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Video: Intro to the Blender Cloud

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The Blender Cloud is an important part of the Gooseberry fundraising campaign - a monthly subscription during the entire project will earn you a credit in the movie. But what's inside the cloud? Sebastian König gives us a quick overview of the videos and assets that are already available for download - and more will be added soon.

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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.

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  1. That is good and all but I can get a lot of those videos from the DVDs on Youtube. I not too sure if you can get all the assets from BlendSwap.com, but I can get some things there. The only real benefit I can see from this is the cloud storage for team studio work. If you add on access to BlenderCookie then you would have a deal with me.

    • How is this for a deal: lots of people work hard on making Blender great, and you get it... for free. By joining the Blender Cloud you can give something back to the Blender Foundation. This will also support further development of Blender, and you'll support an awesome movie project. Why ask for more?

      • Sorry if I sound like I was hating. I did donate to the Gooseberry project. It just seems to me that I can get all this stuff somewhere else for free. I have nothing against helping out the Blender Foundation. Honest!

    • Absolutely - that's true for ALL the material the Blender Institute publishes. Everything is done under a CC license, and they even encourage you to share. So yeah, you can always download the material somewhere else. The main benefits of the cloud right now are ease of use and supporting the Foundation.

      Once Gooseberry is up and running, new material should be published very frequently to the Cloud so it's definitely the best place to keep track of everything.

  2. I'm probably gonna be flamed but personally I think the price is a bit steep. I already subscribe to BlenderCookie (locked in before the price increase) and sometimes I wonder if even that is worth the cost. As others have said, the Blender training DVDs are already available under CC license. Also if all you need is cloud storage, there is Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. I've never paid for cloud storage because I don't need to. Don't get me wrong, I've supported the Blender Foundation with donations A LOT over the years (from even before it went open-source). But when prices of everything else keeps rising, I can't really justify the monthly cost of Blender Cloud.

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