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OmniSable

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A panel about Blender.
« on: 09.04.2015, 09:40:25 »

I was wondering if anybody is interested in this awfully newbie-unfriendly piece of software. I think I have ideas for a panel, and I could probably organize it.

I'm thinking about telling some things about Blender in general, about its features, pros and cons, and then we could practice. Which is why it would be awesome if listeners could bring computers with keyboards and mouses (mice XD), so we could throw in a little... I don't wanna say "master-class" because I'm not a master, just an enthusiast,.. let's call it a seminar, or a workshop. A place to exchange experience.

If anyone has suggestions, I'm open for them.
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #1 on: 09.04.2015, 17:01:14 »

I would be quite interested in such a panel, and would certainly bring my laptop and a graphics tablet.
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #2 on: 09.04.2015, 17:07:07 »

Graphics tablet might come in handy if we do sculpting ;)
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #3 on: 09.04.2015, 18:11:08 »

I am VERY interested, I watched tons of tutorials already and want to be able to wrap my head around Blender's "unique" workflow and tools.
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #4 on: 09.04.2015, 18:21:12 »

Sure! Any specific wishes?

Blender can be used as a video editing tool, and, strangely, it is one of the most functional free video editors out there. From my experience it is a bit tedious, especially if you're not a seasoned Blender user already. But still, pretty usable.

There is even an article praising it, I was really surprised.
http://opensource.com/life/15/1/current-state-linux-video-editing
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #5 on: 09.04.2015, 18:55:30 »

Personally I want to do 3D stuff with Blender, for video editing I use Edius already.
I am a Softimage guy, but since this great software was discontinued and buried by Autodesk I am looking for alternatives and although I am aware of the fact, that Blender isn't a proper replacement for Soft currently, I want to start using it, exploring the limits and finding out how to integrate it into my workflow.
So, at this time I would be interested to learn basic things, how to model and animate, but also how to organise scenes, setup projects and how to work around Blenders limited asset management.
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #6 on: 09.04.2015, 19:03:59 »

Blender, being a jack-of-all-trades and master of nothing, cannot replace anything. Every commercial piece of 3D software has a certain field in which it is superior. Plus, industrial giants have much stuff available out-of-the-box, while Blender requires lots of googling and plugin searching.

On the other hand, it's customizable, you can make nearly anything out of it, if you wish. 8)
It may require some effort though.
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #7 on: 09.04.2015, 19:23:20 »

can it be modified to have a usable user interface?
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #8 on: 09.04.2015, 19:53:47 »

@OmniSable:
Yep, I know, it's definately not a "Make-cool-demoreel-with-one-click" app.

@Suran:
The answer is YES, because it's opensource, just start to write your own user interface :)
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #9 on: 09.04.2015, 19:58:31 »

Of course. Moreover, to some extent you don't require big programming skills, because you can modify the Python code of the interface, and it is not incredibly tricky (I mean the modification procedure, not Python as a language).

For more in-depth stuff you may try to make your own plugins, also in Python.

C programming and recompiling the code is probably required for something REALLY fundamental. XD
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #10 on: 21.04.2015, 13:32:29 »

BTW, do I need to write a e-mail somewhere to make this event official? And what do I need to write in it?
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #11 on: 21.04.2015, 23:37:12 »

http://www.eurofurence.org/EF21/contact
Switch "Department" to "Programming".
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #12 on: 22.05.2015, 09:31:25 »

Allright! This one is confirmed! ;D

Gonna happen, unless I drown along the road to EF.  :o
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #13 on: 02.08.2015, 02:53:28 »

Unfortunately the Blender panel overlaps with the fursuit parade  :(
I will try to be there, maybe arriving a bit later, but cannot guarantee anything.
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Re: A panel about Blender.
« Reply #14 on: 04.08.2015, 09:37:13 »

Awww.

At least it doesn't overlap fully with it. Only half an hour. 8)
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