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The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 9

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CreativeCOW presents The Blender Survival Guide - Part 9 -- Blender Video Training

Paolo CicconePaolo Ciccone
Santa Cruz California, United States

©2010 Paolo Ciccone and CreativeCOW.net. All rights reserved.

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In this episode of the BSG Paolo shows you how to create a simple animation of "flying" photos in a 3D space. In the process we see how to setup the Blender environment to show the textures of a scene in real-time, how to align new objects to the current view and how to get real-time feedback about the effects of lights in the scene.
The project files for this tutorial are included.


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Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 9
by Mark Keeler
Really cool tips on this one, love the ability to see the object as it will be with a texture. Personally, I prefer not to rush tutorials; instead I might only do one then spend a day or two just "playing" with it on my own; can't learn 3D in a day folks ;)
Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 9
by Ramses Mantilla
sorry if i been posting my comments straight in one day, i been whatching your tutorials and re viewing all days it has been like have my personal Blender Theacher gide!!!

9 so far i will star the 10 right now!!
@Ramses Mantilla
by Paolo Ciccone
No problem at all about posting, just concerned that you will get a case of "information overload" :)
Very glad that you found the BSG helpful, that was the reason for making it :)

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Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 9
by Ra-ey Saleh
Love it. Actually something I can easily see me doing sometime and now I have a great reference video.

Ra-ey
Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 9
by Cris McRae
What Happened to part 10???

last week it was on the site now its gone

Thanks
Cris is Bliss
C.I.B. Visual Productions/K3 Films
Rough Luxury Records
@Cris McRae
by Paolo Ciccone
Strange. The episode is indeed missing from the summary but the link is still there: http://library.creativecow.net/articles/ciccone_paolo/blender-survival-guid...

I sent Episode 11 and its possible that something happened in preparing the page for it that is blocking #10. I'll try to find out.



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Pret-A-3D
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@Cris McRae
by Paolo Ciccone
It's back!

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Pret-A-3D
http://www.preta3d.com
http://www.paolociccone.com
@Cris McRae
by Abraham Chaffin
Should be there again now.

Abraham
Moving a key Frame
by Cris McRae
Great Tutorial as always

But I would like to know if there is a way to move a keyframe in the time line to a different time position. and if there is, can you also select a group of keyframes and move them as a unit, stretch, compact, copy, etc... like you can do to keyframes in AE's time line

Thanks
Cris is Bliss
C.I.B. Visual Productions/K3 Films
Rough Luxury Records
@Cris McRae
by Paolo Ciccone
Chris, all that is explained in BSG #10.

Cheers.

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love your tutorials!
by jin choung
thanks so much for the fantastic tutorials paolo! i'm a maya/lw guy myself and i'm learning a ton of useful little tips that are getting me over a blender speed bump i've been stuck on for a long time.

btw, anyone ever tell you that you kinda sound like an italian christopher walken? i can't help but to smile as i listen to the vids.

anyhoo, thanks again and rock on!

jin
@jin choung
by Paolo Ciccone
Jin, I got a fever and the only prescription is more Blender cowbells! This is too much! I love Walken. Phenomenal actor, amazing voice. Thank you, I cannot possibly think of myself related to such great talent but your compliment is very much appreciated. And I'm glad that you got past the "speed bump"

All the best!
Blender Tutorials
by Dale Paquette
Paolo, thanks. I've had Blender on my PC for well over a year and only opened it once! Your tutorials have taught me more than enough to convince me to get serious. Two thoughts: I have worked with another 3-D program Bryce 6.3. It is incredibly powerful, in my mind, for creating photo surrealistic animated vistas. It is limited, however, in it's integration with other programs. Anyway, I hope you will eventually show how to use Blender to make grand scenic vistas which are similar. These would make wonderful matte paintings for AE projects. Second, I hope to eventually create large structures into which or on which I can green screen actors for some spectacular shots. Perhaps you may eventually show us how to do this kind of thing as well. Thanks for your help, I am looking forward to more great tutorials regardless of the exact subject! Dale
+1
@Dale Paquette
by Paolo Ciccone
Hi Dale.
I know and own Bryce as well, although I worked more in Carrara, another DAZ product. On the "docket" I have planned a series of tutorials, don't know if for 2.49 or 2.6, about using Blender for photo-realistic renders. There is a wonderful renderer called LuxRender (http://www.luxrender.net) that is capable of absolutely stunning, realistic images. Their exporter for Blender is very complete and sophisticated. In time I'd like to show how to use it.

One things that I demoed a few months ago was actually how to take one of the architectural models sold by DAZ and turn it into a virtual set for compositing with real actor. I might decide to re-present that technique as a tutorial. Thank you for the suggestions.
Hi Max. Be sure that the
by Paolo Ciccone
Hi Max. Be sure that the object that is keyframed is selected. If you select another object the keyframe indicators will not be visible. Alternatively you can switch the timeline to the NLA (Non Linear Animation) window and there you'll be able to see all the keyframes.
question
by Max Stewart
Hey Paolo, thanks, another great tutorial. i was just wondering when you make key frames you get a yellow line showing the keyframe. i don't, is there something i need to switch on?
Hey Rutger, well, I guess I
by Paolo Ciccone
Hey Rutger, well, I guess I can now take a break! ;)
Cheers!
Thank you!
by Rutger Wiersum
Hey Paolo, I haven't watched part 8 and 9 yet but I am very happy to see this here shown so fast :D
Thank you very much and I just already know I am gonna enjoy this much!
Greetings, Rutger


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