Nimble Collective writes:
As a long time CG Animator, Jason Schleifer (Lord of the Rings, Madagascar, Megamind) recently wanted to give the free and open source tool Blender a try. This series of posts documents his journey as he learns the tool and endeavors to become part of the Blender community. Along with covering some of the basics, like object selection and rotation, he wanted to tackle a fun project ... like, oh, I don't know ... LAUNCHING A MOUSE INTO THE AIR!
Sounds cool, huh? Heck yeah! You can follow along with his tutorial playlist on YouTube.