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Creating beautiful 3D Animations like playing with LEGO bricks


This course teaches you how to build and animate beautiful low poly 3D scenes from scratch, in a distinct style, using only free tools.

As 3D artists, we dream of telling our stories in beautiful 3D animations. However, the more we dive into the world of 3D, the more we learn that creating stunning 3D animations can be a very complex and time-consuming task.

With Cubic Worlds we are going for a simplified "LEGO" approach. We are building our 3D objects and scenes by only using cubes - no loop cuts, no extrudes - just simple cubes, which we will deform and put together, to shape the objects.

Combined with a simplified coloring workflow, we can build and color our 3D assets in a matter of seconds to minutes, rather than hours.

So nothing is holding you back from impressing your friends and followers with stunning 3D animations.

Suitable for intermediate Blender users

The course is mostly taught in a step-by-step approach, so even beginners should be able to follow along. Nevertheless, we won't cover the basics in this course, so a fundamental understanding of Blender is required.

We highly recommend taking our comprehensive Blender Launch Pad course first (there is a special discount at the checkout page when purchasing the Cubic Worlds course). The minimum Blender knowledge you need, you can also find in our free Blender Beginners course.


No paid add-ons or tools necessary

In this course we will only work with Blender, which is completely free and combine it with other free add-ons and tools.


Get help along the way

We try to make our courses as understandable and easy to follow as possible. However, if it still happens that you get stuck along the way, you can ask for help in the discussion section under each lesson or in our CG Boost community. The CG Boost team and other students are there to help you.


Thorough structured in high quality

Currently (with part 1 + 2 published), over 18 hrs of content awaits you. To make this easy to chew, we split the course into multiple chapters and currently 130+ short and fun videos, mostly between 5 and 10 minutes long. The videos can be streamed online in up to 4k resolution, or be fully downloaded in 2k resolution.

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All important project files included

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Accessibility

All videos have English captions

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Are you new to Blender?


Or do you just want to solidify the basics of Blender the right way?

Don't forget to add the Blender Launch Pad course as an extra with 20% discount at the checkout page.

This discount is only available at the checkout, at the bottom of the page - tick the box to claim it.

Your Instructor

Zach Reinhardt is the founder of CG Boost and a passioned 3D artist and instructor, he will guide you through this course.

"Getting started into the world of Blender and 3D, can be really frustrating and overwhelming. I know exactly how that feels. When I started with Blender and 3D in 2004, I had no one explaining to me how all of this works, I had no YouTube tutorials and basically no internet.

I had to figure out many things on my own, which was sometimes really painful and took me a long time. But this doesn't stop me from pursuing my dreams and eventually becoming a freelance 3D artist and instructor, making my living with Blender, 3D art and education.

Although it was worth all the trouble in the end, now looking back at my beginnings, I wished I had someone taking me by the hand and guiding me, to understand, how to create beautiful 3D art.

In my experience working on client projects as a freelance 3D artist and teaching Blender to companies, freelancers, and individuals in the past for 7+ years, I’ve identified typical pain points, that can make your 3D journey unnecessarily hard, when learning Blender.

That’s why I carefully craft Blender courses, so you don’t have to go through the same troubles I had to go through, and make your way into the 3D world less painful and more fun."

Course Content

Below you can see what is waiting for you to be explored.

PART 1 - SCENE CREATION


6 chapters | 80+ lessons | 10+ hrs running time | Now available!


Learn the fundamentals of Cubic Worlds and how to create a fully animated scene from scratch, step by step.

 
PART 1 | Chapter 1 & 2 - Getting Started & Fundamentals


9 videos | ~1:17 hrs running time


In the first two chapters you will learn how to work with the common Cubic Worlds workflows and preset files.

 
PART 1 | Chapter 3 - Scene Creation


31 videos | ~3:43 hrs running time


In the third chapter we get into creating our first Cubic Worlds scene. Here we are going through the building process, by creating all the assets and putting the scene together.

