Learn Low Poly Modeling in Blender 2.9 / 2.8

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Expand description for timestamp shortcuts! This is a long video but it goes through all the techniques that I've learned about low poly modeling in my 5 years of using Blender. I use Blender 2.83 with default keys:
00:00 Intro
00:55 Basics (navigation, viewport)
02:12 UV Coloring Technique
04:46 Shiny Edges - Cavity in Viewport
06:14 Object vs Edit mode
07:21 Move
07:28 Move Gizmo
08:10 Slide
08:27 Scale
08:55 Pivot Point
09:16 Extrude
11:26 Extrude along Face Normals
11:50 Extrude Individual Faces
12:25 Extrude with Ctrl Right Click
13:11 Rotate
13:49 Lock Move/Rotate/Scale on axis
14:42 Inset
15:52 Inset Individual Faces
17:36 Inset with Boundary On/Off (remove center face)
18:18 Proportional Editing
19:49 Making a Low Poly Crate
20:28 Bevel
21:06 Shrink/Flatten
21:34 Create Mesh
22:16 Place 3D Cursor
22:44 Snap
23:26 Center 3D Cursor
23:54 Making a Low Poly Tree
26:00 Select Linked
26:45 Duplicate
28:19 Connected Proportional Editing
30:32 Loop Select
30:53 Circle Select
31:42 Ring Select
31:56 Select Shortest Path
32:17 Box Select
32:38 Xray
33:26 Lasso Select
33:54 Grow Selection
34:22 Shrink Selection
34:43 Select Random
34:57 Select Similar
35:46 Snow capped trees
36:39 Checker Deselect
37:17 Hide/Show Selection
39:12 Loop Cut
39:47 Scale on Axis
41:36 Knife Tool
41:50 Colorizing Crate
45:40 Knife Tool Snap to Center
45:54 Knife Tool Angle Constraint
46:26 Making a Low Poly Rock
46:26 Subdivision Modifier
49:10 Flatten
50:09 Orientation
51:30 Vertex Snapping with Ctrl
52:05 Auto Merge Vertices
52:43 Merge by Distance (used to be Remove Doubles)
54:28 Fill / Create Faces
55:13 Triangulate
56:51 Recalculate Outside - Flip Normals
59:22 Bridge Edge Loops (connect meshes)
01:00:06 Making a Low Poly Computer Table (using face duplication)
01:03:26 Separate meshes into objects
01:04:53 Merge meshes into single object
01:05:28 MODIFIERS
01:05:40 Mirror Modifier
01:07:02 Auto Mirror Modifier
01:08:33 Displace Modifier
01:12:10 Skin Modifier
01:13:30 Vertex Snapping on Axis to align
01:14:57 Loop Tools / Circle
01:15:42 Bool Tools
01:16:33 F2
01:17:03 Parallel Faces
01:18:22 Duplicate Vertices
01:19:00 Faces facing the wrong way
01:19:20 Misaligned vertices
01:19:43 Insetting is not uniformed
01:20:36 Viewport not rotating around selection
01:20:49 Subdividing object is too round
01:21:21 Inset creates a center face on mirrored objects
01:21:38 Boundary for inset is not working
01:21:42 Summary / Outro
You can support me on Patreon:
Imphenzia Merch is available:
Blender settings video (shiny borders):
If you want to use the palette style UV coloring method, I go through that in both of the above linked videos.
My official web site:
My Itch.Io page with all my Ludum Dare games:
Imphenzia Discord server invite:
10 Minute Modeling Challenge Playlist - lots of low poly modeling here to watch for inspiration and ideas (new video every Thursday!):
Thanks guys, happy modeling!

  • At 49:10 I cant seems to get the Flatten from F3, it only shows "Mesh Select Linked Flat Faces" & "Mesh Shade Flat" on my screen... Did I missed something?

    Commander BondCommander Bond7 hónapja
    • @Imphenzia wuhehh

      Nesrine QazimiNesrine QazimiHónapja
    • add loop tool addon, then in prefernces - interface - enable developer extras and it will appear in f3 search

      Aksel AkselAksel AkselHónapja
    • @TheMaskedPlayer ...that's 'Z' in countries that speak the Queen's (UK) english.

