Tufts OpenCourseware
Frog created with Blender. (Image courtesy of N. Hirsig, 2013.)
Highlights of this Course

This new Blender course reflects the newest upgraded version of Blender - 2.6x. This version is completely different than the 2.4x interface, and most of the tools and the way they are used is quite different was well. While this course is structured somewhat differently than the previous OCW course for the 2.4x version (entitled Blender 3D Design), it too contains invaluable updated Video and PDF tutorials for the OCW user.

Course Description

The Blender 2.6x - 3D Design course is intended to offer students an introduction to the world of computer generated 3D modeling. As an introductory course, it provides a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by 3-D designers in a wide range of applications. In this online course, we will explore basic mesh modeling, applying textures and materials to 3-D objects, lighting, animation, and rendering. This course should provide a good basis for further independent study in architectural, engineering and theatrical modeling, and game design.

While some of the course material is located on this course site, much referenced here is to other online material. You must have access to a personal computer on which you can download all of the required Blender software application (free) and execute all of the required assignments.


Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Neal Hirsig
Course Length
80 Hours