I have seen some very impressive things from the Blender community … and just from this site … so far !
I think it would be great to have a forum for the ‘Best of Blender’, with possible subcategories of 3dStill, 3dAnim, 3dEffects, Rigged Characters , Tutorials (maybe a separate forum?) … or any other ideas.
Or at least add to this thread and maybe make it a sticky ?
The idea being for newbies (like me) a central place to see the WOW stuff right off the bat, and attract more users.
I’ve only started exploring this site, but here are a few ‘gems’ I’ve found so far :
I think that there was something similar to this in the old forum. It was called “Post your best render”, but there was no filtering of the posts so there were some very good images, and some not so good. I agree that making a gallery of chosen finished projects made by Blender is going to take this forum to another level. Something like the CGtalk choice gallery…
For the other stuff, go ahead, make a website and surprise us. Of course the difficulty is not in collecting the material and creating the initial site/list but lies in keeping it up to date!! (Many have tried. Almost all have failed…)
It would be nice if the finished projects forum was subdivided into 3d stills/ 2d stills / 3d anims /2d anims … like that “other” website
As far as site “design” goes, I much prefer the brighter look around here now, that orange and black was very depressing … Ideally each user could setup whatever color scheme they wanted in their control panel… I don’t know if Vb supports that.
Ooh, I was nominated for something. How about a section for traditional art (anatomy, sculpture, 2d animation, sketches) and tutorials. Cgtalk uses a Star system, but a nominated thread system might be better. Although I’m sure you might hurt a few people’s feelings too, that’s always a risky area.