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Wednesday 1:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m.

Intro to 3D Graphics with Blender and the Blender API

Jenny Cheng

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Blender is an amazing open source graphics suite that lets you create animations, edit videos, and much more! It includes a Python API so you can script model creation and animation. Come get started with Blender and the Blender API. You'll learn the basics of 3D modeling and animation, get a guided tour of Blender's features, and write your very own Blender add-on!


Every wanted to get your feet wet in 3D graphics and animation? Well, you're in luck! This hands-on workshop is a beginner's introduction using Blender and the Blender API. No 3D experience necessary. We'll start off with a quick intro on basic computer graphics (like how 3D models are represented) and then dive into making your own models and scenes. After getting comfortable with the Blender UI, we'll tackle writing scripts to programmatically manipulate everything, from models to lights. You'll learn the quirks of the Blender API, write your very own Blender add-on, and maybe even contribute back to the Blender community. **Please bring a mouse with a scroll wheel.**

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