There's plenty of introduction videos to get you started with the Blender 2.5x and with the release of Sintel, it's now the version of choice amongst many users. So Paul from "The Process Diary" has finally released his own intro video to take you through some of the more useful parts of the 2.5x series with a specific focus on modeling. Why watch, if you already know how to use 2.5x, and can do so with one hand tied behind your back and blindfolded while tight-rope walking over a 400 m drop? I'm glad you asked. Cos Paul's a nice guy, offers it for free in stunning HD quality, and is concise as well as comprehensive.
Paul Caggegi writes:
Included as a special bonus in this video is a segment where I pay homage to all the commenters who left tips and tricks on my blog, vimeo page and via email. Your help was much appreciated. It continues to improve the quality of the output, and I wanted to show I've been listening!
that is very good.
thanks man for your tut ,those help us to learn better blender.
I wish continue your way .
Thanks for the overview. However, the user tips at the end are not really about anything new in 2.5 - those shortcuts have always been in Blender (well, at least 2.4 series) so I don't see why they were highlighted. I mean Alt+M for merge, Alt+right click for loop selection etc. Did you actually use the menus before? :)
Hi Pawel - yes, I realize they are nothing new. They are tips I've collected from listeners and people who've suggested things over the past couple of years and which still apply. I put it in there to show what I've learned from others - it's even labeled as a section in the video: "user tips acknowledged!"
I like to give credit where credit's due. But hey, if that's not your thing... :)
Thanks Paul, I'm making the transition finally, so just watching someone play in 2.5 is helpful. Guess we gotta move on, and accept the future. :)