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3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Stephenomozzy(m): 9:38am On Jun 11, 2013
For sometime now i'v always been so passionate to learn 3d modeling and animation...bt i couldn't find any body who cud guide me true...i've seen and heard of great 3d software like...3dmaxs, Maya, Cinema4d....and i've even seen great graphics posted on their various forum on nigeria's no 1 forum {NAIRALAND}....all these ignited my passion the more to want to learn any type of 3d modeling and animation software.....so last week friday [7 june] i sat down wit my little nokia 2330c and i decided to learn one small 3d package i can find [no matter how low e be, sofa e dey model], then i surfed google, and saw a friendly review of 'BLENDER 3D', so i use mtn 2hr plan to download it to my PC...."it was just 35mb". So i searched for tutorials for the novice who wants to learn 3d with BLENDER...and i found this great site that has the most explanatory tutorial of programme as complex as 3d..where u can either read it online or download the pdf format.

The reason i created this thread is nt becos i've become a pro, bt becos i am convinced that if i can patiently read the book, then i can move mountains [achieve professionalism].

Also i want this our great nation to grow in every area of computer graphics so that we can also compete worldwide in terms of computer graphics....

if you need the link to download the software 4 free just request.....

And also the free download link to read or download the tutorial in pdf....

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Stephenomozzy(m): 10:01am On Jun 11, 2013
Pls moderator pardon me to paste the links here...thanks

ok guys the ball is now in ur court...
DOWNLOAD BLENDER 3D (free latest version)
http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/graphics/blender/release//Blender2.66/blender-2.66a-windows32.exe

READ THE TUTORIAL ONLINE
http://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro

DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIA IN PDF FORMAT...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/BlenderDocumentation.pdf

Remember don't be in hurry..carefully meditate on the tutorials, it can even be your launching board to using other more advanced 3d software!
GOD BLESS NIGERIA, GOD PROSPER AFRICA..GOD BLESS US!

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 12:48pm On Nov 13, 2013
Hi. Blender is a really great software. Ive been using it since 2007. Unfortunatly, i havnt met people here in nigeria who have embraced it (execpt those i trained) here are a few samples of my work. U can see some more on my online portfolio at- iosun.daportfolio.com (though i havent ubdated my work there in years)

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Nobody: 10:44am On Nov 15, 2013
Its always great to meet another blender-head. Irrespective of the software you use, the principles are basically thesame. You model, texture, animate.... but blender is great because there are limitless resources online. + its free. Will post a link once I complete my portfolio. cheesy
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by ncpat(m): 12:50am On Nov 18, 2013
Still learning

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Kaysalas(m): 2:41pm On Nov 23, 2013
hi O.P, i have the 2.6.7 edition, i hope the pdf you pasted here will work just as fine? i hate to get started with something and get stuck in the middle.. please help
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 4:10am On Nov 24, 2013
I would have suggested you go for 2.69 instead, but its up to you
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Stephenomozzy(m): 8:35pm On Nov 24, 2013
Kaysalas: hi O.P, i have the 2.6.7 edition, i hope the pdf you pasted here will work just as fine? i hate to get started with something and get stuck in the middle.. please help
Kaysalas: hi O.P, i have the 2.6.7 edition, i hope the pdf you pasted here will work just as fine? i hate to get started with something and get stuck in the middle.. please help

here's an updated version that works well..... Download the first one one the list.... http://pdf.letworyinteractive.com/download/category/1-pdf

post some of ur renders here also lets see.......also if u're really keen on learning blender, i have a video cd packaged with video tutorials that can help u stand ur ground in the 3d realm
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Kaysalas(m): 9:44am On Nov 25, 2013
Shimish: I would have suggested you go for 2.69 instead, but its up to you

Thanks, I saw the 2.69 version on the official website and I have downloaded it, but my question is if the tutorial PDF posted here will work just fine, if not , where can I get a comprehensive 2.69 tutorial.thanks

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Kaysalas(m): 9:52am On Nov 25, 2013
Stephenomozzy:

here's an updated version that works well..... Download the first one one the list.... http://pdf.letworyinteractive.com/download/category/1-pdf

post some of ur renders here also lets see.......also if u're really keen on learning blender, i have a video cd packaged with video tutorials that can help u stand ur ground in the 3d realm

Thanks, I have downloaded the very first one but realised it was published 2010, anyway, I am yet to explore it but I am sure it will be of great help. Also, as per the video CD you talked about, I hope it is free wink, if yes, I will be very glad to come and receive it, if not free, embarassed then . . kindly make it free wink. I have some here as well which I downloaded from the net, i will like to make sure I am not getting the same materials from you. Thanks

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 5:18pm On Nov 29, 2013
ever since blender evolved to 2.50 most tutorials will still be usable the newer versions just have higher and updated features, as a result, u can still use the 2010 document u have. how ever, depending on ur Internet access, I would recommend YouTube. u will find recent video tutorials on almost any topic
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Nobody: 10:24pm On Dec 01, 2013
yeah, youtube is a great resource for learning blender. and you could also check out some tutorials for other softwares and apply thesame technique to blender.

