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Not sure where I saw this but I figured I'd take it on :)

Postby SirDude » Tue Jan 21, 2003 7:51 pm

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
useful.
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:
http://mysite.iptic.com/virtualblender/ ... cript.html
anyone else have ideas?)
The material library (http://www.geocities.com/pollythesheep/ ... 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 :)

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Postby ton » Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:03 pm

Hi,

Sure, would be very cool. But why is that posted here?

-Ton-

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Postby SirDude » Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:23 pm

Sorry I thought you mentioned it in a SIGGRAPH Context.

Feel free to move it to a more approprate board. :)

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Postby Siegel » Wed Jan 22, 2003 9:40 pm

Put elefonts(3d text proggie that saves as a .dxf file) onto the cd here is the website
http://www.armanisoft.ch/webdesign/Elefont.htm :D

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Postby bob_dog » Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:52 pm

Why not bundle it with Wings3d? www.wings3d.com

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Postby kaktuswasser » Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:07 pm

i would go for a website on cd interface. it is the easiest one to create and the most platform portable one.

cya henrik

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Postby sedgetone » Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:55 pm

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.

Sedgetone

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Postby aequitas » Tue Jan 28, 2003 4:38 pm

nice idea

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.

If you need someone to make the html cdrom index. Just call me. I know html, javascript, css(and flash but you don't need that for the cd i guess).


One tip. Try searching the ilysium forums for tutorials. There are some list there with lots of them.

J!

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Postby SirDude » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:04 pm

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.

http://www.cs.umn.edu/~mein/blender/cd

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.

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Postby aequitas » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:58 pm

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.

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Postby mthoenes » Wed Feb 05, 2003 11:35 pm

I think this Ultimate Blender CD is an excellent idea. I will see what I can do to help.

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Postby IainH » Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:09 pm

Hi there

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.


Cheers

IainH


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