Blender 2.8 Launch Pad Reviews
One of the Best Instructors
I’ve paid for a handful of tutorials across a lot of platforms. I went from Blender 2.7x to Cinema 4d, and then to Maya. When Blender 2.8 came out I decided I needed to go back to Blender in which I totally forgot how to use. Jumping around so many different programs and paying for a multitude of tutorials for all programs, none of the tutorials stacked up to this one.
It’s super comprehensive and what I really appreciate from Zacharias’ teaching style is that there were separate and dedicated lessons for tools and concepts before jumping into the meat of the tutorial so that we fully understood what the tools were before using them.
Most tutorials tend to teach in the heat of the modeling and sometimes the information doesn’t stick or only feels applicable to the one application. The Launchpad course felt more like it was actually teaching me Blender vs teaching me how to create/do just one specific thing like other paid tutorials I’ve encountered tend to do.
Throughout the course, Zacharias explains why each tool is being used and because of the individual tool lessons you can always refer back to the dedicated lesson to expand on it if you forget how the tool behaves, which he is good at reminding you this as well.
This Launchpad course goes beyond just teaching you “how to make this specific animation” and into how to learn the program as a whole and apply it beyond this tutorial.
I think this should be THE tutorial to kick off learning Blender 2.8, because it’s the best tutorial out there.
Very great introduction to Blender
This course is great to introduce new people to Blender. Zach is very good at explaining tools. Sometimes I had some weird issues and it’s not only me, seeing the same problem people having sometimes in the comment section under the videos, but Zach always has a solution and helps people, it’s really great!
I had a ton of fun making the car and environment with this course and I can come back any time when I forget what certain tools do. Very great course!
Blender 2.8 Launch Pad
I really enjoyed this course, it has a great tutor (Zach) and a good sequence. First you learn the fundamentals and then put them into practice.
There are a lot of good examples and the short lesson videos make it so much better than having several hours all together.
Thanks, Zach, for the course and the humor!
Great for helping to bridge the gap between beginner and intermediate knowledge
I came back to Blender in September after dabbling in it a little back in 2011, so I was fairly familiar with the very basics, however I was fairly lost with how to go in the right direction.
That’s when I found Grant Abbitt’s free courses, which were great but after finishing them I had the same problem as before, I was comfortably at a beginner level in Blender where I could model nearly anything low-poly, but I had no idea how to take my skill to the next level and move onto more intermediate projects.
That’s where I feel this course is the perfect step up, while the beginning was a little redundant for someone who already knew most of the shortcuts and modelling fundamentals, there were still bits here and there that I learned something completely new, and the further along I got with the course the more and more I learned. After finishing, I feel completely comfortable saying my skills are on an intermediate level.
I also don’t have my problem from the beginning now, I know where my skills are and thus know how to proceed and where to go as I now feel good enough to take on some more advanced courses.
In conclusion this course is the perfect way to get you on your way, whether you’re a complete beginner or someone looking to take the next step and polish up your skills after learning all the fundamentals from somewhere else.
I really enjoyed this course, short sharp videos and a great tutor. I would certainly recommend to anyone interested in Blender.
A well paced, fun and highly informative course
Having used CAD and Revit for some years, and having created a lot of 3D concepts, models etc. I thought I would find the transition into Blender quite easy – not so! Blender itself is very well programmed, and the 2.8 interface is a real revelation, but because of its power it can be very daunting for the beginner.
I have used 3dsMax in the past (a little) and found that pretty hard going, and the tutorials for it often doesn’t deal with the fundamental skills you need – moving into Blender was very similar, so I looked around for a course and stumbled across Zach on YouTube. What a difference!
The course itself is really well-structured with ‘bite-size’ fundamentals videos to introduce a topic, and to give you a strong understanding of it, this is then followed by the execution of the topic in the context of the model and animation created during the course. The training materials flow well, and are logically ordered, and the ‘bite-size’ nature of the videos means that you can easily find a topic again if you need to refresh your memory as you apply the techniques.
The final result is a testament to the quality of the course and the teaching method which gives you skills which you can apply to any, and every, project as you progress with Blender. I really can’t recommend this course highly enough for the beginner or intermediate user.
Course to go through to learn blender!
This is the best blender course out there! Zach is an exceptional teacher and I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to learn the ins and outs of blender!
from total noob to not so noob anymore 🙂
With the knowledge you get from this course alone you can make quite nice looking animation which is amazing.
At this moment I haven’t finish the course yet, because I started goofing around and drifted away from tutorials…as seen on the picture 🙂
Long story short, you’ll get enough knowledge here for blender to become fun.
Amazing course for all levels
Wow, what a great course. The course was so simple to follow and so clear in presentation that anyone from any background and level could follow from start to finish and create an amazing animation.
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start with Blender or just to sharpen his/her skills. Going through all the videos I picked up a lot of small tips and tricks I didn’t previously know about.
I give this course 10 thumbs up.
Thanks, Zach and keep them coming. Cannot wait for the next course.
Hi Zach. Thank you so much for this course. It really helped me a lot.
I just know Blender about few months ago and I feel like I want to learn more about it. I started searching for free tutorials on Youtube to improve my skills and then I found your channel. I started watching your free tutorials about the apples. I love your teaching style.
I am really careful when it comes to money, since I’m still in college. But then I decided, I want to learn your course more and it is not disappointing.
I want to be an intern in a game company and I just made my portfolio. I hope someday I can make a living in a 3D world.
Again, thank you so much!
Probably the best Blender tutorial out there for beginners.
I was looking for some beginner tutorial on Blender and I stumbled upon this course. I read some great comments about it, so I went ahead and purchased it. Let me tell you, it was worth it, 100%.
Well-thought-out structure, high quality videos with super useful commentary (even subtitles, downloadable content, etc). If you get stuck for any reason, no problem, there are comments under every section, so you can post your issue and Zach will reply shortly.
Highly recommended course for sure!
Blender 2.8 low poly animation licence
It’s very funny and useful to create your own hobby.
All in One
This course is perfect to learn from scratch all the basics about 3D modelling and more.
Blender 2.8 is really amazing and thanks to this Launch Pad course we get really comfortable using it.
Even as a programmer I really enjoyed making some art and animation 🙂
Thanks for the ride Zach!
This course brings me back to Blender again 🙂
After the change of the user interface with Blender version 2.8 I thought about the best way to get familiar with it, without wasting time with try & error. The chance to asked directly and to be coached was one of the major benefits in comparison with normal YouTube videos. Also, to have a red line through the whole pipeline of creating a CG project helps a lot.
Everything is well-structured. And now, if I am struggling again with something that I did already in the course, I check the chapter again. That’s a great benefit to come back again and check for the topic in comparison to searching on the internet.
Perfect tutorial, very suitable for novices (非常完美的教程，很适合新手)
I am a Blender beginner, and this Blender course is perfect and contains a lot of knowledge, so that I can quickly understand the way this software is used, and can follow the videos to make a perfect design. This is great for me to learn Blender and I also can increase the sense of achievement of learning software!
I am also learning the Substance painter course, which is a great help for me to learn 3D and textures.
I hope to be able to learn more about EEVEE or Cycles rendering, as well as still renderings, which is quite helpful for my career in graphic design.
Finally, I wish CG BOOST gets better and better!
There is a small wish from me, that Chinese captions will be added to the videos. This will greatly help people like me who have poor English knowledge.
“Little Artist” from China
I am 74 years old, but I have been working intensively with computers for 40 years, programming too.
My new goal was to learn Blender. I started following some free courses, including CG Boost’s. Then I found this course and it is very good. Everything is well explained.
My only problem is my English, this text comes from Google Translate. My native language is Flemish (Dutch). But that is just going back and looking carefully, and then I understand. After this I will certainly follow your next courses.
This course is an AMAZING match for me. The fact that I am able to take these lessons at my own pace has been instrumental in keeping me interested and has allowed me to grow at a rate that suits my availability and capabilities. The instructor is fantastic and very thorough with his content, while keeping each lesson fun and easy to digest.
Incredible in depth and detailed tutorial
This is really a fantastic and truly in depth course that give a student strong fundamentals in Blender. You won’t get better value for your education than this course.
I bought this course with a little skepticism to whether if it’s going to worth the money, time, and energy, which turns out that it is really worth it! I learned about the general workflow of 3D, how to do it in Blender, and also Zach’s way of teaching is very thorough and understandable! Definitely recommended to anyone who wants to start their 3D journey in Blender!
Blender 2.9 Launch Pad Course Review
Before signing up to the Launch Pad course, I completed the free apples course. The apples course taught me how to create my own 3D scene from not knowing anything about Blender.
Most of the content in Blender 2.8 Launch Pad chapters 2-4 were already covered in the apples course, however I would definitely recommend the Launch Pad course as the future chapters build on what I had already learned.
Delightfully visual course
It’s a very well constructed course. I love the way how all the chapters are so visually appealing. It’s the best thing out there right now if you want to get started with Blender 2.8. I couldn’t have been more satisfied with the results. Thank you, Zach.
