Introduction by the author: My name is Ole-Ivar Holthe and I am the author of this introductory course in 3D modeling in Blender 2.61. I have been working with 3D graphics, multimedia and computer game technologies for the last 10 years. This course provides an introduction to 3D modeling, lighting, animation and rendering in Blender 2.61. The course does not require any prior 3D modeling experience. This course is designed for anyone that has basic computer skills and that wish to learn 3D modeling with Blender. The course introduces basic 3D modeling concepts and shows how to create 3D models in Blender 2.61. We will only use the Blender 2.61 software tool in this course.