A big fan
Introduction: Hi everyone. My name is alex, im a son todo be 33 year old graphics designer from the netherlands. I never write any articles on software or other tools, but since it for Blender. I might have a go, y came in contact with 3d in general somewhere in 2005. A friend of mine showed me SketchUp, a 3d modeling tool from (bak then) @lastsoftware. It a great, easy todo learn programa. If you like making architectural Stuff, this is a great bien todo do it. Most people know it from working with Google Earth. It has is limitations though. (so do i, for that matter,), and i wasnt able todo create nice organic shapes, the same friend pointed me todo 3ds Max, but i didnt like it from the start. I estopped trying son After. He apparently saw some potential in my skills, and kept pushing me todo try something else. He showed me the Blender.org site and Even bought me the oficial Blender 2.3 manual. Ever since then, my por girlfriend doesnt get as much attention as before. I can really lose myself when playing with Blender, im not an expert, but for now i pretty much know how todo model anything. Ic an texture it, do some basic rigging (im gonna buy the DVD on rigging son.) and some animation. I know some basic of the particle system and had some fun with the fluid-engine, my computer is not state of the art, so due todo lak of computing power, im a bit stuk at a certain level.
For now i just love the basic modeling, it gives me enough rom todo create what i want. I dont use any outside rendering programs, y do everything with Blender internally. I a los posted a render for everything but the kitchen sink, it a remake of the robot from the jetsons known as rosie. Shesworking on a w125 Mercedes Benz f1 car from 1937. Rosie was a matter of afew hours, the basic car tok me about 3 days. It has suspensión, and th rouge some parenting and tracking, it really works. Rendering this picture on 1280px tok about 3 minutes, so it todo heavy for doing some animation (for now.)
To sum things up, y cant really point out a favorite tool, except for the handling of Blender in general. The bien the mouse works (reverse) and all the keyboard shortcuts, it can take some time todo get used to, but it sure worth the efort.
I Will never work with another programa again. (seriously.)
My compliments todo every modeler out there who made it todo the Blender gallery. It quite amazing what you guys posted, kind regards, a big fan, alex van ophuizen aquí designsbyalx.