i had been a blender user a long time ago, but school and life got in the way. plus, i had really wanted to do character animation and blender’s character animation capabilities were very weak back then.
i even wrote a tutorial: http://hatefullyyours.com/3d/later/body/
i decided to get back into 3d because i love it.
further, i am a professional programmer with graphics knowledge. i want to pursue 3d graphics as a career, thus i am considering studying for a phd in graphics.
i want to do some scholarly work involving blender.
i came here to get some ideas about what kind of scripts or plug-ins that users would like to see.
simple ideas are welcome as a small project to get my bearings could be helpful, but my goal is something intellectually significant and, preferrably, of recent development.
i remember that there had been a cloth plug-in back in 2000 or 2001, but i do not see it around today. that would be interesting.
keep in mind that my focus is on ANIMATION.