Here is what I was able to achieve with a phone camera and blender. I will texture the plane later.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJpn9kcz8EA

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 2:49pm On Dec 02, 2013
Pls am blender fan...I also use blender though I just started but am catching real fast .i tried cloth simulation,but my system hangs each time am about to start it especially when is the complex type. my system 4gig ram,64bit operating system,dual core processors how do I fix this cos am want to start working on a very complex work and I don't want this to be a hindrance. Am thinking of increasing my graphics status by buying a graphic card...pls you guys should encourage us the newbie in blender.soonest I will soon be sending my pics here.thanks.
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Nobody: 9:39pm On Dec 02, 2013
@Tos87, Before you invest in greater power, make sure you reach a point where you do NEED more processing power. Try using modifiers and optimize your scenes to make sure you only have what you need in a scene. Also, use the "Link" function to import objects from other scenes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayI53eMkje4

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 12:28pm On Dec 03, 2013
@Tos87, trust me, u can do without cloth simulation for now. there r many ways of cheating your way out. try studying the Captain Scarlet animated series; u will realize that no cloth simulation was used on any of the characters. their clothes are just meshes sharing the same armature with the character. if I were you, I would focus more on texturing to create folds on clothes. I'm using a 64 bit HP elite book workstation with 2gig nvidia quadro dedicated graphic card and 16gig ram, but yet I use cloth simulation only when it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 12:50pm On Dec 03, 2013
here is a screenshot from an 11 minute animated short I just finished using blender

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by jjk24(m): 6:44pm On Dec 03, 2013
O well have bein learning blender for months!! And am still a complete amateur can some 1 help with Tex turing. And adding materials am kinda ok with the modelling nw !!buh 1 sily question pls how can u add materials to different parts of a single object .. I use box modelling method mst of d time and wen am done if I select eni of d faces and tryin 2 add a material it adds it to the whole object pls help thnx ...
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 7:18pm On Dec 03, 2013
here is what u do. in edit mode, select the faces u want, go to the material panel. make sure u r still in edit mode, click on the + sign on the right side of the material button. this adds another blank material channel. click on add new, select the material colour u want, then click on the assign button right under the material. when u do this, the selected faces inherit the new material.
I hope this helps.

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by jjk24(m): 7:22pm On Dec 03, 2013
Shimish: here is what u do. in edit mode, select the faces u want, go to the material panel. make sure u r still in edit mode, click on the + sign on the right side of the material button. this adds another blank material channel. click on add new, select the material colour u want, then click on the assign button right under the material. when u do this, the selected faces inherit the new material.
I hope this helps.
have nt tried it buh am sure it will fenx boss !! Will it work while d mirror modifier is still on!!? Fenx boss
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 7:29pm On Dec 03, 2013
Shimish: @Tos87, trust me, u can do without cloth simulation for now. there r many ways of cheating your way out. try studying the Captain Scarlet animated series; u will realize that no cloth simulation was used on any of the characters. their clothes are just meshes sharing the same armature with the character. if I were you, I would focus more on texturing to create folds on clothes. I'm using a 64 bit HP elite book workstation with 2gig nvidia quadro dedicated graphic card and 16gig ram, but yet I use cloth simulation only when it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
thanks man,....wished i can meet you in person....are you suggesting that i should upgrade my ram?...and please how do i get that Nvida graphic card...cos i have being hearing about it .. thanks.
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 7:34pm On Dec 03, 2013
one of my blender rendition

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 7:40pm On Dec 03, 2013
i tried emitting the stone here....also with some cloth simulation b4 my pc started giving me hitches and with face.

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 7:58pm On Dec 03, 2013
let me say i want to get the graphic card, can you help me with the prize range and what size is suitable for me for my pc based on the specs i have giving out.thanks.

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 8:14pm On Dec 03, 2013
@jjk24, yeah it will work with mirror modifier.
@ Tos87 sorry don't have any useful Info about the graphic card thing, cos my laptop came with it. I like your renders. maybe if u tell me exactly what u r trying to achieve with the cloth stuff, I could give u a few helpful tips.
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by jjk24(m): 8:48pm On Dec 03, 2013
Shimish: @jjk24, yeah it will work with mirror modifier.
@ Tos87 sorry don't have any useful Info about the graphic card thing, cos my laptop came with it. I like your renders. maybe if u tell me exactly what u r trying to achieve with the cloth stuff, I could give u a few helpful tips.
Boss. I went to dah your website and I was blown away jst have a few questions where and how do you learn everything you knw!? Through tutorials only ? do u think I shuld kip learnin through tutorials or shuld I learn out side!!?? Cus I hate reading stuffs and d only tutorials daht have helped me r video tutorials which r add to find I jst think I need sum1 to guide me wah do you think boss..
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 9:01pm On Dec 03, 2013
I learned through tutorials and forums like this. but nothing beats trial and error. YouTube is a gold mine for tutorials. I use internet download manager to download videos from there. but most importantly, don't be a "tutorial zombie" try and figure out y certain steps were taken by branching off a bit to see the result. also check out blenderguru.com

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 11:08am On Dec 04, 2013
At shimish- pls do you model your characters yourself? Considering when you started I guess you should by now. Am also learning rigging with a borrowed character hoping to animate it soon...I will be keeping you posted with my progress. I av some video tutorials am working with too and is helpful.
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Nobody: 11:48am On Dec 04, 2013
theres a 3-episode tutorial on character rigging in blender. Check blendercookie. It explains a great way to go about character rigging. as for the animation, check disney's 13 principles of animation.
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 1:22pm On Dec 04, 2013
@Toss87 yes I model my characters myself. been modeling for a long time now. would be glad to be of assistance. do u know that blender has its own in built full rig?
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 5:45pm On Dec 04, 2013
Shimish: @Toss87 yes I model my characters myself. been modeling for a long time now. would be glad to be of assistance. do u know that blender has its own in built full rig?
you mean amature rigging? cos thats what am using or is there another which i dont know?
Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Shimish: 6:26pm On Dec 04, 2013
@Tos87 yeah that's what I mean.

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Re: 3D ENTHUSIAST ZONE: Blender 3d For The Novice Of The Highest Order! by Tos87(m): 6:29pm On Dec 04, 2013
thats what am workin on now.but pls,...do you sketch and import to blender before yo start modelling or you use already modelled character....pls just give me a hint on how tom go about it .thanks....are you in lagos,...if so, i would like to meet you in person.

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