I’m going to give next saturday a small lecture on the use of Blender in content production for small planetariums, in the 5th European Conference of Small and Portable Planetariums, taking place in Porto and Espinho cities, in Portugal (http://ecspp2008.multimeios.pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=41).
My lecture is “The use of free 3D software Blender in content production for planetariums”, and i’m going to give an introduction to Blender, talk about benefits and shortcomings of Blender, show an example (an animation and blend file), talk about the future of Blender and new functionalities useful for astronomy outreach (volumetrics, for instance…a dream almost come true:yes:).
One thing i would like to talk briefly about is the use of Blender in the production of planetarium shows around the world.
So i’m asking you if you work with Blender and make planetarium shows, or content for a planetarium show, and you wouldn’t mind me talking about your projects, to contact me.
Because i have only 20-30 min, it will be a very brief description, just saying that in country X institution Y uses Blender in their pipeline.
But it would be a good idea so i can show people unfamiliar with the software that it is very capable and in some cases, a tried and true software.