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by teachtech
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Blender crash course tutorial
Replies: 1
Views: 4474

Always nice to see another lab tutorial for getting started. Have you looked at the nice PDF file that is placed in the installed Blender folder (when you install Blender.. say in Windows program files folder.., you will see a file called "BlenderQuickStart.pdf")? It's a nice 1 page layout of the ba...
by teachtech
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: No intermediate tutorials for blender available
Replies: 3
Views: 4180

Hi shadow00 I just use the assignments at the end of each chapter in the book. We discuss the chapter in class, kids read the few pages that go with it, then complete the activity which I then sign off. Beyond the book, we go a lot of different directions due to personal interests in architectural, ...
by teachtech
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: No intermediate tutorials for blender available
Replies: 3
Views: 4180

At school, we've found that with a bit of searching, you can find tutorials out there for almost any level. Where we can't, students seem to be able to work them out one way or another through experimentation. We figure out what we want to make, then look for the possible solutions to get us there. ...
by teachtech
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: how to change wall thickness in Tube object?
Replies: 3
Views: 8999

In edit mode, select all verticies, type "E" to extrude, then "S" to scale them. Scale them in or out a bit to desired wall thickness. This will taper the ends a bit, but can be fixed by moving the end verticies. Hope this helps :D
by teachtech
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: new and confused. :[
Replies: 6
Views: 4724

Here's a manual you can download that I use in my high school classes. Good luck!
by teachtech
Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Resources or suggestions for teaching Blender in University
Replies: 1
Views: 2886

Hi Chris. I've been doing some of this at the high school level for some time. Below you will find a book you can use that works well with teaching the basics. (free pdf download) I work in a technical drawing program and couple Blender with our other work. I find I can get through my book (up to th...
by teachtech
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: DXF / Blender 2.42 / architectural visualisations
Replies: 19
Views: 18521

I gave up trying to export AutoCAD files to other programs about 6 years ago because I could rarely get them to export properly into anything (even some other AutoDesk products like 3D Studio VIZ). We've been working with SoftPlan for architecture and SolidWorks for 3D modeling for the past 5 years....
by teachtech
Tue May 30, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Blender Knowledge Map
Replies: 7
Views: 10628

Thanks for bringing this up.... something else I should add to my manual :cry:
by teachtech
Tue May 30, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Welcome to the Summer of Documentation!
Replies: 38
Views: 48093

It's difficult for someone (at least for most I see) to see a manual listing all the features available to you. It's intimidating. For the few that are serious enough to learn a program and research the vast base of knowledge out there, they are successful. I see too many people give up to quickly. ...
by teachtech
Mon May 15, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Is it just me...?
Replies: 1
Views: 2096

Is it just me...?

Lately, when I look at the testing builds section, I'm rather confused as to what is being examined for the next release and what isn't (or near future). There used to be only one official (or somewhat official) BF build for different operating systems at a time. There was also Tuhopuu. It seems the...
by teachtech
Mon May 15, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Where Is "CATMull Clark"
Replies: 9
Views: 4721

Try an updated manual.... here
by teachtech
Fri May 12, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Blender 2.3 to 2.4
Replies: 2
Views: 3025

subsurf is now under the "Modifiers" list. I documented these changes in the newest release of my manual. You'll also have trouble finding Particles in the 2.4 releases :D
by teachtech
Tue May 09, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Child-parent particle emitter bug with animation keys
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Child-parent particle emitter bug with animation keys

I noticed there's a listing in the bug-tracker related to this. I have several students trying to create spaceships with particle systems for the engines. Once we add a loc-rot key, the object becomes locked and can't be moved at all in later frames. Will this be able to be fixed for the next releas...
by teachtech
Mon May 08, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Which tutorial
Replies: 2
Views: 4080

Persoanally, I'd recommend mine as the best for beginners, but that's my opinion. :D The wiki on this site is also a good source
by teachtech
Thu May 04, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: No body will help me.
Replies: 4
Views: 4004

Here's a beginner book you can download also (designed for senior high school use)