Part 3 of the “Survival Guide” is online. It’s finally time to stop messing around with the workspace and start working on a real scene. While traditional lessons about a 3D package would start with the principles of modeling I know that, as a AE user, one of the first things that you want to see is how to create 3D text. The Blender Survival Guide, only found here at the COW, is specifically tailored for the AE artists. It’s “Blender for After Effects”, in the shortest time possible. While we create the new 3D text we use the opportunity to learn all the essential survival tasks: how to move, scale, rotate objects and how to position the camera to frame the shot. Just before the end we see also how to add lights, how to change them and finally how to do a quick test render of the scene.
Episode 3 of the guide is here.