HUMAN: 13 Best Renders inspired by Kent Trammell's Blender Course

May 24th 2022

The HUMAN course in included in every CG Cookie membership.

HUMAN is 6 months old!

To celebrate this half-anniversary in style, we've rounded up some of our favorite renders inspired by Kent Trammell's seminal Blender course.

First of all, feast your eyes on one of Kent's own renders that dropped with the course on November 23, 2021 - the course's official release date.

Stream the full HUMAN course now.

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This one gave us goosebumps...

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The course is made up of 80+ lessons which total more than 25 hours.

All the considered, we weren't expecting renders to show up as soon as they did. Some of you truly powered through the whole course - and the results had us floored.

Here are a few of our top picks created by the Blender community, in no particular order

Davor Drčelić


Adding his own spin to the HUMAN character, Davor created an astronaut and adding procedural ventiligo.

Pawel Somogyi

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"HUMAN is all you ever wanted to know about 3d portraits and more," said Pawel. "I can't get away from it. Get won't regret it!"  

Pawel also shared some of his process:

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Iliya Mirochnik


Ilya created a portrait of poet Joseph Brodsky with Blender, a little bit of ZBrush and Marvelous Deisnger.

He thanks Kent for the "remarkable" HUMAN course: "I couldn't have done it without his expert workflow!".

Vignesh Subramanian


Kent said about this one, "I can't stop staring at the skin!"

Same, Kent. Same.


Haris H


Haris created a samurai character.

The head was modelled, shaded and rendered in Blender, the armour was textured with substance 3d painter.


Ivan Novikov

Ivan's character is loosely based on Nick Jonas and he plans on converting it into a real time charater. Ivan loved HUMAN: "I can't recommend this course enough."

Zhengqing Li

In his "Digital Me" series, Zhengqing Li explores his own likeness. 

Miłek Jakubiec


Ryan Mingcharoen


Gregory Wasdyke




And there's more...

Some of your shared your renders on CG Cookie's Discord channel and we see them all!

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Here's to the first 6 months of inspiration, stunning renders and pushing the envelope of what Blender can achieve. Kent has epic plans for HUMAN for the future and while its top secret at the moment, know this: he is just getting started.

Thanks everyone who took on the HUMAN course, we look forward to more magic from you!

The HUMAN course in included in every CG Cookie membership.

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