Introduction to animation with Blender (Postponed)

9 - 23 May 2020

3-Day Workshop by Anna Eyler

POSTPONED, NEW DATES TBA

 

Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal 

De Castelneau or Jean-Talon Metro || Bus 55 or 80 

Member: 125$|| Student: 165$ || Régulier: 175$

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DESCRIPTION:

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.

 

SCHEDULE:

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)

 

You are invited to BECOME A MEMBER and benefit discounted prices on workshops, gallery and equipment rental and also free entrance to The Darling Foundry's exhibitions! If you wish to join the lab, a space for research and production (electronic projects and light manufacturing), please contact Marion Schneider at lab@easternbloc.ca

 

This workshop is funded by Emploi-Québec. No refund can be issued once the transaction has been completed. Eastern Bloc reserves the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of participants is not reached. In this case only, the training will be refunded.

 

9 - 23 May 2020