Two weeks ago I attended my first Blenducation class, taught by David Hickson (Dipingo) himself. The class cost 5$ and was on particle hair (and an array of other useful tools, such as texture painting, animated particle hair with softbodies, basic UV mapping, and so forth.)
At the end of the class, Dipingo came up with an idea: "We'll have a particle hair animation contest!" Well, he gave us two weeks to complete our entries and now the contest submissions have been sent in, so it's your turn to vote for the winner!
The contest was only for those who attended this class. Sadly, I was unable to encode and submit my animation entry. :( Alright, you've felt sorry for me, now get on with it and head over to Blenducation to vote for the winner!
You can purchase a recording of the class for $5, see here.
Note: The thumbnail for this post is a crop from one of the renders from my animation.Â I know, it's not the best, but we are all learning! :)
Very cool! Well apart from mine, which is not very cool.
I should have put mine in ;-)
You can have SoftBody Flesh and Hair Particles on the same mesh! I"ve only got it to work completely once, but the possiblities are truly intriguing.
to see what I mean.
The submissions are OK. There were two that were pretty good. The video here - http://weeklyblender.blogspot.com/search/label/Hair is an amazing example of the Blender hair system.
Do you wanna kid me???
That stuff insn't really hair, is it??
This is hair: http://www.joealter.com/
The results were pretty good i think, this was a basic course teaching the basics of how to use the hair system, most of the people who attended had no experience with blender. I think the results are pretty impressive, considering it took me a few weeks, months even to work my way around blenders basics and to be able to do stuff like that, there wasnt much documentation back then and not a vast amount of information available.
In a nuthsell i think they did really good and if you post, saying that isnt hair, this is.. then your just trying to blow your own trumpet by putting other people down, who are trying to learn and progress.
Well done to everyone who entered :)
Jipeee. I clicked that link. It appears to be a commercial site for a program somebody is selling. (Maybe you?) So, maybe that sarcasm was not directed at the artists that freely share here, but at another target? Perhaps, the Blender development team, and/or the person that offered the class? Anyway, although the class came with a price, I think it inappropriate that you advertised another source with a sarcastic dig. Perhaps, you might return to contribute information which can help Blender's developers and artists?
I respond to remarks to defend people that freely contribute their knowledge and the products of their own efforts here, especially for those of us that cannot afford to spend money on programs and such. What the contributors for the Blender user community do is a commendable service to those of us that have the talent, desire and drive, but not the money to emerge as artists in the world. I, like so many others, always wanted to create digital 3D art and animation (and perhaps, do some for games that my son is learning to program). Until I discovered Blender, I thought that there were no 3D programs that came anywhere near meeting my standards. At least, I know that people within the Blender community make great efforts to advance this program's capabilities, as do developers of some other programs, scripts, and such that kindly make the products of their labors compatible with Blender.
You're welcome to contribute, but please don't insult any members of this community for the efforts they make.