* Because of overwhelming interest on the Microcontroller Study Group Mailing List
We officially have set aside today from 6pm to 9pm as a Blender study
group. All are welcome, whether you have some blender experience or
none. We will have a projector set up to demonstrate how to use the
interface for new users. Basically, bring what you know, or questions
about what you want to know and we will try to get them answered. Or
bring an idea for a project and we can talk about how it would be done
using Blender 3D.
For those who don’t know, Blender 3D is a 3D modeling, animation,
compositing, and game creation tool (among other things). It can be
used to create still images, animations, or interactive content. It is
completely open source (free as in free beer and free speech) and
available for download at http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/
. If you want to get an idea of what is possible with Blender watch
Big Buck Bunny (http://www.vimeo.com/1084537) which is an open source
movie created by the Blender Foundation. One of the great uses of
Blender is designing 3D models which can be printed out on 3D printers
such as RepRap (www.reprap.org) or MakerBot (www.makerbot.com). I am
told that there may be some MakerBots set up this Wednesday and we may
have an opportunity to print out some models.
I primarily use Blender professionally for modeling and animation,
though I have dabble in compositing, non-linear editing, physics
simulation, and the game engine. Bring a laptop and be ready to have a
great time and learn something new!
NYCResistor is located at
397 Bridge Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
See you there!
P.S. If you want to get a head start, download and install Blender on
your favorite laptop and bring it ready to go! Blender is available
for all major operating systems. As with any graphically intensive
program Blender will run best on a computer with a fast processor, a
good video card, and as much RAM as possible. None the less, Blender
is an incredibly light program and many of its features can be run on
average hardware so don’t assume it won’t work on your computer.