View Full Version : My First Animation!

02 February 2002, 05:27 AM
I made this in Blender. Not that fancy, just a particle emitter flying through a tunnel, but hey, you have to star somewhere to learn how to do things.

Thanks for any crits or comments.


02 February 2002, 06:20 AM
Do us Blender users get no respect from this group, or what? If so, then I will leave. I can not afford the cost of a Maya or a Lightwave or 3DS Max, so this is my only alternative for now.

I get 14 views with no responses. I am new to CGI and need comments. How else are us new guys going to get better. How else am I going to learn if I do not have a program to do these things in.

Sorry if I am spouting and pissing some people off, but it seems like as soon as you mention Blender, everyone just passes you by.


02 February 2002, 07:07 AM
I've been using blender from back like 1.52 and you still aint getting more of a reply than this from me.

02 February 2002, 07:08 AM
Good thing u've learned some new software.
but most of us would like to see what u can do with software, not what software can do for u.
you are just showing us what can Blender do, cant see any of your skill or ur style...
sorry if it piss u more. ;)

02 February 2002, 07:12 AM
probably give ur particle a emit direction, let it follow the path.
so we can feel it try to move toward a direction.

02 February 2002, 07:27 AM
Got no idea what it is meant to be, but looked cool enough.

Should try and get a student version of Max or something (by doing a small course then buying)


02 February 2002, 07:47 AM
its a cool looking effect. post some of the stuff you modelled.

and as for blender users not being respected...

the blender user gallery hosts some impressive images that rival the ones that are done with maya and softimage , etc.

no discrimination here , its the end result that matters , i dont care if you did it with blender or maya or microsoft paintbrush.


02 February 2002, 07:58 AM
I was a little bit harsh in my comments. No direspect or anything. I just like to get some replies as I need the crits in order to further myself.

eric-s: as far as a style, I was not going for a style with this, I was just following a tute really to learn how to make the particle emitter follow the path and to parent lights, etc. to the path.

Sheep Factory: here is a link to some of my images

Also, here is a samll website with some of my other stuff:

I would have to agree that the Blender gallery has some very impressive images. Join the community, (it's free), and see what others a doing in the "I Made This" forum. There is some even better stuff being done there.

Thanks all, and soory again if I was a little bit nasty!


02 February 2002, 09:18 AM
OK, sorry if this is off subject, but it is a blender question, so...

The blender ( website shows a picture of blender being run on a palmpilot. Has anyone ever tried that? I am just thinking about the endless possibilities of taking a 3d platform wherever I go. I would never be bored again! I can't see where that would be very practical, but wouldn't it be fun? I'll shut up now.

02 February 2002, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Gilgamesh
I am just thinking about the endless possibilities of taking a 3d platform wherever I go. I would never be bored again! I can't see where that would be very practical, but wouldn't it be fun? I'll shut up now.

I have gmax running on my portable but so far I find it impossible to use compared to my workstation, it just seems, to finickety (is that a word?)

I also installed radiant on my laptop to do some architectural dreaming/drafting, but the machine itsself only has a rage ati card, so getting quake on there was a bluff, still, radiant didn't mind finding fake files.
And that was excelent to use, as Radiant is all about moving brushes (like lego blocks) around with the added use of patch meshing too.

I think blender would run ok on a laptop, but on a palm pilot it would probably run out of vram after 2 seconds.

02 February 2002, 05:30 PM
If you want some Maya action go here:

If you click on the downloads section you will be able to get a free download of Maya 4, it is a cut down version but it will help you along.


02 February 2002, 05:52 PM
Gilgamesh: Blender currently only offers this platform for the Ipaq. Too bad, cause I have a Palm myself. There have been some comments posted on the Blender site as to some of the problems with using it, like the virtual keyboard is a pain in the but, but hey, I think it is is a great idea as well.

Moonmam: I might try that! Thanks for the info. I also hear that there is a full blown version available, but it puts a really bad watermark on your image. Any info on this?


02 February 2002, 05:57 PM
Yeah unfortunately this one does but it is good for training.


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