Well, Blender Underground’s first Blender video tutorial is finished and uploaded. This is Blender Basics Part 1, and it’s just over an hour in length. You can download it here: Blender Basics Part 1 AVI. If you’re interested in what’s covered, check out the outline. Take a look, and if you get a moment, come on in and give some feedback…
Part 2 is going to be about a week more in coming, if this one is any indication. It really took longer than I expected. Particularly time consuming was adding the keystroke overlays. I’d be interested to know if anyone thinks they add a whole lot to the presentation. If so, I don’t mind taking the time. If not, I’ll gladly dump them. Although, I can imagine that the number of required overlays will go down as the tutorials progress from the raw beginnings of Blender. I must’ve added between 120 and 150 of them for the entire hour.
So expect Part 2 in about a week, if all goes well; and expect Part 3 a week or two after that, although I can’t be sure how long that will be, the script’s not even written yet, and I want to spend some time with Introducing Character Animation with Blender.
Here’s a list of the tutorial segments and their start times:
- Startup Scene – 01:20
- Preferences – 03:02
- Saving Settings – 06:37
- Interface – 07:43
- Navigating 3D – 16:29
- Layers – 20:18
- Manipulating Objects – 23:34
- 3D Transform Manipulators – 32:56
- Origin Point – 42:30
- Pivot Modes – 46:33
- Viewport Shading – 55:20
Due to hosting issues, you’ll need a username and password to access the AVI, MOV, and ZIP files.
XviD AVI 136MB 1 hour 2 minutes
- Blender Underground: Blender Basics Part 1 (AVI)
- University of Hawaii: Blender Basics Part 1 (AVI)
- Natrobius Mirror: Blender Basics Part 1 (AVI)
7-Zip Archive 96.6MB
MOV Format 91MB — provided by river-valley.tv
- Blender Basics Part 2
- Blender Basics Part 3
- Blender Basics Part 3 Supplemental
- Blender Basics Part 4
- Blender Basics Part 5
Streaming Video from Viddler.com
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