      Rico KanthathamRico KanthathamHónapja
    • yah it happens to me as well it turn out all i need to do is go to Edit>Preferences> search for ToopTools add-ons and enable it

      ZCoreZCore2 hónapja
    • @Imphenzia What does "zed" mean? I feel really dumb rn

      TheMaskedPlayerTheMaskedPlayer2 hónapja
  • ı finished this haha beginner go brrrr

    Just ChillJust Chill53 perccel
  • I viewing this video 5+ times, its only good real life Blender hard surface tutorial. Made doughnuts before but without any visible progress. But this low poly lessons - "E to extrude S to scale" took me to the next level of understanding how we supposed to work in Blender LOL

    MyName HereMyName Here3 órája
  • Wow, great tutorial!

    Anson MaddocksAnson Maddocks3 órája
  • Dude detta var grymt. First swede I see that makes Blender Videos. You've got yourself a new sub for sure.

    Eddie AnderssonEddie Andersson12 órája
  • E to extrude S to scale The best words ever

    Itz_ ZvXItz_ ZvX19 órája
  • What kinds of software can show the mouse and keyboard status on the screen? Just like the yellow words, when you using.

    Zoyam ChuangZoyam ChuangNapja
  • 47:05 if u r missing Apply Button just press Control + A.

  • you are great. this video includes a lot of blender tips. congratulations you got a subscriber!

    Emre KanbayEmre KanbayNapja
  • Don't mind me, just learning some more whilst my donut animation is still rendering...

    abbyabby2 napja
  • 1:21:40 Finally, I know why i couldn't fix my damn windows lol! Thanks

    Wendy's_ AnimeWendy's_ Anime2 napja
  • Backface culling, why not just show normals? its easier to notice if its correct and doesn't obscure visibility as much.

  • imphenzia is like my country's social situation. extremes. first he makes a short video. now after the complaints received in the comments, he does another... but too long. it is not a video. it has more than one hour. it is a movie. the balance is in the middle way.

    Buford JohnsonBuford Johnson2 napja
  • Very helpfull, :D

    NayckronNayckron2 napja
  • You are a man of Awesome tutorials

    V1P3RV1P3R2 napja
  • I watched the full video.

    The DefenderThe Defender2 napja
  • Perfect tutorial. It did not give me any anxiety like on other channels. Thank you so much!

    Yun LixYun Lix3 napja
  • i have a big couple of questions, how do i have to export the object so it looks just like when im modelling it ?, like, with the cartoony white edges, and how can i take like, a picture of my object ?, so far ive seen a "render" option, it uses the camera but of course, it "Renders" my object, so it doesnt look like the one im making in edit mode, like it doesnt have the white edges

    asdedoxdasdedoxd3 napja
  • даже и без русского все понятно - поо больше бы таких уроков все по существу

    sanya noizessanya noizes3 napja

    jin pastajin pasta4 napja
  • What sort of satanic worshipers are the 159 people who downvoted this? This is a Godsend. You sir... are the man.

    KryptiCrooksKryptiCrooks5 napja
  • When I press N, I don't see "Screencast keys" and "Edit"

    boom Tvboom Tv5 napja
    • alt + n ?

      Just ChillJust ChillNapja
  • I'm watching this at 1am..... Sweeeeeet dreams now 😍

    Shweta SharmaShweta Sharma6 napja
  • Give me codes roblox plz

    K lyK ly7 napja
  • Hi. Your video is fantastic. Thank you. The shiny edges effect in viewport is great. I wonder how can I keep these effects on low polys when I export .fbx file to Unity?

    Lin JasonLin Jason7 napja
  • 18:00 dont mind me!

    DepartedSirDepartedSir7 napja
  • Thank you for all the techniques! You make it seem so easy :)

    Kimberley DawnKimberley Dawn7 napja
  • perfect explanation

    semih mehmetoğlusemih mehmetoğlu7 napja
  • Thanks a lot for your videos. It's really great!!! Especially for beginners :)

    Alex AlexAlex Alex9 napja
  • You should get OBE! Thanks to You I carry on with creating my little game! I have just one concern: Is i7 6700 enough for Blender and Unity?

    Pawel PieczoraPawel Pieczora9 napja
  • I am using blender since forever (talking about c-key days). And today I learned about "separate by loose parts". You never stop learning. :)

    bestformspieltbestformspielt9 napja
  • It's absolutely the best of all all tutorials about modelling in Blender!

