Free 3D and Animation Course Tutorials

I’m on the quest to build up my resume since I am preparing to apply for jobs in the near future. A part-time position is what I’m aiming for since it will be a big adjustment for me and my family with me going back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for 16 years. In an effort to expand my resume, I started taking free tutorial classes at my local library. In doing so, I have learned about a free online subscription to a wonderful site filled with helpful resources to bulk up my resume.

Lynda.com, have you heard of it? If you have not tried this website, this is an amazing tutorial site that offers a plethora of interesting courses. 3D + Animation is just 1 of the 12 Categories they offer. I wrote a little more about Lynda.com and the resources offered on the site in a previous post, you may find it here.

Below, you will find a summary of what topics and software are offered under the category 3D and Animation on Lynda.com as of May 21,2018. (Note: If there is a particular software you are interested in, you may press Command + F (for Mac) or Control + F (for Windows) on your keyboard to find a particular word to help locate it thru this post faster.)

 3D + Animation has 445 Courses and 16,040 Video Tutorials: 

  1. Topics covered:
    • Modeling (138)
    • Animation (130)
    • Rendering (97)
    • Visual Effects (83)
    • Textures (80)
    • Character Animation (78)
    • Materials (77)
    • Game Development (38)
    • Lighting (32)
    • Game Design (30)
    • Previsualization (22)
    • Rigging (21)
    • Particles + Dynamics (19)
    • Projects (17)
    • Documentaries (15)
    • Compositing (13)
    • BIM (7)
    • Post Production (2)
    • Creative Spark (1)
  2. Software Tutorials:
    • Autodesk (173)
    • Maya (83)
    • Adobe (69)
    • 3ds Max (63)
    • MAXON (56)
    • CINEMA 4D (54)
    • Photoshop (30)
    • Blender (26)
    • Pixologic (24)
    • ZBrush (22)
    • After Effects (20)
    • Unity (20)
    • Open Source (13)
    • Robert McNeel & Associates (12)
    • The Foundry (11)
    • Autodesk (173)
    • Maya (83)
    • Adobe (69)
    • 3dsMax (63)
    • Maxon (56)
    • Cinema 4D (54)
    • Photoshop (30)
    • Blender (26)
    • Pixologic (24)
    • Zbrush (22)
    • After Effects (20)
    • Unity (20)
    • Open Source (13)
    • Robert McHeel & Associates (12)
    • The Foundrv (11)
    • Unreal (11)
    • Allegorithmic (10)
    • Chaos Group (10)
    • Epic (10)
    • Rhino (10)
    • V-Ray (10)
    • Flash Professional (8)
    • MODO (8)
    • Substance Designer (7)
    • Houdini (6)
    • Toon Boom (6)
    • AutoCAD (5)
    • Meshmixer (5)
    • SideFX (5)
    • Harmony (4)
    • Mudbox (4)
    • Substance Painter (4)
    • Adobe Animate (3)
    • Edge Animate (3)
    • e-on Software (3)
    • FARO (3)
    • Inventor (3)
    • Next Limit Technologies (3)
    • Revit (3)
    • Tinkercad (3)
    • Dassault (2)
    • Derivitive (2)
    • Fusion 360 (2)
    • Insydium (2)
    • Nuke (2)
    • Python (2)
    • RealFlow (2)
    • Side Effects (2)
    • SketchUp (2)
    • SOLIDWORKS (2)
    • Stingray (2)
    • Toon Boom Animate (2)
    • Trimble (2)
    • Unity Technologies (2)
    • X-Particles (2)
    • Alias (1)
    • Apple (1)
    • Avid (1)
    • Backburner (1)
    • Behance (1)
    • Bongo (1)
    • Character Animator (1)
    • Clarisse iFX (1)
    • Creative Cloud (1)
    • DaVinci Resolve (1)
    • Dynamo (1)
    • Element 3D (1)
    • Final Cut Pro (1)
    • Fireworks (1)
    • Flash (1)
    • Fuse (1)
    • Grasshopper (1)
    • Hype (1)
    • Illustrator (1)
    • Imagineer Systems (1)
    • Iray (1)
    • Isotropics (1)
    • Jawset (1)
    • jQuery (1)
    • KeyShot (1)
    • MARI (1)
    • Marmoset (1)
    • Marmoset LLC (1)
    • MatchMover (1)
    • Maxwell Renderer (1)
    • Microsoft (1)
    • Microsoft Paint 3D (1)
    • mocha (1)
    • MotionBuilder (1)
    • nCloth (1)
    • Nvidia (1)
    • OpenSCAD (1)
    • Pixar (1)
    • Plant Factory (1)
    • PointSense Basic (1)
    • PointSense Building (1)
    • PointSense Pro (1)
    • Premiere Pro (1)
    • Pro Tools (1)
    • Quixel (1)
    • React.js (1)
    • RenderMan (1)
    • Rhino for Mac (1)
    • Sculptris (1)
    • Storyboard Pro (1)
    • Toxik (1)
    • Tumult (1)
    • TurbulenceFD (1)
    • UXPin (1)
    • Video Copilot (1)
    • Vue (1)
    • Vue xStream (1)
    • Wacom (1)
    • WordPress (1)
    • World Machine (1)
  3. Skill Levels:
    • Beginners (185)
    • Intermediate (295)
    • Advanced (78)
    • Appropriate for All (77)
  4. More Options:
    • Closed Captioning (50)

Our city’s public library offers so many benefits for free, which I try to take advantage of when I can. I recently borrowed a Roku Streaming Stick out of curiosity since we got rid of our cable TV subscription. Find out how my experience went with a Roku stick here.

If this post has peaked your interest, check out the other 11 Categories offered on the site.

If your library does not offer the free subscription, Lynda.com offers a 1-month free trial to get you started now. It should be sufficient time to see if a paid membership is worth it.

What perks does your local library offer? I am a supporter of our city’s library because it allows me so many opportunities to grow for free! Have you been to your library lately?Your library might be worth checking out.

Until next time.

Mabuhay!

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