I've just watched his video about "why you should not be a cheap artist"and he says that before trusting someone with your education you should see what he's done and if he's a real professional. I've now checked out his info:https://www.blenderguru.com/about/and he's not done anything at all except his website and tutorials. And also his wife is not beautiful at all. Can I trust his tutorials?What are some better resources? Is CGCookie worth it? Right now I'm mostly interested in character and environment modeling, sculpting and animating for videogames.
>>630963Tutorials seem good, but I'm a newbie.
>>630963>And also his wife is not beautiful at alllolwut?>he's not done anything at all except his website and tutorialsHe has done some stuff of good enough quality: https://www.artstation.com/andrewprice/albums/48738>Is CGCookie worth it?Yes, much more than this so-proclaimed "Guru". Especially if you are into animation -- one of their authors is very generous to give extended feedback on all exercise submissions.CG Cookie has good tutorials for what interests you. But don't be focused on Blender, and explore other software too, relying on courses from Gnomon, Pluralsight and the like. Blender is only your gateway drug to 3D, but a pretty good one at that.
>>630963>Right now I'm mostly interested in character and environment modeling, sculpting and animating for videogames.Try http://wiki.polycount.com/wiki/Tutorials instead
Since Zbrush happened, I don't think that purely technical skills are that relevant in modelling anymore. If you know how to sculpt IRL, you will learn how to sculpt in Zbrush, it's what it was made for. If you don't then watching internet "tutorials" won't help you that much. Gone the days of early zeroes when you needed thousand of technical tricks so your mesh WOULDNT LOOK LIKE TOTAL PIECE OF SHIT, and would look like awesome piece of shit instead. It's eventually shifting to WYSIWYG with focus on core artistic skills.>animating for videogamesThere is reason everyone is doing mocap. That reason is that you can only do that much without it in reasonable time.
>>630976>There is reason everyone is doing mocap.Sorry, bro.
>>630963Try to avoid Blender if you want to get in the industry. It is fine if you want to keep 3D as your hobby, but not if you want to get a job.Also, I don't know your level, but again if you want to work somewhere you better pick one main area to focus on. Hard Surface Modelling, Character Sculpting, and Animation are literally 3 different roles in a company, and you wont have any chance of being noticed if you are just doing a bit of everything. You want to animate? Download a rig and animate the shit out of it. You wanna model? Get a reference and try to copy it as best as you can. If you want to do both, and make your own short, it will take load of trial and error and the quality will initially be quite shiet. >>630976> There is reason everyone is doing mocap.Mocap does not get cleaned up alone, or properly set up in loops. And you cannot record anything with mocap (especially creatures). Gameplay and Cinematic Animator roles are still a thing
>>630984>Try to avoid Blender if you want to get in the industry. It is fine if you want to keep 3D as your hobby, but not if you want to get a job.It is so hard to avoid it though, especially with 2.8 release. There are no words that can describe how bad I feel that I need to go back to trash software just to git into industry when comfy things such as Blender exist. I probably should never have given it a try. It's extremely painful to go back to 3DS Max for me. Even tried Maya, but that didn't work out either. Also sucks that Modo is irrelevant as well. Only 2 pieces of software I truly enjoy and work super fast with are irrelevant in the industry, fuck me.
CGcookie is great. Cgmasters is also pretty good, especially their animation primer course. The blender cloud is worth subscribing to also.
>>630990>putting software before what you can achieve with it
>>631004like.. having a career
>>630990>It's extremely painful to go back to...[whispering] Hey, *pssst*, yes, you, come here. I've heard that you can use Blender for modeling and shit, and then move your things into Houdini and do the industry-ready shit there. You don't have to deal with Autodesk, my dude.
>>631004I'm a lot more comfortable with Blender and am able to achieve better results FASTER. I AM using the software I'm the best at.
>>631011That's fine and all, but how many movies do you see where the main character is a donut, or a donut is used to open a portal to another dimension?Being able to render donuts faster than Maya crashes, sadly, has no use in the industry.
