Blender for Concept Art with Andre Balmet (Online Course) - Waiting List

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This course focuses on the practical use of 3D & 2D mediums to create a finished environment illustration for concept presentation. Students will learn how to use the 3D software, Blender to create a simple 3D geometry base and use Photoshop to complete rendering the image to a high level of finish. This is a great class for the environment or prop designers who wants to implement 3D into their workflow and use Blender to help them create and light environment or prop concepts for their design portfolio. 

CLASS #: 122W
TIME: Saturdays, 10:00AM - 1:00PM (PDT)
START DATE: June 17, 2023
DURATION: 10 Weeks*
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Intro to Perspective, Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching, Sketching for Environment, Intro to Color
MATERIALS: Laptop, Wacom, Photoshop, & Blender.

INSTRUCTOR: Andre Balmet

Andre is an experienced entertainment designer with a unique background in architecture and animation. Some of his past clients include Paramount,  Weta, Netflix, Sony Playstation, Blur Studios, & Skydance New Media. His past projects include "Love, Death & Robot", "Shadow & Bones" & Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas".


-6.4 bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support


-1280x768 display

-Mouse, trackpad or pen+tablet

-Graphics card with 1 GB RAM, OpenGL 3.3

-Less than 10 year old computer 

(In the interest of having a smooth experience in any 3d program, we wanted to give the suggestions below on what you would need to run Blender smoothly.)


Teacher's Computer Suggestion:

-AMD Ryzen 5 and up

-Intel i5 and up

-8GB Ram and up


Graphics card:

-Nvidia: GTX 770 and up

-New card to get (for a great price to performance): RTX 3070

-AMD: Radeon Rx 570 and up

-Great price to performance: Rx 5700

Teacher's current teaching laptop:

Least expensive desktop option:

TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.

REFUND POLICY: For details about our class refund policy, please visit our "Refund Policy" and "Terms of Service" pages.


*Due to reasons such as instructor sick day, family emergencies, storm, earthquake, fire, flood, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in the schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts.

*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchase of same class will not be honored. ***