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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Basic 3D Animation using Blender

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via edX


Animation is an emerging medium of communication. More and more learners are aspiring to learn and make a career in this domain. However, animation training is expensive due to the high cost of proprietary animation software.

This course is designed using an open source 3D animation tool: Blender, to create a sustainable solution for animation skill development. Individuals interested in developing skill sets for 3D animation should take this course in order to learn the nuances of 3D animation and Blender. The course has 4 weeks of content, which cover the basics of key-framing, timing, and animation principles.

The course comprises slow paced video tutorials, quizzes, activities, and hands-on assignments. During the course the learners will be creating simple animation motion, using Blender as a tool. The course has video tutorials explaining the concepts and the software process required to create these animations. The tutorials are designed such that the learners will be able to apply these concepts to create similar/new animations.

This course focuses only on animation of non-organic objects (not covering character animation), as the education domain requires motion of such objects.

This course is a part of Professional certificate program 'Fundamentals of 3D visualization'. Other course in this program is Basic 3D Modeling using Blender. This certificate (combining 101x and 102x is a prerequisite for other certificate programs on: Architectural visualization and Game creation.

Taught by

Dr. Sameer Sahasrabudhe , Sneha Sanglikar , Nitin Ayer and Kaumudi Sahasrabudhe


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    Three-dimensional space is one that has three dimensions: height, depth, and width. The effect of three-dimensionality is given by the junction of the three dimensions with light and shadow, causing a relief. So, when seeing an image that has this information, the human brain automatically associates it as something three-dimensional. 3D animation with Blender, an open source software.

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