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Free MIT Python Course



MIT is offering a free Python course on the Open Courseware platform. If you're looking to get started with Python this sounds like a great opportunity!

Scott Jenkins reports:

I just got an announcement from MIT Open Courseware that their new course A Gentle Introduction to Python is happening soon. I signed up and it looks like they're taking people from all levels, including those like me who've never written a line of code. This seems perfect for anyone who wants to be able to go under the hood in Blender, so I thought I'd share the info.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. These courses are great for learning Python.
    Question: Do any of these courses teach Python 3, or are they all Python 2? I think Blender uses Python 3 now, right?

    • I second this question. My buddy and I are just starting to learn Python. I choose to start with 3.x so I could experiment a bit with in Blender. Should I stick to one version, or would trying to learn 2.6, and 3.x at the same time confuse, destroy, and melt my brain?

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