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Are you looking for a course that breaks down the top-secret methods used by studios to use Blender's Grease Pencil step-by-step?

Learn the award winning pro-workflows used to produce stylized renders and 3D assets for films such as Across the Spider-Verse & TMNT Mutant Mayhem.

For only $36 (25% off with pre-order savings discount code sent via email to subscribers) , you can learn how to create a project from scratch from start to finish utilizing Blender's Grease Pencil and Autodesk Maya taught by two industry veterans with accredited university instruction experience.

We’ll go in-depth on how to plan the project to how to design and concept everything from scratch. 

You will learn all of our professional insights on how to go from initial planning to quickly and efficiently creating a fully animated final character with stylized Grease Pencil rendered sketch textures. 

Utilizing the reference and concept art we will  then model the character in Blender and animate the character in Autodesk Maya covering professional workflows one step at a time.

Course Details

This comprehensive course will cover all the steps necessary to create a top tier elite level animated cinematic utilizing Blender Grease Pencil and Autodesk Maya.

Over 50 lectures and 5.5 hours of content.

We will cover the following core skill sets:

  • How to plan for creating an animated cinematic sequence from scratch
  • How to establish your conceptual ideation with preliminary concept art
  • Storyboard creation and best practices
  • How to create and work with a 2D animatic
  • How to sculpt the character in 3D from the created 2D concept art in Blender
  • How to use Blender Toon Shader to create stylized 3D character assets
  • How to use Blender's Texture Paint
  • How to setup and utilize Blender Grease Pencil
  • How to work with Blender Geometry Nodes
  • Rigging the character in 3D to take advantage of motion capture and online 3D animation libraries
  • How to animate the character in Autodesk Maya using both keyframe and motion capture animation
  • How to use Virtual Cameras with iPhone motion capture plug-ins
  • How to export cameras and animation from Maya to Blender for Grease Pencil rendering
  • Alembic procedural animation creation for 3D environment assets
  • How to use Blender's Grease Pencil to create incredibly stylized 3D renders with 2D line work details
  • How to create 2D animation FX in Blender to enhance 3D animated character renders
  • Best practices for music and sfx timing and creation for your cinematic project

We’ll be utilizing the latest software packages that top tier studios of today use to create all of your favorite titles!  The software packages that we’ll be covering are:

  • Blender Grease Pencil
  • Autodesk Maya 
  • Adobe Photoshop

You’ll be armed with the knowledge and powerful tools that are utilized in the industry by some of the top professionals in the world.

Learn how to conceptualize, design, and develop a cinematic stylized sequence using Blender's Grease Pencil today!

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Blender Grease Pencil Production Workflows for Beginners Trailer

    • Introduction | Concept Art

    • 30 Day FREE Trial Autodesk Maya

    • 60% Off Adobe Creative

    • Anatomy for Sculptors Discount

    • Envato Elements Discount

    • Blender Grease Pencil | Project Overview | Acheron

    • Student Feedback

  2. 2
    • Photoshop Storyboarding Part 1

    • Photoshop Storyboarding Part 2

    • Storyboarding Best Practices & Approaches

    • Blender Storyboarding Part 1

    • Blender Storyboarding Part 2

  3. 3
    • 3D Modeling Tools Part 1

    • 3D Modeling Tools Part 2

    • Character Model Export Process

    • FBX Import Process

  4. 4
    • Rigging Overview | Advanced Skeleton & Auto Rigging Tools

    • First Pose & Planning

    • Camera Setup

    • Lower Body Posing & Footwork

    • Lower Body Posing & Weight Shifts

    • Adjusting Run from Library Animation

    • Anim Snap Process

    • Foot Adjustment Workflow

    • Turn & Run Breakdown

    • Run Cycle Timing

    • Run Cycle Lower Body Breakdowns

    • Foot Contact Poses | Side View

    • Foot Contact Poses | Front View

    • Upper Body Root Posing

    • Torso Compression Upper Body Polish

    • Keep Alive Start Pose & Breakdown

    • Upper Body Dragging Polish

    • Hand Posing

  5. 5
    • Camera Zoom Out Keyframe Animations

    • VirtuCamera Workflow (Motion Capture)

  6. 6
    • Setting Hands IK

    • Posing Hands from Reference | First Pose

    • Second Hand Pose

    • Third & Fourth Hand Poses

    • Fifth & Sixth Hand Poses

    • Final Hand Poses

    • Retiming Animation

    • Breaking Down Poses

    • Breaking Down Poses Part 2

    • Animation Export Process

  7. 7
    • Toon Shader

    • Toon Shader Walkthrough

  8. 8
    • Grease Pencil Use for Texture Painting

    • Grease Pencil FX Part 1

    • Grease Pencil FX Part 2

  9. 9
    • Geometry Node

    • Final Scene Setup

    • Final Scene Render Walkthrough

    • Grease Pencil 2D & 3D Animation Best Practices

  10. 10
    • Music & SFX Customization & Timing Overview | OGRE Sound

Video Course Trailer

Blender Grease Pencil


This course features two instructors (featuring Art Director Lamnho Giang) who have over 20 years of experience concepting, designing, sculpting, and animating characters for studios such as Disney, Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games, Guerilla Games, Amazon Games, and more.