Ok, heres the deal: In april I am in a SKillsUSA competition with my school. I will be in 3d animation. SO…in 7 hours, I will be givena concept, a character, an enviroment idea, whatever they pick, then I have to make a movie with it in it. not a movie per say, just an animation. Anyway, I’ve messed with animation alot, I just never got it to work. Whenever i make armartures (sp?) they move BACKWARDs then foward; not to mention making objects follow paths the way I want. My question is, where can I get some tutorials that are still applicable to blender with these new animation tools it has?
And my other question: Any advice on how I could prepare for this contest? If I win, I go to nationals. Oh, and there are some pretty hefty prizes for each category. Last year I my teacher says they gave away $700 worth of software to the winner.
One more question: Is the blender guide book thing worth buying still? :-?