Hard Surface Modeling In Blender

by Creative Shrimp in Training

Item Rating

This item has an average rating of 4 from 68 ratings by the community.

  • Pete Burges
    almost 3 years ago

    Moving to Blender from 3DS Max after many years, I bought this course to help me learn my way around the unfamiliar interface and terminology of Blender. It was super useful for that, but also so much more. It changed my modelling workflow in ways I hadn't considered and also taught me quite a few new tricks with hard surface modelling. There are lots of solutions to common issues that I wish I'd known starting out in 3D and had to learn the hard way. This is an excellent all-round modelling primer and a must for anyone wanting to focus on hard surface modelling in Blender.

  • Max
    almost 3 years ago

    First, a bit about me for context: I started using Blender about a year ago. I've watched countless hours of YouTube tutorials, own and use Boxcutter/HardOps. I knew enough going into this that it was mostly just practice, but I still learned a few useful things from the theory videos.

    THE CONS: The file organization is an absolute nightmare and many of the kitbash items they use are not provided in the kitbash file. Also, lots of the kit has awful geo due to bevel modifiers that should not have been applied. I'm not sure how this slipped through, but you can import the pieces you need from their final model, so it's not a huge deal -- just annoying.

    THE PROS: The content itself holds up (both the new and older theory videos). I enjoyed both their personalities and workflow. They cover some theory and their process of design from brainstorming to sketching. The content starts slow and picks up after enough repetition. It didn't feel like too much or too little handholding.

    It took me quite a while to finish because I tried to exactly match their model, but I really did enjoy this course. I definitely wouldn't suggest this for true beginners because it's a pretty dense model, but it was great practice and a decent confidence booster.

  • Hartmut Döring
    about 3 years ago

    Very detailed and informative, the file organisation could be a bit better, but the videos itself a very helpful and professional.

  • Bob
    about 3 years ago

    The course starts with you trying to sort all the files, making space for the videos, and downloading VLC player just to watch it. Horrendous file management aside, info is decent although Side A is marketed as info you would need to watch Side B which is not the case at all. Side A is just theory. Side B is the actual course where the instructor flies through making the robot. If you are just now learning blender this course is not for you.

  • George F
    about 3 years ago

    I think the information is good, but this course is a mess. When you purchase this, you get a pile of zip files that you have to download and extract the videos from. There is no real order, and you basically have to watch on the computer. I just feel like this was organized fifteen years ago. Too much of a hassle to deal with, so I'll just eat the cost and keep looking elsewhere.

  • Chris
    over 3 years ago

    This is the best hard surface modelling course I have seen for Blender. It doesn't just tell you which keys to press, but it also explains why you should do things. There is as much information here about the theory of modelling as there is about specifics of how to model the robot.
    I have bought a few other hard surface modelling courses, but this is the one I keep coming back to time and time again.
    There are some parts where you have to work around some issues with regards to the course being developed for Blender 1.7, as the boolean operators have changed slightly, but these are covered in the update videos.

  • Ssenkya A.K
    about 4 years ago

    Everyone needs this cousre, Enjoy!

  • alexandre
    about 4 years ago

    Very nice tuto ! So many good informations for learning about hardsurface ! and they give you some nice asset. Maby is not for pure begginer, let's practice some basic tuto in internet before but... "BUY IT" because the robot is very cool !

  • pepshader
    about 4 years ago

    Excellent course, it's full of solutions!

  • ochtupus
    about 4 years ago

    Just in case you re-record parts of it for a blender update: Please try to be consistent in mentioning the shortcuts. It is much harder to follow Gleb than it is to follow Aidy because of him omitting spoken shortcuts frequently. Imho repetition is key here.
    It is an avoidable complication in an otherwise great course.

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