3D Modeling Course - Introduction to Blender CLASS 1 (of 4)

Class 1:
Intro to Blender interface and Navigation. 
Intro to modeling concepts,scale, and creating a simple box model.
Placing orthographic images into a scene.
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Cost: $95 for the full, 4-class, course.
Per person cost, full amount paid at first class. 
Cash or Credit Card

Introduction to Blender overall course description.

Instructors:  Hunt Hodgkins and Ryan McGuire

Explore three-dimensional navigation and hard-surface modeling in an Introduction to Blender.  In this instructor-led workshop, participants learn the fundamentals of Blender to create 3D hard-surface objects for use in printing, animation, and digital art using concepts and techniques of the industry.  

By the end of this course participants will:

Have a basic understanding of Blender and proficiently navigate in 3D space.

Be able to create hard-surface models.  

Be familiar with 3D modeling components and terms

Be familiar with different modeling techniques using edge extrusion, box modeling, and Boolean operations and understand when to use each technique.

Be familiar with modeling for use in 3D printing


This course is made up of four sessions that build upon concepts and techniques acquired from the previous week’s lesson.  Therefore it is necessary to attend each class in order to stay current.  For this reason, participants will not be able to pay on a class per class basis.  Participants may choose to audit the course at the same price.  Refunds may be given if a participant cannot attend due to extenuating circumstances.  Please speak with Chris Vestal.

For this class participants will need:

A laptop unless the participant is auditing the course.

A 3 Button mouse (left and right-click with a middle-button/scroll wheel)

A Numpad on your keyboard or an attachable numpad (the numpad is not crucial but extremely helpful)

The latest version of Blender installed on their laptop which can be found here: http://www.blender.org/download/   Please see the system requirements for installation on your laptop here: http://www.blender.org/download/requirements/

We will provide a printed course guide to every student.

When participants RSVP for the course, please note if your laptop is Mac, PC, or Linux

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  • Ken M.

    Excellent work by all involved! I'm gaining an understanding why many of my designs were flawed as a direct result from this class! Many thanks again, see you all next week!

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Rick

    Outstanding. Hunter and everyone else involved did an excellent job in teaching us the in's and outs of Blender. Thank you so much.

    2 · August 19, 2014

  • Lukasz

    Apologies but I cannot attend the course was assigned a project lead on Friday for work. First meeting conflicts with fit this and I will be traveling fur the second. Apologies again and good luck. Bummed.

    August 17, 2014

    • Hunt H.

      Congrats on project lead!! We'll have future classes that we hope to see you at.

      August 19, 2014

  • Andrew

    I too have to apologize as I started a new job which is noon to 9pm shifts and I was really looking forward to attended but have to cancel now. Hope that there will be weekend classes in the future.

    August 17, 2014

    • Hunt H.

      Andrew, congrats on the new job!! No worries, I hope we can see you in future classes. We'll be posting future class dates soon.

      August 19, 2014

  • Lukasz

    Pics look awesome. Congrats to everyone who could make it. Have a blast. Hopefully a sign of many more good things to come.

    August 18, 2014

  • Chris V.

    This is the first of quality community training courses we are offering through the Colorado Springs Makerspace. Below is a bio on our instructor. Instructor Hunt Hodgkins:

    Hunt Hodgkins is the Art Team Lead at CodeBaby in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been working in the 3D industry for over four years after earning his B.F.A. in 3D Graphics and Animation from the University of Colorado, Denver. Hodgkins expertise is in 3D character and hard surface modeling, and as a generalist has contributed extensively to texturing, rigging, and animating characters for CodeBaby.
    Hodgkins currently leads his team in the production of new and engaging avatars for use on a multitude of customer websites and eLearning ventures including MetLife, Guardian Insurance, Toys R Us, and more.

    July 12, 2014

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