Introduction to Sculpting in Blender

Introduction to Sculpting in Blender

Learn how to sculpt in Blender with our easy-to-follow course, taking you through everything you need to know! You’ll learn how to use the different sculpting tools in Blender, such as dyntopo and remeshing – as well as sculpting techniques like understanding how to create appealing  shapes and characters.

Learn the Sculpting Tools

You’ll be sure to learn all the sculpting tools you need to sculpt in Blender. We cover what brushes to use, how to work with dyntopo, the multires modifier, remeshing, matcaps, masking, face sets and much more! We believe in keeping it simple, teaching you only what you need to know, making sure everything you learn is useful.

Sculpting Suzanne

Once you’re familiar with the tools and the sculpting techniques, we’ll be sculpting up Suzanne the Monkey from start to finish, leaving you with a fun and great sculpt. We’ll use everything you’ve learnt so far, like understanding mid-frequency, what brushes to use and how to make appealing shapes and put them to the test.

Taught by Veteran Sculptor

Your instructor, Henning Sanden – Co-Founder of FlippedNormals, has been sculpting for 15 years. In his professional career, he’s sculpted hero characters for movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman V Superman, Pacific Rim Uprising, and Alien Covenant, to name a few.  He’s also held masterclasses and taught sculpting at some of the top European Art Universities.

Contains

Skill Level

Introduction to Sculpting in Blender is perfect for artists who have a basic understanding of Blender and who are new to sculpting. No experience with digital sculpting is necessary!

Requirements

  • We highly recommend that you use a tablet.

Software Used

  • Blender 2.92

Chapter List

01 – What Is Digital Sculpting?
02 – Should You Use A Tablet
03 – Sculpting Interface Overview
04 – Matcaps and Lighting
05 – Brushes
06 – Dyntopo
07 – Multires
08 – Remesh
09 – Working With Multiple Objects
10 – Masking
11 – Face Sets
12 – Remeshing Vs Dyntopo Vs Multires
13 – ZBrush Vs Blender
14 – Sculpting Technique
15 – Starting Your Sculpts
16 – Sculpting Workflow
17 – Midfrequency
18 – Alphas High Freq
19 – Head Exercise
20 – Observation & Reference
21 – Stroke Quality
22 – Suzanne Sculpting 01
23 – Suzanne Sculpting 02
24 – Suzanne Sculpting 03
25 – Suzanne Sculpting 04
26 – Suzanne Sculpting 05
27 – Bonus: How To Improve After This Course

More training

Once you know the basics of sculpting in Blender, we recommend that you continue your sculpting journey with ZBrush tutorials and resources. Nearly everything translates perfectly to Blender when it comes to sculpting techniques. There are far more high-quality ZBrush sculpting tutorials compared to Blender sculpting tutorials.

Fundamental Anatomy for Sculptors – Get an incredibly solid understanding of how to sculpt the human figure.
Introduction to ZBrush – The perfect series for learning ZBrush from scratch.
Introduction to Sculpting – Everything you need to know in order to get started with Sculpting!
Sculpting a Realistic Female Face in ZBrush – Learn how to sculpt a realistic female face in ZBrush
Sculpting the Facial Features in ZBrush – Learn how to sculpt the mouth, eyes, ears and the nose.

Reviews

Average rating: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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  • Does what the title says in a good way, but feels a bit rushed

    I am coming from having used Zbrush for a year and Blender a bit longer, but only for hard surface. This course goes through exactly what it says – the basics of sculpting in Blender – in a great way.

    However there are some things which could have made this an even better course:
    – In many instances the processor gets caught up in Blender and it affects the recording to the degree that what is said is lost. This is solved by them putting a subtitle on top of the screen when this happens, but it feels a bit rushed
    – The choice of subject for the sculpting is a bit strange and something more traditional – like a human head – would have been better and more useful.
    – A simple cheat-sheet feels like it is a must; a list of all the commands referenced in the videos. This is such a simple thing to include and a definite oversight that it is not included – at least I was unable to find it

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  • A decent sculpting tutorial

    I was annoyed that a few times during the course it became a “you should really be using Zbrush” lesson. I’ve already made the decision to use blender, just teach me Blender.

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  • Excellent

    I was putting my toe in the water of retail tutorials with this purchase. Despite the wealth of information on offer for free on YouTube, I was frustrated with how slowly I was making real progress and a little confused about some important factors of using the software. I felt like a structured learning package like this could be the answer, and I’m very glad I made the jump.

    I couldn’t be happier with the progress I made. I just followed along in Blender, with each video on my second monitor, and it’s completely transformed my results. I wasn’t sure what I’d get from a course billed as “for beginners”—would it restrict itself to simply the basics, necessitating another “advanced” purchase soon after?—but while this does teach you from zero, it goes way beyond what you might expect. I had no idea the tutor would be covering the musculature of a human torso, for example, and Henning made every detail of that easy to understand and replicate.

    I’ll be using what I’ve learned here forever: money very well spent!

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  • Best starter course I've tried.

    At a great price, you get an amazing intro to sculpting. The course covers everything from how brushes function to topology and good sculpting practices. This has been one of the greatest beginner courses I have bought.

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  • Great Introduction to Sculpting in Blender

    Great introduction to sculpting in Blender for those of us who don’t have access to ZBrush! (Linux user here) As someone with zero prior artistic background, sculpting has always been the most intimidating part of 3D modeling for me, as it depends almost entirely on one’s art fundamentals. Which is why I think this course is great, as Henning doesn’t just teach the sculpting tools and hotkeys in Blender, but also goes through the basic principles and workflows in sculpting to create a appealing sculpt.

    Highly recommend the course for anyone looking to start learning sculpting in Blender.

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  • Excellent Course

    This is, without a doubt, the best introduction and guide on sculpting in Blender. The thing that makes this course is that Henning covers the technique and art of sculpting, not just the tools. He teaches fundamentals that really will have an impact on the way you go about sculpting. Another really neat part is that all the videos are real-time, so you can easily follow along while he explains what he is doing. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend.

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  • Fantastic series of videos

    I recommend this to anyone that wants to get into 3D sculpting with Blender. Henning does a fine job explaining the basics of not only the tools, but the actual craft of sculpting. His experience and knowledge of industry techniques and standards is translated very well into this tool.
    Money well spent.

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