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 Subject: Best Blender Forum?

megalodon opened this issue on Jan 14, 2013 · 7 posts

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  megalodon () ( posted at 9:34PM Mon, 14 January 2013 

Which Blender forum is the most active? I ask because I have NO idea and would like to know. We may end up hiring a number of CG animators, and while we currently use Lightwave I would like to (possibly) move towards Blender. Which forum - in your opinion - has the widest variety of skilled artists?

Thanks in advance!


  unbroken-fighter () ( posted at 9:59PM Mon, 14 January 2013  · @4031226

thats about as ponited and opinion based as what program is the best

every person has their own specialty and methods and versions and they tend to stay close to similar minds

if you are looking for examples of what blender artists can do check blendswap or the user submissions on cgcookie

im pretty sure that there are some good modelers here that run blender only but most of the real hardcore users work elsewhere and stay to themselves

you could youtube search blender animations ive found a few good ones

i dont do animations because i only work with hard body meshes

there are those here that are way better at animating in blender than i am so lets see where the dice land


  amileduan () ( posted at 10:28PM Mon, 14 January 2013  · @4031230

I suggest blenderartists.org.

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  LaurieA () ( posted at 5:45AM Tue, 15 January 2013  · @4031310

one more vote for blenderartists.org ;)

Laurie



  heddheld () ( posted at 8:17AM Tue, 15 January 2013  · @4031332

theres even a jobs thread on BA

but another one you may like to look at is http://www.cgsociety.org/

its blender forum isnt as busy but has some great artists there


  RobynsVeil () ( posted at 2:34PM Tue, 15 January 2013  · @4031496

Quote - one more vote for blenderartists.org ;)

Laurie

Third that vote. It's probably the busiest forum for Blender, certainly. The threads on Cycles are simply mind-boggling.

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  megalodon () ( posted at 2:38PM Tue, 15 January 2013  · @4031499

This is great!

Thank you ALL for your input - it is MUCH appreciated.

I don't know what route we'll eventually be taking - going with Lightwave and/or Blender - but at least I have an excellent starting point.

Again, thank you!


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