Informative and Straight to the Point
I was looking for a good Blender overview tutorial that I wanted to pay one-shot, instead of subscribing to a site and paying x$ a month for a gazillion videos of topics I didn’t need. There’s a lot of good Blender videos on YouTube, but I wanted a structured, start from scratch overview tute. I stumbled upon this tute and remembered Zach from YouTube and his excellent videos.
This tute, to me, has become the reference for how tutorials should be done in the modern era. Informative and straight to the point, with all the excess fat removed. Blender is an incredibly complex app (as are most 3D apps for that matter), but this tute will get you up and running in no time.
Zach, thanks for the tute, I’m glad I found you. Highly recommended.
This man make Blender like Windows Paint by this amazing course
This man is talented and clever in explaining the information, and he carefully prepared the course, and it was a different course by all standards, and I hope to see more in the near future, especially in the field of animation. Yes the price is high but it is worth it.
Teaching old dogs new tricks
I have wanted to learn Blender for several years and tried to wrap my head around pre-2.8 without success. I was a user of 3dStudio Max and found Blender “difficult” by comparison.
Since 2.8 I have worked through making donuts and some of Grant Abbit’s free tutorials (he is great!) but I just did not have the comprehensive understanding of Blender-ing.
I was reluctant to invest in Launch Pad because my interest is in photo realistic rendering and VFX, not games or cartoon art. But…
This course has been the best investment for truly learning and understanding Blender. I am about half-way through, and I am quite pleased by how the lectures are structured and presented. Zach has a pleasant demeanor and voice, which is important when you have to listen to someone for several hours!
If you are serious about learning Blender, I can recommend this course without reservation.
Optimal course to study Blender
Really detailed, consistent and visual course. The main thing is that the theory is supported by a concrete practical task from and to. Thank you!
Can engineers use Blender ?
As I say in the title, I’m not an artist, but an engineer. I use a lot of CAD software and the result must almost always be a standard compliant blueprint. More and more often, as I grow with my experience, I use different kind of support to expose my ideas or project. Sketches, diagrams and things like unreal engine for reviewing a whole project. I’m always looking for some new way to communicate ideas ans make them fully understood by my audience.
I know Blender for a very long time and made several attempts to be a real user. And then came the 2.8 version which is awesome, much more easy to use than the previous ones. I attended some Blender workshop at the fablab in my city and decided that this time I would really try to get into it.
I watched a lot of tutorials on YouTube, and I really appreciate the ones made by CG Boost. So I decided to follow the Blender Launch Pad course. I found it really fitted for my needs as many fundamentals aspects are described. There are both technical points related to the software of course, but much know-how related information, which I used to set up “almost painlessly” my ideas with Blender.
For me this course is the perfect foundation for any who wants to express himself with Blender.
Very nice course
But the video could have been a bit slower or ability to pause while not focused on browser, because the course is pretty fast and hard to follow, maybe also specify what file is used in the beginning of the video to remind student to download because I always forget.
Captures all the key elements required to get going with Blender, and more besides. In addition, it’s all presented in easy to understand, bite-sized chunks that are easy to go back and review and relearn.
Very well designed, motivating course.
I am an intermediate user, so I knew much of what was presented, but I still learned a few things throughout, and the videos were very enjoyable to watch. I wish I could have had access to this course as a beginner. The satisfaction of creating this great scene with such a simple work flow should be very motivating for any beginner.
It is a nice experience, I have for sometime tried to learn Blender but gave up because of too much information everywhere. The Launchpad course has been presented in a systematic way, making it very easy to follow and enjoy. I’ve made a leap in just a few days. Thanks, Zach.
Great course, wishing for more to do after… hint hint….
Really enjoying the course so far into chapter 8 taken me 2 weeks but the videos have managed to keep me both entertained, amused and focused for that time.
So far learned a lot and more to learn from this box set another 7 chapters to go… I think the first 4 chapters will make a good reference to go back onto if I need to refer to any of the Blenders functions or tools.
Just wishing for more courses for Blender 2.8, they seem to be few in numbers.
Anyway any future course I’m sure to sign up I fear.
A Superb Course
Zach is a tremendous instructor. The course is thorough and clearly explained. Zach always refers to other lessons contained within the course where additional information can be found. As this is an introductory course there are a number of more advanced topics that are not included but I feel sure that these will be included in a future course which I look forward to.
Great for Level Zero 3D Artists!
3D animation had been something that I wanted to do for a long time, but with so many tutorials online such as YouTube, the teaching structure is often scattered, while not working on the fundamentals. From this launchpad course, Zacharias did an amazing job going through all of the basic parts of Blender that I would not even try to touch if I were to learn on my own. I feel fully confident in my new Blender abilities to be able to learn more advanced techniques with this program now!
Great Course for the Money
Many blender courses simply drop you into the deep end and hope you’ll figure out how to end. They use terms without first explaining what those terms mean, and by the end of it I have more questions than answers. It’s really frustrating going from video to video, course to course, and not feeling like you have the basics down. Zach explains things in good detail, sometimes too much detail for my care. At the end of the course you’ll actually feel proficient in using Blender without worrying what X means or what Y does.
A suggestion for improvement: Provide full text transcript with screenshots. I have ADHD, and it’s much faster for me to read something than listen to a video.
Blender 2.8 Launch Pad
I love this course, I got a lot of knowledge in Blender from it. It launches from very basic to advance. I recommended this course if you want to jump into Blender.
Nice to learn with the course. It’s not too boring. Thank you for make these videos to teaching animation. All the best for new course.
All that I wanted to know about 2.80 and was afraid to start
First impressions and true gains after brief meeting with the course:
For a quite a time I was afraid to switch to 2.80, so I finally decided to dive into it with the help of Zach’s course. Now I regret for not doing it earlier :)))
The course is priceless, its structure, flow and pace is very pleasant to deal with. Even after few hours I dramatically enhanced and cleaned my workflows, learned lot of new stuff. The biggest benefit for me is the fact that I’m starting not to be afraid of doing things simple.
So I’m looking forward to all the new stuff that’s still waiting for me.
Thanks a lot!
So much fun with Blender
Recently I was looking at some old CD’s and found some old Blender files from 2005. I had played around with Blender for a couple of years until I discovered other modeling packages like Carrara, Amapi, Daz and Poser. These other programs had all the bells and whistles and made creating a scene much easier. Eventually I lost interest and other things in my life took priority. Looking back at it, these other programs didn’t give me the same satisfaction that Blender did. After a 13-year break, I decided to get back into Blender. I get the same satisfaction that I had in 2005, learning and discovering new things, however there was such a difference between 2.40 and 2.80. It seemed so much easier back in 2005, some commands had changed and others had been buried in other places.
I used YouTube extensively until l stumbled upon the 2.80 Launch Pad Course. The course is very well presented and very entertaining. I’m learning at an accelerated rate thanks to your course. Hats off to your presentation, you’re a natural, you’d make a wonderful teacher.
The perfect Blender kickstarter course
I really enjoyed the course, Zach structured it very well. I ran into some trouble in one of my lessons, but I was able to troubleshoot and find another way because of a previous lesson. I will definitely be using Blender for my 3D needs and will be back for another CG Boost course.
From “I don’t know” to pure satisfaction
I had been trying to learn blender since I was in high school but I never find the inspiration to keep learning and practicing after a few couples of hours. Then I grew up and put that aside for a while. Now, about seven years later I wanted to learn this and start putting my ideas together and this course has helped me to not lose hope and to keep practicing.
I have learned so much in the past few days, from taking a plane and transform it into real things to animate them and create polish videos that you can share with the world. I strongly recommend this course, you won’t be disappointed by boring theory or not engaging practices.
Everything in this course has been carefully putted together and delivers satisfaction and results as you don’t expect.
Blender Launch Pad
I am very much a beginner in 3D modeling with Blender. I aim to use it in conjunction with Hit Film Pro for video production. I have looked at Blender a few times over the last 2 or 3 years but was always put off by the (apparent) complexity. During the 2.80 Beta phase and following tips from the HitFilm forums I had another look and started a paid Blender course from a well known provider but it seemed too in-depth and progress was very slow.
Then I came across Zach’s ‘fruit bowl’ tutorial and found the presentation and explanation excellent. A short review of the Launch Pad course convinced my to purchase, and now I’m 50% complete and starting the car modeling.
I find Zach’s presentation very refreshing, especially with the use of ‘scenes’ to present the concepts, rather than just using objects in empty space. The first 4 Chapters present all the ‘theory’ clearly, in preparation for the actual ‘practice’. Now I have to try and remember all the functions I’ve learned.
I’m looking forward to completing the animation after seeing other users’ results.
Many thanks & compliments to Zach for this course.
The Launch Pad course was excellent. I was somewhat experienced with Blender but this was my first course to help me get used to using the new Blender 2.8. Zach’s presentation was very well organized, and he presented just enough to complete the task we were about use. Then we had a chance to use the new knowledge before learning a new skill. The short video he helped us create, was very motivating as it creative and fun! As I was working through the course I often got excited as I could see how the skills I was using could help me with my own short story ideas.
Excellent job, Zach!
