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ThePiixelMonster

Member Since 23 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 14 2013 02:32 AM

#5016892 Where to go to learn 3D modeling...complete beginner

Posted by ThePiixelMonster on 02 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Well if you're after books, there are a few but you will find many more video related training material for the software than books.

I will list a few below but to be honest, once you get a grip of the software (know the ins and outs of the interface and such) you will be able to follow along with any Maya/3DS Max tutorial on modelling within Blender. Some things will be different but you will be able to replicate and learn the modelling techniques from them inside of Blender. Just a heads up for once you get to know the software a little better!

Video training:
Blender DVD's - http://www.blender3d.com/e-shop/default_dvds.php
CGCookie - http://cgcookie.com/blender/
BlenderGuru - http://www.blenderguru.com
BlenderNerd - http://www.blendernerd.com/
CG Boomer - http://www.cgboomer.com
BlendTuts - http://www.blendtuts.com/blender_tutorials

Books:
Blender Books - http://www.blender3d.com/e-shop/default_books.php
An Introduction To Blender 3D: A Book For Beginners - v 2.54+
I haven't really bought many books for Blender, so I can't really suggest any other than the ones listed on the link above, but a small search on Amazon under the Books section should yield all of the results you need. Make sure to check reviews on the book and you will be sorted. :)

Alternatively if you have any trouble and cannot find a solution from a Google search, you will be able to get in touch with the HUGE Blender community and I am sure somebody there will at the very least try to help you. :)
http://www.blender.org/forum/
http://blenderartists.org/forum/forum.php


Other Blender Communities:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=91


Also... It might have helped if you specified what you would like to get into within modelling, organic character modelling and environmental modelling although are considered 3d modelling use different techniques and such so somebody else may have better resources for you to get going over, but my links and such are pretty much aimed at general Blender learning.

There are more resources here!!
http://www.blender.org/community/user-community/



BUT, YOU could have found all of this with a little Google search...






Kind Regards
The Pixel Monster




[EDIT]
Sorry, I was typing this post up before the two replies above mine, so there may be a few things mentioned form those in my post... I didn't steal there info and put it into my post though! lol I hope the info helps you and I agree with the above comment!!


#4993389 Character Model ( Gorgane )

Posted by ThePiixelMonster on 24 October 2012 - 05:09 AM

I like the style a lot but I can't offer any real suggestions right now, I'm on my xbox360 without a keyboard :(

It's looking great though!!


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