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Blender 2.8 - Hard Surface Character Creation


In this course we will use the open source 3D creation tool Blender to recreate one of the most iconic villain of movie history.

What you will learn

  • hard surface modeling to create the parts of the character (helmet, mask, chest armor)
  • creating realistic metal and glass materials with blenders shader editor
  • adding lighting around the character using emission shaders
  • setting up the virtual render camera
  • creating a high quality render with Blenders path tracing render engine Cycles


Merlin Peppler - Founder of CGI-Guy, Sci-Fi Nerd and 3D Artist @ CREATE 3D

Software needed

  • Blender 2.8 or beyond

Recommended skills

  • navigating in 3D Viewport
  • understanding of Verticies, Edges and Faces
  • usage of Modifiers (Mirror, Subsurf)
  • usage of Perspective and Orthographic Views

If you never used Blender before

Catch up all the basics for free by visiting my website: https://cgi-guy.com/


Included blueprints to use as reference for 3D modeling.
You will also receive my original .blend file with the finished project.


Assets (Free Licence)

  • Music: Olympus by Ross Bugden (Soundcloud)
  • Fonts: Bebas Neue by Ryoichi Tsunekawa (dafont), Star Jedi by Boba Fonts (dafont)
  • Intro / Outro / Notifications: Designed by RKMFX (Youtube) edited by CGI-Guy

Assets (Licensed)

  • Music: Blast by EdRecords (Bensound)

Software (Open Source)

  • Blender 2.8 by The Blender Foundation (3D Modeling)
  • Open Broadcaster Software by Jim (Video Capturing)

Software (Licensed)

  • Vegas Pro 14 by MAGIX Software GmbH (Video Editing)
  • ERA-D by Accusonus (Audio Editing)

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  • Video Course18 Parts
  • Total Runtime7h
  • Finished Project.blend
  • Reference ImagesBlueprints


Blender 2.8 - Hard Surface Character Creation

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