I’ve just found out about the existence of Blender and would like some opinions on how suitable it would be for what I would like to use it for.
I’m not asking you how to use it, I don’t have a copy yet and I notice there are loads of links for tutorials around the place. ( I’m not sure yet which of the Linux compatable versions is most suitable for Mandriva or Xandros, depending on which computer I’m using)
I am an artist and one of my online galleries is for selling RPG portraits and I am looking for a program in which I could do some 3d modelling of characters. Some of the artists in communities I subscribe to use various commercial programs (not sure if I can quote names here) they like but I don’t currently have cash to spend on expensive packages and I need something Linux compatable. I would need something with file formats I could then later work on with the GIMP.
Also what are the finished file sizes like? I need to be able to produce an image size of a minimum of 2550 by 3600 pixels for a small print, can I export images of models at that size or larger (when I get my new computer I would love to be able to do A3 or A2 prints at 300ppi)?
I can read the manuals and learn to drive the program but before I start do you think this would be suitable for me?