Good morniing everybody,
Im studying Blender from home full time. Im curious what other members daily routine is. Maybe share some tips to be more produtive.
7:30am - Wake up (Of course fresh coffee)
7:30-8:00 - Watch a little morning news
8:00-10:00 - Start studying Blender.
10:00-11:30- Take break. Shower and eat breakfast.
11:30am-1:30pm - Get back to studying
1:30-2:30 - Break/Eat lunch
2:00-4:30pm - Study. End of day.
Of course study times may be different i.e errands. With short breaks during studying (15 min ), I may put in close to 5 hours. I think that is not enough, but afraid I’ll get burned out not want to study the next day. Some of the tutorials in cgcookie are kicking my ass where Im drained by the end of the day. So what do you guys think? I think it would be cool to hear other people’s routine. Ok…back to studying.
Wake up, blender, blender, blender, blender, lunch, blender, blender, blender, blender, bed.
Bad routine, don’t try it.
Well, you don’t say how old you are, but 5 hours a day doesn’t sound like much to burn out. When you have a job you will have to work probably 8 hours a day as a minimum and then any learning or your own projects on top of that in the evenings. Maybe once you are past the tutorials and spending more time creating the stuff you want to it will seem less arduous and more fun.
Anyway, good luck with it!
Tutorials are good, but practice is good az well, start a project, break it up into small tasks, see how many you can get done in a day, watch tutorials if you get stuck.
Developing on your own means your style is your own.
After you complete a few projects try and get a team together, as well as a mentor.
This could turn into something interesting if people actually take the subject a bit more at heart.
I am a 7am. till 6pm. working kind of guy, in construction, to be more accurate.
Quite so often, I spend roughly 30 minutes studying tutorials or time-lapses during my lunch break.
My focus and energy is at its peak between 7-10pm.
For me, 5-6 hours in Blender is counter-productive. During the weekends I have more time, where I could spend up to 10-12 hours, but definitely I break them down in segments. Watch a movie, listen to some music, try to relax a bit, never going all these hours ‘straight’.
Depending on the project, I try to find a song that will suit the character/location/object I am making. It really helps me.
Would love to hear what others do to add to their motivation.
Im 40 yrs. old, retired early from the Navy. A few years back I started to have an interest in cg animation. I did some research, but did not take it seriously until recently. I chose the self taught route and from what I read its discipline and practice your ass off. I probably wont be able to work, unless its from home. Im trying to turn studying/creating projects in Blender into something that feels like a job. Of course not being paid, but the VA takes care of me. Taking a step back at my schedule it seems that I take long breaks, sometimes 1 1/2 hrs. What the hell? Thats why I mentioned I should be able to get in more than 5 hrs. I would like to wake up earlier than 7:30. The only reason I stop at 4:30, thats when the queen of the castle gets home.
BluePrint - I like your idea of start small project, break in small tasks, watch tutorial if get stuck.
swmo - I guess when I say Im drained by the end of the day, its when I get stuck. For example, Im learning hard surface modeling and stuck on shrinkwrap. For some reason Jonathan already starts out with two cylinders to rename, and I only have one. Clicking on the target nothing appears. So after researching for almost an hour, still havent found anything. So its things like this that drain me. Burned out is too strong of a word. Didnt mean to say that.
Oh yeah…do you guys think its a good idea when I get stuck on a tutorial, just save it and move on to another one? Im sure eventually I’ll figure it out. Its things like that stupid shrinkwrap where I have to research to figure it out. Instead I could be practicing.
I get up, and go to preschool
Then I take care of some things at home,
I chat, and also teach my daughter reading and spelling ,
at around 6.00 pm I get on blender , and help others or work on my project.
wake up 7-9am, blender, while rendering breakfast, blender blender blender, while rendering lunch, blender blender blender, while rendering dinner, blender, while rendering sleep
i stay up as long as my mom lets me (i got away with 1am once!)
6:00 Wake up
6:50-7:30 get ready for uni
7:30-5:00 uni (yeah, it’s a right pain, my timetable this year is horrid)
5:00-6:00 study uni