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Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling in Blender

Recommended for beginners in Blender

3D modeling is fun, but learning it sucks. Well, not really, at least not if you look in the right place.

This course is an introduction to just about everything you need to know to get started with Blender, and create your very first 3D model!

 

What you'll get:

  • Complete introduction to Blender 3D modeling
  • Your very first 3D model
  • Expert training from two seasoned 3D artists
  • ~4 hours of video tutorials

 

Who are we?

We are Blender Bros, or more personally, Josh and Ryuu.

Josh

Ryuu

We're just two normal guys that make a living with 3D and teach it to you. Our main weapon of choice is, of course, Blender!

Josh lives in Orlando, Florida, and Ryuu in Tokyo, Japan.

We also run two YouTube channels where we both teach hard surface modeling! (links can be found by clicking our names above)

You can find more info about us on our About page.

 

 

What is hard surface modeling? Is it just the same as 3D modeling?

Yes and no. There are two different types of 3D modeling: organic and hard surface. We specialize in hard surface, mainly because we think it's more fun and beginner friendly.

Hard surface modeling means exactly what it implies: modeling of objects with hard surfaces. There are hard surface objects all around you - just take a look. Your cell phone, your keyboard, your laptop or computer; these are all examples of hard surface objects.

How can you tell if something is hard surface? Well, if it has hard, defined edges of any sort, then it is indeed a hard surface object.

You interact mostly with hard surface objects in everyday situations, and they are much more common than organic objects.

Here are some examples taken from our portfolio:

 

So what is organic modeling, then?

Organic modeling simply deals with curvier and smoother objects.

Some common objects that are organic are fruits, your body, a basketball, roots of a tree, etc.

If it is smooth with no real defined (hard) edges, then it is an organic object.

The difficulty with organic objects comes with practice, and involves various methods of modeling including sculpting, lattices, and various editing methods.

Put simply: it is not very beginner friendly.

You can actually combine organic and hard surface elements together, as shown by one of Ryuu's pieces here (right click 'open image in new tab' to expand size):

*If you are interested in more advanced pieces like the ones displayed above, be sure to check out our other Blender Bros courses!

 

Ok, got it, so where should I start?

You should start here, of course: that is why we made this comprehensive tutorial!

Whether you're a beginner or transitioning from another 3D software, this brief course will give you nearly all the tools you need to get started with Blender and create your very own 3D models!

 

Do I need any prior knowledge?

Absolutely not. Everything you need to get started is packed in here.

Section 1 involves introduction of the Blender tools you'll need to get used to (they are very simple once you learn the hotkeys), and section 2 is where you'll create your very own 3D models from scratch using these tools.

 

Is this course free?

This course is 100% free. We won't ask you for any payment info in this course.

All you need is an email to access the course.

We'll send you occasional product announcements and valuable learning resources to enhance your 3D journey - we will never spam.

So what are you waiting for? Scroll back up and grab this course now and discover the beautiful world of 3D!

 

Need to contact us with any questions or comments? Email us at [email protected] or fill out the form on our Contact page.