[Bf-education] Introducing myself

Gerhard Just Olsen cinmay at onlineblendereducation.com
Wed Apr 5 10:47:24 CEST 2006

It sounds like a grate initiative.

Are you making the documentation in English or Portuguese? 

It looks like I have to make the course material that I'm going to use in my 
blender basic course from scratch. Perhaps we could cooperate? 

I'm going to release the course material under some form of open license and 
with Rui's blessing it could become the standard blender basic teaching 

What do you think Rui?

I can sett up a wiki so that we can start work right away.

What do you guys think? Any opinions?

On Tuesday 04 April 2006 15:08, Luis Belerique wrote:
> Good day everybody,
> I´m new to this list (actually i joined a few days ago but this is my first
> mail), so i would like to introduce myself.
> My name is Luís Belerique, i live in Portugal, more precisely in the city
> of Porto. I´m currently studying astronomy at the University of Porto. But
> when i´m not banging my head in physics books, i work with Blender.
> I use Blender in a somewhat irregular basis since 2002, starting to work
> with it when it was 2.25, but now i have more time to dedicate myself to it
> :D.
> Recently i proposed an introductory course in Blender to an education
> center here in Porto, a financially supported course by EU funds (that
> means the students will not pay anything for the course).
> To my surprise, it was accepted and in only three days time the class
> filled up, some people are already in a "waiting line" for a possible
> second course (but this second course will not be supported by EU funds :(
> ). This kind of reaction astoshined me, this means that there´s a need (or
> at least, interest) of CG education here.
> I am a certified educator (i have a diploma called CAP), but although i´m
> not a newcomer to the Blender software, i need to improve my skills in some
> aspects (i use it mostly for modelling for real time rendering). I have the
> Blender 2.3 official guide (a very good resource but, unfortunately or
> fortunately, it depends on the point of view) and a ton of tutorials,
> example files and documentation (about 5 GBs ... i am really addicted in
> tutorials...).
> The point is, i want to make this a good course (Blender deserves it) so i
> wonder if there are any guidelines you could provide me in shaping it. I
> planned this course for 45 hours, and the main "skeleton" of it is this:
> 1 - Basics (UI, 3D Navigation, Vital Functions) - 6 hours
> 2 - Object Mode and Editing (creating primitives, transforming,
> visualization,...) - 3 hours
> 3 - Modelling (polygon,  subsurf, NURBS) -  9 hours
> 4 - Materials and Textures - 6 hours
> 5 - Lighting and Camera -  3 hours
> 6 - Animation 1 (keyframing, IPO)  -  6 hours
> 7 - Animation 2 (armatures) - 6 hours
> 8 - Special Effects (particles, volumetric lighting) -  3 hours
> 9 - Rendering - 2 hours
> This is only a very basic intro to Blender, but it´s successful , there´s a
> chance of making an advanced course in Blender, but i want to start slow.
> Probably i will change the quantity of hours in the first and second
> "chapters", maybe it will be 3 hours in the first and 6 hours in the
> second...
> I have around four months to prepare the course, so this will probably be
> adjusted considering the changes in future versions of Blender (right now i
> remember the Node Editor in 2.42).
> So please, tell me your opinion about the structure of my course and share
> experiences in education in Blender.
> I'm sorry about this enormous text, if you made it this far i congratulate
> you :D.
> Best regards,
> Luís Belerique

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