Michaelangelo Manrique tells us about his project "bProficiency series". The first part of it "RAT" is what he made for Blender Foundation's Certified Trainers (BFCT) program. With educational purpose, he's open sourcing his production files and its detailed PDF documentations under his program "Platform Michelangelo™".
RAT bProficiency is the result of the work I am doing to submit to the BFCT. I decided to use it as open source and will release all production files plus a detailed pdf with documentation as open source.
This is the main target of bProficiency series. This one (RAT) is the first, covering general areas to encourage people to develop their own projects and enjoy the User-Blender experience.
This is not an official Blender Foundation workshop but material I released under Platform Michelangelo™. It is open source and free and will be used as my own thesis to obtain the Blender Foundation Certified Training.
RAT bProficiency is just -a non story movie of- five shots and thirty seconds animation that will show new Blender users how to work with mesh, rig, lights, nodes and more and put all together in the final animation, just all new people need to learn about how to develop their own project with Blender. So basically, it IS NOT a short movie but teaches newbies about how to do it.
Tutorials are being recorded and will put all together the pdf book in a week or so... meantime production files are available in the link below.All production files are available for download freely from the link below. They are finally into a .iso image (654.5 Mb). This project is also the example about the blender course i am offering called bProficiency I where students are able to develop their own quality movie shorts even they are new in Blender.
I remember community that smooth animation was not the purpose of this course but key-framing one. Students are pushed to develop a more professional animation in the bProficiency II course.
Areas this project covers are: modeling, shading and textures, rigging, key-framing animation, lighting, compositing and nodes, particles and rendering.
Target: Beginners, new Blender users, kids or young artists!
Content: .blend files, video tutorials, pdf documentation, etc... all a new Blender user needs together.