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Hi, I’m Darrin Lile, a Blender Foundation Certified Trainer. I received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Film and Media studies from the University of Kansas, taught 3D animation and game design at the Art Institute of Wisconsin, and have been a technical editor of Blender books from Packt Publishing. Now I create Blender training courses, so you can learn to make your own amazing games and animations.

Blender Training Courses

Blender 2.8 UV Mapping

Blender 2.8 Game Character Creation

Blender 2.8 Character Creation

Blender Character Creation for Games and Animation

Learn Animation Production with Blender

Create Game Assets with Blender and Substance Painter

Create a Game Character with Blender, Substance Painter, and Unity

Create Game Characters with Blender

Create Captain America’s Motorcycle with Blender

Create a Game Environment with Blender and Unity

Learn the Foundations of Blender


“I’ve got to say that Darrin Lile’s methodical approach is what makes him a great instructor. Anyone can make a “tutorial” video, but not everyone can teach. It isn’t just a matter of look at what I do, then pause and copy. It is a matter of “this is WHY I do what I do” and as a result the pupil begins to gain understanding and through that, experience, and they finally become that which they studied to become. My hat’s off to you, Darrin. Thank you.”


“I just wanted to say how much I appreciate these high quality tutorials you put out!!! You are truly an inspirational person.”


“I’ve watched through all of your videos in about a week and I’ve gone from knowing zero about Blender, character modeling and rigging, to creating my own character model and rigging it correctly. You’re like the Bob Ross of Blender (I mean that as the most sincerest of compliments)! Thank you so much.”


“I love your tutorials! For the first time, I’m able to understand Blender! Thank you so much!”


“Thanks for making seemingly complex things approachable.”