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!
A great and instructive course
This course is one of the best teaching programs that I have completed so far. Cleanly structured chapters with good, comprehensible examples. Due to the clear structure, the individual lessons can be found quickly at any time.
The course offers many tips for beginners as well as advanced learners, which make working with blender much more efficient. Highly Recommended.
Congratulations on this great work.
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!
Excellent introduction with free cat impressionisms
Zach is an excellent teacher and goes at a very comfortable pace. This course is an ideal introduction into the use of Blenders sculpting tools and technique.
It is for 2.79 and the current version of Blender has moved on a bit but the course is still followable and Zach has added some notes to bridge the gap; this is inevitable with the move to version 2.8.
I look forward to Zach expanding on the use of the Shrinkwrap modifier to allow sculpts to be retopologised prior to rigging. Hopefully this will be released soon as an addendum to this otherwise excellent course.
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!
Best way to learn Sculpting in Blender
It was really fun to dive into the sculpting area in Blender.
Everything is explained perfectly. I’m sure beginners, as well as advanced users, can learn a lot about sculpting here.
Zach has once again released a high-quality tutorial.
Overall I think the course is really good, even though the first part for a beginner is quite scary, Zach teaches you very quickly on what to do. What I will say though is working on 2.8 (which is completely optional) can be confusing at points but you get used to it.
– Within 1 week I feel I have learned how to sculpt thanks to Zach’s monster making part
– Easy to follow
– Well worth the money
Negative: I found one part fairly confusing on the extruding of an arm o the little monster as well as the legs. (Probably just me being fairly new to 3d software and might be because I was using 2.8)
Overall: BUY IT
I have watched all videos in the course. It made it really clear to me how to get started. I sadly don’t have the time to practice a lot right now. Between school and other projects, there is just no time. The course itself is really good though. Not repetitive and easy to follow along.
One of the best 3D Sculpting Courses on the market
Zach’s courses both rich in content and uses clear and easy to understand language and methodology. Basic tools, brush properties, tips, tricks, step by step evolution, dos and don’ts, presentation, it gives all the necessary pieces to develop your style and let your creativity take shape on your computer screen.
After you finish the course, you have more than enough knowledge to either specialize or diversify your 3d modeling and sculpting skills.
I was a complete sculpting novice and this course turned me into a sculptor.
I am happy to report that the Mastering Sculpting in Blender course by Zach Rheinhardt worked for me. Guided by a relaxed and pleasing voice, each carefully crafted lesson provided just the pace and details needed for me to ease into this complex and difficult topic. Seriously. I’d never sculpted anything prior to this excellent course. Highly recommended. Ten stars.
Zach just… gets it, and he gets it right!
Not only is Zach a talented designer and sculptor, he’s also a master at communicating his skills, and I find him very inspiring.
What impresses me most is his ability to begin slowly, methodically, to bring us beginners on board, with the first project, and as the course progresses he builds on what he has taught us, and despite being a beginner at sculpting, he never loses me by going too fast (or slow, which is just as important).
I’ve learned a LOT from Zach’s courses, and at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about!
Amazingly fun and insightful for beginners to pros
I have thoroughly enjoyed going through the Mastering Sculpting in Blender course by Zach. This course along with his other tutorials have helped me go from likely the worst 3D modeler to a fairly capable 3D modeler in no time! 🙂 And I am excited to continue purchasing his future courses to up my game even more! Thanks, Zach! I appreciate you.
Awesome, very good job Zach !!!
This course is fantastic! Really easy to follow along to. Just finished creating the cute fur creature and it looks simply amazing! Would recommend this course to anyone looking to try something new in Blender and advance their 3D skills!
Very full and thorough course with all the tips and tricks you’d hope to gleam from a seasoned professional. Zach really has a passion for his trade and it comes across in every lesson which really helps to boost one’s own enthusiasm. Great course which has definitely helped push my sculpting to the next level!
A great start for your sculpting journey
This is an excellent Tutorial! Without any advanced Blender experience I was able to easily follow along and accomplish great results in no time. Zacharias’ training is well structured, very thorough and methodical. You’ll gain inside into a streamlined and quick sculpting workflow and learn a thing or two about procedural texturing as well.
Best Introduction to Digital Sculpting
This course teaches everything a digital artist needs to know – from a basic a cube to unbelievable creatures or characters. All the Sculpting tools were explained well- everything is easy to understand. The course will get you started with digital sculpting in a fast and fun way.
Great for beginners as well as for advanced
Usually, I approach these kinds of courses very carefully. It is very difficult to share knowledge about sculpting in an understandable way. In this case, the course is a great source of many useful tips, advices and workflow for those who start their adventure with sculpting and for advanced users. I definitely recommend it!
Great as always!
