I’m really happy hat i’ve access to take part in community like this one.I’m new in Blender and as you can see this is my first comment post in the forum.
So I’ll post some info about me, who don’t want to read this just skip it.I’m from a small country in Europe called Bulgaria, but here there are a lot of talented peoples.I’ve met one and than I understood how impressive 3D is.I’ve tried some programs and then i’ve found Blender.It was free and there were a lot of users, but i don’t have enough time to learn it.I’m 16 and I’m a student, but now in my summer vacation I would learn some basics and then practise a lot and maybe someday I’ll be good as you in the forum and I’ll can post responds to other guys like me at the moment.This was it.Oh I just forget my name is Harry(like Harry Poter).
The first thing that I want to ask is about my computer.I don’t really know, where I can post a question like this so sorry, if i’ve made a mistake.My computer rig is:
MB:GA-M61SME-S2(It’s cool,but don’t have enough memory slots)
CPU:AMD Sempron 3200 1,8GHz Single core:no:
RAM:2,5GB Kingston 800MHz
GPU:Nvidia 8600GT 256 GDDR3(If I go SLI for PhysX ?help)
HDD:160GB 5200rpm(it can’t help me)
OS:Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit(I’ll keep it)
So I’ve read what kind of configuration I’ll need.A good GPU for the viewport to run smoothly on big projects with solid shading.(hope someday make a short movie, but for now I’ll wait).A lot of RAM and a good CPU for the rendering part.I don’t really play games so I think Nvidia GTS250 1GB will be good, becaude it has CUDA, OpenGL and support for PhysX, but I’ll hear your recommendations.For RAM I think 6 or 4GB will be good for now, but I don’t know really what’s better DDR2 or DDR3(ofcourse DDR3 is better:D), but did it make sense.Quantity or quality?And at least for the CPU and the Motherboard.I like Intel and manytimes my opinion improves about this dilema:D.The new i3 530 is cool but it requires DDR3 memory.Or I’ll get core 2 duo or quad if I’ve enough money.Because I don’t really have enough and in my country computer parts are really expensive.If I must I’ll buy myself a AMD(This is an option too).And the motherboard will be maybe Gigabyte or something else.I’ll hear your advise.
For an hour or more(I don’t really know) I’ve done a project not so futurerealistic like yours and maybe you can help me with it too.The final image is below.I’ve done it fully in Blender without using any photoediting programs.
My last question is(really apologize for all of the unuseful information) where can learn Blender.I’ve found blenderguru and blendercookie and now I think Andrew Price, Jonathan Williamson and the other ones who post videos on these sites for awesome.Maybe I’ll buy a book from Blender e-store when there is one for Blender 2.5.And ofcourse I’ll rely of your help.
Thank you,if you have read this or at least the half of it!
PS:And oner last thing, how can I make money with this program.I’ve heard about freelancing and making video.But at most I’ll like if I can sell models or short animations.Can I really make money?Or I need to use a commercial software?