What is the story behind CG Cookie?

We're a team of Blender fanatics, boot-strapped and here to create awesome things in Blender.

CG Cookie launched in 2008 as a software-agnostic content site built with WordPress and a purchased theme. Featured tutorials, an art gallery, and conversations on various software. CG Cookie offered training on 3D modeling with Blender, game development with Unity, concept art with Photoshop and even sculpting with real clay.

Originally selling individual tutorials for $4, CG Cookie began to take hold after the now pivotal release of our Blender 2.5 training DVD. Shortly thereafter we launched our Citizen paid membership in November 2010.

In 2017 CG Cookie transitioned away from a heavy WordPress site to a fully custom-built Ruby on Rails CMS. A CMS that we’ve iterated a few times on and was the spark to create the Mavenseed Project.

We’ve come to recognize our superpower is within the software Blender and are passionate about supporting this free open-source community that has supported us.

In 2019 CG Cookie pivoted to be a Blender-focused project.

Some of our latest Blender Courses

BLENDER BASICS: An Introduction to Blender 3D 4.X
Discover the amazing world of Blender 3D! Get ready to master the essentials ...
TREAD: Hard Surface Asset Creation for Video Games
Discover the full workflow of hard surface modeling in Blender with TREAD. Le...
A variety of Blender projects designed to be created in 2 hours, start to fin...
MODIFY - A complete guide on Blender's modifiers
Dive into the "Fundamentals of Modifiers" course, exploring all mesh modifier...
Retopology with RetopoFlow 3
RetopoFlow, the premier retopology add-on for Blender, helps to quickly creat...
SESSIONS: Minimalism
Learn to create more Blender projects more often and with more variety. This ...

How to contact CG Cookie

Depending on the type of question you have, there are two main channels to ask for help. We're a small crew, though passionate about seeing you succeed, even if the answer may not reside on CG Cookie. 

For account and any initial questions email [email protected] and for Blender-related questions ask them on the community forum

CG Cookie, Inc
25 N. River Lane, STE 10
Geneva, IL 60119