Best blender 2.8 tutorials for beginner
I have finished Lesson 05-17 (finish car modeling). I admire that all tutorials are kind enough and filled with joyful mood. The pre-made sample scenes have some humor too… Fun to load and make me try the next video. These are different points with other 3d tutorials. I have basic modeling skill of blender 2.8 now!
Great Way To Learn Blender 2.8!
Highly recommend this course! I’m an experienced 3D designer, but always hated how Blender 2.x did things, so never consistently used it over other software. Now that 2.8 is out, that’s all changed and I’ve come back to it. This is a great course to re-learn this powerful 3D software. Even if you are a total beginner, don’t worry! Zach walks you through many of the basics to get you started. I hope CG Boost considers making an advanced course, I would be sure to sign up!
Thorough and Clear
This is the best Blender tutorial I have seen so far. Zach provides the content in short bursts in a very logical sequence. His instruction is thorough and clear. The best part about it is that while you are learning, you are building a very cool project.
Very helpful course
I was using Maya until I completed my college, since I was using student version I couldn’t use it anymore, so I started learning Blender which is a free software and also I have heard that it is a powerful and fun to use software. I was watching your Blender tutorials on YouTube which was very detailed and very useful for me so when I saw that you were doing a paid course without second thoughts I decided to enroll it, it was very useful for me. The course was very detailed that it made me understand Blender very easily. The course really helped me a lot and it would be really helpful for me if you do more courses like this.
A great introduction to creating a short cartoon/animation
This course gives anyone the knowledge to create a cinema-ready silent cartoon animation. Zach’s easygoing presentation style is a breath of fresh air. I particularly like that he does not include himself in the bottom corner of the videos, an annoying habit of many other trainers. This course is suited to anybody totally new to Blender 2.8. I chose to download the complete course to watch offline, and must admit that I have not contributed anything to the feedback area which is at the end of each video.
As an aside, at the time of enrolling in this course, I was just finishing Zach’s free course for Blender 2.8 which teaches you how to model and render a very realistic bowl of fruit scene. I discovered that my computer was rather sick and unable to render the scene properly. Blender 2.8 often got corrupted where the user interface would not display all the letters of menu items. I have a four-year-old iMac which is barely up to the task, apparently. It worked fine with Blender 2.79 which did not have the Eevee renderer. Hopefully I have solved the problem by installing Blender 2.8 on a separate HD partition running with Apple’s brand new Catalina 10.15 system.
One of the greatest CG Instructors out there
As a CG veteran with 25 years working in 3D, mainly in Maya, I found this tutorial a great guide to diving into Blender 2.8. All CG Boost content is great and well explained. Zach shows you absolutely everything you need to understand how to get into Blender. I love purchasing beginner tutorials about the topics I want to master and then proceed with more advanced stuff. This course may respond to a lot of questions if you want to learn Blender. I would like to congratulate Zach for his relentless will to teach with such clarity. YOU ROCK!
I learned so much from this course and I love how you provided great examples to work from.
Plus there where so many files to download so I could follow along.
Thank you so much!
I first want to thank you so much for making this. It has been a great help to me! I wanted to do 3D art for a long time and felt like I was getting nowhere with teaching myself. But now I feel like my skills are improving and growing faster than I could ever on my own. I would love to do 3D art as a job and thanks to you I feel like I will be able to get the skills I need to reach that goal!
A very thorough introduction to Blender
In the Blender 2.8 Launchpad course, Zacharias has put together a very complete and thorough introduction to Blender. This is one of the rare courses that provide this much knowledge and completeness and many tips for your workflow.
The presentation is lively and engaging, such that even the more theoretical sections are easy to follow. I haven’t completed the practical exercise parts yet, but the first modeling exercise is easy to follow even for a complete beginner as good guidance is provided.
The Blender 2.8 Launchpad course will certainly put you well ahead on your way to competently using Blender and ready to dive into more advanced topics.
An excellent course to start understanding Blender. So useful, especially for beginners, with the amazing Zach’s teaching. In two words: strictly recommended!
My gratitude for your course!
Thank you, Zach, for your course! I had a certain experience already in Blender 2.79 and 2.8 when start your Launch Pad, but I found a lot of useful things which I didn’t use before. And I am steel continue finding out more from your course.
P.S. By the way, Happy Birthday, Zach! I feel a bit sad that knew nothing about the Blender when I was 15 🙂
By far the best course ever done in Blender
I came across Zach on YouTube with his apple scene tutorial series. The level of polish of his course and the fact that with such simple scene he managed to cover so many topics in Blender in such a thorough way blow my mind. So after I saw the add to this course (the Launch Pad), I decided it is worth the try. I suspended my subscription at CG Cookie and bought this course. I have watched the initial 4 chapters as I am familiar with the tool, but still learned a lot.
I love everything about Zach’s method of teaching. The pace is perfect, explanation are clear. What I love the most is his attitude, not patronizing, funny, reassuring, for example when he explains that he had done lots of trial and error before he figured out the proper values for the particle system. That was really reassuring for me, and helped not to be intimidated by the amount of parameters.
I think what I like most about this course, is that after almost one year of playing with Blender I know I am going to create something really cool (have already finished modelling and I love the result). The fact that it covers so many areas in Blender including animation is amazing, and it’s just what I needed.
Thanks so much, can’t wait to complete it and to see what next is in his sleeves.
A great introduction course for Blender
I learn blender mostly watching a lot of different tutorial on YouTube. This course gave me the perfect understanding about a lot of little things that I was missing, like shortcuts. But mostly thanks to this course I’ve improved my workflow a lot. The teacher, Zacharias, explains every topic very well. I recommend this course even to an expert Blender user, cause there’s always something you can learn.
Excellent Tutorial on Blender!
I can’t say enough about the quality of this online course for Blender 2.8. Zach is to be commended for his teaching style and thoroughness. As a beginner myself to Blender, I wholeheartedly recommend this online course to anyone who is about to enter the world of 3D graphics and animation.
Looking forward to other online courses offered by CG Boost as well as their free and helpful YouTube videos.
The base of the pyramid
This course is a must for every Blender beginner. It teaches you, using a step-by-step chapter system, how to make a fully animated scene from scratch.
Delivery is VERY FAST
I am taking this course WITH my client who is on the Autism spectrum. the dialog is REALLY FAST. I need to Pause to show my client where you are Speeding around the screen. He has amazing focus of attention, but it would be helpful if your CURSOR had some glow around it or some easier way of visually acknowledging where it is going.
When there is a REPEAT of the exact tools in different places…maybe if you had a moment where ALL of the LOCATIONS are HIGHLIGHTED at the same time…and just emphasize…
“All of these locations give you access to the tools we are discussing”.
A 3D Modeling Course with Unrivaled Value
This course is simply perfect and exceeded all of my expectations for an online course.
It’s better than most if not all tutorials available on YouTube, Skillshare, and even university. I cannot stress enough how much value I found in this course and simply how much I enjoyed it.
I want to express my sincerest thanks to Zach Reinhardt for all the sheer effort that went into creating a course that is unrivaled. I eagerly look forward to all future courses by him and CG Boost.
If you want to get started with learning the fundamentals of 3D modeling there is no better place to start.
Great tutorial for beginners and people who haven’t used Blender for a while
The course is amazing. Everything is well explained and if you are not sure about something you can always ask in the comment section of certain video and the response is quite quick.
Every fundamental skill you need to start is covered in this course and it gives you a great opportunity to get started on your own projects.
Price is just great for the content you get. Couldn’t have been happier. Thanks.
Used to hate 3D now I’m a Blender Nerd
I’m a 2D animator, I wanted to add 3D to my workflow and I tried learning zBrush, Cinema 4D and Houdini but nothing worked. With this course FINALLY I can say I know 3D, fell in love with Blender all thanks to Zach. Love the short video format.
This is a fantastic course!
The Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course is fantastic from front to back. It taught me more over the course of a few weeks than I had been able to figure out in the previous few years that I had been (very casually) playing around with Blender. No more struggling or fumbling around to achieve what I knew should be straightforward; the course gets you familiar with all of the basics from the ground, up.
Also, Zach has a clear and concise teaching style that is both fun and informative. I never felt overwhelmed or bored by anything that he was teaching and I’ll definitely be checking out all of Zach’s current and future courses.
One of the Best Blender Courses Out!
I thought about buying this training course for a while, simply because of all the free tutorials out there now. Finally, I decided to purchase the training, and halfway through, I can truly say that it is worth every cent. I’m learning so much and a great plus, is that I don’t have to search all over the internet for what I am finding here. I believe that you will definitely be happy with your purchase. I know there is something in this training that everyone can learn. Well worth the money.
Producing music has been a hobby of mine for many years, but I always felt that I wanted to add animations and stories to my music. I needed to become proficient in a software that would allow me to model environments and characters in order to create more elaborate scenes.
I came across Blender, and after getting through Blender Guru’s donut tutorial on YoutTube, I found Curtis Holt’s video “The BEST Way to Learn Blender 2.8” in my recommendations where I learned about this course.