 
PART 1 | Chapter 4 - Scene Motion


19 videos | ~2:27 hrs running time


In the fourth chapter we will bring our Cubic Worlds scene to live. Here we are learning different workflows to animate the objects in our scene and to add particle systems.

 
PART 1 | Chapter 5 - Scene Finalization


13 videos | ~1:53 hrs running time


In the fifth chapter we will enhance the final look of the scene with compositing effects and learn how to render out a final animation using EEVEE and Cycles.

 
PART 1 | Chapter 6 - Scene Editing


13 videos | ~1:24 hrs running time


In the sixth chapter we will learn the basics of video editing in Blender, by adding a logo and text animation on top of the rendered animation. Additionally, composer and sound designer Richard Albert, will teach you how to add sound and music to your 3D animations.

 

PART 2 - CHARACTERS & MACHINES


Currently 2 chapters available | 49 lessons | 7.5 hrs running time | Animation chapter coming January / February 2022


Learn how to create, rig and animate Cubic Worlds characters, robots and vehicles.

 
PART 2 | Chapter 7 - Character Creation


23 videos | ~3:50 hrs running time | Updated in September 2021


In the seventh chapter, you will learn how to create and rig Cubic Worlds characters and animals. We will also dig into Constraints and Drivers.

 
PART 2 | Chapter 8 - Machine Creation


26 videos | ~3:45 hrs running time | Added in November 2021


In the eighth chapter, you will learn how to create and rig Cubic Worlds robots and vehicles. We will learn about Grease Pencil to draw modeling references in 3D space.

 

PART 3 - SCENE BREAKDOWNS


Coming after Part 2 was fully released | Included in the price


Get insights on how more complex Cubic Worlds scenes were created.

 

Course Curriculum & Free Preview

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Part 1 + 2 (partially) now available - more is coming soon
(all parts are included in the price)

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Student Results

Below you can see some final course results of our students.
 

Course result by Michal Zawadzki

 

Course result by Daniel Fritsche

 

Course result by Rita Krüger

 

Course result by Adeel Bukhari

Frequently Asked Questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Contact us here or use the chat below.

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.


How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.


What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.


Is this course suitable for beginners?

The course is mostly taught in a step-by-step approach, so even beginners should be able to follow along. Nevertheless, we won't cover the basics in this course, so a fundamental understanding of Blender is required.

We highly recommend taking our comprehensive Blender Launch Pad course first (there is a special discount at the checkout page when purchasing the Cubic Worlds course). The minimum Blender knowledge you need, you can also find in our free Blender Beginners course.


Are the animations rendered in Cycles or EEVEE?

Both! We will teach you how to render out your animations in both, Cycles and EEVEE, and how to optimize the render quality and speed for both engines.


What Blender version is used in the course?

In the course we are using Blender version 2.9 and 3. We recommend using the latest build of Blender 3, since we will use some of its new features. Besides Blender, we are only using other free tools and add-ons, no paid tools are required.


Can I use the assets created in this course for game engines?

Since we are working with simple geometry, it should be relatively easy to export them to game engines. However, this will not be explained in this course.


When will the rest of the course come out?

We decided to split the course into 3 parts, to give you access to it earlier, so you can start learning right away. Part 1 and 2 (partially) are already available, part 3 will be published later. Check the course curriculum section above, to learn more about when these parts will be released.


Do I have to pay extra for each part?

No! All parts are included in one price, and they will be added to the same course when they are finished. So you will find them added to the current curriculum then.


Can I get single chapters or parts independently without buying the whole course?

Sorry, this is not possible.

 

After learning the ins and outs of creating Cubic Worlds scenes, it is a pleasure to open up Blender, and start building your own scenes, as playing with LEGO bricks.

It is really satisfying to bring your ideas to live in this distinct style.

Now, I am super excited to take you with me on this exciting journey into Cubic Worlds.

Get started now


Part 1 + 2 (partially) now available - more is coming soon
(all parts are included in the price)


Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 30-day 100% money-back guarantee.