Advanced 3D Modeling

In this club, students who are learning 3D Modeling with Blender meet weekly to share their unique projects and/or tutorials they are working through, as well as learning new tips and tricks for modeling and other features of Blender such as useful hotkeys, materials, node maps for procedural texturing, using modifiers, different styles of modeling, basic animation, useful add-ons, and more.
By Kristen Montesano - Club Leader

Club Experience

In this club, students who are learning 3D Modeling with Blender meet weekly to share their unique projects and/or tutorials they are working through, as well as learning new tips and tricks for modeling and other features of Blender such as useful hotkeys, materials, node maps for procedural texturing, using modifiers, different styles of modeling, basic animation, useful add-ons, and more. Students will learn new skills for Blender in the club, but should be identifying and working through projects on their own time- there are no “assignments” beyond the occasional challenge or project. Many projects and tutorials are shared for ideas and inspiration.

Schedule

* Europe/Asia Meetup: Tuesdays at 10.00am GMT
* America Meetup: Tuesdays at 3.00pm PST

Learning Goals

Learn to create 3D models in Blender in order to bring your ideas, products, game worlds, and more to life.

Become comfortable with using Blender, and gain an understanding of the many tools and features of this huge and powerful software in order to be able to create without limitations and enhance your designs.

Learn modeling skills and principles applicable to other professional 3D softwares such as Maya, Unity3D, Fusion 360, 3ds Max, and more.

About the Club Teacher

Kristen Montesano is a lifelong learner and progressive educator specializing in STEAM skills. She believes the key to inspiring a love of learning is to make learning fun, exploratory, and creative. She loves to help spark a passion or curiosity in a child through a fun and engaging experience so that they can take that passion and run with it! One of her favorite education quotes is: “There isn’t a right way to become educated; there are as many ways as there are fingerprints.” -John Taylor Gatto

Other Resources

* Blender software (and a powerful enought laptop/computer to run it)
* Keyboard with number pad (USB/Bluetooth if not built in to existing keyboard)
* Mouse with clickable scroll wheel 
* Patience and determination!

Time Required

One hour a week in the live clubs and additional hours outside if the live club (3+ hours/week) working on projects

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