Name: [121] Glen Moyes
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Terms and Concepts used in 3D Graphics [ID:088] (1/6)

in series: Introducing the Blender 3D Modelling Environment

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A quick overview of some basic terms and concepts that are used in 3D graphics. If you've used 3D software before you can skip this video.

Uploaded on 5th December 2006, running time 7 minutes. If you like this video, you can show your appreciation to Glen by voting over at

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Thank you for this video as it was very informative as an introduction to 3D Modeling Terminology.

Really great video for a 3D Beginner.. Worth seeing it...

133. Marg O'Leary Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:48

As an adult learner and having been thrown in to the deep end to learn and teach animation and modelling, this is so well explained - thanks for that!

It feels like you are going to be my blender teacher! ;)

131. Albert Brandl Sat, 02 Oct 2010 12:40

I just tripped over your first presentation

in the Blender series (after encountering

several talks about Python and PyGame that

were, ummm, amateurish).

I liked your introduction to 3D concepts

very much. The text is easy to understand

(although English is not my mother tongue),

and the example pictures whet my appetite

for more.

Thanks & best regards,


130. Michał Wed, 29 Sep 2010 07:27

I'm new to 3d modelling, so the video is very useful.

Very clear.

very good,I always say if you understand it well you can explain it well.

This is great

127. Pierre Deseck Mon, 09 Aug 2010 02:50

Very good tutorial. Concise and clear.


125. mgmislam Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:25

Great, thnx.

124. Pavadee Wed, 09 Jun 2010 01:05

Thanks. Should have more terms.

Awesome job. I'm new to 3d and blender. I can't explain how much tutorials like these are helping me. Thanks alot! Really.

Very well done... I've been diving head first into 3d animation, and this tutorial explains some of the terminology I've seen on websites for 3d modeling software.

121. Wilson Silva Thu, 27 May 2010 15:18

Thank you. It was very clear and useful. Make more :)

120. Henri de Feraudy Mon, 24 May 2010 10:23


119. Tiziana Hetherington Tue, 18 May 2010 10:17

Thanks, this video looks very clear, and well explained, i would like to see more. I love animation, and i', trying to learn what i can from internet. I cannot say more, because i have not see all the video yet, but only the crash course on Blender. =[) Well Done, we would like more.

118. FOLARIN Fri, 14 May 2010 07:40

i want to join the your group not guite long i saw this programme. please if you can brief me on the enjoyable programme you have about graphics, i will be grateful.


by name,


Nice job. Your tutorial is clear and simple. I'm new in the 3d design, and the information is helpfull.

I'm a complete noob - this video makes me want to know more. What could be more important that? Well done.

115. Ernesto Del Valle (cecilFF) Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:28

I really like this introductory video, I remember one of the firsts video tutorials of blender I saw was the one with the blue mouse on it and all of that series. Right now I'm teaching blender in Venezuela and we are organizing some interesting events about blender in our country. Finally I like the structure of your videos here and your participation on guerillaCG. The thing is I will be using the same structure to teach 3D from now on, Thanks a lot for your work and resources. Hope to get in touch.

Simple, but good

I am just starting on my feet; I just took the first lesson; it is a lot of stuff to learn in terms of the used expressions.

I will have to go through the videos everal times.

Thank you for providing this tutorial;

best wishes


Very good tutorial, interesting!

111. Patrick Allen Mon, 22 Mar 2010 03:44

Hi, Just getting into the 3D game, thanks for creating this tutorial series.

Awesome. Loved it. Going to watch more right now.

Thanks for providing a good introduction to 3D terms.

Useful video. Will look at more.

Great help you are to me, who is just beginning to learn game programming

106. gerald clark Tue, 02 Mar 2010 19:18

good stuff, very informative and easy to follow

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