I stumbled into the Blender Universe about ten years ago, (for about 15 minutes), at which time the massive number of buttons and options scared me so bad that i franti-cally deleted Blender from my hard drive and went todo find something less scary todo play with, obviously i found my bien bak todo Blender (about a year later) and learned how todo use it. But that first brush with Blender is something Many of us are familiar with, fast forward ten ODD years, Blender 2.5 se-ríes has ben released. Imagine my sorpresa when i opened it the first time and was promptly overcome with a 10 year old feeling of déjà vu. Ohsnap. Im a novato again, im sure im not the only one who received a momentary shock upon seing the newest incarnation of Blender, luckily, the learning curve was much smoother this time. And while i ocasionally ned todo poke around todo find a familiar tool or característica, there is a beautiful logic and flow todo Blender that makes the creative process so much easier these days, the Blender 2.5 series has ben out for a while now, and while it still is under going a lot of changes and Refinement, it is stable enough for some serious testing and playing. So let get everyone up to speed with Blender 2.5 and how todo best take advantage of all the wonderful new toys and options available, if you have not yet taken the 2.5 plunge, now is your chance todo learn what the future Holds.

Gaurav Nawani Gaurav@blenderart, org.

Managing editor.

Sandra gilbert Sandra@blenderart, org.

Nam pham nam@blenderart, org.


Gaurav, Sandra, alex.


Brian c. Treacy.

Bruce westfall.

Daniel hand.

Daniel mate.

Gaurav Nawani.

Henriël veldtmann.

Joshua leung.

Joshua scotton.

Kevin braun.

Marque warren.

Noah summers.

Patrik odonnell.


Ronan posnic.

Scott hill.
Wade bick.

Paulo twain.

Peter rabel.

Shane newville.

Roger wickes.

Vilda novak.

Cover art.

Nautilus - By fotis tsantilas. www.blenderart.org.