Basic 3D Animation using Blender

Educational Services for Outreach at Scale (ESOS)

September 5th, 2019 to December 23rd, 2019

Course Content Teaching Faculty Duration and Venue
Who Should Attend Course Fee and Certification How to Apply
Note Address For Communication

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Instructions for Enrolling in the Course

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Programme Overview

Visualizing beyond the two dimensions has become an integral part of the technical domain. Application of the third dimension is useful in many domains such as animation (for entertainment and education), 3D printing, architecture, game creation, etc.

3D Visualization and Animation program offers insights into key concepts of visualization, mental rotation, modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation. In order to create a sustainable skill development lifecycle, Blender, a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software, will be utilized. Blender allows users to acquire and master their skills ethically.

Under this program, IIT Bombay has designed three short courses to acquire important professional skills. These courses have been well received on IITBombayX as well as on edX platforms in  the past few semesters. These are -
i) 3D Visualization,
ii) Basic 3D Modeling using Blender, and
iii) Basic 3D Animation using Blender
The details of these courses can be seen in the ‘Course Content’ section. The course content consists of elegantly shot and edited slow-paced video tutorials, quizzes, activities, and hands-on assignments.

The program will be conducted using a Blended MOOCs approach, with the help of IIT Bombay remote centres. A  Blended MOOC combines the advantages of online and  face-to-face (F2F) interactions. Learners will carry out activities and assessments in an ONLINE mode, on the IITBombayX platform. Periodically (twice a month), IITBombayX will conduct LIVE interactive sessions with the course team. These will be offered using the free tool: A-View. The learners have a choice to either participate in these interactive sessions by visiting the nearest Remote Center established by IITBombay or by attending them online using A-View or YouTube LIVE. IIT Bombay has established over 550 remote centres (RCs) at colleges across the country. These RCs are equipped for live interactive sessions for an entire class. RCs participate in this program by making the facility available for the scheduled LIVE interactive sessions. LIVE chat is used by learners across the country to get information/feedback about their queries. 

Course content

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Course Name



Basic 3D Animation using Blender

Basic 3D modelling skills such as modeling, texturing and lighting using open source tool: Blender

Teaching Faculty

  1. Dr. Sameer Sahasrabudhe, Senior Project Research Scientist, at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay.
  2. Kaumudi Sahasrabudhe,  Freelance Animator and Illustrator
  3. Nitin Ayer, Technical Assistant, IIT Bombay
  4. Sneha Sanglikar,  Senior Animator, IIT Bombay

Duration and Venue

Course Name


Registration start

Registration end

Course start

Course end

Basic 3D Animation using Blender

4 weeks





The duration of each of the courses is 4 weeks. However, since the courses will be offered in SELF-PACED mode, it will be available for 3 months  (5th September 2019 to 23rd   December 2019). The learners are free to access the course content anytime during this period. Additionally, face-to-face interaction will require an engagement of about 1 -  2 hours on alternate Fridays.

Below are A-VIEW interaction dates:


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9th October 2019

3 PM to  4 PM


6th November 2019

3 PM to  4 PM


27th November 2019

3 PM to  4 PM


11th December 2019

3 PM to  4 PM

Who Should Attend

This is a non-curricular skills course. Therefore, ‘curious learners’ from any discipline can enroll for the course. Individuals interested in developing skill sets in 3D animation should take this course in order to learn the nuances of 3D animation and Blender

Course Fee and Certification

The registration fee for the course of the program is INR 500/-

Course certificates will be issued after successful completion of each course (based on the passing criteria mentioned for each of the courses). A program certificate will be issued to those who have completed all the three courses in the particular program. All the certificates will be issued ONLINE. NO hard copies will be issued.

How to Apply

Enrollment will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The online registration for the 3 courses will start on 27th August 2019. It will end on 5th December 2019.

Registration process for the Program:

  • Sign up using your valid email id on the website:
  • After verification, your account will be created
  • Login on the website with the verified account
  • Go to Announcements, select the program and register
  • After successful registration, you will receive an automated email. Your name will be listed in the “List of Participants page”
  • Thereafter register on IITBombayX site ( using the same email id to access the course content


Live recording of the course and other created content will be released under Open Source, through a portal. All participants must agree that the content contributed by them would be released under Open Source Licence, by accepting the terms mentioned under ‘No Objection Certificate’. All contributors will be acknowledged.

Address For Communication

Dr. Kalpana Kannan
Project Coordinator, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
Tel.: +91-22-2576 4989
Fax: +91-22-2572 0022
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