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'The 30 Best Free Blender Tutorials'


I'm trying hard to ignore headlines that contain numbers these days ('75 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE THAT YOU NEVER CONSIDERED'), but I felt this one is worth sharing: Creative Bloq has listed 30 top-tier Blender tutorials. I'm trying to get into the habit of doing one tutorial per day for one month, so I'll dive right in :)

Make amazing things using free 3D tool Blender by following these quality tutorials from leading 3D artists.

Want to try something new with Blender, the free cross-platform suite of tools for 3D creation? Then these pro tutorials are for you!

In this article, we've rounded up the best step-by-step Blender tutorials from around the web. Improve your modelling, animating, rendering and compositing skills as you follow the projects and pick up tips from leading 3D designs.

We hope you find something here that tickles your fancy - and don't forget to let us know how you get on in the comments at the bottom of the page.

  • TimH

    #2 on that list is cgcookies intro to character modelling. That video is only ONE minute long and is a quick overview of what the whole 30-video training course has to offer, all of which is not free at all! I'm surprised someone would put this list together and not even notice this...

    • Bart Veldhuizen

      Click on the title "02. Introduction to character modelling" - it's correctly linked to the entire series. Same is true for the 1st tutorial.

      • TimH

        I'm not saying the link is incorrect, I'm saying that the character modelling tutorial on cgcookie is not free and shouldn't be in that list. When you click into any of the videos related to this tutorial you get 'become a citizen to access this content'.

        • Arctos

          He'll get it, eventually:)

        • Bart Veldhuizen

          Ah ok. Well, it might be more effective to leave that comment at the post over at Creative Bloq then here!

        • IamInnocent

          Why does it have to cost nothing ? Anyone owes us anything ?

      • David Allen Kolb

        I gotta agree with TimH, no. 2 is simply an introduction (which is basically a lure) for a full course for their citizens. It doesn't belong on this list! I don't mean to knock the folks over at CG cookies, everyones gotta make a living, but to include this tut on a list of FREE tutorials is out of place. Its not even a tutorial, its an overview of the 30 lessons for citizens.

    • hsoj95

      Yeah... kinda of a major oversight on there part. They needed to check if it was actually free before putting it on there. I'm sure someone on here could put together a good list of (actually free) free tutorials for Blender.

  • Arctos

    Great resource, thanks!

  • MxD

    Ahum ... it's a bit difficult to say ... but the series "Character Animation Fundamentals" by Beorn Leonard isn't free also. Only the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd of 22 lessons are free, the others are for paying Citizens. :-s

  • cgajm

    seems like the author of this post didn't make much effort to search the web. with the exception of Andrew prices back catalogue and the cgcookie basics, its just stuff they have posted on their own pages previously. an ok list for total newbies i guess, but hardly the top 30

  • Roberto Locatelli

    I miss at least one tutorial from the Youtube channel "tutor4u", where I found nice tips, like this one: , where we learn how to make a stuffed bear.
    I miss too a tutorial from VScorpianC, like this: , about meta rig.
    This list should include one tutorial from Oliver Villar (Youtube Channel). For example, this one:
    And, finally, a tutorial from Blender Diplom

  • Blender Slovakia

    There is a series of nice video tutorials in Slovak language on Blender Slovakia Youtube channel. A lot can be learned just by viewing them. Feel free to find some time for look at them. Cheers, Jozef from Blender Slovakia. PS: Making of LEGOnda ... ... Playlists / LEGOnda