The hard-surface modeling industry is booming, no surprises since the love for hard surface creation has been strong for a long time! Now the amount of the opportunities out there for hard-surface modelers is IMMENSE: concept art for Sci-Fi movies, props for video games, real-world robotic design, 3d printing - you name it.
If you’ve ever seen the art of Daniel Bystedt, Masterxeon1001, Vitaly Bulgarov or Neil Blevins and any number of other amazing artists, you may know that feeling of awe and excitement… and frustration. Like, how do they manage to create such realistic, detailed models?
THE COMMON PROBLEMS
Maybe you have come across these too, we want to give a huge shout out to people who shared their modeling concerns with us on emails and Twitter...
- Triangles and NGons are a headache
- The boolean operations are really hard to master
- Ways to create nice bevelled edges
- Cutting holes into curved surfaces
- General shading issues
- Topology is a mess
- Where to add edgeloops, how to control edgeflow
- Creating smooth transitions from one shape to another
WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE
It actually took each of us more than 10 years to accumulate enough modeling knowledge to be confident about it.
AN AWFUL LONG TIME!
So basically we thought, what would it look like if we condensed all the knowledge required to get up and running with the hard-surface modeling, including practical AND theoretical stuff, and just put together a video course.
That’s everything you need to know to create robots and other hard-surface stuff in Blender. The comprehensive guide to the super powerful modeling workflows plus 6 hours of theory. All the right boxes ticked.
It’s like watching a whole Game of Thrones season, but about 3d modeling in Blender.
It probably won’t make you Vitaly Bulgarov, but you’ll feel WAY more confident about your modeling skills.
Aidy Burrows - Artist, Overly Optimistic, Lead Instructor at CG Masters.net
Gleb Alexandrov - Founder of Creative Shrimp, Caffeinated Artist
- Video Info: 13+ hours, 2560 x 1440, MP4 format
- 80+ Hard-surface Modeling Tutorials
- 2 Workflows: Sub-d and Boolean
- Software Used: Blender 2.79b
- Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
WHAT WILL I NEED?
100% Blender, no third party plugins.
The first part of the videocourse, the side A as we call it, is aimed at the beginner users. It’s the essentials of modeling theory and primers and the showcase of the most popular modeling tools and techniques. 6 hours.
The side B on the other hand, requires a pretty solid understanding of the basic modeling tools and principles, UI and so on. It’s aimed at the intermediate users. 7 hours.
- All the neccessary .blend files are included
- A Kitbash Set. Joints, hinges, latches, cables and many other things.
All project files are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Feel free to use these assets in your projects, even commercial.
The details: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
WHAT THE ARTISTS SAY?
“Simple to digest and easy to follow.”
"So long... so educational. I will be recommending this to everyone as a prerequisite for understanding the fundamentals!"
“Very high quality...lots of good ideas and explaining why to do something and why something works the way it does”
“An extremely comprehensive guide to hard surface modeling that covers both basics and pro tips. Informative as well as inspiring. Well done Gleb and Aidy!”
"Leave it to Gleb and Aidy to create a course that is hard to give a testimony on… Not sure how to give their work justice in a few words. This course is probably better than anything you will learn in any 3D school. This video course is packed with modeling tips, tricks, theories, and execution that will blow your mind!"
“Gleb and Aidy have your back covered when it comes to Blender courses. Goofy comments, one of a kind tips, easy to understand instruction, and expert workflows are all fruitfully abundant throughout the entirety of this course. I couldn’t have asked for more!”
"Of all the hard surface modeling courses I've seen over the years, this is one of the most complete I've ever come across. Aidy and Gleb do a great job of walking you through all the different modeling techniques in Blender to achieve a great result. You won't be disappointed!"
Watch this... 00_INTRODUCTION_01.mp4
To get you in the mood while you're downloading these....
