[Bf-education] Ice Breaker

Anthony Bailey ABailey at lbc.school.nz
Mon Nov 28 21:12:05 CET 2011

Hi All

I'm Tony teaching secondary education in New Zealand and my Year 9 students are working on Blender right at this moment. 

I hope to introduce Blender throughout all the years. Its great introduction to the students into the world of 3D design and then animation. Best of all is using Blender to design games. 

The best thing is the students get shown something like to designing a catapult throwing at a wall. Then they take it on and make a cricket bowling arm, aiming at wickets or 10 pin bowling alley etc. etc. 

Tony Bailey
DIT Teacher

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-----Original Message-----
From: Knapp [mailto:magick.crow at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2011 12:13 a.m.
To: Blender Educators and Trainers
Subject: [Bf-education] Ice Breaker

Hello all!
I see this list as being mostly dead because we have no goals other than to help people learn blender. I think the big question is how can this list help us to do that?

So like all good parties it would be good to know who is here and what they would like to get out of this list.

Who are you?

What do you want to see here?

What do you do with Blender?

Douglas  E Knapp age 45. Massage and TCM doctor. I do blender as my hobby and I like to help new people lean how to use the program. I used to be a programmer and worked with young kids writing educational games. Started back on the C64. I now write in C, C++ but more and more only in Python. I also really like to use Panda3d as my game engine but have been thinking about switching the BGE. I post most of my stuff on Youtube under XOMAGICK.


I am currently working on a MMORPG in Panda3d and Blender. It works and by massive I am thinking 100 players. They are not as hard to make as other wold have you think. It is really just a lot of blender work that gets you! They make great class projects.

Current dream project. Do a midsummer nights dream in Blender!!!
(anyone want to help??) :-)

I think this would also be a great place to come to ask questions about using blender. Sort of an advance teachers place to ask about how things work. Not how do I move an object but questions like I have right now. I want to a video tutorial about the new camera tracking feature. Problem is that I can't get that bugger to work!! It is driving me nuts. I pick a point in my film and it looses track of it
10 frames later. Stuff like that.

In a way I see this as part of the documentation project. We teach people and write tutorials and answer questions on IRC. This list is a place where we can come together and teach each other that hard bits!

Douglas E Knapp

Creative Commons Film Group, Helping people make open source movies with open source software!

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Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.
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