What You'll Learn

Learning new software can be daunting. Our Beginner 100 Course is built to get you comfortable with the Blender 2.8 interface as soon as possible so that you can start designing the stuff in your own head.

Goal: This course is all about getting to know the tools. Understanding the basic workflows and learning how to manipulate basic objects.

  • Watch Time: 1 hr
    Design Estimate: 2 hrs

  • Blender Installation & Custom Workstations

  • Intro to Blender UI for Quick Comprehension

  • Intro to Design Theory for 3D Printing

  • Intro to Mesh Editing

  • Intro to the 3D Print Tool

  • Access to Lesson & File Downloads

  • Access to the Course Discord

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Course Overview

Course curriculum

Let's get you printing asap!

  • 1

    Overview & Instructor

    • Meet your Instructor

    • Welcome & Course Overview

    • DOWNLOAD: All Blender Projects

    • DOWNLOAD: All Course 3D Printable Designs

    • Join our Discord

  • 2

    Beginner 101 - Basic 3D Print Workflow

    • Blender 2.8 - Introduction

    • UI Basics - Blender Project File & 3D Printable .STL

    • PC Install for Blender 2.8

    • Mac Install Blender 2.8

    • THOY Theory

    • User Interface Tour - Welcome to Blender 2.8

    • Setup Blender for YOUR 3D Printer

    • Blender Add Ons - 3D Print Tool Box & Bool Tool

    • Window Customization

    • Move Around - 3 Button Mouse

    • Move Around - 2 Button Mouse, Trackpad, or Laptop

    • Grab, Rotate, & Scale

    • Edit Mode

    • Selection Modes

    • 3D Cursor

    • Grease Pencil

    • Measuring Tool

    • Sharing Your Designs

  • 3

    Congratulations

    • Well Done, you finished the Blender for 3D Printing online course!

    • Leave a Review

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This is a complimentary introduction to Blender 2.8 for 3D Print Design. It kicks off our Beginner Course Series.

What our students are saying:

- current & graduated designers -

5 star rating

Blender for total beginners!

Jonas Lorenz

The course really helped me, a person with no prior Blender experience, to get a grasp of Blender! What I especially like about this course are the fun &...

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The course really helped me, a person with no prior Blender experience, to get a grasp of Blender! What I especially like about this course are the fun & cute exercises, and that the keys our instructor presses are being displayed in the video.

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100% satisfied

alejandro canchola

lot of content and information very well explained, easy to follow and learn. Great tricks for 3d printing i didnt know blender had.

lot of content and information very well explained, easy to follow and learn. Great tricks for 3d printing i didnt know blender had.

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5 star rating

An excellent intro into Blender

Garrett Kearney

I've tried learning Blender in the past and had little luck, but this was a perfect little introduction to how to use it. And the added focus on 3D printing ...

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I've tried learning Blender in the past and had little luck, but this was a perfect little introduction to how to use it. And the added focus on 3D printing helps teach good modeling techniques. Highly recommended.

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Max @3DWithUs

Max Funkner

I saw this course as a 4-week challenge, strictly following all the instructions step by step. To get the most of this training, students have to fulfill eve...

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I saw this course as a 4-week challenge, strictly following all the instructions step by step. To get the most of this training, students have to fulfill every task, including creating own designs and 3D printing them out. That's the only way to digest Blender in this crash course. Jason is very supportive and responsive, and great fun too!

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Quick and Easy

Alex Parton

This course was extremely easy. Jayson says at the beginning that its pretty basic, but if you did the intro course you'll get this almost immediately. It's ...

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This course was extremely easy. Jayson says at the beginning that its pretty basic, but if you did the intro course you'll get this almost immediately. It's great how things are building on each other.

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Finally I am feeling confortable with Blender

Jonathan Sada

I really liked this course. I really get more than what I was expecting. I enjoyed the lessons and participating in the Live Meetups. Jayson was super help...

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I really liked this course. I really get more than what I was expecting. I enjoyed the lessons and participating in the Live Meetups. Jayson was super helpful and always happy to provide support and feedback. The weekly delivery epowered me to follow the course and learn many things in one month. I am ready for the next course :)

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5 star rating

Great start J-Wall and strong finish! Worth every penny.

Michael Russo

Loved week 1, all information I had to find in several videos online before finding your workshop. Keep spreading the love with blender for 3D printing. We...

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Loved week 1, all information I had to find in several videos online before finding your workshop. Keep spreading the love with blender for 3D printing. Week 2 even better, if I've learned this much in just 2 weeks, can't wait to dive into the next 2. Week 3 continues to live up to the previous weeks of easy to follow tutorials and very exciting projects. I'm looking forward to and disappointed to start the last week of this beginner series. Well here we are, at the end of week 4. This 4 week class was amazing, I learned so much in a short amount of time and the teacher is just great, very patient and easily accessible. Look forward to more training videos and live podcast with you guys! Sad to see it end for me but excited to see it's future for you. Keep living the dream.

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5 star rating

Beginner 101 and Cheese Wedge Review

Nicholas Gonzalez

I was pretty intimidated by Blender before I took this course. This class really helped me to understand the UI and the whole Modus Operandi when prepping mo...

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I was pretty intimidated by Blender before I took this course. This class really helped me to understand the UI and the whole Modus Operandi when prepping models for printing. There is not a lot of material out there for learning 3D modeling for printing in Blender and this really helped me out. Jason is really good at explaining the material and I honestly had fun with the course. I feel a lot more comfortable with the UI and can even use jargon and terminology with fellow modeling folks. I feel this served as a really good foundation for me. I can now understand and begin to follow other tutorials online. Its a really good class and it would be my first recommendation if anyone I knew wanted to get into the hobby as well. Thank you again to the folks who made this course!

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5 star rating

Well done

Paul Bennett

Great lessons guided my initial understanding of Blender a very complicated program

Great lessons guided my initial understanding of Blender a very complicated program

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5 star rating

Thanks Jay solid training

lab rat

Really grateful for this training you pro teaching skills at a level people can understand amazing ;)

Really grateful for this training you pro teaching skills at a level people can understand amazing ;)

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5 star rating

OK. Basic introduction.

Arnaldo Braun

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4 star rating

Excellent intro to Blender 2.8

Michael Brewer

Will go through this course a couple more times as there were bits/sections (towards the end) that were a bit tough to keep up with. Excellent overview of th...

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Will go through this course a couple more times as there were bits/sections (towards the end) that were a bit tough to keep up with. Excellent overview of the basic features of Blender that taught me what this software is capable of.

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