Intro to Blender (ground zero to the Cabaret Room)

As part of the book, we will be modeling the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Blender.

I recently did a series at NKU designed to help people over the Blender learning hump. The sessions were recorded live and go from the basics to architectural framing of a portion of the Supper Club – the cabaret room shown below.

Modeling the Cabaret Room in Blender

Modeling the Cabaret Room in Blender

These tutorials can also be found under the 3d modeling tab of this blog.

Getting Started (ground zero)

Part 1 Basic Interface
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPSRNwM_isw

Part 2 Building the Washington Monument
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WMpuma099Q

Part 3 Building an Incan Temple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBhbg-xvlao

Part 4 Building a sword part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DltHnduEAeY

Part 5 Building a sword part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10EFfPJL85U

Part 6 Building a space ship part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7RPs9WdfIw

Part 7 Building a space ship part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL6E3fu2NYg

Building a Penguin

Part 1 New Tools and Commands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaYp9GS3fx8

Part 2 Adding Wings, Feet, and Finishing Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SydnWYq6ook

Framing the Cabaret Room

Part 1 Getting Started
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0-9vN45EJI

Part 2 Architectural Framing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrmNHwbbhTo

Part 3 Extruding the Room
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_dYoPTKEq4

A great resource for learning Blender can be found on Wikipedia at

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pr

5 Responses to Intro to Blender (ground zero to the Cabaret Room)

  1. Colin Boyd says:

    Hello Mike
    Watched some of your AIR tutorials on Youtube, quite good. Would you be interested in creating some Air / Flex tutorials commercially, we are always on the look out for talented people who come across as enthusiastic on the the subjects that they teach.

  2. Mike Lively says:

    Thanks for the compliment.

    Air is really cool and this sounds like a fun project. But I’m rushing to finish my book first – but would definitely be interested once the book is finished.

    Best Regards,
    Mike

  3. Rene says:

    Hi Mike…

    If I catch you right, you said that you were going to build a Portal Engine. By any chance do you have a link where I can read about how to create a portal engine?

    Keep up the good work Mike,
    Rene (rne1223)

    P.S. Can’t wait until the book comes out

  4. Mike Lively says:

    On mylinks tab is a link to flipcode where you’ll find a tutorial series on portal engines. The direct link to portal engines is

    http://www.flipcode.com/archives/articles.shtml

    However, in Papervision there is a twist since flash doesn’t handle garbage collection in the same manner as the article in flip code does. One way around this is recycling – but more on that later!

    Flipcode is great and has many interesting articles which relate to Papervision.

    Best,
    Mike

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