Beginners Guide: Create A Cartoon Bumblebee Animation

by Harry Helps in Training

Hi, my name is Harry and I’m a professional 3d artist with over a decade of experience. I’ve worked most recently as the Studio Director of an award winning architectural visualization studio.

In this class, I’ll walk you through the simple and beginner friendly process of creating a cartoon bumblebee animation from scratch in Blender.

We’ll be going through the entire process of creating this cartoon bumblebee animation from a beginner’s perspective to avoid as much confusion as possible. That means I won’t be skipping any steps or going too fast for you to keep up with me.

This class is meant for complete beginners to Blender. No experience in Blender (or 3d modeling in general) is needed to follow along, though it certainly wouldn't hurt! The included "Blender Crash Course" lessons will teach you everything you need to know to get started with the rest of the class.

In this class you'll learn:
  • Blender Interface and Tools: We’ll learn about the many basic tools and interface elements within Blender while creating our cartoon bumblebee animation.
  • Modeling: We’ll use basic modeling tools and modifiers such as mirroring and subdivision to create our bumblebee and environment.
  • Lighting: We’ll set up a simple sunlight to accentuate our cartoon shaders.
  • Shading: I’ll show you how to make colorful and stylized cartoon materials for our bumblebee and environment.
  • Animation: I’ll walk you through animating your bumblebee by using simple keyframing and modifiers like cycles.
  • Rendering: We’ll do some simple compositing and render our final image in Blender so you can share it with your friends and family on social media.

You'll create:

  • A cute looping bumblebee animation in a cartoon style. You'll be able to share this animation with your friends and family on social media as both a video file and an animated GIF!

You'll receive:

  • 18 Lessons (with 4.5 hours of instruction)
    • 1 - Introduction
    • 2 - Blender Crash Course (Part 1)
    • 3 - Blender Crash Course (Part 2)
    • 4 - Setting Up Our File
    • 5 - Modeling the Bumblebee Body
    • 6 - Modeling the Teeth and Stinger
    • 7 - Modeling the Eyes
    • 8 - Modeling the Legs and Wings
    • 9 - Modeling the Background and Grass
    • 10 - Modeling the Rocks
    • 11 - Placing Our Sun and Camera
    • 12 - Texturing the Bumblebee's Body
    • 13 - Texturing the Environment
    • 14 - Animating the Wings
    • 15 - Animating the Body
    • 16 - Animating the Background
    • 17 - Rendering Our Final Animation
    • 18 - Creating an Animated GIF
  • A completed end file (Blender version 3.5) is included so you can check your work during the class
  • A final render (Video File and Animated GIF) so you can use it as reference during and after the lesson
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Published about 1 year ago
Blender Version 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
License Royalty Free
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