I really only seriously started blender a couple of months ago, but I litterally spend near 13 hours a day doing something with it.
My problem is that everyday I seem to pull another idea for yet another project out of nowhere and instantly start thinking about how I could acheive it. This distracts me from the project I was already working on and results in a never ending cycle of inspiration vs completion. HOW IN HELL DO I MANAGE THIS???
My current list of projects that were started and taken over by the next goes as follows:
Construct a full replica of the Paris Opera House for the purposes of a third person RPG. (about 1% completed)
Model and Animate a parody of a popular charity advert for the purposes of getting people not to buy tickets to a certain ludicrous west-end sequel. (about 5%) This one has a relevance deadline of the end of this month. ( #$%^&*&^%^&)
Model, Animate and Create environments for several songs from Les Miserables. This would be the most intensive due to the level of facial animation required. (not even 1%)
Create a hilarious music vid involving the BBB characters and a certain Queen classic. (half of the work done by Peach of course)
Create a witty ‘in-joke’ style animation for all blender users to enjoy. this would involve Big Buck Bunny and a large one shot pullback through a complete model of the universe. Oh, and a hilarious punchline, for those of us with older computers. ALSO - Compose and record a full 30 second orchestral score with a 100 peice choir for this shot (I hear the sound techies amongst us muttering ‘Ha! you’re dreamin’ mate!’. not with Reason, GPO, Pro Tools LE, and this amazing software I’m not - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI5Gg2-mhmU)
Model my first conceptual still, of Queen Victorial standing before a grand gate guarding ruins of a seemingly former utopian landscape in the style of old post-WWII photos. (i think this will be fairly easy, compared to my other projects on this wishlist) The major task in this one will be on the render side of things.
…And somewhere in amongst all that other stuff i need to make a full music vid for my mate’s band…
Create a character series for my 3 & 1/2 y.o. nephew to enjoy. It doesnt matter what the series is about. Thats where the idea finishes.
And so as you can see, I have alot of time on my hands, but never seem to get anything done. Who’s got a similar problem and what would be a solution?
I should point out that I consider my biggest acheivement is taking on the wealth of knowledge that I have over the past few months and it only due to people like you. And so I wish to thank you all for the tuts, advice, and help on this forum which have enabled me to be better through each day of blender. If I ever get one of these projects finished, I’m going to name or link everyone that has helped me. Thank you all for your continuing support.
p.s i kinda feel like the phantom of the blenderartists.com forum, for the ammount of time i spend on here…its like i dont do anything else.