It looked perfect to me, and seemed to cover all the things I would need to start creating my own scenes in Blender. I more or less enrolled straight away, and after getting through about half of the lessons, I can confidently say that I’m very satisfied with what I’ve been able to learn up until now.
Topics are explained in an intuitive way that is easy to follow, and the course has been really eye-opening to the possibilities of creating things from my own imagination.
I look very much forward to the rest of the course and can’t wait to start making my own creations and apply my music to them. Highly recommended!
All you need to Boost
I took a couple of Blender courses in the past, but being more a Zbrush user I never felt that comfortable with the software until I got the Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course. For the first time I see Blender as a very exciting and useful tool with no limits. Zach takes you step by step in a very clear and simple way to understand the core concepts that every professional Blender user should have. Mastering these, will dramatically get you up and running to create your own big projects. Highly recommended for everyone that wants get into great 3D.
Thank You Zach!
I’ve watched more than a few YouTube tutorial series in my quest to learn the ins and outs of Blender, but none compare to what Zach has put together in this Launch Pad course. Even as someone who already had an intermediate understanding of the software, right off the bat I was learning about mechanics that I had never really seen discussed before.
Everything is presented in a professional and concise manner that makes it fun to learn! Zach even provides Blend files for almost every lesson which allows you to easily work along with him inside environments that he has pre-assembled.
The amount of knowledge I was able to pick up over the course of this 15 hours made the price more than worth it.
I look forward to future courses from CGBoost!
Knowledge given in an effective and fun way
I tried some free courses on YouTube and I could learn a bit, but often got confused with the speed and complexity presented on a “Beginner’s level course” or found it way too slow and simple.
What I like the most about Zach’s courses is that he makes the learning process engaging, interesting and fun. You always have a nice looking 3D scene to learn about the topics he is teaching. Zach created a storytelling way of teaching combined with a cool project to immediately exercise what you learn in a very comfortable pace, that makes learning 3D an addicted and fun adventure, despite its complexity and big volume of subjects to master.
The only aspect I think Zach could improve in his course are his jokes. He has great ideas for jokes, and some jokes are super funny, but sometimes his timing and execution needs a bit of more references, I think.
His knowledge and techniques are the best I’ve seen so far for learning 3D. I look forward to more of his courses, for sure.
A clear and well-designed course
I have followed the course knowing already Blender but looking for some global view of the 2.8 version. I found it very clear and helpful.
This course is taking me in the direction that was needed, thank you!
Great course with super content
One of the best Blender tutorials I have seen so far. Really fun topic with all explained in detail, but still understandable. Hope to see more from you in the near future. Thanks Zach.
Damn good Tutorial!
Years ago I won Cinema 4D Vers. 8.5 due a contest of an older PC-Newspaper, and I was happy with that a long time (used it for my work as illustrator of mostly sci-fi novels and books). Now it’s too expensive for me, and often I tried to get into the Blender world, and often I gave it up again and again, because there were too many shortcuts to memorize, and the work with Blender was… strange for me.
Now this incredible Blender 2.8 is really a game changer, and Zach’s tutorials are so impressive, easy to follow – congrats!
Please make more and more.
Thank you, Zach!
I love this course
I’m new to Blender 2.8 and this course breaks down all the moving parts and possibilities into bite sized videos. The teaching method is relaxed and sometimes offers a few laughs; the learning material is very relevant to what I was wanting to learn.
Blender 2.8 is an amazing program that just about does it all. I can’t wait to finish the course and improve my skills and services. Great job! Let’s go!
Not through yet, but BOY!! such detail…best Blender course ever!
I’m only about 20% through the course and am already very impressed with his teaching methods. I thought I knew how to get around Blender well enough…but no…Zach has already shown me so many new things, he’s made the course well worth the money.
His exercises are so much fun, and they reinforce what he has explained.
I’m looking forward to going through all the videos. They are excellent and very well produced.
Thank you, Zach, so glad I found your course.
Diving Deep at a Reasonable Pace
I’m a 3D hobbyist learning Blender from Modo. Zach’s lessons and descriptions are great! He takes the time to cover all the tools and the basics up front. Things build steadily and more quickly as the modeling gets going. So far, I’ve enjoyed the pace and have been building confidently.
This is a great course for people transitioning over to Blender or for folks new to 3D. If the basics are too slow for you, jump into the modeling sections and beyond. The tips and shortcuts that Zach uses in the lessons quickly break down the challenges of modeling and the nuances of Blender. I would highly recommend any course that Zach is running!
At last a course that does what it states.
I’ve been into 3D going back to the Amiga days and have owned a few of the major 3D apps including Modo, Cinema 4D and Lightwave but having jumped ship from them all due to rising prices I spent a few years away from my first love.
Then I thought I’d give Blender 2.7 another try, (right mouse click select, REALLY?) anyways frustration got the better of me and I shoved 3d art to the back of the cupboard, along came 2.8 and could the hype really be true. Hm yep.
The Blender 2.8 Launch Pad is the perfect course to learn 2.8 whether as a beginner, intermediate or pro, I’ve spent a LOT of money on training over the years and at last a course that shows not only how to do stuff but why.
Excellent stuff and I’m looking forward to further courses from CG Boost.
Quickly learn Blender 2.8
I have been using Blender for several years now so I wasn’t sure how much I would learn from this course. After finishing all the videos I’m happy to report that I learned a lot! I now have more knowledge of shortcuts and other tools that help to speed up my work flow. It also helped me make the jump to Blender 2.8. I would highly recommend this course – thank you CG Boost!
I’m a complete beginner to 3D modelling and Blender, and so far I’ve found this tutorial to be amazing. The instructor is incredibly easy to follow, and has made learning Blender a joy.
My several years of study, fit in one course
I do not think that my review will be any different from most, as it will be positive. Buying your course, I already had the skills to work in Blender, but since I decided to try Fusion 360 and 3D Coat (later I fell in love with Fusion 360 and left Blender for a very long time), I realized that Blender 2.8 will be out. My knowledge of keyboard shortcuts, tips and tricks, may be out of date. Therefore, your course came in handy. The material is accessible, and despite the fact that English is not my native language, I did not even use subtitles. I really liked the structure of the lessons: 5-10 minutes per video – the optimal amount of time. Special thanks for the files attached to each lesson. A high level is sustained from beginning to end. Of course, I will recommend your course to all my friends, you can rest assured. Well, I myself, in turn, will buy your sculpture course.
P.S. I would very much like to see in the future a course on the work of Blender in conjunction with Substance painter: UV maps, id maps, udim tile’s and so on. It would be great.
If I had a dollar for each badly made video…
…I’d be broke.
It’s been a while since I wanted to move to the open source alternative and lemme tell you… I love Blender 2.8… And thanks to your course I could quickly and easily grasp the interface and get to work.
I have experience with Maya, so I knew the common modelling tools already so the modelling introduction was easy to grasp. While there is a looot of valuable content in this course, I really did miss the UV unwrapping of Blender. I had to revert to YouTube to see how that works. Nonetheless, the course is a 5/5 fully deserved.
I hope to share some work soon on the Facebook group!
Sorry about the no photo testimonial. Caught me off guard lmao.
Loving Blender 2.8
So far, I am very impressed with the presentation of this course. Zach is very good at explaining not only the how, but the why. I’m about 60 percent through the course, and looking forward to finishing up. Very enjoyable.
An awesome getting started for Blender 2.8 following a cool project
The course is a well outlined intro following a cool project to build a short 3D animation with a low-poly flying car. The course shows you all there’s to know about Blender 2.8 no matter if you’re a complete starter or a 3D Pro already. I can really recommend this fun, extensive and well-designed course!
The Blind can see again!
I started messing with a lot of CG programs, including Blender. A person I met in a chatroom who lives in Norway, was using it. I tried it, off and on and was getting good with thanks to my friend and videos I found online.
Then as my bad luck kicked in, I had a stroke (in 2010) which took the use of my left hand (the one I draw with) and affected my memory. When I got home 6 months later, I was lost, I could barely remember how to log in on my PC, I basically gave up. I lost contact with a lot of people. I got fed up trying to play fps games since most required 2 hands, especially in PVP fps games.
I saw a video on YouTube about the new Blender 2.8 and also found Zach’s CG Boost.
Well I said it has been almost ten years and my memory is better (not as good as before my stroke) plus the new Blender 2.8 and Zack’s video gave me the drive to try it again. I am starting over but with Zach’s lessons, I have hope again.
You should get it both HIS lessons, it’s well worth it. FOR YOUR VIDEO LIBRARY.
I’m bad at writing this kind of things, but as Blender 2.8 got out, I was really interested to maybe give it a try, until I saw that course. I don’t regret taking it at all. I watched the full course in a few days and it was nice and easy to follow. I recommend it to anyone who want to start.
Good courses for beginners
I had a lot of things that I were missing when I learned from YouTube tutorials. The videos in the course are simple and short, and makes it easy to learn. I’m not very good at English but I still can understand all the lessons. I’m focusing on rendering for architecture only, but the lessons gave me more useful knowledge.
An extremely comprehensive guide to Blender 2.8
An extremely comprehensive guide to Blender 2.8, easy to understand, very high quality. Zach is a phenomenal teacher and very easy to follow! Also, the CG Boost Community forums is rich with entertaining and inspiring student work.
