Hi, I’m Darrin Lile. 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, was a technical reviewer of Blender books for Packt Publishing, and I currently teach 3D Modeling and Animation at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. But I also create Blender training courses, so you can learn to make your own amazing games, animations, and architectural visualizations. Check them out below.
FREE: "The Blender 3 Quick Start Guide"
Blender is free to download and use for any purpose, but it is still a deep and complex piece of software that is always being updated and expanded. So it can be useful to have a brief, succinct guide to help you get started creating in Blender.
That’s what this Quick Start Guide is for. I hope it helps you start your journey with Blender; so that you can begin creating whatever it is you have in your head, bring it to life, and show it to the world.
Get this 23-page PDF that will introduce you to Blender's fundamental tools, concepts, and shortcut keys so that you can begin creating with Blender today!
Learn Animation Production with Blender
Create an Animated Character in Blender
Scene Creation with Blender and Substance Painter
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