Beginner

This is a graphics tablet I can definately recomend. We use very similar ones in our college and they are excellent.

-Good pressure sensitivity

-Handy programmable buttons

-Good size drawing area

-Dont have to plug the pen in

More Theory time

Now it's time to understand more about texturing.

Lets learn about the different types of texturing within blender

 

Hand painted

PBR

Procedural

PBR Physically Based Rendering texturing is a must so learn how to set it up here

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Making the water, the water tower and colouring using new tools and developing our skills

In this course you'll practice and develop your skills and learn some new tools like solidify, bevel, colouring and texturing and loads more.


The main thing is to practice.

Finish your island by learning boolean operations and lighting skills

This is the next course which will hopefully take you a bit further along in your journey. The first video looks at how to work from background images.


There are 4 videos in total and you finish by making this tank and making it ready for exporting to other game engines.

Modelling

This is a course for complete beginners.

There are 6 videos in total and you finish by making the low poly car as seen in the picture and creating a simple animation.

Adding and Editing Shapes

Adding Colour

Rendering - (Exporting as an image)

Lighting

Animation

Now for some Theory

Now you have the basics down it's a good idea to learn some theory about how to make 3d models. Here are a couple of videos that can help

The modelling process

All the different stages to modelling explained. sculpting, hard surface modelling, retopology, rigging...

How to get good

What you need to learn and where to learn it. with good websites and skills that are worth gaining and practicing.

Beginners Starting point

Texturing

Exporting

Level 2

Level 1

Feeling confident?

Try these excercises to keep working on your skills and improving.

You'll have a go at modelling different shapes. Then I will go through how I made them so you can learn the different skills I use.

Test Your skills

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Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Could be useful

When you have finished you might want to change the background in photoshop

This could be very helpful and might be worth a watch if you get stuck on the next section

In this next course you will learn about smooth and flat shading and how to give your models more realisim. You'll also learn about modifiers. and realistic reflections.

 

there are 4 videos in this one and you'll make a realistic chess piece by the end of it.

Make a chess piece

subdivision surface modifier 

Realistic reflections

The mirror tool is vital but so is using it properly:)

Could be useful

So you have got this far time for a bit of a challenge. Try and make a low poly animal to go into your low poly scenes. It's a tough one and will push your skills.


Dont panic if it doesn't work try the next tutorial which is on a similar level.

Level 5 continued

Still on the same level but good to practice. Try out this low poly person.

Level 6

unwrapping & texturing

Test Your skills

Ok so you could probably do with some exercises again try this one:

Now it's time for texturing try out these tutorials to learn how to place 2d images onto 3d objects

Basics of un-wraping

Advance your skills by texturing a realistic table.

Could be useful

6 excellent sites for free PBR texture packs

Level 7 understanding nodes

Test Your skills

Here are some exercises to help you get to grips with nodes

you need this addon!

a beginners guide to nodes

a beginners guide to nodes