HSMC_VideosPart1_SideA_01_to_03.zip - 4.1 GB
A_00_MODELING_ESSENTIALS_INTRO - 543 MB MP4
A_01_1_ModelingOptions_Standard - 407 MB MP4
A_01_2_ModelingOptions_Boolean - 223 MB MP4
A_01_3_ModelingOptions_Kitbash - 65 MB MP4
A_01_3b_ModelingOptionsKitbash_HowToUse - 45 MB MP4
A_01_4_ModelingOptions_Sculpting - 288 MB MP4
A_01_5_ModelingOptions_Retopo - 175 MB MP4
A_01_6_ModelingOptions_Curves - 270 MB MP4
A_01_7_ModelingOptions_2dDrawing - 154 MB MP4
A_02_1_ModelingTheory_Part1 - 172 MB MP4
A_02_2_ModelingTheory_Part2 - 338 MB MP4
A_02_3_ModelingTheory_Part3 - 76 MB MP4
A_02_4_ModelingTheory_Ngons - 356 MB MP4
A_03_1_SubDEssentials_Part1 - 109 MB MP4
A_03_2_SubDEssentials_Part2 - 561 MB MP4
A_03_3_SubDEssentials_Part3 - 80 MB MP4
A_03_4_SubDEssentials_Part4 - 289 MB MP4
A_03_5_SubDEssentials_Part5 - 374 MB MP4
A_03_6_FusingMeshesBoolean - 174 MB MP4
A_03_7_SubDEssentials_Part6 - 335 MB MP4
HSMC_VideosPart2a_SideA_04_to_05.zip -3.7 GB
A_04_1_NonSubdEssentials_Part1 - 398 MB MP4
A_04_2_NonSubdEssentials_Part2 - 558 MB MP4
A_04_3_NonSubdEssentials_Part3 - 781 MB MP4
A_05_0_Modifiers_Intro - 29 MB MP4
A_05_1_Modifiers_Bevel - 284 MB MP4
A_05_2_Modifiers_Solidify - 166 MB MP4
A_05_3_Modifiers_Smooth - 105 MB MP4
A_05_4a_Modifiers_Mirror - 244 MB MP4
A_05_4b_Modifiers_Mirror - 111 MB MP4
A_05_5_Modifiers_Shrinkwrap - 189 MB MP4
A_05_6_Modifiers_SurfaceDeform - 153 MB MP4
A_05_7_Modifiers_Lattice - 185 MB MP4
A_05_8_Modifiers_Curves - 107 MB MP4
A_05_9_Modifiers_Array - 112 MB MP4
A_05_10_Modifiers_SimpleDeform - 78 MB MP4
A_05_11_Modifiers_Wireframe - 154 MB MP4
A_05_12_Modifiers_DataTransfer - 239 MB MP4
HSMC_VideosPart2b_SideA_06_to_08.zip - 1.6 GB
A_06_1_ShadingEssentials - 241 MB - MP4
A_07_1_TransformEssentials_Part1 - 305 MB - MP4
A_07_2_TransformEssentials_Part2 - 164 MB - MP4
A_07_3_TransformEssentials_Part3 - 165 MB - MP4
A_07_4_TransformEssentials_Part4 - 109 MB - MP4
A_08_1_ViewportEssentials_Part1 - 444 MB - MP4
A_08_2_ViewportEssentials_Part2 - 355 MB - MP4
HSMC_VideosPart3_SideB_01_to_02.zip - 3.1 GB
B_00_MODELING_THE_ROBO_INTRO - 64 MB - MP4
B_01_1_ConceptArt - 302 MB - MP4
B_01_2_DesignGuidelines - 388 MB - MP4
B_02_1_BlockingOut_Part1 - 460 MB - MP4
B_02_1_BlockingOut_Part2 - 145 MB - MP4
B_02_1_BlockingOut_Part3 - 702 MB - MP4
B_02_1_BlockingOut_Part4 - 722 MB - MP4
B_02_1_BlockingOut_Part5 - 498 MB - MP4
HSMC_VideosPart4_SideB_03_Refining.zip - 4.2 GB
B_03_0_Refine_Intro - 12 MB - MP4
B_03_1_Refine_Nozzle_A - 392 MB - MP4
B_03_2_Refine_Nozzle_B - 434 MB - MP4
B_03_3_Refine_Lamp_Top - 389 MB - MP4
B_03_4_Refine_Bumpers - 103 MB - MP4
B_03_5_Refine_Upper_Part1 - 357 MB - MP4
B_03_6_Refine_Upper_Part2 - 462 MB - MP4
B_03_7_Refine_Upper_Part3 - 310 MB - MP4
B_03_8_Refine_Lower_Part1 - 565 MB - MP4
B_03_9_Refine_Lower_Part2 - 494 MB - MP4
B_03_10_Refine_Lower_Part3 - 323 MB - MP4
B_03_11_Refine_Finish_Part1 - 331 MB - MP4
B_03_12_Refine_Finish_Part2 - 494 MB - MP4
HSMC_VideosPart5a_SideB_04_Booleans.zip - 4.6 GB
B_04_0_Boolean_Intro - 24 MB - MP4
B_04_1_Boolean_Part1 - 394 MB - MP4
B_04_2_Boolean_Part2 - 529 MB - MP4
B_04_3_Boolean_Part3 - 734 MB - MP4
B_04_4_Boolean_Part4 - 376 MB - MP4
B_04_5_Boolean_Part5 - 689 MB - MP4
