Welcome to Blender HD

Hey, nice to meet you!

My name is Jonathan Lampel, and I’m a total nerd about animation and visual effects. I’m also a nerd about hiking, reading, exercise, and tea, but that’s not why you’re here.

I started this site because I learned how to create awesome works of art through video tutorials, and I want to help you out in the same way. It’s called Blender HD, because we’ll be using the powerful and completely free software called Blender.

I’m also secretly selfish.

I now have quite a bit of experience in 3D, but I am by no means a master or guru of it. I just learn through teaching, so this is the fastest way for me to stay accountable and improve my own skills. Let’s get better together!

This site is not a place for lectures, but a place for conversation.

Know of a better way to do things, or have a suggestion? Let me know!

If you’re completely new to the world of 3D and CGI, don’t worry!

I would recommend checking out this article about getting started, reading my free Beginner’s Guide eBook, and going through CG Cookie’s Blender Basics course.

CG Cookie does such a great job explaining the basics that I’ll stick to the premise that you have a basic/intermediate understanding of 3D and how Blender works. That way we can cut to the more substantial content and not have to worry about going over every single thing.

Want to stay in the loop?

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Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you around!



  • Charlie George

    Hi Jonathan, I am new to Blender though I worked with Cinema4D throughout uni so I’m looking forward to digging into it! This site sounds great 🙂

  • Umar Farooq

    Hi Jonathan, I’m not new to Blender, i started using it 3 years ago,in 3 years i would be doing something nice, i’ve, usualy, not enough time to spend with blender because i’m doing Electrical Engineering but i’ve a taste of 3D also, i’m interested in Character Modelling, so can you suggest me some fast working character modelling tutorials..
    Thanks in advance!


    please how and where can i download the Blender software