Blender 3D Skills Development - Nottingham Trent University



This course is suitable for creatives who are beginners to digital asset creation or those who have little knowledge of Blender and would like to explore basic techniques for their designs. Blender 3D is a powerful free open-source 3D creation software, which allows for 3D asset creation, animation, and rendering. It can be used in any field that requires a digital 3D experience and is easily transferable to many other software’s such as Unreal Engine, Unity, AR/VR, and rendering. On this course you will learn the basics of using Blender 3D Creation Suite, which introduces modern digital asset creation techniques and can be utilised across creative industries such as animation, architecture, product design and fashion. You will learn and explore various methods for 3D digital asset creation suitable for 2D and 3D rendering. The course is divided into three sessions. Session one: • Introduction to digital language in Blender • Why knowing your asset size is important • Fundamentals of Import / Exporting assets • Blender interface – modes, scenes, tabs and modifiers • Using transformation tools and traversing the workspace • Working between Blender Modes – Object / Edit Mode / Sculpt • Create 3D objects • Walking through creating a 3D model in Blender. Session two: • Add-ons for Blender • Modifiers, Manipulating and fixing • Materials and Textures Nodes – Creating and applying digital textures • Texture Painting – Creating your own effects • UV Maps • Keyframes and Keysets – recording and marking movement Session three: • Rendering – Setting up the camera, lighting and movement. • Final touches to your model and creating final outputs. What will I gain? By the end of the course, you will be able to set up, record and edit different animation types, have an understanding of industry pipelines and have a completed project and final renders for your portfolio. Level: Intermediate / Professional Entry requirement: You should have experience of working in a creative environment, but no formal qualifications in design are required. Basic computer skills essential. Tutor profile: Sarah Kay Beardsley started her career in London as a freelance model-maker. She then developed her digital skills and began working at both Nottingham Trent University and Ravensbourne University London, teaching additive manufacturing, CAD/CAM and Rhino3D. Sarah has taught digital fashion with BA students and helped NTU become one of the first universities in the UK to present a digital-only fashion collection which appeared in Forbes, Vogue and WWD. She has been a co-developer and trainer of 3D digital language, asset, and environment creation (Blender3D, Rhino3D & Photogrammetry) for many years, helping her students to navigate the ever-changing digital world.

What's included in the price?

Three days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Maximum class size: 8


3 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • UK Holiday
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Residential
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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