Abstract Motion Design w/ Blender 3D
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Learn to model, light, texture, animate and render abstract motion design in Blender 3D. This course will guide you through 4 projects to level up your skills and inspire you to make better looking work. Study the technical and artistic secrets of one of the best Blender artists in the industry.
If you love abstract and beautiful 3D work, this course is for you. Watch the training and engage with the community.
Abstract Motion Design with Blender 3D
Create Abstract, Beautiful Renders
Course Format: On-Demand Training
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Software: Blender 3D
Duration: 4 Modules (Self-Paced)
Assignment: 4 Projects
Prerequisite: Knowledge of Blender interface
Creating the abstract designs in this series of projects will force us to examine some foundational modeling techniques. We’ll look at ways to create and modify geometry as the basis of our designs.
Lighting & Rendering
Learn to create beautiful renders as we deep dive into procedural shading, lighting, and rendering. We will start simple and work towards more complex scenes. The goal is to unlock our creativity once we understand the tools.
Seemingly simple animations, like an infinite loop, can be difficult to achieve without knowing the right steps. In this course, you’ll look at techniques for achieving loops. We’ll also look at how an infinite loop can be achieved without too much geometry.
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What you'll learn
This project-based course will teach you the tools while showing you how to achieve the designs. Nathan's approach to teaching is to focus on the design, and let the tools support that vision.
You will learn basic modeling techniques to create and modify geometry specific to these projects. We’ll look at various techniques to mask geometry in a procedural manner creating exciting and flexible control over our design forms.
Learn to animate an infinite loop in our first project. Pick up tons of useful techniques that can be applied to other projects. Finding clever and seamless ways to loop an animation is a useful skill.
Learn a series of modeling and distortion techniques that will help us create unique and abstract geometry. We’ll do it in a way that is non-destructive so we keep control over our scene.
Learn to leverage the power of high dynamic range images to set a foundation for lighting a scene. We’ll look at techniques to work with HDRI’s to light our scenes.
Learn to create textures that are beautiful and unique, while maintaining the ability to customize your shader. Mastering the art of shaders in Blender 3D is a big part of this course.
Learn to create atmosphere and scale in your scene. Learn to leverage volumetric light and create stunning abstract images. The biggest emphasis of this course is on using the tools in Blender 3D to create beautiful visual work.
We believe feedback is the best way to improve.
Get constructive feedback on your work assignments by uploading your projects on Discord in the course dedicated channel. Tag @review in your message to notify one of our teaching assistants and we will get back to you with a written critique.
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Nathan Duck (Ducky 3D)
Designer & 3D Artist
Nathan Duck creates immersive visual experiences through vibrant animations, beautiful 3D environments, and concert visuals.
He is based in Nashville, Tennessee, working with musicians from around the world creating tour packages and visual art for the music industry.
He also teaches Blender online and has garnered over 150,000 subscribers on YouTube, uploading weekly tutorials.
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When the video training ends, the conversation continues on our Discord Server. This platform allows us to engage with you while you’re working throughout the workshop.
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Abstract Motion Design in Blender 3D
Learn to model, texture and light beautiful abstract motion design in Blender 3D. Join a supportive community.
Texturing & Lighting
Why take Abstract Motion design w/ Blender 3D?
This course is designed to help Blender users who have some experience but want to make more dynamic work. If you want to create appealing, abstract motion design like you see in this course then you’ll enjoy this workshop!
Is there A Live forum?
Yes. Registering for this workshop will give you access to the MoGraph Mentor Discord forum. There you can ask questions, post your work, and share resources with the wider community.
What will I know by the end?
Modeling, Animating, Texturing, and Lighting in Blender 3d. We have an abstract focus in this course but overall you’ll learn about using Blender 3D more efficiently.
What skill level do I need?
This training is best suited to artists who already have a comfortable grasp of the Blender 3D interface. You can find a beginner course here to get your skills up to speed to follow this course comfortably.
Do you provide a license to Blender?
Is this class live?
No. This course is on-demand and self-paced. You won’t be required to attend a live session, we have recorded and edited the training material for your convenience.
When does it start?
You can start the course as soon as you enroll in it. Learn at your own pace and go back to previous videos as much as you want.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
Can I communicate with the mentor?
Yes! Join our Discord forum and ask questions directly.