    Sergei TumanovSergei Tumanov9 napja

    The Gaming ZombieThe Gaming Zombie9 napja
  • Great tutorial for beginers such as I. Thank u my Dude

    John LemonJohn Lemon10 napja
  • Öh! Tack pysen! :)

    Michael AMichael A10 napja
  • Muy buen tutorial!!

    Federico LocatelliFederico Locatelli10 napja
  • There should be a like X-times for videos like this.

    AndroidGameplays4Every1AndroidGameplays4Every110 napja
  • It's hard to believe that anyone will ever dislike this video (other than the people who intentionally dislike for no reason).

    Deepro ChakravortyDeepro Chakravorty10 napja
  • very informative. thanks!

    Ramon SitoRamon Sito11 napja
  • Hi, i can't seem to apply a material to the tree created from the single vert. i have applied all the modifiers. when i add the material, no uv map shows up.

    Qin LeQin Le11 napja
  • Can you give highpoly tutorials?

    Gamerz RiaGamerz Ria11 napja
  • is there an easy way to keep the cavity settings when im exporting models in unity?

    Gunther WolfgangGunther Wolfgang11 napja
  • over the last few years I've watched more blender tutorials than anyone should, probably - some of them are great but I don't think i've ever seen one that contained as much yummy goodness as this one; truly outstanding only one thing I could add - and I know that you know this, Stefan, and I totally get that you can't possibly include everything in one video (although you had a darned good try!) and if you did mention it, my apologies - but in case it helps anyone else watching this, it's SHIFT-R to repeat the last action; so for example when you added loop cuts to the crate, and scaled the first one along the z-axis by a factor of 0 (to make the loop cut 'horizontal') we could select the other loop cuts, and SHIFT-R would then scale those in exactly the same way; super useful shortcut in my opinion; for me - as someone who's dabbled in blender a fair bit - your approach of making everything in one object (instead of multiple objects which has always been my way of doing things) and your uv coloring method are gamechangers; now on to watch a bunch of your low poly project videos ... PS. lockdown is driving me nuts; such a treat having this video to watch, making notes, trying a bunch of stuff, learning a ton; helped me stay sane these last few days; many thanks!

    pixelwrinklypixelwrinkly11 napja
  • best tutorial video i have ever seen

    kxrem.kxrem.12 napja
  • This video is great! I've been making a 2d game in C++. I plan to get my feet wet with 3d next, but I was most intimidated by the idea of 3d modeling, but these look exactly like the style I want to use in my own work later.

    EricEric12 napja
  • This guy is amazing!!!! This was the best intro to Blender I could have!! Congrats for the long video and keep making more

    jose casimirojose casimiro12 napja
  • Did they remove the boundary option during inset? When I use B with Mirror on the inset disappears.

    Charles GivilanczCharles Givilancz12 napja
  • do you know how to make a shader with edges like in a blender on a unity? or how bake it on texture

  • You are such a great tutor, you are awesome. teaches well and you surprises me all time about how you systematically go through the teaching. i am most grateful. I feel fortunate; feels blessed following your teachings

    b blissonb blisson12 napja

    Genzer O.Wahing 9-PeridotGenzer O.Wahing 9-Peridot13 napja
  • E to extrude, S to scale

    Crek ZCrek Z13 napja
  • i love this guy

    vinvin novalvinvin noval13 napja
  • damn i've been modeling in blender like for year, but this video is still a lot of useful information without any water talk.

  • Thank you

    JSkillsJSkills14 napja
  • A free Course

    Genzer O.Wahing 9-PeridotGenzer O.Wahing 9-Peridot14 napja
  • Awesome! I wasn't even looking for this and spent half an hour watching. I'm surely coming back to watch the rest and try to make some models

    Felipe AndradeFelipe Andrade14 napja
  • Whenever I go into shading my block isnt white and I cant color my models. Does anyone know how to help?

    BenSmash03BenSmash0314 napja
  • This video and the Unity one, are without a doubt the best tutorial I've ever seen in HUworld, keep up the good work.

    Abdelhafid MezaacheAbdelhafid Mezaache14 napja
  • Thanks, it's the best tutorials.

    Brandon ChenBrandon Chen14 napja
  • Thanks a lot for this video, very useful! =)

    Can LeviCan Levi16 napja
  • Hej! Your tutoring is amazing! And I learnt a lot of new tricks. Tack så mycket ;)

    Ruth's PrivateRuth's Private16 napja
  • This coloring technique is really fun and I am having a blast with this. Thanks for the video!

