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Introduction to 3D Modelling with Blender

3d modelling with Blender workshops by MindCauldron

Learn the fundamentals of 3D modelling in this practical workshop series.


  • Day 1 – Saturday 16th March, 2019
  • Day 2 – Saturday 23rd March, 2019


Eyre Square,
Galway for detailed map.


€100 per person for the workshops. Book your place:

A Certificate of Completion will be presented by Mind Cauldron to each workshop participant on successful completion of the workshops.*

What the workshops will cover

We will cover the basics of these topics over the two workshops:

  • Blender’s Interface.
  • Box modelling.
  • UV unwrapping.
  • Rigging – make a basic 3D game character model with armature/skeleton for animation.

It’s a lot of material to cover. Thankfully we have an experienced 3D artist to guide us! There will also be homework between workshop days to help the new knowledge stick.

Our goal is to deliver a practical workshop that teaches you everything you need to know to leave the workshop with enough skills and confidence to create 3D art assets by yourself.

Our approach puts practicality first. Your instructor will guide you through the processes of 3D modelling in Blender. While you follow along, you are building up your ‘muscle memory’ of the skills. This approach will make 3D modeling become a more familiar, less daunting task.


Please ensure you have the following at the workshop:

  • A laptop/computer with its cables.
  • A 3-button mouse (left-click, right-click and scroll-wheel)
  • A copy of Blender installed.

You must be aged 18 or over to participate in this workshop.

All participants must agree to our Code of Conduct to participate in the workshop.

About Your Instructor

Your instructor will be Trevor Burke, a 3D artist working in the games industry.

Trevor has years of 3D experience with Blender as his modelling tool of choice.

Trevor has previously delivered a more pared-back version of this workshop as part of a gamejam survival series. For this intensive workshop, we will cover even more ground.

Part of something larger, #MarchOfGameDev

During March 2019, I’m organising a series of game development workshops in which lead to the next Galway Game Jam!

A gamejam is a game making event. You can take the skills you learn at these workshops to the gamejam, to apply them in a real life project with a team and get a taste of what it’s like to make games.

If you’d like to get in touch with me about this 3d Modelling workshop series, or #MarchOfGameDev events, you can email

* Please note this certificate is not accredited by any educational institution or authority, though it may still serve to demonstrate your learning commitments and acomplishments to employers or education institutions.

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Intro to 3D Modelling with Blender Press Release

3d modelling with Blender workshops by MindCauldron

“Introduction to 3D Modelling with Blender” is a beginners level course starting this weekend at the PorterShed, Galway. The workshops will be delivered by Trevor Burke, 3D Artist of Howling Hamster Games.

Blender is a free, open-source tool for creating and rendering 3D art and animations. It is used mostly by smaller studios in both the Game and Film/Animation industries, including a few Galway-based game developers.

The course starts this Saturday 24th November, with a second day on Saturday 1st December.

Mind Cauldron will award a certificate of completion participants on completing the course. Please note that these certificates are not recognised by the NFQ, though they may still be a valuable addition to your C.V.

Mind Cauldron is a new game development business in Galway run by Darren Kearney. Darren is an active member of the game development community in Ireland and is the best known for organising game making events locally and nationally.

Ticket price for the course is €100. Ticket booking and more information at

Please direct any course queries to Darren at

Thanks to the PorterShed for continuing to support the local game development community.


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Introduction to 3D Modelling with Blender

Please book as places are limited.

Trevor Burke will be delivering this workshop. Trevor is a professional 3D artist working in the game industry. Trevor will be delivering an ambitious series of workshops for the complete beginner that cover the basics of 3D modelling from concept to export file.

You are required to bring your own laptop/computer and a 3-button mouse (mouse with scroll wheel).

Ticket booking and workshop information are available at the event page: