Blender Beginner; Where Do I Start?

[LEFT]This may well be in the completely wrong topic, but, here it goes:

I am a complete and utter beginner to ‘sculpting’ but am determined to get into the swing of things. I’ve been reading tutorials but can’t find one that is -really- for beginners as they all say (unless beginner implies that I should have maybe worked up to blender?).

Does anyone have any ideas as to where I could go to learn and avoid all of the blender-lingo for a few lessons? Or even better, would anyone like their very own little student to chisel away at? I pay well (attention, that is).

Thanks in advance!

  • A true blender noob :]
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Learn the basics with video tutorials. Some good starter video tutorials at:

http://blenderunderground.com/

I’m sure others will recommend others as well which I can’t think of just now.

Richard

Thanks a ton !

I appreciate ANY guidance given !

ShowMeDo has some great introduction to Blender videos:
http://showmedo.com/videotutorials/series?name=blenderMoyesSeries001

SyKolnc, for many people, including me, learning blender is like this: for about a week you will feel like you are pounding your head against the wall. Then one day it will suddenly be easy.

The main rule is: when using Blender, always have one hand on the keyboard and the other hand on the mouse.
This means you have to memorize a lot of hot-keys.

Go to
http://www.cdschools.org/54223045235521/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=55205
scroll down and download “2-Page Basic Key Commands Handout
Print this out and attach it to the wall next to your computer monitor, or other place that you can easily see it.
Then put one hand on the keyboard, the other on the mouse, and follow step by step some of the many Blender tutorials. As you need to do an action, glance at the sheet of key commands to find which key to use.

After about a week, you’ll find that you’ve memorized all the key commands, and you will be using Blender like a pro.