    TabbarnTabbarn16 napja
  • Thank you man ! I subed :)

    Alex JR.Alex JR.16 napja
  • super cool!!

    obuy greenmoodobuy greenmood17 napja
  • at 16:45 my question is how do you make the faces go with 45 degree angled support vertecies?

    Danil ObeletsDanil Obelets17 napja
  • Thanks for the classes bro! this tutorial is very complete, Greetings

    3DC CG3DC CG17 napja
  • awesome video!

    GLobDeliGLobDeli18 napja
  • I have seen this video about 7 times so i can memorize everything, this is the best lowpoly tutorial!!!

    Hevel GateHevel Gate18 napja
  • When I export it to fbx, the color doesn't want to come with it.

    Delish BiteDelish Bite18 napja
  • Amazing video

    GLobDeliGLobDeli19 napja

    Tsang BorisTsang Boris19 napja
  • Very good material. Thank you. Good job!

    mic4chmic4ch19 napja
  • Hey, do you have a recommendation for a unity shader that closely mimics this colorization style?

    Triangle4 StudiosTriangle4 Studios19 napja
  • I'm here for a second time! Completely forgot everything I learnt because i put off 3d modelling for my game...

    DarSeaDarSea20 napja
  • Thank you for the awesome tutorial!!!!!!!!

    thiwanka jayasinghethiwanka jayasinghe20 napja
  • this is the best blender tutorial i ever see thank you so much

    Jalalam WizardJalalam Wizard20 napja
  • Wish I had found this video six months ago... had to learn the stressful way.

    Tavo MendozaTavo Mendoza20 napja
  • Thanks for this especially for the fixing problems part.

    washoooiwashoooi20 napja
  • Blenders biggest problem is the CONSTANT CHANGING OF SHORTCUTS............. Every shortcut you mentioned is different from my copy, out of the box. Granted Im in 2.84 but still. This is why NO studio will use blender until they fix it. 8 years of using blender, and still learned a lot from you!

    Triangle4 StudiosTriangle4 Studios21 napja
  • i can't speak and understand english but i thx for this video...on of the best tutorials.

    efosefos21 napja
  • 3:56 color

    Ilyas Ait smouguenIlyas Ait smouguen21 napja

    Fernando Allo AcevedoFernando Allo Acevedo22 napja
  • Is it possible to export a Material with the Cavity Effect?

    ichliebedreiichliebedrei22 napja
  • This is gold... I did not understand blender until I saw this. Great job! Keep it up! This is amazing teaching!!!

    InfectiaInfectia23 napja
  • You sounds Dutch, Irish, Scouse, German and English all at the same time.

    Phil YPhil Y23 napja
  • Thank you Sir for this video I learnt a lot.....

    Atul TambeAtul Tambe24 napja
  • been using blender almost 3 years but this is teaching me SO MUCH that i've missed over that time. going in my bookmarks for another 100 views as i memorize this workflow. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will be supporting your work in the future!

    OGL clipsOGL clips25 napja
  • This is the greatest Blender Tutorial on HUworld. Thank you sir!

  • Thanks for the great tutorial!

    PawCherryPawCherry26 napja
  • good recap video after not using blender for months

    ุ26 napja
  • You are effing amazing! Thanks for this awesome tutorial and intro into Blender.

    TheWeakenedWarriorTheWeakenedWarrior26 napja
  • This tutorial changed my life :D The best 101 tutorial EVER on blender for very big noobs like me! Thank you so much for your help and lessons!!!

    Nicho LasNicho Las26 napja
  • For the king of meme of thicc in 1:12:40

    shido pitzelshido pitzel27 napja
  • mantap jiwa,,,salam dari indonesia

    Dekatoys DekaDekatoys Deka27 napja
  • Great stuff

    Peter SandePeter Sande27 napja

    fadian ihsanfadian ihsan27 napja
  • I'm assuming this would be a good base to then move on to higher poly modelling

    Dr. Oligan Trausanbaum HiechDr. Oligan Trausanbaum Hiech27 napja
    • yep, you need the fundamentals first.

      JimmyL4serJimmyL4ser25 napja
  • i don't think the color pallete thing works in the new version

    Shemar GreenShemar Green27 napja
  • a 2d to 3d anime with blender would be cool

    Gian Piero PungenteGian Piero Pungente27 napja
  • 51:21 disagree, your face is a 9/10 too btw

    kQuote03kQuote0328 napja