Blender 3D Tutorials

Blender is a software used to create 3D art, games, printable models, and more. It is free to download and use, works on major operating systems, and is used by hobbyists and professionals alike. 

ibiblio hosts the site Greybeard’s Blender Tutorials which is home to a collection of videos that introduce you to Blender’s interface and walk you through different modeling techniques. The levels of difficulty range from beginner to expert, so there is something for everyone! Even if you don’t attempt to follow along, the tutorials are very entertaining—especially if you have ever been interested in game development or any part of the animation pipeline.

If you’re unable to watch the videos after downloading them to your computer, I suggest using an online video converter such as Cloud Convert to convert the .avi and .wmv files into .mp4 or .mov files. From there, you’ll be able to watch them directly on the website, or save them to your computer. Before using a video converting software or website, make sure it is safe to use and will not harm your device! 

The most recent version of Blender is 3.0.1, but the tutorials were made using versions 2.3 and 2.4. Although the current interface looks different than it does in the videos, the tips are still applicable! It may take some time to find the tabs and panels, but Blender labels all of the property panels and includes a help section in the menu bar as well. 

For updated tutorials and project inspiration, feel free to also check out Blender’s website!