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Saturday, July 03, 2010

News: BlenderNewbies Blender 2.5 Training DVD Update

Development for the dvd has picked up since some previous bugs have been squashed in Blender. Texture painting and some aspects of dealing with materials are still a bit buggy, though. I experienced lots of crashes when using texture painting to clean up uv seams. The devs are aware of these issue, though, so I'm sure things will be ironed out sooner than later.

Here are a few draft examples of tutorials that will be on the dvd.

There will be several simple modeling tutorials that will involve simple uv-mapping. These will be designed to get you comfortable with the overall process.


This is an example of a project where the texturing is more complex. Yes, I will add some ketchup in the final tutorial! :)


This butterfly flight example is more involved than it might seem, even though the model is not meant to be realistic. There's 2d painting needed to prepare the wing graphics, a touch of uv-mapping, some magic applied in the graph editor, and some final touches added via the compositing nodes.


Also, close to 8 hours of reference videos have been recorded! And, I'll be including some tutorials on modeling in a cartoon style based on photo references.


Kernon

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4 comments:

Flawedprefect said...

Fantastic work! I can't wait to see the DVD as I am really keen to learn 2.5. Altho I am an experienced Blender user, I have your previous Tutorial Compilation DVD and it's quite handy to reach for when a method or tip escapes me.

greg p said...

Ditto!

Matt Jordan said...

This DVD looks really appealing to me. I wish it were ready now! While I wait for it, I'm busying myself trying to adapt Colin Litster's classic nebula tutorial to 2.5, but it's driving me crazy that I can't quite get it right. I bet your DVD would really help.

Looking forward to it!

Kernon Dillon said...

Thanks for the comments!

I know the feeling, I wish Blender was ready NOW! LOL

It gets stronger every day, though. A lot of bugs are being squashed right now.

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