Hello! I’m James!
For the last few months I have been learning animation and primarily using 3d MAX, though I didn’t like knowing I would have to drop more and more money on the latest version to keep up to date and ect. I tried Blender a while ago, but never did get used to the interface, hated it you could say
It seemed daunting at first, but I did the basic tutorials at Blender underground this week and really began to love Blender, then I watched the little making of Elephants Dream and something clicked!
HOLY CRAP! they made an amazing short on open source! This has pumped my motivation to be a character animator to a new level!
The animation suite of the program is still a little complex for me, but in the next few days I will have the Learn Character Animation DVD from the store…
I have decided to go fully open source with my own projects and might be teaming up with some 3d people in my area to come up with our own shorts, and who knows maybe a whole open source studio! I would love to build some linux boxes and get blender on them!
So here is to Animation, Fellow Animators and Blender!!
I will post some work after I have ran through the DVD and get a better feel for the software!