B_04_6_Boolean_Part6 - 431 MB - MP4
B_04_7_Boolean_Part7 - 645 MB - MP4
B_04_8_Boolean_Part8 - 399 MB - MP4
B_04_9_Boolean_Part9 - 638 MB - MP4
HSMC_VideosPart5b_SideB_05_to_06.zip - 1.7 GB
B_05_1_MiscDetails_Part1 - 514 MB - MP4
B_05_2_MiscDetails_Part2 - 223 MB - MP4
B_05_3_MiscDetails_Part3 - 112 MB - MP4
B_05_4_MiscDetails_Part4 - 239 MB - MP4
B_06_0_MeshDoctor_Intro - 11 MB - MP4
B_06_1_MeshDoctor - 665 MB - MP4
B_06_2_MODELING_THE_ROBO_OUTRO - 74 MB - MP4
HSMC_Videos_BONUS_01_SetupSelection - 0.9 GB
BONUS_BlenderSetup - 376 MB - MP4
BONUS_SelectionTips - 694 MB - MP4
Extras.zip - 244 MB
Project Files.zip - 200 MB
Kibash.zip - 14.8 MB
Login to your BlenderMarket account and go into Profile> My Account> Order History. There you’ll find the Receipt (PDF) button.
A lot of the course is quite theoretical and applies across any version of Blender, or any version of polygonal modeling software in fact.
The vast majority of the course is recorded using 2.79b. This is the most recent stable version of Blender and will remain so for some time, it also runs on the vast majority of computers.
Once 2.8 official is released, we will be adding some supporting content to help anyone transition over should they choose to.
Upon purchase you’ll be given download links. If you need to download at a later time then simply create an account with the same email used to purchase and the downloads will be available on your Account page: https://blendermarket.com/account
The Blender Market can send you an invoice and then deliver the gift to any given email; in order to the claim the gift the recipient will need to create an account with that same email.
Login to the Blender Market and visit your account page: https://blendermarket.com/account
Everything has been tested using VLC, so while everything should play fine on all players, if in doubt give this awesome free player a try....
You'll find these in the project files zip folder.
No, the course is done 100% within Blender.
This course is aimed at the intermediate skilled users, so we would recommend to have some basic understanding of Blender before entering the hard surface laboratory of dreams.
The first half (6 hours or so) is aimed at the beginner level. The second half (another 7ish hours) assumes you're more confident at this point the tempo goes quicker. Though, we did our best to make it accessible. If you are up to the challenge, give it a shot.
The .blend files contained in the hard surface modeling course are released under Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution. Feel free to use them in your projects.
Sure. Blender Market has a 30 day money back guarantee. Just shoot an email to [email protected] and ask for a refund.
Gleb's email: http://www.creativeshrimp.com/contact
Aidy's email: https://cgmasters.net/contact-us/
Gleb's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gleb_alexandrov
Aidy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AidyBurrows3D
Gleb's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeShrimp/
Aidy's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AidyBurrows3D/
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