Course Description

Blender is an open-source 3D modeling and animation application used by media artists and designers. Building on the skills from 3D Animation Studio 1: Introduction to Blender this course explores advanced modeling techniques, character rigging, and visual effects (VFX). Studio work will be supported by technical demonstrations, lectures, and critiques. Software for this course is available online for free at Blender.org

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have gained:

  • Intermediate knowledge of modelling techniques and digital sculpting
  • Intermediate knowledge of character rigging and movement
  • Intermediate knowledge of texture normal mapping
  • Intermediate lighting and rendering outputs
  • Intermediate knowledge of visual effects (VFX) techniques

Recommended Prerequisites

CSDM-N140 3D Animation Studio 1: Introduction to Blender or equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
3D Animation Studio 2: Intermediate Blender
Nov 07, 2024 to Dec 11, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $500.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions.  Learn more about what to expect in a Continuing Studies online course at OCAD U.

Important: Online courses have firm start and end dates. Each assignment has its own deadline. Extensions are not granted.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. 

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.