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"Venom Labs!" Is Ready!


yay2Yep, it's true! Pablo Vazquez has just finished and shipped Venom Labs!, the new training DVD from the Blender Foundation! And guess what? Pablo has uploaded a tiny video introduction and walkthrough of the Blender Institute.

Venom's Lab! Tiny Walkthrough from Pablo Vazquez on Vimeo.

From the Blender e-Shop page:

This DVD covers all aspects to create advanced computer graphics, including modeling, sculpting, shading, lighting, creating fur, cloth simulation, rendering and compositing. Its ten chapters are each devoted to exploring a specific technique. By using one of the famous VenomGFX characters you will be lead step by step through all important tools and settings.

See Pablo's blog post here.

About the Author

Benjamin Bailey

I am a young creative artist with a dream to conquer the world with my ideas. I love singing, writing, drawing, and modeling in 3D - and I'm ready to put these skills to use.


  1. hey nice video! i was in amsterdam 3 weeks ago and also standing in front of blender institute but didnt dare to knock on the door :/ but it was a wonderful trip so maybe next time ;)

  2. Lol, glad I watched the walkthrough I thought dvd's were used in the microwave :D Like his sense of humour, makes sense to me now. Like the look of this will get a copy when wages next in ;)

    Nice work Pablo!

  3. The DVD and the Blender Institute look really cool! thanks for the tour Pablo!

    I'm very tempted to order the DVD, but am wondering what level of previous blender knowledge is it aimed at?

    btw, the link in the first line goes to the BN homepage, instead of the "Venom Labs!" home page ;)

  4. wow thanks all!
    yeah I sound ultra-excited in this video I know.. but couldn't help it, is so much fun!

    @ nw: You don't need to be an expert in Blender to understand the tutorials on this DVD, I just like to skip the very very basics, like "how do I rotate the view?", "how to add a material?", or "what is edit mode? what is object mode?", "what's that monkey?", "what's that annoying red/white weird crosshair doing there?", and so on.. :)

    I like it because it makes things flow faster and better, also most of the videos have keystrokes annotations on the top left corner of the screen.

    Thanks BlenderNation,
    (oh..just to be picky, you misspelled my last name once again.. :) is VaZquez, not a biggie, but for prosperity, thanks! :)

  5. Thanks for the quick reply Pablo :)

    I just checked out the sculpting tutorial sample on your blog, and although I already know the basics of the sculpt tool, the tutorial still taught me heaps more. If all the tutorials are as good as that one, this DVD will be great!

  6. Cris Polecat on

    Just wanna say thanks also here... ;)
    Hihi Pablo, you gonna hate me!!!

    Congrats once again! Keep Rockin'!

  7. Damn! There's people already with the dvd ? :X

    Hey Pablo, just give a tip to Ton, to invite Nathan to do a rigging DVD
    after Durian =D

  8. I thought he had a star/sky theme as background of apps and dvd content, but later I realized it is.... DUST in the screen!

    ... startdust?

  9. hey; muy divertido el video...
    espero divertirme tanto como tu, cuando me llegue mi copia :)
    saludos... :)

  10. Haha, when watching the video you can't help but share his glee. I would be staring at the print like that too! After having payed good money for some atrocious prints in the past, I have an appreciation for printers who, as Pablo said, "keep the colors alive." :)

    Pablo, if I buy a copy, I'll be sure to hug it for you! Or are all the copies pre-hugged by you?

    "'The Open Movie Workshop,' Yaaaaaay!" XD

  11. Thank You!
    Note: your work will be put to good use.
    Can't wait for this to be state side.
    Maybe one more day.....

  12. ¡Genial! Felicitaciones por tu DVD. No hay más que admiración y respeto por tu trabajo, comparto la emoción que transmites. No me queda más que decir que te considero un Gran artista digital. Nos leemos y hasta entonces.

  13. billionaire-manic-psycho-mental-patient on

    Since I pre-ordered almost 2 months ago when will it arrive on my ward in WA state, USA and will my name be in the credits like the OPEN-MOVIES?

  14. Thanks for the video. Just a suggestion, the glossy laptop screen is OK but if you're going to use that to demo, PLEASE do not record it with your back to a very bright window!

  15. Llegó, Vamos un gran trabajo Pablo; este verano es para exprimirlo. Ahora, voy a lanzar una flecha en favor de la comunidad hispana diciendo que si los anteriores 3 Dvd le añadierais la pista de audio en español, viendo como está creciendo la comunidad sería un buen producto. Es cuestión de ver los costes. No hace falta cambiar ni diseños ni la esencia del producto, añadir la pista de audio en español tan solo.

    Un saludo.

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