Irishman’s Sci-fi Blender ThreadHi guys. I suppose it makes sense to treat this as my introduction on Blender Artists. I’ve been one of those members who’s mostly lurked, and rarely popped up to offer encouragement or critique.
In the past, I’ve been mostly a 2D artist, using Illustrator for the most part, and I’ve been prolific on TrekBBS, the old Flare board (barely hanging on now), the 602 Club board (now defunct), and the Federation Reference Series board. I’ve always loved to draw, and have always seemed to have ideas knocking around in my head.
As far as my nerd cv goes, I am a sci-fi nut from way back, and cut my teeth on Star Trek TOS reruns in the 70s, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and any sci-fi from the 70s on would at least get one viewing from me, more if I liked it.
I bought the art of all the Star Wars movie books, Franz Joseph’s Tech Manual, Shane Johnson’s Mr. Scott’s Guide to the Enterprise, etc, etc. , and like a lot of us, I found that the hardware resonates with me, especially spaceships.
So, I say all that to say this: I’m VERY new to 3d modeling - as in 13 months new - but I’ve finally found a 3D program that’s my price - free - and seems intuitive to me - it’s Blender 3D, and I’m driving myself to get good at it. This being the 21st century, and Youtube existing a a result, I’ve found a metric crapton of tutorials online. My process has been to find a tutorial that solves an immediate creative problem I’m having, implement it, tweak it, and move on to the next bit. I think it’s just a result of how short a time I’ve been at it, but I’m now beginning to get to the point where I’m learning better ways to do things that I only JUST kludged together a couple months ago. The same thing happened to me when I began getting more into 2D digital art back in the day, so that part of the process feels familiar.
Since getting into Blender I’ve become a regular poster over at scifi-meshes.com, relying on the courtesy and broad knowledge of the folks there.
Hopefully, you guys will be open to give me more than just polite encouragements. I’m just as open to focused critiques as well. I’ve definitely got such room for improvement.
Thanks in advance,