One thing I have noticed is that just about every kid (ages 8-15) want’s to make a video game, but they don’t know how to and they don’t want to spend ($100-500) on a program. So I send them to Blender, tell them its easier then a lot of other programs but has a downside, can’t do everything you want it to do.
However they still will use Blender, but just get angry and delete it after(1-3months) .
Then they would come back to it, but before they ever download it, I tell them this: “You will have to learn how to use this, It’s not going to be that easy but it’s well worth it.” Some listen, some don’t.
I do refer them to BlenderArtist, youtube and www.tutorialsforblender3d.com, (Although BlenderArtist is way better.) but they just don’t get how to do this or that cause there are inpatient. But If they find a video on how to do this or that, then there more happy (Some of them anyway).
So here it comes, 90% of my friends a BIG gamer’s and want to make there own game, I say use Bender to begin with and they do, but then they need help (I don’t see them everyday so I’ts kinda hard to teach them…) and I just can’t give it to them that easy.
So here is my point: For noob/newbies (However you want to call them) that don’t read, they need help with coloring pictures that tell them how to do this or that, or just a video. However most videos are for 2.49 so you can’t really do anything with that… Back to the point: they need help, a lot of help. So do I, but I want to help them out, but how If I don’t know that much in Blender (I know a lot just not like you guys/girls) so it makes it hard to help them and myself.
So if you guys would not mind, you guys just make a thread with useful 2.56&up videos? (This is not just for me, its for my friends.)
Yes I know some of you might just say “There is a search tab.” but most of my friends want videos not text (Me I don’t care) (Most of them don’t like reading…)
But as I can, I help them out with the basic movement and logics. (Some texturing and misc stuff, but mostly I just teach the things I know I can’t be wrong about.)