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Blender: Moon Orbiting the Earth Tutorial

Overview & Objectives:
Learn how create the Moon Orbiting the Earth in Blender. 


  • Blender Software - Open Source (free)
  • Digital Camera, phone camera
  • Digital Images
  • Headphones


# of Participants

  • This is an individual Assignment, 1 person will recieve credit for work on this assignment.
Vocabulary: add vocabulary words related to the assignment
Instructions:  Copy the video file and two accompanying images for this tutorial.  Follow step-by-step.  Render an animation set to NTSC widescreen.  Import video file into Adobe Premiere or iMove, add credits. 

View this tutorial on YouTube

Source for moon and Earth textures

Alternately, right click files

Moon image

Earth image

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Video Directions:
For more videos, check out the Mr. Coursey's Classroom YouTube Channel
Click on the Video Title in the video to view the Tutorial in its own window at a larger size.
P1:Creating a New Project in Adobe Premiere

P2: Adding Titles in Adobe Premiere

P3: Editing Audio in Adobe Premiere

Animation Basics
in Blender

Blender 2.5
Basic Interface

Creating and Transforming Objects (Blender 2.5)

Below are some examples from previous students
Example #1

Example #2
Example #3

Example #4

Example #5
Example #6

Directions for turning work in:

Save as period_lastnamei_asssignmentname.mp4 (1a_smithj_IceToText.blend) in your 1-6wks folder and place a copy in the AN1 Dropbox.

If you are turning in a file as a group project save as (2a_lastnamei1-lastnamei2-lastnamei3_assignmentname.mp4)

Extra Tips:
Use to download decorative fonts

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