Blender is a free, open-source 3D modeling program for everyone that allows you to model, animate, simulate and render still images, animations, visual effects and video games. You can use it to make a range of different scenes from realistic, stylised, architectural, cartoon, outdoors and many more, whatever you wants to make! When you learn the basics of Blender, you will be able to apply this knowledge in animation, video game engines and VR.
Over four weeks, we will build a low-poly nature scene. This will involve learning the Blender interface, building models of animals, trees and grass, and using cloth and particle simulations to create a dynamic environment. We will also look at colouring your models, creating a forest and rendering your scene. At the end of this course, you will have your very own computer-generated image!
What you need
A laptop with internet access
A 3-button mouse
Click here to download Blender before the course starts.
This course will be facilitated by Liing Heaney. Liing is a new media artist from Bray, Co. Wicklow currently based in Dublin. Since graduating in 2015 from the National College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art Media & Visual culture, she has been producing work influenced by natural systems, cybernetics, geology, pre-history and the Information Age. Her work engages with a range of media from electronics, game engines, computer programming, 3D animation and installation. More information about Liing's work can be found at www.1iing.com