Introduction to 3D animation with Blender *FULL*
14 - 28 November 2020
3-Day Workshop by Anna Eyler
On saturday november 14, 21 and 28th 2020
This 3-day workshop will provide an introduction to animation in Blender: a professional, open-source software for 3D modelling and animation. Participants will learn how to model and animate 3D objects to create their own video. The first day will include an introduction to 3D software, focusing on the Blender interface and basic 3D modelling tools. On the second day, participants will learn how to rig and animate their own 3D-modelled object. The final day will focus on how to properly light and render out a video of an animated, 3D-modelled object. Online resources, support communities, and further learning will be covered throughout the workshop.
DAY 1 - INTRODUCTION TO 3D MODELLING
Context - 3D modelling in contemporary art
3D Tools - Types of 3D modelling softwares and their applications
Interface - Blender GUI, keyboard shortcuts, interface customization
Basic modelling - edit mode, sculpting tools, and modifiers
DAY 2 - RIGGING AND ANIMATING
Rigging characters and objects (skeletons and bones)
Animation using rigged objects and the animation timeline
3D Simulations (water, fire)
Integrating Motion Capture (mocap) data (if time permits)
DAY 3 - LIGHTING AND RENDERING
Lighting systems (Blender vs. Cycles)
Camera (aperture, focal length)
Rendering workflow (de-noising, sample counts)
Additional resources (material libraries, tutorials, 3D models)
Anna Eyler is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Eyler’s artistic practice is focused on the phenomena of digital materiality and its influences on our perceptions of the natural world. She plays with the traditional material perspective of natural objects bringing the object’s material identities into question. She holds a BA in Religious Studies and Art History from Carleton University (2010); a BFA from the University of Ottawa (2015); and an MFA in Sculpture and Ceramics from Concordia University (2020). Recent awards include the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2017), the Desjardins Academic Scholarship (2018), and the Emerging Digital Artist Award (2018). Eyler has participated in residencies with Espace Projet (Montréal, 2015), Verticale (Laval, 2018), and the Bòlit: Centre d'Art Contemporani (Catalonia, 2019). Recent solo exhibitions with Nicolas Lapointe include beyond différance, and now at Ace Art Inc. (Winnipeg, 2016) and void loop () at the City Hall Art Gallery (Ottawa, 2018). Recent group exhibitions include the Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe, 2019), the Vector Festival (Toronto, 2019), and the Athens Digital Art Festival (2020). Eyler currently holds the position of Coordinator for the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at Concordia University (Montréal, 2018-).
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