I don’t remember much of the old CJ, if I had I would be better at Blender today. But the new CJ is awesome. The same incredible blender artists that teach/help/ and slap people into shape(Mesh too) here at Elysiun show big artistic fangs at the CJ.
The latest video in MOV format is a great addition(Huge huge file though…approx. 260 mb zipped and 400+mb unzipped!). There are some things I saw in that video that I did not even realize and could improve my workflow:
-Smooth to change wire tension and to solve “concave quad” error(Great addition to the “Recalculate Normals outside box”).
-The forgotton “C” to connect/close verts(not mentioned in video, but done in there…I remember this from the curve section in the old documentation.
-The first time I saw a cool nostril crease without use of a triangle. Most modelers(Like Mr. Stahlberg and Torq) seem to know exactly where and where not to place triangles. I don’t like them at all, but I am sure as I get better at modeling, I’ll grow one on my forehead.
-rotate/scale around 3D cursor. I think everyone has been using this except me. I think I used it once in 2.33 when animating an eyelid…Once.
I am thankful for Blender/Elysiun/BlenderArtists/developers/scripters for a great outpost of kindness, artistic expression and inspiration not only for my 3D art but for my music. I used to think that pain brings out the best music…Not true at all; capturing all emotions is art.
Every day I load Elysiun into my browser I learn somthing new.