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Blender Character Creator: Rigging Humanoid 3D Characters

Learn Blender basics, 3D rigging and exporting to game engines such as Unity.

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"Absolutely loved and enjoyed every aspect and minute of each lecture session. Very intricate tutoring and the explanation is entailed assiduously, and it's joyous to gain experience in the field of 3D animation. Michael Bridges is a fantastic lecturer!"

- Neo Sonic

This course is continually updated in response to student suggestions and feedback.

We use Blender 2.79 throughout the course.

Blender is a fantastic platform which enables you to make AAA-quality characters. These can be exported to any game engine or other software. Here are some reasons why you want to learn Blender character creation with this online tutorial...

  • Create assets for video games.
  • Make unique animated characters.
  • Become an experienced rigger and animator.
  • Express yourself through 3D artwork.

Blender is free to use and you will learn how to model, rig and animated 3D Models in Blender and for game engines like Unity and Unreal. We start super simple, so no previous experience with 3D modelling is required. With our online tutorials, you'll be amazed what you can achieve.

Michael Bridges is an experienced 3D artist, providing world-class support, encouragement and plenty of challenges.

The entire course is project-based, so you will apply your new skills immediately to real 3D models. All the project files will be included, as well as additional references and resources - you'll never get stuck. There are talking-head videos, powerful diagrams, quality screencasts and more.

For each model you build, you will follow this process...

  • Be challenged to build the entire model yourself.
  • Be shown step-by-step how to build it.
  • Apply your knowledge regularly.
  • Encouraged and supported throughout your journey

You will get full lifetime access for a single one-off fee. The creators are qualified and experienced with modelling and coding, so are able to explain complex concepts clearly, as well as entertain along the way. By the end of the course, you'll be very confident in the basics of Blender. You'll be able to model basic characters, rig and animate simple characters that work in game engines as well as in Blender.

If you're a complete beginner, we'll teach you all the modelling fundamentals you'll need. If you're an artist, we'll teach you to truly bring your assets to life. If you're a coder, we'll teach you modelling and design principles.

Note: access to this course comes with an optional, free community site where you can share games and 3D models, as well as connect with thousands of other students.

Dive in now, you won't be disappointed!


"This is the second GameDev Blender course I've taken and they have both been brilliant. Mike's style of teaching gives the student a detailed, granular knowledge of each aspect of Blender he's teaching without ever seeming too technical or tedious. I will be giving any future Blender courses GameDev creates a try - they know what they're doing with both Blender and teaching."

- James G McNeill

What you'll learn on this course:

  • Correctly simple rig a model using a bone-based armature.
  • Create a simple and fun character model.
  • Bring your models to life by animating them.
  • Export your work into Unity and Unreal game engines.
  • Create your own character specification.
  • Understand key animation principles.
  • Practice giving a object character.
  • Learn how to make low poly characters.
  • Work to a specification to create styled characters.

"Great course again, I'm learning a lot and have much fun!

Thanks to you, Mikey and the whole team of GameDev.TV!"

- Ingo Peters

Your Instructor


Mike Bridges
Mike Bridges

Michael has been playing with technology ever since he could get my hands on it.

As a child he happily dissembled his father's VCR (you remember those, right?) His dad wasn't happy, but Michael soon learnt to put things together again so that they worked too!

He's been playing with CGI ever since Paint Deluxe on the Amiga 500 in the 80's, through to the likes of Blender and GIMP today.

He loves being part of such an amazing community of students.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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