Wiki in preparation

Update: During the process of upgrading the related network, it became clear, that the network platform I relied on has severe troubles; The project is ready, but I can't open and promote it. You would not get the full experience with a network that does not rank your votings correctly. Instead, I have to build the network from scratch when I find time. Unhappily this project is stuck at the moment. - For more information, or to help: please write to juliapichler(at)

Blender Learning Spaces aims to support your journey towards mastering Blender 2.5x

You will find a collaborative learning project here, which connects two "spaces" for learning Blender: a learning resource (this wiki) and a learning + collaboration network.
This page explains both in short - and how they are connected.

The click-able widget underneath displays the structure.
The mentioned widget is only visible to registered wiki members until it is set public, please open it by this link meanwhile.

The Wiki

This wiki combines the (best) free resources you can find out there for learning Blender into a new handbook-like learning resource.
It is based on learning by videos at first, and text excerpts for them, which make the videos search-able and helps you to look up details without having to see the videos again.

Each page covers a complete chapter and links to a ranking of related alternative resources.
As learners you can contribute new resources for each page without registration -
additionally network members can vote up the best resources for each page.

You can choose the highest ranked videos from the list.

For learning Blender this is ta great method, as most learners prefer to learn by videos and need to see several videos for the same chapter to manage it. Instead of relying on Google, you can now select videos based on collaborative ranking.

On the long run it is planned to add the best mix of written resources additionally.

The Network

Learners (and teachers) are invited to join a learning + collaboration network.

P2PU (Peer to Peer University) shows us, that it is possible to create a complete online university "bottom-up", that learners can be teachers based on open educational resources - in that sense, Blender Learning Spaces aims to create a small, more connected, Blender University.

We will collaborate to support learners and teachers to develop free courses.

You are also encouraged to start topic groups and project groups.

An example for a topic group would be, that you want to collaborate on learning, or share your knowledge about e.g rigging, or low-poly modeling, architectural visualization, or character design….. not as a course, but as explorative collaboration.
As with courses, you are responsible for your own fame - keep your promises :)

You can also provide a course group, or topic group for learning python, or start a group for Blender students who participate in a python course at e.g. P2PU.

Don't get discouraged if a topic group you wanted to create is already there - as with courses you provide, there is enough place for everyone.

Collaboration on projects will be a main focus of further developments for this project, so if you plan to start a collaborative project, like a movie or game, feel free to start it here.

How they are connected

First things first: You can use one without the other.

But if you learn by this wiki, you will meet the connection on nearly every page:

While you can contribute new tutorials or other resource links ( and short descriptions of them) on the bottom of every learning resource page without registration, you will also be provided with a ranking of alternative tuts for these pages, sorted by tags, which takes place on the network.

Here's the logic: This wiki builds upon short videos for single functions, but many tutorials cover more functions and are great to learn by if you are new to a topic, but less suitable for a structured resource.

The ranking list allows network members to vote for alternative videos for each page ( / tag).
They can also suggest new ones and discuss submissions.

These alternative videos or other resources are updated by the suggestions which non-registered learners contribute in via surveys.
(Yes, this feature must be removed if it is abused, but we hope we can keep it.)

"Quick Tips", or videos for single functions, can make their way into the wiki, other tuts will stay in the ranking as great alternatives.

In theory this could provoke, that once a video is high in the ranking, others can't compete.
But: Those who learn Blender are likely to watch several tuts for the same topic. It will though be necessary to enable to see "latest links" and eventually "most discussed" for single tags too - we are working on that.

Now: You have one vote for each video, which you can cast - and remove.
Network members are encouraged to remove their initial vote for an exchangeable alternative, if they are sure to like another one more.

This way, new suggestions can make their way up in the ranking, as there will (hopefully) always be new learners for the same topic, who enjoy to contribute to the system by voting for their favorite tutorial, and check the new ones, too.

If you want to edit this wiki, please join the Wiki Improvement Group on the network (and thus the network first)
This is unusual, but editing this wiki will be a far more collaborative task, than it usually is, it will need primary consensus-finding and more trust. Developing pages will be like small projects, and on the network we can realize this better.

Just add your email address to this thread, and you will be invited as editor, supposed you could leave us any link to either your real person, or long-term persona.

The initial "groundwork" clarifies the concept and provides the infra-structure for further fluent collaboration on completing and improving this project.

Tutorial Creators are explicitly invited to present their tutorials on the network - the learners' votes will take care of the quality filtering, discussions on-spot and to compare their offers with those who lead the ranking will help new tutors to improve their offers.

Teachers and Moderators

All Blender tutors, be it tutorial creators or other contributors, are invited to start their own groups on the network, to promote their work.

If you (tutors, but also forum creators, developers or other contributors to the blender community) are interested to take responsibility and help to build this project, you are welcome to become network moderators. This will require to take part with your real name.
Please visit and join the Moderator Group for more details.

Support Your Teachers

You can learn Blender for free here.
But if you can afford it, this project allows you to find out whom exactly you want to support.
Enjoy giving ! The more we support those who offer valuable contributions (for free), the better we can support those who can't afford to pay for these offers through a collaboration project like this.

Have fun learning Blender !