I’ve only been seriously using blender for a few months longer then my join date, so I’m still very newbie to a lot, there are a lot of people on here with WAY more experience that just might help you out here as well. (including many of the guys that wrote the tutorials that I’m pointing you too.)
can you write me a tutorial or point me in the right direction for uv mapping and making thigs hove different colors and different gloss.
The links I provided above have a lot on this, just go to the materials and texture sections.
also when i make a plane i notice one side is completely transparent is there any way to stop this.
You probably have the 3d view set to textured mode, change it to something like solid or shaded and you will see faces from both sides. or if you don’t need to see the other side, you can just flip the normal of that face, (In edit mode, Ctrl + N or Ctrl + F, don’t remember right now which gets you the right option)
For hair, there are a lot of different options on how to do it, if you checked out what I’ve posted in the past you’ll see that I still haven’t figured out any good ways to do it yet ether, but then I haven’t tried but once so far.
For tutorials the best advice I can give is to read through a lot of them, even once they become mostly review you may just learn something that is invaluable to your work later.
Also, learn to find them. The tutorial base for blender is very scattered, and as such finding them is often the harder half of doing them, but if you can’t find them yourself it will really slow you down. Honestly, it’s not much fun finding them for others, I (and quite a few others) will gladly get a person started and pointed in the right direction, but if I were to spend 10 minutes on each newbie that came in the door I wouldn’t have time to do anything myself. The people that continue to learn and get good at blender all take their learning seriously and don’t depend on others for every little thing, in the end you are the one responsible for your own learning, if you don’t take command of that responsibility, you’ll only loose interest or become overwhelmed in a matter of a short period of time, and quite using blender. :ba:
ok, sorry for the little rant, it can get a little depressing when you spend time to help people only to have them leave immediately afterwords, nothing personal, other than I don’t want to see you take the same road in ignorance. I know that a lot of more experienced users have gotten tired of helping new people as they see that most of them are a wast of time.
Well, sorry for the very long mostly off topic post, but maybe you’ll get something useful out of it.