I’m Darrin Lile, a Blender Foundation Certified Trainer. I received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Film and Media studies from the University of Kansas, taught 3D animation and game design at the Art Institute of Wisconsin, and have been a technical editor of Blender books for Packt Publishing. Now I create Blender training courses, so you can learn to make your own amazing games and animations.
I've been working on finding an efficient process to create animations in Blender. This short video is the result of my work so far. It's about a father and son superhero team, and all the conflict that comes with having a family business. I'm planning on creating more of the story and hopefully get a little quicker with the production as time goes on. If you'd like to learn more about how I'm doing this, check out a few of my Blender courses below.
"I’ve got to say that Darrin Lile’s methodical approach is what makes him a great instructor. Anyone can make a “tutorial” video, but not everyone can teach. It isn’t just a matter of look at what I do, then pause and copy. It is a matter of “this is WHY I do what I do” and as a result the pupil begins to gain understanding and through that, experience, and they finally become that which they studied to become. My hat’s off to you, Darrin. Thank you."
"I just wanted to say how much I appreciate these high quality tutorials you put out!!! You are truly an inspirational person."
"Thanks for making seemingly complex things approachable."
"Really nice experience. Mr Lile is giving really nice pointers overall covering all the process from creating the first polygons to texturing and rigging. Learned a lot. Really appreciate it. !!!"
"Really amazing tutorial. Incredibly detailed from start to finish. One of the best tutorials out there! Thank you, I've learned a lot."
"Excellent content ... very clear in the concepts ... easy to follow and apply every step .... I recommend it 100%."