I think a few days ago something in my head went click.
I just came to a strange revelation in Blender. I’ve been working on the program for about a year and a half where I work. It started with a suggestion of using 3D models to represent the divisions of a company and, well,… now I’m churning out this stuff at a breakneck speed (the modeling workflow in this program is incredible).
Through this time I was under pressure, I was the only one with a bit of knowledge and through gut wrenching, fire breathing and air pulling moments I actually learned something.
And now I think I finally understand why it takes so long to get to grips with the program (or any 3d package). I thought I understood the program a year ago, but all I knew was where to get everything and what they did. It’s not how fast you do something or how well your photographic memory remembers EVERY tutorial you’ve ever read. It’s about understanding and implimenting the program. It’s hard to explain.
I get the same feeling with the program as I got when I studied German years ago. You suddenly wake up one day with a ‘feeling’ for the language. And suddenly this world pops out of the blue… and you see everything in German (Blender). Okay, not really but you understand what I am trying to say.
At my work I had to to the basics of everything - rigging and posing, texturing, modeling (especially) to death. But those basics actually taught me the foundation language for this program. And now I am lying in my bed at night dreaming up REAL possibilities for my own creations. If my work would just give me a breather some time!
I’m not really mention anything new but I thought I’d share my joyfull moment of finally understanding 3D and the language of Blender…
Now I need to master it! :evilgrin: