Yes, I agree that the DVD is not unclear, but it is definitely not made for the absolute Blender beginner. At times the time-lapse does zip by pretty quickly and though most of the time technique is explained, it is not always explained in detail. Often times Andy will say he is using tool X to do a job, but does not explain how that tool is used. I find I often have to go Google the tool to learn more about it. I’ve noticed sometimes online documentation is lacking on some of the tools…hence this thread.
Before getting this DVD I have done many very small projects, just playing around, but was always scared off with the complexity of larger projects. This DVD has given me the roadmap on how to build a larger scene. Most of the skills it teaches are not Blender exclusive either, but can be transitioned to any 3d package. I have learned more about Blender in the last week then I have learned in the last year and I thank Andy for it.
I look forward to further DVD’s from Andy post BBB. I believe Creature Factory was narrated about 6 months after the time-lapse base footage was filmed and after Andy learned a lot working on BBB. He often states in the video that he would do things differently now. I’m curious how much would change.
And if your considering buying the DVD, do so…at first I was torn, but then my finance put it another way. If you signed up for a class to learn this stuff at a college the class would cost $200-$300 or more. Your not paying for a DVD, your paying for Andy’s knowledge. The $40 is cheap for that.