3D CGI Terminology A–Z

Ethan Davis explains all 58 essential 3D CGI terms in one 40-minute video.

Once you’ve got to grips with this glossary, you’re ready to dive into Blender 3D Basics.


  1. Cleveland

    This is fantastic. Is there a pdf download of these terms avaialble? I’m sure some members including myself, can refer back to when required. Thanks.

  2. Looking forward to dive into CGI !

    Is it possible to also add proofread caption & script ? The auto-generated caption isn’t very accurate.

    I am finding it a bit difficult to watch & understand. The CGI topic is packed with terms that I’ve never heard of, also the audio quality of this video isn’t as good as Karl’s videos.

    1. Ben H (VE Team) Author

      Hi Erikie, thanks for bringing this to our attention. We’re updating the captions for this class now. The new ones should be live by the end of the day 🙂

      Best wishes,

  3. That is really great! I was working with Blender 2.x a lot between 2005 and 2009 and gave it up when I was starting photography. Since the beginning of 2022 I’m working on an art project that finally combines both disciplines. So that’s a lucky coincidence and I’m looking forward to refresh my knowledge. Looking forward to it!

  4. I really like the fact that you guys made a full video explaining all of the terminology and then made break out videos for each term. Very cool

    1. Hi, can you explain what you mean and at what time in the video please and we’ll check the edit?

  5. Well this is going to be a fun adventure, thank you for producing a collection of lessons starting from the basics.

    Joe Cosentino

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