introduction and question.

Hello

I am angelo, and this is my first post.
Having discovered the world of adobe premiere
and simple VFX, I have been curious about 3D modelling.
Obviously, Blender3D is the first choice.

I was wondering if someone could tell me approximately
how long of reading tutorials and practicing it would take
me before I could do the following (following list is one execution)

-Loading a model
-Changing some key textures
-Animating it so it rotates on its own axis after certain frames
-rendering the whole scene

Do we speak about hours ? days ? weeks ?
I have attempted 3d rendering back in the mid-late nineties on Amiga, but I got as
far as rotating coloured spheres. :o

I am familiar with graphic applications and I have used world
builders that come with some videogames that use a familiar layout.

Thank you for reading if you got this far.

Check the tutorials , you will learn very fast.

First you must memorize some keyboard shortcuts and then the overall workflow will be very fast.

I learned blender3d but …i cant learn 3ds max and maya > i dont like the interface

blenders realy easy after 2 or 3 tutorials it looks daunting but learn a few key features and your set it is realy fun.:slight_smile:

try some of these
http://www.blendernation.com/tutorials/blender-3d-beginner-tutorial-a-die/ good mesh tutorial
http://www.blendernation.com/tutorials/blender-beginner-tutorial-a-pawn-in-a-hurry/ teaches key frame animation
http://www.blendernation.com/tutorials/blender-3d-beginner-tutorial-creating-a-heart/ a good nurbs tutorial

angelomcm and meatlover - Welcome! I hope you both get a lot out of the forums.

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Your_First_Animation_in_30_plus_30_Minutes_Part_I - This tutorial helped me get my head around Blender’s interface if nothing else. I recommend it for starting out.

I’ll tell u one thing:
I’ve used blender since veeeerrry late september 07’ and it’s september 08’ and I STILL HAVE NOT LEARNED ALL THE FEATURES!!! (Considering there’s a new feature every 5 days, not surprising. (including bug fixes, blah blah, blah) And one of the things I mastered within 5 months(I THINK) which may take longer is all the shortcut keys on the keyboard.
e.g. “E” for Extrude, “W” for specials, “G” for Grab, “R” for rotate, “S” for Scale…
IT"S ENDLESS!!! I"LL NEVER LEARN THEM ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL