Hey guys! I am dpvtank. Pretty new to blender. I currently use Houdini and am part of the 3dbuzz online course.
3dbuzz is a fantastic site for highend free video training for just such a lot offf stuff. Not to mention that the community is also very helpfull and I am having a great time there with all tha radio shows they do every weekend (last time, they did one with Steven stahlberg, tito belgrave, and pete draper…also from the guys at WETA digital!)
anyways, I also started with Blender, since it looks like a pretty cool program. I also like to follow the Jeff Lew philosophy. He made something really amazing with Animation:Master which was relatively cheap. IF he can do it with such an application, I am sure Blender can also do that.
But then again, it comes down to the artist. Well, Blender looks like a great program. Interface is kinda weird, but then again, thats me since I have used Maya and Houdini in the past (and houdini in the present and future). Well, I hope to also have a great time over here.
Blender certainly is a very promising application. Infact, today, I just bought the Blender Book by Linux Journal Press…very cool stuff