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Blender to HitFilm masterclass

FXhome introduces free Blender for filmmakers 3D masterclass

Spanning 5 tutorials – this masterclass for all content creators will teach you to build and composite your first 3D model from start to finish

London, UK (May 28 2020) – Today, FXhome (fxhome.com) released the first three tutorials in a Blender tutorial course designed to bring the complexities of 3D creation in Blender to filmmakers. This course has been requested by some of FXhome’s 5 million users, who feel restricted by current quarantine measures and would benefit from gaining a new skill during this period. Filmmakers, YouTubers and creatives will get a chance to learn Blender (blender.org), the free 3D creation tool, and apply their new skills to visual effects in HitFilm. A total of five tutorials will be released covering the key stages of 3D production, including:

  • Introduction to Blender’s UI & Tools

An overview of all of the tools and features they’ll be using in Blender to create their first 3D model, including an introduction to the UI, Blender’s two main views (Object Mode and Edit Mode), and how to organize workspaces for the best workflow.

  • Shaping & Texturing a Container

Viewers will be guided through the process of creating their first ‘Mesh’ and how to assign materials and UV projection to their object to get a realistic texture.

  • Cutting & Applying Details

Viewers will be introduced to the endless possibilities of 3D modelling with a walkthrough of how to use ‘loop cuts’ and ‘bevel edges’ to add and subtract details, and clean up the object mesh.

  • Compositing & Animated Textures in HitFilm

For filmmakers, Blender can present the opportunity of breaking beyond their budget and creating something they could never have dreamed of doing practically. In the fourth installment in this Blender course, they’ll learn how to import their 3D model into VFX and video editing software HitFilm to composite it realistically into a scene.

  • Rigid Body Dynamics and Cloth Physics

In the last video on the course, viewers will be introduced to some of the more advanced features available in Blender, such as rigid body dynamics, cloth physics, and colliders, and encouraged to get started on their first bespoke 3D project.

All tutorials will be available to watch at fxhome.com/hitfilm-express/blender or on the FXhome YouTube channel.

Blender can be downloaded for free here: https://www.blender.org/download/

HitFilm Express can be downloaded for free here: https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express

FXhome’s focus has always been to break down the barriers to creative expression by releasing free or low-cost alternatives in the video software industry. By introducing a course which not only features their own free video editing and VFX software, HitFilm Express, but also other free software like Blender, FXhome hopes to provide some resources and inspiration to beginner filmmakers around the globe. In a show of amazing community spirit, FXhome’s users have also raised over $30,000 for COVID-19-related good causes over the past six weeks through FXhome’s ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ model, which allows them to pay an optional price for their free software to simultaneously support future development and good causes.

Creative software for the filmmaking revolution

FXhome is a band of filmmakers, creatives and engineers who share a passion for making movies. We also share a passion for creating amazing products that enable anyone to share their stories, regardless of skill level.  We are born of a community of risk takers, ground breakers and dreamers who are not afraid to dismiss conventional wisdom and common practice. And we develop the tools to help creatives explore every corner of their imaginations without limitation.

FXhome develops editing, VFX, and compositing software for aspiring filmmakers, editors, VFX artists and photographers – for a new era of content creators who dismiss the status quo, eagerly explore new pathways to creativity and who aspire for something more. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are on your journey – we have the tools for you.

For more information, please visit www.fxhome.com.

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Kirstie Tostevin

Kirstie Tostevin

I'm a writer, creator, and positive thinker! I've never felt more at home than in this community and heading up FXhome's Marketing team. Together, we're making the industry more accessible and the world a brighter place through fun content and incredible software! It's a great day to be a creator.
Kirstie Tostevin

Kirstie Tostevin

I'm a writer, creator, and positive thinker! I've never felt more at home than in this community and heading up FXhome's Marketing team. Together, we're making the industry more accessible and the world a brighter place through fun content and incredible software! It's a great day to be a creator.