The #1 Program For Learning Hard Surface Modeling in Blender

In just 2-4 weeks, you will have your entire hard surface modeling workflow dealt with. Permanently.

This is the last and final program you will ever need for learning Blender.

 
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WHAT IS THE HARD SURFACE ACADEMY?

The #1 Program for Mastering Hard Surface 3D Modeling in Blender

Real-Time Video Tutorials

Access our 3 core hard surface modeling programs. These are the only resources you’ll need for learning hard surface modeling in Blender.

Concise Curriculum

Each core program is only 2-4 hours in length and delivers all the information you need to learn hard surface modeling even as a complete beginner, meaning you can have your Blender learning DEALT WITH in 2-4 weeks.

Live Sessions

Participate in our weekly coaching sessions and support calls where we dissect your work and give you IMMEDIATE feedback that you can implement Day One.

Private Community

Join our 500+ member Discord community where you can get daily feedback, network with other members, and get help whenever you need it. Our members frequently say this is the most helpful part of the program, shaving off months of time spent learning.

Premium Assets

The Hard Surface Academy includes two of our most popular Blender assets & addons (worth $300): Our custom MaterialWorks Texturing Plugin and Decal Pack for fast detailing and photorealism.

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The 3 Core Programs

There are 3 core pillars when learning Blender (or any other 3D software).

Modeling

Design

Portfolio

Each one of these pillars are equally important, and even if just one is missing, your entire 3D foundation will collapse.

You’ll lose out on building a following, getting freelance work or studio jobs, you may feel “stuck” in the same spot or you’ll just lose motivation for Blender, thinking you lack natural talent or that the market is “too competitive”.

No.

This happens because one of these pillars is missing.

Know how to use the modeling tools, but your designs look boring?

Have a keen eye for design but don’t know how to present your work properly?

Good at design and presenting your work but have no clue how to use Blender?

If yes to any of these, you
have a problem.

All 3 of these areas must be working together.

You don’t necessarily need to master each one, but you do need to be good enough.

If you know how to use the modeling tools, create visually appealing designs, and present your work so that it catches peoples’ eyes, you’re golden.

You’ll find more people reaching out to you with freelance work, getting job offers, building a bigger following, and overall just feeling more confident and satisfied with your modeling skills.

That is what our 3 Core Programs will help you accomplish inside the Academy.

(And they’re only 2-4 hours each, meaning you could knock them out in a day or two if you really wanted to…)

Here’s What’s Inside

The Hard Surface Academy

The Hard Surface Accelerator

Let's cut the fluff. We're gonna knock out all the common pitfalls people run into with hard surface modeling. Watch it and sit in awe at how much more sense Blender will make.

  • Learn Blender's UI, setup, and how to get started with everything
  • 'Skip the line' by learning all the common topology & shading problems people always ask us about.
  • Learn everything, A-Z, from modeling to materials to creating a marketable portfolio.

Having a place to refer to when you run into annoying problems and can't seem to figure out the solution is essential, and that's why we created The Hard Surface Accelerator. Start here and consume the content!

$97 value

The Blender Bros Shape Bootcamp

After coaching tens of thousands of our students, we've noticed the biggest problem people run in to is being able to come up with cool shapes from scratch. This course will fix that for good.

  • Understand the creative approach needed to "read" the language of shapes.
  • How to build on top of simple shapes without references.
  • The best way to think about placing details and modeling - all from scratch.

This course will cover everything you need to go from staring at the default cube with zero ideas to being able to flawlessly and effortlessly create cool shapes from scratch.

$97 value

Rendering University

A step-by-step formula to mastering your presentation skills to build a rewarding career, earn a loyal following, and do work that you're excited about in the world of 3D.

  • The 4 key points needed to get a job in the 3D industry, gain steady clients, and build a loyal following.
  • How to effectively market your work and begin seeing real results
  • Composition & lighting techniques needed to bring power and awe to your renders

90% of 3D artists barely put any work into their portfolio, leading them to mediocre results. Your competition is lower than you think, and with a few key tweaks to the way you present  your work, you can be in the top 10%.

$147 value

Private Discord Server: Personalized Coaching

Getting direct access to us as your instructors and quick help is essential for speeding up your learning process.

