Ton mentioned that it would be great to have a cd and or big
download of usefull blender stuff for users somewhere so
I figured I'd take ideas for what people would think would be
So I guess I'm taking suggestions for what to put on the iso
Of course current version of blender.
Other things I can think of off of the top of my head:
blender plugins (http://www.cs.umn.edu/~mein/blender/plugins)
misc blender python scripts.. (for starters the import/export scripts
Ones I know about are http://www.cs.umn.edu/~mein/blender/converters.html
Other scripts probably the ones at:
anyone else have ideas?)
The material library (http://www.geocities.com/pollythesheep/matlib_index.html)
On the converters page mentioned above I have some links to image/anim software that people might find usefull if there is space.
Anyone else have suggestions?
I was figureing I would start there and see how much space we have.
Could also dump as many tutorials as we can find.
And demos that we can find.
(Assuming we have permission from the authors for each piece)
I was thinking if we get too much stuff might be nice to have some
sort of voting system where people can rank the various things
and take the top X.
Then all we need is a nice interface on the cd to organize the data.
Anyone that wants to help drop me an email and or post a reply
Sure, would be very cool. But why is that posted here?
Sorry I thought you mentioned it in a SIGGRAPH Context.
Feel free to move it to a more approprate board.
Put elefonts(3d text proggie that saves as a .dxf file) onto the cd here is the website
Why not bundle it with Wings3d? www.wings3d.com
i would go for a website on cd interface. it is the easiest one to create and the most platform portable one.
Python 2.0.1 installer for Windoze and a linux tar.gz too. Also a little "how to" configure the python path as it seems to always catch people out.
i have been thinking of making a blender cd for my own with textures materials scripts and tuts gimp(w32, linux) irfanview. On 8cm cd so i can easelie (my englisch is great i know) take it with me to friends.
I have also been working on a cool intro menu to show what i can doe with blender.
One tip. Try searching the ilysium forums for tutorials. There are some list there with lots of them.
I started getting things going. Right now I'm just linking to
things that I figure should be on there. Once its flushed out
I'll work on actually putting the stuff in the directory and getting
permission from the owners etc, and making it look pretty.
What I was figuring is using the basic layout I've setup.
putting things in a table with a small screenshot next to each thing
similar to the other blender cd's put out. Also writing up small descriptions/intros for each thing.
i think the material library shouldn't be in the addon section. Better would be a seperate recourses section with textures python scripts etc.
Maybe if it is possible you could get second cd which is a tripped version of the first one about 150 mb so it fits on a 8cm disk. These disks are ideal for taking with you instead of those big cdroms.
Keep up the good work. If ya need some help just call.
I think this Ultimate Blender CD is an excellent idea. I will see what I can do to help.
just noticed that you mentioned including the materials library in a Blender resources CD. I've not updated the library in over a year now, but if you want to include some/all of it you are more than welcome.
If you decide to go ahead with this and give me enough notice it may be the incentive I need to update/improve what is already there.