Welcome to a peer-improved learning resource !

Dear future members !
Blender Learning Spaces is in its very beginnings, but we decided to open the project as promised.
You can use this wiki to explore the project, it currently covers a complete basic course and some extensions as handbook; To learn more about the complete project it is related to, read on here; We hope you enjoy the project and the stable network, as soon as it arrives.

You want to become a 3D artist ?
You are in favor of free open source software and open projects, or don't have the money to buy a proprietary software - or both ?

The wiki ( and project ) you found here wants to make learning Blender a great and successful experience for you.

Blender (link) "is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License." (Quoted from Blender Foundation's site , where you can download the software.)

An amazing and diversified community of Blender 3D artists (and educators) shares their learning and teaching for free.

This site aims to bring these resources together with a main focus on learning based on videos;
But also, to provide you with (growing over time) a deep linking handbook-like resource, offering comprehensive access to an improving and complementing mix of learning resources.

This page introduces you to some details about learning Blender, this wiki, and the related learning and collaboration network;
For more information about the project you meet here, extending the wiki, visit About BLS

For quickest access to learn essentials about Blender, the equipment you need, how to install the program, and how to use this Wiki to go on form there, visit page Preparation

About this Wiki


By following great tutorials, you will, after a short time of struggling, enjoy to create images like the one to the right. But this is still the beginning. To master blender and realize your own visions, is a long journey:

As entrance to learning Blender profoundly - and as foundation to create a handbook-like resource to come back to, refresh your memory quickly by excerpts, deepen learning and build upon - I found Neal Hirsig's course very helpful: short videos cover the basics by function, thorough and (widely) independently accessible. The entrance pages of this Wiki are completely based on his course at Tufts University. You might also want to follow his learning units or/and add other options and tutorials on-spot here.

Building upon this basic entrance, Blender Learning Spaces Wiki will go on with an initial subjective selection, open and meant to be improved by you.

The aim is, to enable a continuous ranking of videos, tutorials and courses for the same topic and to collect new/other resources, which can be ranked up by Blender students to improve this Wiki. A first step towards this goal is, that you can suggest resources for each topic via surveys - which are embedded per topic/page - without registration or sign-up. Those who want to get deeper involved into learning together and /or improving this resource: please propose and rank suggestions on the network.

For quick help from a great global community, visit the incredible forums. Blender forums exist around the world.

But if you are interested to join and shape a place where beginners meet to share their learning experience with friends, create or join courses, or set shared topic or project goals and learn together, join the network :)

(To "tune in" to the topic of free software, you can check out or subscribe to what is going on in the world of : Free Software Foundation)

Mindmap of Learning Resources

Underneath you see a mindmap that gives you quick access to all the learning resources we collected up to now on one click. It is live updated, just click the enlarge button to open it in a new tab (and eventually embed it elsewhere).