just a quick one - does one have to have a degree in computing or similar to use blender? Blender seems to me not very user-friendly unless you have ‘expertise’ in 3D modelling/animation techniques?
You don’t need to be an expert, but the same can be said for any of the 3d animation programs.
I remember when I first saw 3dStudio (dos) a “few” years ago, and I was baffled by even the concept of the 3d viewports.
You are already one step ahead since you’re familiar with the terms “modelling” and animation Or are you asking on behalf of someone else by any chance ?
See my signature for links to the “Summer of Documentation” for a great start to learning the program.
Thanks for the reply - I am asking for myself. Thanks for the extra information also…
Gaining a degree means sitting in a classroom and being taught for several years about how to do something. There is no such degree for blender at the moment although a certification class is in the works within the blender community. Just about everyone here has learned by reading tutorials, trial and error, and asking questions.
Blender has a book in physical form or on the web in wiki format that will tell you just about everything you need to know to use the program. If you run into a brick wall just post a question or search the forums. Most of us learn this program one day at a time.
Welcome to the world of blender and don’t give up. What you can’t seem to get the program to do today, will strangely work tommorow.