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3D Character Creation in Blender

A course by Mohamed Chahin
3D Designer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined October 2020
, 3D Designer

Learn how to develop a unique 3D protagonist, from initial concept to final render, and bring it to life using Blender

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  • 98% positive reviews (171)
  • 7652 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to develop a unique 3D protagonist, from initial concept to final render, and bring it to life using Blender



  • 98% positive reviews (171)
  • 7652 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 36m)
  • 21 additional resources (9 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


“When it comes to telling a good story, it’s all in the characters!” says 3D designer Mohamed Chahin. When designing 3D worlds and the characters in them, his goal is to evoke a feeling in the viewer as well as create beautiful visuals. His captivating 3D creations have seen him produce work for several companies including Adobe, DDB Berlin, Yak & Co, and Virgin Voyages.

In this course, learn how to design your very own 3D character from scratch.
Understand the creation process, from coming up with the ideas for your protagonist to exploring the features in Blender to make it a reality. Discover how to model, add detail, and work with light and color. Introduce the characters of your imagination to the world, and have fun along the way.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparing the Character
  • U3
    U3. Creating the Character
  • U4
    U4. Bringing the Character to Life
  • U5
    U5. Refining and Going into Detail
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Mohamed Chahin as he explains his background and journey to becoming a full-time freelance 3D designer. He also gives an overview of what to expect from the course, and shares the artists he is inspired by.

Discover how Mohamed gathers references and comes up with ideas for characters. Take your initial ideas and sketch out a rough thumbnail of your figure, and build on it to create a larger sketch with more details and development such as pose and expression. Tweak your sketch using your photo-editing tool (Mohamed uses Photoshop) before learning the basics of Blender, including shortcuts and add ons. Then, explore the importance of 3D lighting with Mohamed’s advice and techniques.

Import your character sketch into Blender to start working on it. Mohamed guides you on how to block out the positions of the main shapes then create additional elements such as props and scenery to contribute to the story of your character.

Explore Blender further to bring your character to life. Enhance it with details and build the background around it. Next, it’s time to work on overall composition, the color palette, and the lighting to refine your protagonist and create the mood of the scene.

Render and save your final image in your photo-editing tool. Hear Mohamed’s advice on preparing your artwork on different social media platforms to maximize exposure, and even land clients.

What is this course's project?

Create a 3D character illustration from scratch, using Blender and a photo-editing tool.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to start learning 3D design, is interested in exploring Blender, or who is curious about creating their own characters.

Requirements and materials

All you need is access to Blender, a photo-editing tool such as Photoshop, and a pen and paper.


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7652 Students
171 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Mohamed Chahin

A course by Mohamed Chahin

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3D Designer

Mohamed Chahin is an Egyptian designer and 3D artist based in Berlin who specializes in 3D modeling and motion. His mother is an artist and his father has always followed the latest in tech,so Mohamed became naturally interested in a combination of the two. With a passion for animated series and a firm belief that everybody is a storyteller Mohamed wanted to work in an industry that created visuals for fun, magical stories. His journey with digital art began when he studied multimedia and computer graphics. He later began teaching himself 3D design using YouTube tutorials and posting his personal projects online.

Two years after graduating Mohamed went from junior designer work to full-time as a freelancer, traveling the world with his laptop, sketchbook, and phone. Over the years Mohamed’s captivating 3D worlds and characters have led him to work across websites, illustrations, motion videos, and video games, for a number of companies including Adobe, DDB Berlin, Yak & Co, and Virgin Voyages.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparing the Character

    • Introduction to 3D Character Creation
    • Initial Sketches
    • Working on the Sketch on Photoshop
    • Introduction to Blender and Blender Basics 1
    • Introduction to Blender and Blender Basics 2
    • Introduction to 3D Lighting
  • U3

    Creating the Character

    • Modeling
    • Blocking Out Secondary Elements
    • Blocking Out Additional Elements
  • U4

    Bringing the Character to Life

    • How to Bring Your Character to Life 1
    • How to Bring Your Character to Life 2
    • Adding the Rest of the Details 1
    • Adding the Rest of the Details 2
    • Secondary Elements, Composition, and Background
    • Character Color Palette and Lighting 1
    • Character Color Palette and Lighting 2
  • U5

    Refining and Going into Detail

    • Rendering and Saving Your File
    • Ready to Share on Social Media
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Character Creation in Blender

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3D Character Creation in Blender. 3D, and Animation course by Mohamed Chahin Best seller

3D Character Creation in Blender

A course by Mohamed Chahin
3D Designer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined October 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (171)
  • 7652 students