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Course: Creating Pikachu with Blender

  • Ages 10 - 13
  • Grades 4 - 8
Recreate one of the most lovable, famous, and fuzzy characters from Pokémon! Students will utilize Blender’s 3D modeling tools to create a unique digital replica of the famous yellow mouse. Focus on the artistic aspects of the math inside the visuals of the gaming landscape and learn how even the slightest change in vertex position can completely change the look of a character model.
Requirements are provided in “Materials” tab in this course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Students should aim to familiarize themselves with the more unique tools used in the Blender program.
  • Learn about topology and how it changes the visuals of a 3D object.
  • Manipulate vertices to sculpt a 3D object by hand, creating a desired shape and the look of an organic creature.
  • Recreate a creature in the shape of a reference image, using outside sources to improve one’s detail and accuracy.
  • Use points within a 3D space to reposition objects.

This course includes:

  • 2 hours and 39 minutes on-demand video
  • 28 Lessons
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access from all devices
  • 6 Quizzes included lesson plan

No prior experience is required.

-Computer with access to the internet.

-Can operate on a Windows-based computer or MAC. Specific details listed below.

-Basic knowledge of using a computer keyboard and mouse.

-Blender installed on computer prior to first session: https://www.blender.org/download/


Software Required:

Blender download


Memory Requirements:

Processor:  Blender recommends you have a 64-bit quad core CPU or better (see computer minimum requirements below). RAM or memory:  Blender recommends 16 GB of RAM and a Graphics card with 4 GB RAM.


Computer Minimum Requirements:

Blender is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 and requires 500 MB of free disk space to install Blender.  Blender is also compatible with macOS 10.13+.                                                                            Recommended Hardware Requirements:

64-bit quad core CPU


Full HD display

Three button mouse

Graphics card with 4 GB RAM

For additional information on supported graphics cards and minimum hardware requirements see, https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/


Additional Notes:

Blender can be downloaded here:


A mouse with a "scroll wheel" is required for Blender and not a laptop trackpad.

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