Where to go from here?

I’ve been playing with Blender for about a month and a half now. I’ve gone through a lot of the ‘Noob to Pro’ tutorials and the summer of code ’ Introduction to Character Animation '. I’ve been very happy with the results, but now I’m stuck. I don’t know what to go for next. I would really like to learn more character animation and UV mapping, but have not been able to find any good tutorials on any of that other than the BSoD one. I think i’ve seen the best google can offer. Is there anything else out there like the intro to character animation, but more advanced? Any info or help would be appriciated. I hope this isn’t too vague. I’ll be rechecking this post incase I can answer any questions.
Thanks all,

Enrico Valenza is the guy you’re looking for. He doesn’t have any tutorials on general animation, I don’t believe, but if character developement is what you’re interested in, take a look at his stuff. - http://www.enricovalenza.com/ -
He doesn’t offer tutorials as much as working examples. I suggest you build your own character, using his modeling and texturing techniques as guidelines.

Thanks! Looks like a good site…I’ll be exploring that today and tonight :slight_smile:

Does anyone else have any other advice? I’m sure this has come up before…you do the tutorials until you get a good feel for the program but … then what? :slight_smile:

The best thing to do, is to come up with some project/goal about where you’d like to head. That will help you decide what you want/need to learn…

Once you’ve exhausted all the tutorials offered by the Blender community, try and adapt some from other packages to Blender. Many of these will offer some rather general things that can be applied to many different packages - ones on animation workflow (not step by step introduction to how to do everything) are one example of this.


Just keep fooling around with blender. I’ve been doing that for a long time and I can do a lot of stuff just from exploring different properties.

I sort of understand the spot you are in. You understand the program, you just don’t know what to do. I say just decide on something to do and do it. Don’t try to make a whole short film, just create a model or a simple scene. You can improve it with details and textures all you want.

If you are interested in character animation, maybe you should try Tony Mullen’s book “Introducing Character Animation with Blender”! :yes:http://www.blender3d.org/e-shop/orhttp://www.amazon.com It is a step by step guide to modeling, texturing, rigging, and animating characters. I am working through the book right now and I’m learning a lot!

Ha ha I like those quotes on the bottom!

123: Thanks!! I like them to. I’m assuming you’re referring to my quotes, since no one else on this thread has any. I added another one after I read your response.