  • Private Discord community with access to Ryuu and I and other Academy members.
  • Share your work, ask for help, and get immediate feedback - no wasted time.
  • Weekly Q&A calls to help you along your Blender journey.

Having a community where you can ask questions directly related to the material is going to save you loads of time. The best part? Ryuu and I will be there to help guide you through the content and solve any problems you may encounter. The weekly Q&A calls will pay for the program itself.

$2,997 value

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That’s not all, though…

We have loads of additional programs you can choose from after completing the main 3.

They aren’t required but may be helpful depending on your 3D goals.

The Subdivision Surface Program

Although we primarily focus on boolean and ngon hard surface modeling, subdivision surface is still incredibly important for all sorts of different modeling situations. We'll teach you:

  • The easiest way to achieve clean mesh transitions and consistent quad-topology
  • How to efficiently retopologize ngons into quads and create smooth/organic "hard surfaces"
  • Crucial concepts such as edge flow, redirection, shading, and level of detail (and much more)

Sub-d, although outdated in certain situations, is still 100% essential if you need to deform your model, work in VFX, want to sell your model, sculpt, create organic/smooth surfaces or anything else where clean, quad-based topology is required. This program is brand new and has just been added to the Academy.

$197 value

The ULTIMATE Guide to Hard Ops & Boxcutter

Hard Ops & Boxcutter are the best hard surface modeling tools on the market. In this course, we'll cover exactly how to use them properly, including:

  • Complete Hard Ops & Boxcutter overview
  • Practical space ship modeling exercise (full tutorial & live training)
  • How to efficiently model in Blender with these amazing addons

This could save you thousands of hours of modeling time. Hop in and get started!

$97 value

And most importantly, we’re providing you with two high-end asset packs and addons for Blender to help you shave off time and create professional-looking designs:

Material Works Texturing Addon

It's finally here. We've developed an extremely robust texturing addon so you can add beautiful & realistic PBR textures to your models in 1 click.

  • 50 hard surface PBR materials (Includes Metals, Plastics, Rubbers, & more)
  • A dedicated Blender plugin to apply & customize materials in 1 click (no nodes required)
  • Enjoy a seamless workflow. All textures are completely procedural and tileable with zero seams.

We've tried nearly every texturing addon out there, and nothing comes close to the quality and features contained in this addon. All materials were created by a professional materials designer.

$97 value

Trim Sheet & Decal Pack

You don't have to model everything on your design - in fact, it's quite the contrary. You can use decals and trim sheets to quickly add detail in seconds. This pack contains:

  • 12 SciFi trim sheets (textured & non-textured)
  • 460 SciFi decals
  • 11 ID Maps for your own custom texturing

 All trim sheets & decals are compatible with Decal Machine. We also include two tutorials on how to design your own trim sheets.

$197 value

And you’ll even get access to our old Legacy programs, if you really want to dive even deeper. These include:

The Hard Surface Game Asset Course 2.0

The game industry is rapidly evolving. In this course, you'll master:

  • Proper hard surface modeling techniques for AAA-quality game assets
  • Our MAD-T framework for hard surface game assets (a tested & proven formula!)
  • The correct way to present your work and build a powerful portfolio

You’ll finish this course with a complete picture of what it takes to create industry-level game assets from scratch, all in just a few hours.

$197 value

SciFi Generator Design in Blender

Creating detailed SciFi designs in Blender is not that difficult. If you focus on the right techniques, you'll achieve some amazing, realistic results. This course will cover:

  • Visual design in 3D, and how to use it to your advantage
  • Shape echoing & detail balance, and why it's so important
  • Efficient hard surface modeling techniques with Hard Ops & Boxcutter

You’ll finish this course with a deeper understanding of how to create your own designs from scratch, without reference images.

$97 value

Hard Surface UV Unwrapping in Blender

UV Unwrapping is an essential skill one must master in order to texture their 3D models. Often times, this topic is over-complicated. However, we've developed a simple approach:

  • An easy-to-understand workflow for creating beautiful UV unwraps
  • Island packing techniques for the best possible texture resolution
  • The right way to place seams on your hard surface models

UV Unwrapping is often seen as some scary, boring thing. But it's actually quite fun if you know how to approach it correctly. Let's change that way of thinking!

$60 value

A-Z Environment Design Using Trim Sheets

Did you know you can create complex-looking environments with very basic modeling skills? Yes, it's true, and the way we do it is by using something called a trim sheet . We'll cover:

  • What trims sheets are and how to create your own from scratch
  • How to create simple, blocky models and turn them into detailed SciFi environments
  • Modular environment creation, so you only have to do the work once

Even if you're a complete beginner, you can create beautiful SciFi environments with this powerful technique. This course will show you exactly how to do it.

$97 value

Concept Environment Masterclass in Blender

Sometimes, we just want to create some cool looking environments without doing a ton of work. That's what this course is all about! We'll cover:

  • How to model and create a simple SciFi environment from scratch.
  • Compositing techniques in Photoshop to make your render super-realistic!
  • Practical lighting & composition techniques to make your work stand out

This is a fun, laid back course, perfect for anyone wanting some quick wins!

$97 value

Hard Surface Drone
Design in Blender

Complete beginners need some love too! This course will guide you through the process of creating a SciFi drone in Blender from scratch. We'll cover:

  • Sub-d modeling techniques for curvy, organic shapes
  • A practical workflow perfect for complete beginners & even intermediates!
  • How to take inspiration from nature to create badass SciFi designs from scratch

Beginners & intermediates will love this course!

$97 value

SciFi Mech Design in Blender

An oldie but a goodie. Our highly popular mech design course was one of our first products to launch, and is still extremely popular amongst many hard surface designers. We cover:

  • Intermediate & advanced hard surface modeling techniques for complex designs
  • The Hard Ops & Boxcutter hard surface modeling addons for efficient modeling
  • How to create amazing composites of your mechs from scratch

This is one of our longest courses, but is packed with powerful information!

$75 value

Compositing for 3D Artworks

Being able to present your work and give it that "wow" factor is an incredibly important skill in hard surface modeling. With Photoshop as our weapon of choice, we'll show you:

  • The best way to properly edit & touch-up your renders
  • Composition and framing techniques to achieve amazing imagery
  • How to go from a dull, boring render to a powerful, stunning image

While many are confident with modeling, not many are confident with presentation. This course will fix that!

$40 value

Trim Sheet tutorial for Blender

Designing trim sheets can be tricky, but they are so powerful for creating your own custom designs and style. This short tutorial will teach:

  • Trim Sheet design practices
  • Trim Sheet design practices
  • How to use the free GrabDoc addon to quickly bake maps for your trims

All trim sheets you create will be compatible with Decal Machine.

$40 value

The Blender Bros Design Course

The most important aspect you must master as a 3D artist is the art of presentation. Without good presentation skills, your portfolio will be lost in a sea of artists. This course covers:

  • Easy techniques to fix your portfolio and improve your renders
  • The best way to make your portfolio stand out to get clients & jobs
  • A practical visual design exercise, since the visuals of your 3D models matter too!

You’ll finish this course ready to create a kick-ass portfolio and stand out amongst the crowd.

$60 value

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The Hard Surface Academy

Total Value = $4,132

Normal Price = $1,495

Today's Price

$695

One-Time Payment

  • Hard Surface Accelerator Program
  • Rendering University Program
  • Shape Bootcamp Program
  • Subdivision Surface Program
  • Entire Legacy course suite
  • MaterialWorks Texturing Addon + Complete Decal Pack
  • Private members community
  • Weekly coaching calls
  • BONUS Assets & PDFs
  • Call Recordings Vault
  • 50% off entire program
  • 30 day money-back guarantee

 

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Meet Blender Bros

Ponte Ryuurui (Ryuu) is a Tokyo-based multi-genre artist, author and educator. His current focus is on 3D hard surface concept art and creating 3D courses for Blender. Ryuu is also a professional portrait photographer and a certified Master of Japanese Calligraphy with All Japan Calligraphy and Literature Assoication, as well as an author of several books on the subject of Japanese writing systems.

Josh is a 3D hard surface artist, educator, and YouTuber who has been using the Blender 3D software for nearly a decade. He has a passion for helping people fulfill their 3D goals and visions, while also providing the necessary resources needed to achieve mastery. You can find his hard surface modeling tutorials on YouTube, where he helps over 200,000 artists master their craft

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