Alive! Is the most extensive Blender animation course released to date. It will take you from the very fundamentals of motion in Blender to high-end, advanced level character action animation.

Course requirements

This course is for perfect animation beginners to advanced animators. You don’t need to know how to animate in Blender but you do need some experience with the software to be comfortable with its UI, base tools and navigation.



What’s included in the course

  • More than 180 videos
  • Over 32 hours of lessons and exercises
  • All blender files per lesson
  • A ball rig
  • A Low poly squirrel rig
  • A Battle mech robot rig
  • A super hero “Trident” character rig 
  • Including updated Blender 4.x course's files

What you will learn

Getting access to educational animation content is generaly quite expensive and often difficult to know where to start. That’s why I’ve designed this course to give you all the fundamentals of animation and teach you the tricks and techniques you’ll need to create everything from a cute character short to kickass action animations. We will cover all of this using Blender, the free and open source software, but you will be able to transfer all these techniques to any other software or animation medium. There is something in this course for everyone from complete animation beginners to more experienced animators.

Course content

Blender animation tools and workflow

  • From your first keyframe to in depth animation tool understanding. (dopesheet, action editor, NLA, graph editor…)
  • Animating simple objectUnderstanding 3D space
  • Animating a rigged object with multiple bouncing ball exercice


Animating a rigged character

  • Full pipeline to create a short animation, step by step
  • Preproduction
  • Using the camera
  • Staging

Advanced animation techniques

  • Animating a robot with the layered approach
  • Introduction to space switching
  • Baked animation
  • Advanced space manipulation

Human locomotion

  • Fundamental of body mecanics
  • Advanced step by step run cycle
  • Advanced step by step walk cycle

The art of posing

  • Reference studies
  • Body mechanics
  • Pushing the pose

Advanced action animation.

4 hit combo.

  • Reference studies
  • Full process
  • Blocking
  • Breakdowns
  • Blocking plus
  • Splinning
  • Polishing



Character intro animation.

  • Camera work
  • Planning
  • Full blocking
  • Environment and composition
  • Advanced polishing techniques



Pay once

And get any further lessons and updates for free. New lessons will be added to the course later on. No subscription


Your Instructor - Pierrick Picaut

With more than 10 years of experience using Blender, a solid 3D generalist background and multiple successful Blender courses, currently senior animator at Amazon Games, I have been publishing educational content for over 8 years.

I am a self taught 3D artist, so I know what it takes to learn this amazing craft. I have become a Blender foundation Certified trainer and my goal is to give you my passion for 3D and art through highly detailed, comprehensive and professionaly edited courses.


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And get any further lessons and updates for free. New lessons will be added to the course later on. No subscription.