The Blender 2.8 course I have been waiting for
This is the Blender course I have been waiting for a long time. I never really liked the Blender versions before 2.80. I was more used to Maya and could not really start to use the old Blender. Now, with your excellent video tutorial I can really dive into Blender 2.80.
I really miss a hard copy of your tutorials, I like to have a hard copy when I am studying instead of watching a video over and over again, but that’s mine opinion.
So far, I am really impressed with your video tutorials. Very well-spoken and excellent video quality.
One word: Perfect!
For years I wanted to learn Blender. Before, I followed tutorials on YouTube but missing the Blender basics didn’t help me to grow. This Blender course is even better than I expected. Zach explains everything clear and at a good pace. A nice plus is the fact, that the course exist out of small video’s and to keep it interesting there are a lot of different demo scenes created to explain the settings and tools what makes it more fun to watch. The goal of this course for me was to learn the basic settings and tools but the fact that I also learned to animate and apply camera settings was a nice surprise for me.
I’m looking forward to the next CG Boost course and thank you for helping me to understand Blender!
Jurgen VT – Belgium
The best way to have a fresh start with Blender 2.80
I’m not new to 3d software since we’re using with the studio a different DCC package for about 10 years. When the Blender 2.80 final release was getting closer (and now officially launched), we were getting more and more interested in this software.
Looking around on YouTube a way to get started in Blender we’ve found for sure many free videos and tutorials, but all of them lacked a structured way to learn.
Zach Reinhardt’s “Blender 2.8 LaunchPad” on CG Boost has two strong qualities: the first, he doesn’t give for obvious any concept or action in Blender. In this way, you really learn all the single and small aspect of the software that speeds up your daily work.
The second aspect is the general creativity he put inside the class: every lesson is explained with some cool looking scene, giving a nice, fresh and enjoyable way to go through the different chapters.
I can only suggest this class not only to all the new users and people approaching a 3d software but also to the 3d artists that were using a previous package and want to dive in a professional way in the world of Blender.
As a former teacher, this is one of the best courses I’ve ever seen
I’ve taught everything from marketing to art and this is one of the best laid out courses I’ve ever seen. I’ve used other courses from across the internet, both paid and free and there’s so much attention to detail that Zach has added to the course.
After completing the course, it occurred to me that I learned 3D modeling, simple texturing, lighting, and animation in a way that has felt way more fun and simple than other courses I’ve taken on those single subjects alone.
Zach pours so much thought into these courses and I’m totally confident that anyone can walk away from this course with a strong grasp of modeling fundamentals and a super impressive animation to share.
I give Zach’s Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course the highest recommendation that I can give.
Blender 2.8 Launch Pad – a break through limits of skills
This course is phenomenal for a beginner like me, although I had already tried to hang along on various tutorials. I had also gotten a textbook, but that landed quickly in the corner, because I found only half about what I wanted to know.
My decision to take this course was a very good one: Within three weeks, I learned so much. Many useful tips, every detail is explained understandable. It is very easy to follow the instructions, because everything is structured step by step.
What I like most: I can use the course like a database because all the videos and exercises are very well labeled. So I can always fall back on something that I could not memorize. Also, very important: Zach’s clear instructions are very helpful in solving minor problems.
I highly recommend this course. I am still very enthusiastic and can hopefully present a result soon.
A great starting course I could ever ask for…
It was my best decision to enroll to this Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course. It was just a few months ago I came to know about the “Blender existence” and this great big community. I’m not at all from 3d, 2d background but I wanted to learn 3d, 2d animation. Right now I’m at 45% (learning slowly in my free time).
This course helped me learn all the fundamentals and soon I’ll be animating my own produced film (which was not even in my wildest dreams) I’m very very excited about it.
About the Launch Pad course:
This course is designed in a brilliant way so that anyone can learn if given proper time and concentration. One thing I would like to mention is that this course is not boring at all. You will never feel sleepy even though it’s very technical. Zach (Guru) got an amazing voice which is very soothing.
Thank you so much Zach Reinhardt (Guru) for all your effort and hard work. No word can do justice for how thankful I am to you guru.
Regards and all the best for the others who enrolled.
Best Blender course I’ve seen anywhere
I’m a web programmer, with some background in commercial art, and I’m getting into 3D modeling just for fun and pure interest.
I think the course sets itself apart from other courses by its goals. It’s low-poly, which is smart choice when teaching beginners 3D – it’s more immediately attainable for beginners, so they don’t give up. It’s fun and very satisfying to model the flying car! But the course goes an extra mile by adding an environment for the car to live in, and some more miles after that by taking you through animating the car and flying it through the landscape!
And it’s Blender 2.8, from which there is no going back.
Easy to follow format
So far so good, about halfway through. I like the short break downs. It is good to know about things like auto smoothing and other details, like re-centering your view-port. The scenes Zach created make for a more imaginative experience. Just staring at a boring old cube for 7.5 hours would be boring as hell.
Perfectly paced for beginners
This is my third subscription trying to get past the beginner plateau in Blender. It’s my favorite by far, partly because of the pace and short / to the point videos, and partly because low poly is my favorite style. Highly recommended.
Perfect entry in Blender 2.8
After starting to work with blender 2.78 in 2017, this course was the best choice to refresh my Blender knowledge and to rev up in Blender 2.8. The greatest thing about this course is the full scope of workflow from first abstract shapes over modeling and shading to animation and rendering.
This course is incredible. It covers all you need to get started if you’re new to the subject; and it goes deep enough for those looking for an update or to learn something further. The value of the content here is unbelievable. Truly amazing stuff! Thank you, Zach!
Well worth the effort
This course gives you an extensive start on Blender. You get to know everything that is important to start work on your own projects and craft a nice clip while doing so. Overall a very satisfying experience for me.
Blender 2.8 Launch Pad is GREAT!!!
I’ve been using Blender since the release of 2.78. I’ve followed a lot of tutorials. After just a few of your first chapters, I’ve learned more and understanding more. Now I’m going back to my old models and trying this newfound knowledge. I’m going to spend some time with this course because in each chapter I’m learning something new. And with each new information I’m going to try it out. GREAT tutorial. Keep it up.
Best Online Tutorial for Blender 2.8
Zach has surpassed himself with this new course for Blender 2.8. I have looked at just about all of them, and I am really glad I picked this one.
The modeling starts in Chapter 5 but Chapters 1 through 4 are well worth the price for the entire course. Zach has a clear and concise method for teaching and getting through Chap 1 – 4 gives you the confidence and knowledge to tackle the construction for the rest of the course.
Chapter 1 – 4 videos are going into a desktop utility folder which I know I will refer to again and again even after I finish the rest of the course. It should be the manual for Blender 2.8.
Well done Zach! And thank you for all your good work.
Great course from a great teacher
This course was like pure light in a tunnel of darkness. I was really worried about all the new changes that Blender is having on its new version, but Zach, my new hero, draw a line to follow; every single explanation, every single instruction made a difference between hours of hard self learning and an easy and interesting way to migrate my skills to Blender 2.8. I have no shame to say that every chapter was so good that once I finish one of them I watch it again. Thanks, Zach… you… are the best.
Zach has done a wonderful job. Every detail is covered. A highly recommended course for anyone starting to learn Blender 2.8. The course will be a long-time reference as I plow through this complicated program. Every feature is explained fully with excellent course materials. I’m looking forward to Zach’s other course in the future. Great job!
From 100% Noobie to Pro
Hi Zach, this course is unbelievable! It minimized 50% of all my struggles. Almost all questions which I tried to figure out by my own – are finally answered! Looking forward to buy the second one about sculpting.
Thank You. You are amazing ?
I’ve watched the course in detail, and think it’s really excellent. The in efficient in depth coverage makes this superior to YouTube tutorials, and well worth the money. The only thing I wish I had in addition, is an overview by you of UV unwrapping and texturing. Thanks for making this!
Everything is explained really good, and a nice complete project to follow along. Enjoy it very much.
Cannot say anything bad 🙂
I want to say that the course is a total quality and seriousness. It is very worth investing in. Zach manages to address from a beginner level, the use and management of this new version of Blender. It is not necessary to have previous knowledge in 3D. The concepts are clear and very well explained. It is noted that there is behind this course a great work of synthesis and explanation. In general, it is a very complete course and the concept of teaching combining theory and practice is very effective.
Thanks, Zach for all your work.
A course which covers a lot of ground and saves you a lot of time
This review is split in the 51% part of the course and the 49% part.
I must say, I was hesitating very long time, if I should really enroll in this course. I was struggling with the thought, that I buy half the course for “nothing” because I was “teaching myself” Blender 2.8 for the last 3-5 months. I was afraid, I’m not going to learn enough new stuff. Now that I did all the basics of the course (at 51%) I can kind of confirm, that I didn’t learn that many new things. One specific thing I found out, was the walk mode which I find perfect for placing the camera in a scene. I was also very keen on learning about PureRef.
However, having said, that I basically “did not learn” anything new, I must say, that I would always go back and enroll in this course again! After learning so many weeks from so many different tutorials, I wasn’t sure anymore I’f I learned the “right stuff” in “the right way”. For me, 80% was like confirmation that I was on the right path, doing the things I did. This gives me a very good feeling to take on the next part of my Blender journey (which will be the far more cumbersome part), which is practice, practice, practice!
So any of you, thinking if they should enroll or not, because they learned some stuff already → DO SO, NOW!
Even if it’s just for confirmation it is really worth it! Finally, a place where all the puzzles fit perfectly together and things start to make sense!
I really wish, when I started out, I had this course already. I could cut down 2/3 of the time I invested in doing things “the hard way”.
Conclusion: At 51% the course, everything was already worth 200% the money!
This part is where the real work starts. I strongly recommend that you create all the assets on your own. Learning something crazy as Blender is really not just watching this course, but actually getting your own scene done in your own way. I suggest you create your own car in your own style and maybe even change some stuff on the animation part. Animation is where I personally learned the most. The idea of this car scene is great for learning and many little things are shown to you, which can be used on later projects.
The rendering part with the technical details is explained very well and gives you a lot of detailed and practical information.
In the second 49% I learned many new things and found even more things I would have been glad to know earlier in my tries with Blender.
Anyone that seriously wants to start with Blender should buy this course. There won’t be any magic tricks, that would make a digital artist out of you (that’s YOUR part of the deal). But it certainly shows you all the knowledge that you need, to jump start a Blender career.
After this course, you will be able to educate yourself through other tutorials in topics that you are specifically interested in.
What a great intro course.
This is a great intro course for new people wanting to learn Blender 2.8, as well as people coming into Blender from 2.7 and earlier.
Zach is a great teacher. His course is well paced, and he explains things and shows them in a way where I do not have to constantly stop and go back to see what he was doing as I have found in many other tutorials…even from real experts. This is important to me. I am probably one of the much older subscribers and I don’t like tutorials where they try to cram it all in as fast as possible. I do muscle my way through those but the experience is totally unpleasant and frustrating.
Because I am also following along within Blender, if the teacher does something on-screen at the same time, and often before, he is stating audibly what he is doing, I tend to miss the keystroke or the menu or the left or right-click function and I have to stop the video and go back.
Not here. I highly recommend Zach.
Strong structure… as the software you’re going to learn!
I have never found a course like this, with this strong method that encourage you to learn more and follow every day. The quick tips are amazing and I think that 5/15min for lessons are a great idea for a better understanding of each concept.
Great job Zach!
I made the car, trees and rocks. Now starting with exercise 7. I tried Blender before with miner result, but with the new Blender 2.8 clear interface and Launch Pad course, for the first time I really understand what I am doing!
The lessons are so very well explained by detail with a good length of max 10 minutes. Every tool, window, shortcut is in detail explained. With these few first 6 lessons I already learned 200% more than any video I tried before. AND …. a lot detail of every lesson I can keep remembering! Because every detail and tool is so well explained, it is so easy to go back for freshen up when needed. It is very well worth the money!
Practical and very accurate in the details
The course “BLENDER 2.8 LAUNCH PAD” is done very well! The videos are short and structured so as not to bore, even a simple command is explained in an involving scenic contest. I think this course is great for all levels. Thanks, Zach!
A Great Way To Start Out With Blender
As a complete newcomer to computer graphics I started out with Blender (2.8) and was totally bewildered by the huge number of tools, modes and their accompanied properties and sub-menus. Most online tutorials were for previous versions of Blender and were useless.
I bought an expensive tutorial book, but found it difficult to apply the explanations in practice.
Having to google everything I tried, I came across Zach’s course. It offered a series of video introductions into what seemed to me to be an impossible complexity. It worked for me.
As I diligently followed every step, I gradually became familiar with the basics. Slowly the complexity seemed to evaporate and within a couple of weeks (yes it takes that long) I developed a familiarity with the environment that allowed me to realise the huge potential of Blender and was able to follow not only Zach’s excellent video explanations but many others on the web that had previously seemed to me to be impossible to understand.
The best Blender Course money can buy
I’m new to Blender, and I was very very confused about the different work spaces, interface, shortcuts etc. I was completely lost and after watching the first minutes of this course I learned more than I did 2 years in college with Autodesk Maya. This is hands down the best Blender Course in the world. He explains every single detail, and he does it in a way that I understood perfectly. I’m having so much fun learning Blender. 😀
This is more than just a launchpad
I’ve always known that Blender is a powerful 3D software with nearly limitless potential. That said, it threw me off the 1st time I opened and tried to use it. Blender’s user experience went against the standard in terms of usability and it made getting into the program very tedious and annoying. However, I believe that proper instruction can help and change one’s perspective here. Enter CG Boost; Zach really went all out here and both shows and informs with this course. The videos are short and to the point; and the overall project is fun and easy enough to get into (with some welcomed challenges).
I’m looking forward to completing this course and making use of my newly obtained skills to take my portfolio to new heights. This is worth the money because it is an actual investment.
P.S. a followup more advanced course would be awesome.
The GUIDING LIGHT Blender 3D course
Being a 3D artist is nice and easy, however being a 3D artist with basic knowledge is much better!
There are a lot of tutorials that we can find everywhere… But most of the time we don’t know where to start; sometimes, we still stuck because we missed the rudiments or some useful features, etc. So this course is the GUIDING LIGHT for us!
With highly rich contents and with amazing talent for teaching, Zach gives us all the fundamental we need to be “The 3D Artist”! Don’t hesitate, it’s extremely worth it!
Thank you Zach and CG Boost!! 🙂
You can teach an old dog new tricks!
Wasn’t to sure if I would get too much out of this course as I’ve been a Blender user since version 2.5, but bought it to familiarize myself with the new UI and see what changes to some of the hotkeys. Also, I have only dabbled slightly with animation so thought this would be a good opportunity to learn more.
Well was I wrong on my initial point! Great course as I’ve not only learned the new UI & hot keys (Zach includes a comprehensive PDF of all the hotkeys) but, being self-taught, I’ve gotten used to doing things the way I knew how and not knowing/using any other method. Zach has shown me that there are other ways that can aide my workflow.
I wasn’t initially going to bother watching the earlier Modules about the various tools as I’ve been using them already but I’m glad I did as, for me, there was at least one nugget or “ah-ha” moment in pretty much every video!
Zach knows this program inside and out and his tips/methodology are worth the price of admission alone. Not to mention he presents them in a fun way by following along with his low poly sci-fi car project where you get to use all of Blender’s features and tools.
I haven’t completed the course yet but can’t wait to continue on and finish the project.
This course is not just for people new to Blender (of which it is a great resource) but old users as well. Would highly recommend this course to all beginner & intermediate users (and people transitioning from other 3D programs) wanting their Blender experience to become effortless.
An Excellent Course in Guiding You to the World of 3D via Blender 2.8
This course is maybe one of the best courses to learn from when you are a beginner not only for Blender 2.8, but 3d art in general. We might see scattered courses in other media like books and videos that teach the new version of Blender 2.8, but these materials can range from mostly serviceable to good, sometimes showing scattered information or not much details on steps, etc. and depend a lot on the teaching skill of the author.
Zach however is an amazing teacher in that he can describe certain features or complicated steps into something understandable. Maybe it is in his way of using words or the subtle accent, but I digress… also, the course itself is very well-structured, can be taken linearly (recommended for beginners) but can also browse on specific features that can fill gaps in your skills as you learn.
Overall, the course is very much worth it, as a stepping stone from nothing to 3d art, and also to bridge into more intermediate skills when you decide to go further in your voyage in Blender and 3d.
Very good course
I like the teaching style in the course. It is a great course which I really recommend to anyone interested in learning Blender 2.8.
Great Introductory Course
I luckily stumbled on Zacharias Reinhardt’s YouTube channel two years ago when he first set out on his own. I’ve followed the channel since and was very glad to see him start CG Boost.
This is a great introductory course for Blender. It covers everything you need to get started and the level of detail is perfect for beginners.
Absolutely professional in every aspect
I have been using Blender around for 6 years but the new 2.8 version is a big challenge for everyone, with learning the program almost from the beginning. This is why I ordered the course as I already know the “Mastering Sculpting in Blender” by Zach which is a masterpiece itself.
I’m very satisfied since the whole structure of the content is so well thought through and clearly explained. I like it very much, that you don’t need to download the files and can watch it online. Also, I like the short length of the videos, so it is easier to remember if you would like to watch a part again. The short description under the videos as text reference is very useful as well, so there is no much need to take individual notes.
Some words about Zach yet – he is so consequent and building up the training like the German national football team their actions (they won the World Cup in soccer four times), and already trusting so much in him that being afraid not to buy anything he sells in the future. But seriously, he is a perfect professional and indirectly teaching more than Blender here.
Great course for all
I have been using Blender for a couple of years now and feel that I am pretty proficient, but still learn new aspects every day. Detailing the changes in 2.8 was really nice, and I appreciated the short segments which I could play back if necessary. Blender 2.8 has some significant changes from 2.79 and seeing most of these before I jumped into using the new version was valuable to me.
