Dion Moult wrote:
The Official Blender Model Repository (named due to remove confusion between the old BMR by Andrew Kator), has undergone some upgrades that some people have probably not noticed about. I thought it might be useful as some of the new initiatives could capture the interest of many Blender users.
The first of which, is one that many have already realized. The design has been changed, to be much nicer on the eyes, and easier to navigate. This was because the repository is now running on a framework, which allows a lot of new features when submitting/downloading/rating/reviewing models.
Another is the tutorials section...following a request from the owner of Blenderheads.com, we are now mirroring what I think are the most useful tutorials in Blender. Any beginner running through these should get a decent grasp of using Blender. Of course, there are intermediate and advanced tutorials as well.
The final update is the initiative of a forum, which is known as the Development Board. This forum has some unique aims:
1) to encourage a friendly, open-minded and supportive community
2) to encourage the development of a wide variety of skills, including not only 3D animation/art, but literature, programming, graphics design, and sound. This association of many different subjects is prone to failure, but we hope the supportive community will help keep it going. This will also encourage users to learn new things!
3) to accomplish a 100% quality based community. This is measured not of work quality, but improvement and attitude quality. This means that every post will have a purpose and be constructive. If not, it will be evaluated so that others can learn from it.
We hope this forum will succeed in its aims, and as mentioned previously, the
community plays a huge role!