I’ve been following Zacharias activity for a while. His YouTube videos introduced me to 3d sculpting and always were a great source of knowledge. Because of this i decided to buy this course even if I already had a bit of experience in sculpting in blender. And It’s definitively worth it! I foud a lot of things I didn’t know yet. As always Zach explains every single thing in a very clear way and doesen’t allow you to get bored with some jokes time to time 🙂
I think this course is okay for both experienced and beginner users. First ones will find some new tips and techiniques to improve their sculpting skills and second ones will have a great step by step giude to learn sculpting in blender!
An amazing course
Zach always creates useful tutorials, but this course is really amazing. If you want to learn sculpting in Blender from scratch or if you just want to improve your skills, this course is perfect. Zach explains in detail how to sculpt with dynamic topology and gives many tips on lighting and rendering. The procedural shading chapter is really useful for both beginners and advanced users.
This is an excellent course, perfect in every aspect: Educational, not too fast, not boring, and Zacharias‘ English is very easy to understand. Thanks to this complete course I really learned how to approach sculpture in Blender in a professional way. I’m looking forward to a new version for Blender 2.8.
A brilliant guide to sculpting
This is definately one of the most comprehensive courses around, structured so that it’s useful to both beginners and advanced users. It gave me a huge boost in my sculpting ablitity and workflow.
All techniques you need for high quality sculpting!
The video course convinces through the explanation of the sculpting basics, but also the techniques for more experienced users. I use many of the wokflows shown on a daily basis – the course did not only improve the quality of my sculpts, but also my efficiency and speed of learning. Probably the most affordable way to learn sculpting!
Some great tips for intermediates
This would be a great course for those with no experience in Blender sculpting – it take you right from the basics of how sculpting works to each of the different brushes.
However, even for an intermediate skilled ‘Blenderer’ like myself it was packed with useful tips and tricks that I didn’t know about.
Would definitely recommend for anyone who want to improve their Blender sculpting.
For beginners and advanced alike.
This easy to digest and yet full of informations course will get you to understand how sculpting in Blender works.
I have been using Blender since 2010, but mostly for architectural purposes. Though in 2018 I wanted to learn and use it for sculpting. With Zach’s course I was able to understand the basics, like how brushes behave, their settings, to more advanced things like different ways to add details or how to pose a high poly model.
One thing for sure is granted: after “Mastering Sculpting in Blender” I was able to be much less scared of exploring settings and features in Blender’s sculpting room. It was an icebreaker!
The ULTIMATE course for sculpting in Blender!
I really love all the tips and tricks that you can discover along the tutorials.
Sculpting in Blender is not a mystery anymore, I highly recommend it to everyone, beginner and advanced users as well.
An overwhelming amount of knowledge
I can’t comprehend the price Zach set his course to, it is like giving out gold for free! This course will give you the necessary tools to sculpt in Blender, covering an overwhelming amount of knowledge for beginners, intermediates and advanced users. Worth every penny, and much more. Think no more, just get it already ;).
Zacharias does it again!
Honestly I wouldn’t have thought there is still something left to say about Sculpting in Blender, but this course definitely prooved the opposite to me. Zacharias shows some pretty nifty techniques to handle even the highest polycounts in Blender and achieve incredibly detailed results with just simple methods, while casually going through the whole process of sculpting! It’s amazing that there are always things in his videos that I didn’t know before.
A sculpting mastery course
Don’t be fooled! I was surprised to find loads beyond a clear, considered and concise sculpting mastery course, there’s lighting, rendering and way more!
A reference to learn sculpting in Blender
If you ever wondered where to start to learn sculpting in blender, then this course is a must have. Zach describes every single tool that are used in blender for sculpting and provide a very fun and easy tutorial, that can be taken by any beginner. There are also a lot of information and an advanced exercise for more advanced user. This course is definitely a reference to learn sculpting in Blender and Zach put a lot of effort to make a very professional package with a perfect editing.
Zach covers it all and then some!
Zach has set the bar for sculpting training in Blender with this course. If you’re like me, there are sliders in the sculpting toolbars that you’ve never touched, having no idea what they do. Those days are over! Zach covers it all and then some! And it’s not just technical, it’s also technique. Everyone from beginner to expert could learn a skill or two from Zach. It doesn’t get much more epic than this!
Sculpting step by step.
An online course that gave me the basics and the best approaches on how to create high quality sculptures.
This is an excellent course
I’m an artist for many years, and when I transfer from 2D to 3D, I started it with Blender. I bought this course because I want to learn sculpting. The course is excellent, I learn a lot. Zacharias Reinhardt is really a great teacher, he will guide you through every part you want to know about sculpting… tools, tips and tricks will no longer be strange to you. I highly recommend this course, if you want to become the master in your own art of sculpting.