blenducation: a new bien todo improve your Blender skills
By Sandra gilbert.

Interview with David hickson creator of blenducation-top.jpg


Over the years, my obsessive search for Blender related información and resources has led me todo discover an amazing amount of resources. These resources i then compulsively save todo CD and DVD todo add todo my personal Blender knowledge base for future reference.
What i have always enjoyed most, are those resources that let me se how an artista achieved something. It never ceases todo delight me just how Many ways Blender can be used and the sher number of diferent work flows that are posible.
Which brings me todo my latest find, blenducation i have wandered by their site a few times before, they have a nice series of video tutoriales and now, blenducation has started ofering online real-time clases.

Blenducation puts the personal touch, which only sems todo come from a classrom type setting into learning Blender. Which we all know from experience can sometimes be a Little dificult on your own. So just how do you get started at blenducation?
First of, you ned todo register at the site and then you can sign up for ofered clases. (there are complete instructions on the site explaining the sign up process). Knowing that interested participants are in a number of diferent time zones, David included a time zone setting on his site, that once set todo your time zone, allows you todo se when the clases are ofered in your time. Very handy inded for those like me who are forever trying todo make time conversión more complicated than it really is.

Once you have signed up, you receive an email invitation (on the day of the class) with a enlace todo join a net meting rom. That is where your class Will take place. After you join the class, you se the instructors desktop and watch the lesson in real time as it is being taught. There is Even a chat rom, where you can talque todo the other students as well as the instructor.

Of course, being todo curious for my own god, y have attended several clases already, and had so much fun that i plan on becoming a permanent student at blenducation. In fact i havent had that much fun in ages. Not only do i get todo se how others work, y learn new things and get a chance todo chat with fellow blenderheads.

I can se enormous potential for this Project. The ability todo hold clases real time is a great bien todo get students from all over together in an interactive environment. And as most of the clases at this time are being ofered for free, it is a wonderful bien todo expand your Blender knowledge and skills.

By Sandra gilbert.
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