Learning more about Eevee/shortcuts/etc. saved me a lot of time when first using Blender 2.8. The course was easy to use and provides “bookmarks” as to sections completed, and the section names made it easy to go back if I wanted to review some aspect of the changes.
I think the course was well worth the cost.
This Course Change My Life
I always wanted to become a CG artist but did not know where to start. After I join this course (Blender 2.8 Launch Pad), it changed my life. I didn’t know anything before, but now I’m able to model and animate small 3D scenes.
At last, I want to thank Zach for this awesome course. Thank you so much!
Fantastic comprehensive course
I enrolled in this course to discover the new Blender 2.8 and so far I’m really impressed! Everything is explained very well, all the little (and subtle) things are analyzed in a very precise manner and the structure of the course is fantastic! I already was a basic user of Blender but I’m discovering so many little useful things. I believe the rest of the course will be even more exciting than the first part (I’m about at 25%), I can’t wait to continue!
Really really suggested to everyone! And Zach is a fantastic instructor!
Forward only forward
I’ve watched only 55 percent of your excellent course. I work and study. And so I’m a little behind. I really want to change the place of work, 3D art is only my hobby. Your course help me in it.
A great course
This course is the most useful courses I ever had watched. I am Syrian and i don’t speak good English, but I understood everything.
All beginners in blender and 3D should start with this course
As part of my transition to 3D, I have watched hundreds of tutorials, from beginners to advanced. I really have to say I came to this course with lots of skepticism, as I know Zach from his (amazing) sculpting videos, and I am not into sculpting. I thought he won’t be different from the other videos I’ve watched, but boy… was I wrong. This is an excellent course for all who want to start their journey to become 3d artists. Even though I have been working with Blender for the past year and a half, Zach still blew my mind and gave me A LOT of new tips and tricks to use. He is an EXCELLENT instructor, and this is so important in video tutorials. I recommend this course, this is money well spent. Thanks, Zach!
It is making me move forward.
I use Blender on my job every day for the past three years. I enrolled in other online Blender courses before. Some more complete, others more subject specific. But, none of them with a presentation so simple and understandable as this one. It made me go back to my roots to relearn some stuff and showed me some new things. Every topic is given on a pleasant size and goes straight to the point. The most important thing, to me, is that I am learning a workflow that make sense. I Can’t be grateful enough for that. Zach actually read our comments and questions. He interact with us, clear doubts, and give us a hand when we need. I can’t recommend this course enough.
Excellent Blender 2.8 Course!
I am very exited and stoked about the Blender 2.80 Launch Pad Course.
It is very good explained and in a high quality which I know from Zach.
The cours refreshes my knowledge and shows me a lot of new functions to rise up ability. It also a good reference work when I am looking for any special applications. Although I only have seen a third of the course so far, I recomend it for each Blender user.
Thank you and stay motivated!!
Not just for beginners!
I have been a Blender user for a very long time. However, the 2.80 release adds an enormous amount of new functionality and in the months leading up to the release, the user interface has changed a lot. Zach’s amazing Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course has been the best way to quickly get exposed to all of the new UI changes and much of the new functionality all in one place. Zach has been one of my favorite Blender instructors for years and is very wired into the Blender community. He always manages to surprise even the most experience Blender users with tips, tricks, and shortcuts that we had no idea were in there (how do you find those, Zach?!). Once you are fully up to speed on the UI changes, you’ll easily be able to map what you find in older Blender tutorials to 2.80. Even though I’ve followed the changes for months, Zach’s course puts it all in one place to digest quickly and easily. The lectures are concise, to the point, and provide great examples. Worth every penny (pfennig?)!
Ein super hilf- und lehrreicher Kurs!
Mein Englisch ist leider nicht sehr gut, deshalb auf deutsch: Ich habe schon einiges an Blender-online-Kursen und Tutorials durchgeackert, aber diesen Kurs empfinde ich als den bisher besten. Die verschiedenen Blender-Tools und Möglichkeiten sind sehr klar und anschaulich erläutert, ich verstehe alles und kann dem Kurs wunderbar folgen – trotz meiner nicht gerade prickelnden Englischkenntnisse. Was mir besonders gefällt, sind die begleitenden Arbeitsmaterialen und Aufgaben, die es zu lösen gilt. Hier hat sich der Autor echt was überlegt und auch Arbeit in das Bereitstellen der Übungsmaterialien investiert. Damit hebt er sich von anderen online-Kursen ab, in denen zwar auch gut erklärt, man in puncto Üben dann aber meist allein gelassen wird. Ich freue mich aufs Weitermachen!
Very Interesting Classes
Course is very well planned and classes are very interesting to follow. Project scenes and exercises for practicing are designed in such a way that, students will love to practice and learn. New features and additions to Blender 2.8 (Tools & Gizmos) are making the whole process even more interesting. Thanks for this beautiful course, Zach.
A perfect introduction to Blender 2.8
I have been following Zach Reinhardts Blender tutorials for some years now. They are always well done and easy to follow. I am glad that he has created this new and extensive course on Blender 2.8. The new Blender is very exciting but is quite different from previous versions and I have the feeling that I am saving quite a lot of time by following his course.
I highly recommend it to everyone, to both beginner and advanced users.
This is a really awesome course for beginners! One of the first for Blender 2.80. Zach is a great teacher – everything just seems so simple. 🙂
It’s real pleasure to recommend this complete course for you!
Thanks to Zach there is an extreme detailed look into Blender 2.80. Its so easy to understand and fun to watch.
He explains it very detailed. Exactly what I was looking for, for such a long time.
Thank you, Zach, thank you so much!
This is the 3d course you’ve been looking for!
The course is comprised of bite sized video snippets that cover everything you will need to know when learning Blender version 2.8. Each video covers its topic concisely and is very easy to understand. I come from a 3ds Max background and Zach covers all the things you will need to know to get up to speed in the quickest possible time.
You can download all the videos on their own or access them via browser to review any topic you either forgot or were having trouble understanding. The online access also has the ability to ask questions or read other questions asked by other student as well as downloadable blend files so you can follow along with some topics.
I can’t recommend this learning series highly enough, if you are looking to learn and understand 3d modeling, animating etc. It has it all, and is the best value for money you will find for a complete beginners course.
Dear Zach Reinhardt, your course is very good, quite complete and didactic, thank you for doing this great job. The few minutes duration of the videos is perfect, since very long tutorials are tiring. I’ve already gone over half the course, however I’m a bit frustrated with Blender 2.8 because it crashes on my computer when I go into LookDev Mode or render preview. So I can not follow your course forward, and I was forced to stop at the end of the modeling module. I hope they fix Blender bugs, so I can move on. Thanks and congratulations for the excellent work.
A fantastic introduction to Blender 2.8
I consider myself sort of beginner to intermediate level with Blender, so I did initially wonder if this course would be of value to me as I thought it was more of a beginner’s introduction to Blender 2.8. Following the advice of a few other reviewers I decided to enroll on the course anyway and see what it was like as I am far from an expert in Blender and making the move to 2.8 has proved a little confusing as I have literally only just learned 2.79 last year.
I have been very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the content within this course. Yes some chapters are very basic and those with more than a basic understanding of Blender will find they already know it, but there is so much fantastically presented and informative content on almost every aspect of 2.8 that I think anyone but the most advanced users of Blender will learn things they didn’t know.
The content is very well presented in short and to the point video chapters covering all the different areas of Blender 2.8 in a clear and friendly manner. Zach’s enthusiasm for the subject comes across throughout making the course very light-hearted and easy to listen to and learn from.
I have already learned so many new features and techniques in Blender 2.8 from the first 80% of the course that it has definitely been worth the money. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn Blender 2.8 and even to existing Blender users who want a crash course in 2.8 and maybe pick up some clever tips along the way.
An excellent course
I have found the Launch Pad course brilliantly organized. Each video is just the right length – not too long, not too short. It is full of useful information and lots of tips. Very useful for beginners and even advanced users wanting to get stuck into 2.8. I particularly like how Zach shows you at the beginning of each clip what you will be creating. This gives you a clear idea of the focus of the clip. Also, the online system that Zach uses keeps track of what videos you have watched, and also where you have watched up to, so it is very easy to re-visit a clip that you haven’t finished and to check your overall progress. All in all a very useful course, and one that I thoroughly recommend.
Excellent resource for beginners and experienced users alike!
I’ve been using Blender on and off for about a year, so some of the content was stuff I already knew. However, I found it to be an invaluable introduction to Blender 2.8, because it covers so many new features and changes that I haven’t seen in any other tutorial so far. Most tutorials are made using older versions of Blender, and have become outdated because of changes to the interface, removal or re-purposing of legacy features, new keyboard shortcuts, etc, and so I’ve often found myself constantly googling workarounds since switching to 2.8. Luckily, Zach‘s course puts all those frustrations to rest. Can’t wait to see what else he has in store!
I recently signed in for this new course in Blender v.2.8. I’m not a beginner in Blender (I would say I am at an intermediate level), but I’m definitely a beginner for the 2.8 version.
I haven’t dug much into the course yet, for different reasons not related to the course itself, but for what I’ve seen so far I can say that the course, as others from Zach, is matching and surpassing my expectations. Very good course for beginners and for those, like me, who are looking for a good refresh of the basics (and for those who want to learn more about v.2.8 specifically).
Zach is always very thorough in his explanations of the various functions, and always full of tips and ticks.
Definitely recommended. I can’t wait to dig deeper into it
A handy start to Blender 2.8
A great tutorial. The course is very well-structured and methodical. I have experience in Blender 2.7 and still learn because Zach explain in detail how to use the function in a better way and give lots of hints. It is useful to both beginners and more advance users, so I definitely recommend it.
Quality of detail
Having started learning Blender from the beginning of the year 2019. The Blender 2.8 Launch Pad has started with the most detail and explanation of the fundamental tools and processes of any course I have done. The skills and concepts to which to use these tools has been incredible to learn. I have reached the modeling section of the course, and I am most excited of all my courses to finish. I cannot wait to take more courses from CG Boost.
Packed solid! Don’t let the price fool you!
When I first perused this course, I saw the final project and it thrilled me, so I decided the take the plunge. I have to say, Zach’s teaching style is spot on. Although I’m barely through #3 module, 14%, I’m already enjoying the tips and tricks. A majority of the Blender full courses are 2.79, so this course beats them as he keeps adding new content based on updates to 2.80. Keep it fresh, and they’ll keep coming back, I say. Zach delivers this content perfectly. A must for 3d beginners and pros alike.
Excellent start for any newcomers to Blender
Zach Reinhardt explains the fundamentals of Blender in depth, giving any beginner a solid understanding and concrete foundation to start experimenting with. The tutorial series motivates a person to play around and go a step further to properly learn any core part of Blender. It also inspires on a completely new level, suddenly having so many new ideas of what I want to achieve with CG. A tutorial series truly worth the costs.
The best all around Blender training!
Zach’s Mastering Sculpting in Blender was the best Blender training I had seen, so I was anxious for the release of his Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course. So far I have watched the getting started and fundamentals chapters, and they are excellent! The course is very easy to follow and is a comprehensive introduction to Blender 2.8. The object and modeling fundamentals chapters are organized in such a way to make it easy to go back and review particular tools and concepts. Looking forward to watching the rest of the course.
An amazing introduction to Blender 2.8
First off, I must say I’m thoroughly enjoying the course. I’ve been involved with 3d and VFX for many years but only recently with Blender. When I signed up for the course I wasn’t sure what to expect although I had seen some of Zach’s YouTube videos and I liked his style. I am beyond happy with the quality of the course. The videos are a perfect blend of information and at just the right length. I like training that gets straight to the point and allows me to keep moving. As well as covering the information I need, the videos are just plain interesting. He has my full attention while I’m watching which I can’t say the same for other courses I’ve watched. The course is much more valuable to me than what I paid. I can finally say I now understand Blender. It used to baffle me and now I’m truly a Blender user. I can’t praise Zach highly enough. Thank you for the dedication, thought and care you’ve put into this training.
Starting in the 3D world
No doubt this course is perfect to start in the fascinating world of 3D. At first glance Blender seems like a complicated program, but this course makes it easy. I have really learned a lot from the first video. The teaching methodology is simple and clear. I recommend it.
Super useful and complete course!
I am an intermediate level user of Blender and I found Zach’s Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course very useful and fun. He has digestible video segments on all the important functions needed to create a very cool animation. I found lots of shortcuts and features I didn’t know about even after using Blender for a few months. Zach explains things very clearly including why features behave the way they do but without doing a deep dive on technical issues. It’s really geared towards information that is immediately useful with lots of examples and blend files to illustrate the concepts. Excellent course!
The Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course is excellent! I highly recommend this course to anyone starting their 3D design journey or upgrading to Blenders new UI. I am a professional 3D print designer and love seeing how his tips relate to my medium. Zach is extremely clear in his lessons and very active in the comments, in case you run into any obstacles. Can’t wait for more!
A beautifully crafted tutorial.
I was already using Blender prior to 2.80 but I picked it up piecemeal and thought this course was a good opportunity to both gain some familiarity with 2.80 and to fill in the gaps. This course delivers!
The best thing about the course is that it presents the material in a constantly engaging way: the projects are fun – enjoyable enough that you may well want to do them even if you already know Blender. Along the way, I’ve picked up a ton of little tricks which, while I might have managed without them, certainly make things a lot easier (instant boolean operations while in edit mode for example).
I love Zach’s teaching style: well-paced, humorous, and very engaging. The topics are nicely “bite sized” and it’s easy to sit down with a cup of coffee and just do another segment (and then, likely as not, just one more…). I’m delighted with this course.
Great for beginner for Blender and EEVEE
I really liked this tutorial, It’s very well organized and edited. Good example scenes and a very good amount of time spend on explaining things. I think this video is must-have item for all Blender beginners. Good luck and please make videos like this, on higher level topics, too.
Best course of Blender 2.8
This is the best course of all that I have found for this version of the Blender! During the study of the material did not regret the spent money. I would like to see further on the course on creating VFX effects in Blender.
Very beginner friendly tutorial
This course has helped me a lot, being a user of Maya and ZBrush. This software compared to other 3d packages, has much more to offer than meets the eye. The way this course is structured is very well-designed and friendly to new beginners. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to get into 3d.
A great start for Blender 2.8
This is a great course. It is very suitable for beginners of Blender. This course is gradual, clear and well-organized, and it is very useful to explain the knowledge points. I love this course very much.
The missing manual for Blender (2.8).
This course is hands down the best out there for Blender at this moment. It’s very structured and easy to follow along.
Each lesson has a downloadable scene file so you can follow along with the instructor. There is a handy comment section for questions regarding the chapter you are watching.
The instructor explains the information at a comfortable pace so it’s easy to follow along. I like the detailed information in each chapter, and its focus is not only on how but also on why you should do something.
This is a very structured and easy to understand course for anyone who would like to start to use Blender!
Learning my future
I think it’s an excellent course and I’m learning a lot. The fact of making short videos allows us to move faster, which is very motivating. A suggestion in the future could be to give extra tasks that are optional in a practical way, and that could then be coupled to the final project.
Another superb course from Zach, which will take you from beginner to Blender 2.8 hero in a few weeks. My only criticism is the lack of cat impressions this time around.
If you already have Blender experience, this is a first-rate conversion course to the 2.8 interface and you will learn something new in every lesson.
I eagerly await Zach’s soft body modeling and rigging course, which will be a perfect complement for this.
3D with a talented friend
I have been working in graphic design in a communication agency for over 20 years and I learned 3D on the job. Today, I want to acquire a real skill and release my creativity on Blender. So I took advantage of the release of Blender 2.8 to let me guide by Zach (sorry for the familiarity). As always, I take advantage of his teaching talent, the clarity of his explanations and the joy he conveys to each video. It is simply a pleasure to finally understand Blender globally and to be able to become autonomous in my production process.
Pure happiness for all who want to become professionals! All with this extra soul of the Blender community.
Just a huge thank you, Zach!
Great beginners guide
Zach did a great job on this tutorial. I’ve been playing around with Blender for about 4 years and never really dove deep into it. I can get around at what I’m doing, but i really wanted to get into it this time and see what I can do. I found a style I like (Zach’s low poly style) so I signed up for the course. This is a great beginners guide and great for people like me who know enough to make a photo but not enough to make money at it, a hobbyist.
I am currently at 71.8% completed, I have watched every video and while I am not following it 100% (I picked a different car), I am able to follow him step by step.
I am American (only know English and that bad English) but I can completely understand Zach’s English, he speaks it well.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn Blender and has never even downloaded any version of it.
Zach’s corny humor as silly as it can be, makes me laugh. pew pew
~Kurt Schloemp (Draco Socard)
When I have finished the course and completed my video, I will put it on my YouTube channel.
Great start into Blender
This course has been amazing. Short yet concise lessons that I can go back and rewatch, really helps in me learning the software. I am coming from using Cinema 4D and while 3D is still relatively new to me, this course really helped in my transition. I would definitely recommend to anyone starting out in 3D and wants a beginner course at a low price!
Just the BEST course I ever did on 3d and Blender
I’m a professional online teacher and have produced over 800 videos on Lightroom and Photoshop. So I know a thing or two about teaching online and this course is amazing. I hesitated on buying the course because I have some kind of “ok” foundation on using Blender and was worried that it was going to be boring.
Boy was I wrong. I binged watched all the videos that were available in 3 days, something I had never in the past or only on a TV show like “Games of Thrones”. It clarified so much confusion I had on Blender. I followed along and create my own car and environment, I went for a Model 3 Tesla instead of the old car but loved it.
Zach is for me the best teacher out there on Blender for several reasons:
– He is not too fast nor too slow
– He explains hard to understand concepts in simple words
– Everything is from simple to intermediate
– He uses a lot of funny examples
– His English is super easy to understand, and he is friendly and fun
– Teachable is also a great experience in watching the tutorial.
If you ever wanted to learn Blender run for it!