Hi everyone, I’ve recently started to use Blender, ans so far I’ve created this: http://andydaroo.deviantart.com/gallery/33396389 (various pictures from different angles). I’m quite happy with it so far, but I really want to improve it and create an ambitious animation, and I think that this is the best program for it. I have some basic questions if anyone would be kind enough to answer them
-So far I’ve used some online tutorials, but would either of these books be useful? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blender-Foundations-Essential-Guide-Learning/dp/0240814304/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315238688&sr=1-1
I’m currently using Blender 2.49, so I don’t know if they are relevant. Is there a huge difference (in interface, etc)?
-When creating characters or scenes, am I limited to the grid or do I have a near-infinite amount of space to use? How should characters be proportioned in relation to the grid?
-When the camera is positioned too far away from an object, the object disapears. how can I prevent this?
-Is it possible to transfer a mesh from one Blender file to another (‘copy and paste’)?
-How difficult is it to create movement and camera work compared to making a character?
-Is this the most active Blender community?
Thank you for any help, it’s appreciated! I know it’s a lot to ask, but I really want to learn how to use Blender effectively!