A request for Youtubers: record absolute beginner's first few minutes in Blender and other 3d apps

So I was watching this zbrush tutorial on having a split screen view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R28kBhX_1fI

and I thought to myself… the ease of having multiple views is something every other general 3d app excels at, but blender is the only general 3d app that also excels at sculpting.

I’ve been a begginer in rhino, max, maya, modo, blender 2.79 & blender 2.80

In my experienced-with-inexperience opinion I belive right now Blender is order of magnitude more user friendly for an absolute beginner than any other 3d app out there.

So if anyone who makes youtube videos needs a new video idea, I suggest recording some absolute beginners in Blender and one or 2 other apps if you have them and doing a comparison video.

I don’t really know what you mean by a side by side screen comparison because sometimes even the sequence are different due to the way the modifiers are implemented/stacked in order to work.

As for “beginner friendliness”, I’ve created a complete start to finish basic character modeling lesson in Blender FULLY SUBTITLED, hence leaving no room for misinterpretation.

Would this be useful for you ? As in the complete and total subtitling of the entire act of modeling from start to finish done manually.

Hi. Thanks. I’ll check it out.

By comparison I didn’t really mean a side by side video, more like having a conversation with a beginner after you introduce them to 2 programs to get their opinion of which one is more beginner friendly.

I’ve wasted the better part of the last 72 hours trying to get Maya installed properly. I had Maya itself installed but it had none of the Arnold render features enabled and manually installing a stand-alone copy of Arnold screwed my Windows install significantly and I finally got that fixed and got back to square one with having Maya installed but with no Arnold features.

And just a little while ago I got the Arnold render issue fixed and now I’m actually “using” Maya for the first time since January 2019 and I’m not enjoying it at all. I used maya a lot from around Maya 4 or 5 (2003) up to around May 2012 so I won’t say I hate it or anything, but the last 2 years with Blender have been heaven in comparison. Blender in my opinion is far more beginner friendly to use and less intimidating to look at.

I also believe the 3D cursor is an extremely user-friendly tool and should be one of the first things you teach beginners. I’m trying to setup 3 point lighting around some boxes in Maya right now and I sorely miss being able to have the lights orbit around wherever I set the 3D cursor.