Blender 3D Modeling: From Maya and 3ds Max to Blender - HKPC Academy
Blender 3D Modeling: From Maya and 3ds Max to Blender
HKPC Building 78 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon
Ms. KO - Tel: 2788 5087

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Course Objective

With Blender 3.0 fresh out of the oven, there is no better time for your studio to transition from closed-source to opensource. Besides the obvious benefit of zero subscription costs, Blender’s modeling tools are easy to pick up and as powerful as other classic 3D software.

This course is for artists already experienced in working with closed-source alternatives such as Maya, 3ds Max, and Cinema 4D. Details of the transition, down to the smallest details such as comparison of shortcuts, user interfaces, and file standards are discussed to ensure immediate deployment in your production

We will use 3D modeling as a case study for the transition. Students are expected to apply their existing knowledge, learn effective methods to model their desired outcomes, and render beautiful and realistic images by the end of the program.

Programme Highlights

This course is suitable for 3D artists, digital artists, industrial designers, product designers with experience in modeling with Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max.

After the course, artists can produce basic product designs, production models, and digital art projects in a powerful and cost-effective way.


16, 21, 23, 28, 30 Nov 2022 


19:00 – 22:00


15 hours (3 hours x 5 lectures)


HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue , Kowloon Tong



Course Fee – RTTP Approved

HK$4,500 (May apply up to HK$3,000 subsidy)
This course (HKPC/121/2022(RT) ) is an approved Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP), which offers up to 2/3 course fee reimbursement upon successful applications. For details:

Group discount will be offered to 2 or more enrolment, please contact us for details.

Award of Certificate

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who have attended 70% or more of the classes.


Course Outline

Session 1: Closed- to Open-source: Maya and 3ds Max to Blender

      • System interface – 3D Viewport and Navigation, Workspaces
      • Closed-source software (Maya, 3ds Max) function and hotkey equivalents in Blender
      • Closed-source to open-source 3D file conversion and standards

Session 2: Case Study: Hard-surface Modelling

    • Comparing modeling workflows in performing the following: Knife and Join, Object Modifiers – Mirror and Bevel, Edge Split and Solidify, Lattice And Simple Deform, Subdivisional Surface, Shrinkwrap

Session 3: Case Study: Materials and Shaders

    • Comparing materials and shader design workflows in performing the following: Material Assignment, Shader Nodes Usage, UV Mapping Tools

Session 4: Case Study: Lighting Basics in Blender

    • Comparing lighting workflows in performing the following: HDRI lighting, Light Design

Session 5: Case Study: Animation Tools in Blender

    • Comparing software workflows in performing the following: Object Animation with Armature, Camera and Lighting in Animation, Simple Simulation Effects

*The course consists bring-home assignment, students are encouraged to install Blender software at home in order to complete the work.



Mr Andy Yeung

Engaged in art design related industries for many years, Andy has served as art director of many newspapers and advertising companies. He has extensive and in-depth understanding and production experience in related work such as graphic printing design, commercial illustration and online platform content production. In his early years, he wrote column articles for Computer Plaza magazine, mainly introducing art software, hardware and software use. Later, he published a teaching textbook for computer art software for Taiwan Publishing House. In terms of teaching experience, he has served as the head of the art department of many companies, he taught courses related to art printing or software for middle school students and internal employees. He is also a tutor/teaching assistant of short-term training courses in many primary and secondary schools.

Student Testimonial

Ms. Angela Lai

I attended HKPC’s five-day workshop to learn Blender and benefitted greatly from it.
Many thanks to our tutor Stanley for teaching us. I received valuable experience from fellow students coming from different learning and teaching backgrounds.
I teach secondary level Visual Arts and I think Blender resembles Canvas. Both invite us to learn the wonders of 3D spaces using digital methods. I learnt how to sculpt characters, perform UV unwrapping on faces and apply textures.
From simply sticking stickers onto my own airplane model, to experimenting with set animation settings, my imagination was allowed to run freely beyond static paintings on paper.
In the future, I plan to enter a short film competition with a blender-made piece. By then, I believe that I will have a more thorough understanding of character modelling.