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tutorial for newbies (idea and prototype)

Post by suntzu » Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:56 pm

Hallo

I'm begging for feedback. I was wondering if Blender itself could be used for an interaktive tutorialsystem. And so I've tried to realize this idea. You will find the result here:http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blender/tutorial.zip
The tutorial itself is in German, but there is a readme.txt and instructions inside the textfiles in English and German. But even if you don't understand German please take a look. You will understand how the tutorial works.

It's made as a system everybody can use for making there own tutorials, of course.

It just a first idea and not in fine status. So I ask you for feedback:
Do you like it, do you find it helpfull, do you mean I shall go on, feature requests, other ideas, or shall I go home and play in a sandbox...?

Thank you for reading and your answers.

Suntzu

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Re: tutorial for newbies (idea and prototype)

Post by rcas » Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:40 am

suntzu wrote:Hallo

I'm begging for feedback. I was wondering if Blender itself could be used for an interaktive tutorialsystem. And so I've tried to realize this idea. You will find the result here:http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blender/tutorial.zip
The tutorial itself is in German, but there is a readme.txt and instructions inside the textfiles in English and German. But even if you don't understand German please take a look. You will understand how the tutorial works.

It's made as a system everybody can use for making there own tutorials, of course.

It just a first idea and not in fine status. So I ask you for feedback:
Do you like it, do you find it helpfull, do you mean I shall go on, feature requests, other ideas, or shall I go home and play in a sandbox...?

Thank you for reading and your answers.

Suntzu
Hi.

I believe there is a project associated with the Google Summer of Code to make a better interaction of Blender with the user in terms of a future tutorial mode. I think it works by adding another space or tooltip that notifies the user on which keyboards keys were pressed and mouse buttons clicks.
The aim is to allow a better way to make Video tutorials, make it more visual.

On what you did, I consider this a nice solution, although it still lacks some better integration I believe it is a nice starting point.

Take a look at K-3D and see their Tutorial Mode, gather some ideas from it and see what you can came up with, I can always give you some opinions, as well as others interested in seing something like this built into Blender.
How to use a Blender:
Put your model, rig, animation and textures in the Blender, turn the Blender on and wait for it to Render, then turn the Blender off and show it to your friends.

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Post by suntzu » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:11 pm

Hi,

thank you for your replay. At first I will follow you and spend some time with K-3D, which I didn't know before.
And you are right, there is a projekt for interaktive tutorial in the google summer of code. I'll take a look at it.

suntzu

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Re: tutorial for newbies (idea and prototype)

Post by Jared A. Cronin » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:06 pm

So has anybody made some interactive tutorials i love to have some.
rcas wrote:
suntzu wrote:Hallo

I'm begging for feedback. I was wondering if Blender itself could be used for an interaktive tutorialsystem. And so I've tried to realize this idea. You will find the result here:http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blender/tutorial.zip
The tutorial itself is in German, but there is a readme.txt and instructions inside the textfiles in English and German. But even if you don't understand German please take a look. You will understand how the tutorial works.

It's made as a system everybody can use for making there own tutorials, of course.

It just a first idea and not in fine status. So I ask you for feedback:
Do you like it, do you find it helpfull, do you mean I shall go on, feature requests, other ideas, or shall I go home and play in a sandbox...?

Thank you for reading and your answers.

Suntzu
Hi.

I believe there is a project associated with the Google Summer of Code to make a better interaction of Blender with the user in terms of a future tutorial mode. I think it works by adding another space or tooltip that notifies the user on which keyboards keys were pressed and mouse buttons clicks.
The aim is to allow a better way to make Video tutorials, make it more visual.

On what you did, I consider this a nice solution, although it still lacks some better integration I believe it is a nice starting point.

Take a look at K-3D and see their Tutorial Mode, gather some ideas from it and see what you can came up with, I can always give you some opinions, as well as others interested in seing something like this built into Blender.
:D :D
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Post by LetterRip » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:23 pm

As far as I know, the SOC project for interactive tutorials never even started.

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Post by LetterRip » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:35 pm

Just tried it, the idea is great.

I'd suggest storing everything inside of the blend file instead of external.

You might want to look at zbrushes scripting API

http://pixologic.com/home/z2coderef.html

and also how they store and retrieve 'stroke' paths

http://206.145.80.239/zbc/showthread.php?t=728

ZBrushes tutorial system is by far the best in the industry.

LetterRip

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Post by suntzu » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:13 pm

Hi LetterRip,

thx for your reply and the helpfull links. I'm still working on the idea to use blender itself for the development and showing of tutorials. What I'm not going to to is to develop a macrorecorder or something that need to be coded in C, because for that I'm not realy good enough.
Next week I will give you a never version of my tutorial prototype. The next days I'm busy otherwise. We will see us next week.

suntzu

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tutorial for newbies (idea and prototype) Update

Post by suntzu » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:22 pm

Hi,

I've seen that many users are interested in this. That gives me the power to go on. As I said bevor here I'm back with an updatet Tutorial-System.
Please take a look and giv me feedback.
The most functions I thought such a tutorialsystem needs are now implemented.
Now I try to build my first real tutorials for beginners. Maybe next week i will show you the result.

From here you can download it:
http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blender/tutorial.zip

Unzip it to an empty folder. First start readme.blend. Later start tut.blend.

suntzu

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Post by suntzu » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:23 pm

Hi,

I've seen that many users are interested in this. That gives me the power to go on. As I said bevor here I'm back with an updatet Tutorial-System.
Please take a look and giv me feedback.
The most functions I thought such a tutorialsystem needs are now implemented.
Now I try to build my first real tutorials for beginners. Maybe next week i will show you the result.

From here you can download it:
http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blender/tutorial.zip

Unzip it to an empty folder. First start readme.blend. Later start tut.blend.

suntzu

!THINK!

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Post by suntzu » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:13 pm

hello,

time has gone. But now I proudly present:

The interactive blender tutorials.

Don't expect too much. But look here:
http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blendertutor

Sorry still in german, but I will translate it next week. Go to the
download-sektion (in german and english)
http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blendertutor/downloads.html
and try out the tutorials there (in english).

All I could say here I'written down in these two tutorials.

What do you think about that?


!THINK!

suntzu

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Post by rcas » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:34 pm

suntzu wrote:hello,

time has gone. But now I proudly present:

The interactive blender tutorials.

Don't expect too much. But look here:
http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blendertutor

Sorry still in german, but I will translate it next week. Go to the
download-sektion (in german and english)
http://www.mohr-webhome.de/blendertutor/downloads.html
and try out the tutorials there (in english).

All I could say here I'written down in these two tutorials.

What do you think about that?


!THINK!

suntzu
Ok, now we get somewhere :) .

Although it doesn't work that well in this Windows box I am using right now, it looks very promissing.
I like the way you move the mouse when clicking in some buttons, that's the interactive level I was talking about when mentioning a tutorial system. That is similar to K3D.

Great, keep up.
How to use a Blender:
Put your model, rig, animation and textures in the Blender, turn the Blender on and wait for it to Render, then turn the Blender off and show it to your friends.

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Post by ysvry » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:06 am

great to have such an tutorial option, i asked for a zbrush like feature a year or so ago. i hope this will be like it.

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Post by suntzu » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:51 pm

Hello LetterRip,

LetterRip wrote:
I'd suggest storing everything inside of the blend file instead of external.
I think you are right. It seems to be better all files inside blender. But for the production of the tutorial i think it's easier to handle if the files are outside blender.
But I will think about it.
Suntzu

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