Im Shane c.
So far I'm on tutorail #2. I found a different set of tuts months ago, when I first started Blender. Well, I made a few mistakes when first starting Blender with those vids. Those didn't care to explain anything. Well Underground tuts has explained Blender in a way that Im learning better. I'm very technical but very stylish/realistic in my artwork. I'm now trying to draw (pencil) again along side learning Blender the proper way.
I'm also looking for a strong and dedicated forum for Blender, Animation, Particals, compositing. I also have Photoshop CS3 I'm trying to pick up. My plan is to do a 2 min short, like a movie preview (with voice and music) to help promote my book I'm writing, but just not for my own needs. I want to promote Blender and the individual artist or groups not corrupted by big business. And let us prove that entertainment has a soul and a meaning, showing big biz that it's not all about the cash, its about the human/mortal condition.......................
Can Blender do this, The short will have a space combat battle, energy sheilds, phaser fire, those interaction with eachother, haul demage, parts of the haul breaking up,explosions, human characters and non-human ones, cities, a dragon, a shapeshifter, A planet being blown up, warp speed, motion blur's, superspeed(like Superman or The Flash). My short and book would be something like: Doctor Who-Star Trek-Kung Fu meets Super Hero's....
In the future I would like to create a groupe to help me with this short, promote Blender and to promote an ethical moral conduct for the entertainment industry and having fun while doing it. I miss the old Star Trek (the original and next Generation), it had a cause not greed. How will our future look when cash is the goal and not the soul?
Dont spend your hard earned cash at a Computer Shop, build it your self!