic light set
    • Basic material in Blender by nodes
    • Render
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to 3D Design and Modeling with Blender

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Introduction to 3D Design and Modeling with Blender. 3D, and Animation course by Luis Arizaga Best seller

Introduction to 3D Design and Modeling with Blender

A course by Luis Arizaga
3D Character Artist. Montreal, Canada.
Joined October 2015
  • 92% positive reviews (581)
  • 14283 students