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

SESSIONS: Minimalism
Learn to create more Blender projects more often and with more variety. This ...
Blender Animation Bootcamp 2023
Looking to perfect your animation skills? Our Blender course is designed for ...
REV: Model a Low Poly Muscle Car
A speedy tutorial with a winning result at the finish line.
PANELS: Create a Comic Book with Grease Pencil in Blender
Discover the full potential of Blender's Grease Pencil tool for creating comi...
ASSEMBLE: Introduction to Procedural Modeling with Geometry Nodes in Blender
Learn procedural modeling and animation by creating your own 3D theme park wi...
ASTRAY: Environment Building Workflow in Blender
In this course, you will transform concept art into a spooky 3d Blender envir...

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