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Blender 2.8 Character Creation

——   Created by Darrin Lile

Learn to use Blender 2.8 to create your own 3D characters

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94
Lessons
16h 33m
Lesson time
beginner
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Blender 2.8 is here! And it's time to explore this new frontier of 3D animation with Blender 2.8 Character Creation. This course takes you through everything you need to know to create your own 3D characters.

You'll learn how to:

  • Model a 3D Character
  • Use the Sculpt Tools in Blender 2.8
  • Bake a Normal Map and apply it to a low poly object
  • Create PBR Materials with the new Eevee Render engine
  • Use Krita to paint textures
  • Rig a 3D Character in Blender 2.8
  • Light and Render a Turntable Animation with Eevee

In this course you'll use Blender 2.8 to model the character's face with proper edge flow, so it will animate believably. You'll learn how to create hands and feet, as well as the character's space suit and helmet. We'll use the Blender 2.8 sculpting tools to create the wrinkles and folds of the space suit. Then you will learn how to bake a normal map to capture the high resolution detail, and apply it to a lower poly version.

We use the new Eevee render engine in Blender 2.8 to create PBR materials for the character. We will also create UV maps so that we can apply textures, to add greater detail to the model. You'll learn how to paint eyelashes and eyebrows in Krita, and map the textures using transparency in Blender.

When the character has been modeled and textured, we will then turn our attention to rigging. You'll learn how to create the underlying skeleton, or armature, that will control the character. And we will pose the character in the scene. We will then go over how to create lights and a turntable animation.

Blender 2.8 is an exciting milestone in the history of Blender. And there's no better time to start learning its new tools and workflows. So join me as we explore the amazing new frontiers of Blender 2.8 Character Creation!

94 Lessons

Introduction
3 mins
Welcome to the Course
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19 mins
A Brief Introduction to Blender 2.8
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Modeling the Head
11 mins
Importing Reference Images
11 mins
Beginning the Face
8 mins
Establishing the Face Loops
12 mins
Completing the Loop Mask
11 mins
Adjusting the Face
13 mins
Creating the Top of the Head
13 mins
Modeling the Eyes
9 mins
Placing the Eyes
12 mins
Creating the Side of the Head and Neck
11 mins
Modeling the Ears
8 mins
Creating the Nostrils
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About the instructor

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Darrin Lile
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Darrin Lile is an animator, developer, and Blender Foundation Certified Trainer teaching courses in computer animation and game development. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees …

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
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  • 16h 33m of on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable files
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