Learn 3D modeling by creating a Futurama Style Spaceship

Learn modeling and material techniques using the completely free and opensource program Blender.

This class is a great first step into the world of 3D modeling and particularly learning the absolutely free modeling program called Blender. Blender is a free program that has been around for quite some time, and though it is extremely powerful, people are often intimidated by its complexity and depth. That’s why I’m here.

What you’ll learn

  • An introduction to computer-generated graphics using the completely free Blender 3D software..
  • The Blender Interface: Learn the quick ins and outs of Blender so you can create great scenes in no time.
  • Modeling Techniques: Learn techniques for creating shapes and scenes by manipulating vertices.
  • Material Techniques: Learn how to apply materials and as a bonus learn how to apply materials in a way that looks like 2D art.
  • Lighting Techniques: Learn the basics of applying light in a 3D scene.
  • Rendering: Learn how to generate final images you can wow your friends with on social media.

Course Content

  • What you’ll learn –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Introduction to the Blender Interface –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Scene 3: How to use Objects –> 2 lectures • 12min.
  • Modelling the Hull/Body –> 2 lectures • 18min.
  • Adding Materials –> 2 lectures • 26min.
  • Modeling the Fins –> 1 lecture • 20min.
  • Modeling the Thruster –> 1 lecture • 12min.
  • Rap up and Rendering –> 1 lecture • 4min.

Learn 3D modeling by creating a Futurama Style Spaceship

Requirements

  • Download Blender 2.8 (available for free).
  • A 3 button mouse would be great bot not necessary.
  • Excitement and Imagination.

This class is a great first step into the world of 3D modeling and particularly learning the absolutely free modeling program called Blender. Blender is a free program that has been around for quite some time, and though it is extremely powerful, people are often intimidated by its complexity and depth. That’s why I’m here.

This project will cover the basics you need to get started like the interface, modeling, and some materials, but won’t cover so much that you feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry I didn’t forget to make it fun either. Instead of doing just any model we’re going to make a spaceship inspired by Futurama’s Planet Express Ship. As a bonus, you’re going to learn how to make your model look like the 2D version from the show. This is a really awesome skill because you can still light and position the model the same as you would in a 3D scene, yet the finished product looks like you drew it. Your Friends are going to say WOOOW, you drew that? To which you can say, kinda.