>>630969>>And also his wife is not beautiful at all>lolwut?Was kidding on him saying he married a beautiful girl on that page>>he's not done anything at all except his website and tutorials>He has done some stuff of good enough quality: https://www.artstation.com/andrewprice/albums/48738Okay they're nice I guess>>Is CGCookie worth it?>Yes, much more than this self-proclaimed "Guru". Especially if you are into animation -- one of their authors is very generous to give extended feedback on all exercise submissions.That sounds awesome>CG Cookie has good tutorials for what interests you. But don't be focused on Blender, and explore other software too, relying on courses from Gnomon, Pluralsight and the like. Blender is only your gateway drug to 3D, but a pretty good one at that.Nice! Gnomon really interested me, problem is, I'm not a professional and never will be as this is a side interest, so I can't really pay for a professional software licenses (not for the money in itself, but because I wouldn't really use the monthly fee as the time I dedicate to 3D highly varies month to month) and I don't like malware-ridden cracks, I'd like to stick to Blender. I could, though, explore techniques on Gnomon with Maya/3D Studio student licenses and apply them in Blender.
>>631012Hilarious and original.
>>630976>zbrushExcept it is trash and you should avoid it and use Mudbox instead
What is all the memes on Blender Guru here? Is he considered good?
>>630982What's this from? Looks interesting.>>631012Epic post, fellow memer! Really made me XD a lot.>>631015>explore techniques on Gnomon with Maya/3D Studio student licenses and apply them in Blender.Questionable tactic. Granted, techniques do transfer, but they also can be software-dependent. My suggestion would be to look for notes rather than follow tutorials, since those tend to not be software-biased. For what I mean by notes, check the stuff in the sticky.Also, don't waste your money on tutorials for things you don't own. That's just kinda backwards. In fact, don't waste money on tutorials at all. The quality standard in the tutorial scene is just too varied. Some are good, sure, but most of the time they're just terrible. If you want to be a moralfag about it, after you torrented it and found it good, just purchase the course after to show some support.>>631022Honestly I'd say it's his voice that gets him meme'd a lot here. He's a very loud person with a strong Aussie accent. As for his stuff, I guess it's pretty entry-level. I used to follow his tutorials back when I started, they were okay albeit pretty long. A lot of his stuff pertains to cinematics and rendering though, so don't expect him to be too useful if you're looking into making stuff for vidya.
>>631025>In fact, don't waste money on tutorials at all. The quality standard in the tutorial scene is just too varied. Some are good, sure, but most of the time they're just terrible. If you want to be a moralfag about it, after you torrented it and found it good, just purchase the course after to show some support.That's why I'd consider CGCookie, it's a subscription so if there's some poor tutorials at least I didn't specifically pay for those. As for torrenting, what are some reliable places for tutorials ? Torrents can be risky...
>>631025>Honestly I'd say it's his voice that gets him meme'd a lot here. He's a very loud person with a strong Aussie accentI'd be more creeped out by his appreciation for artwork of underage half-naked girl characters in the "understanding color" video...
>>631025>What's this from? Looks interesting.
>>631028Sin is in the eye of the beholder.
after a few years with blender, and watch several tutors from different websites. i can safely say that andrew is not even good at blender.his delivery is very good however, but alot of others surpassed him in terms of delivery and content
>>631008having a career in art is not a realistic aspirationyou CAN make money money in art, sure. but having a career that will last decades is not realistic
>>631027the things that will transfer smoothly are UV mapping,modeling,animating and texturing (and probably rendering)everything else like simulation and vfx is not transferable.actually, i hired a guy to make a gun animation for me in blender (he comes from sfm and hardly used blender) and he nailed it perfectly.
>>631083For example? Expecially regarding videogame asset creation, since polycount doesn't have much for blender and the sticky links to dead and outdated stuff. I'd be glad to try out whatever you suggest.
>>631025I've read the sticky and still don't get what you mean with notes. Could you please explain that clearly?
>>631143Well, uh, I don't really know how other to explain it than just _notes_. It's all the images that follow after the long list of links. Little tips and tricks that can be applied in any software. Stuff like how to edge loop a model for animation (topology references).>>562008>>562012>>562013(plus those that follow after that)Simple rendering tricks like managing IOR when rendering fluids.>>562024So on and so forth, also including the many facial emotion and anatomy references and texturing tricks if you're looking into those fields. These are things that do transfer easily between software, since pretty much all 3D operates on the same basis of vertex, edge, face (inb4 some fag screams about voxels).
>>631151Oh okay that's good. What are other places to find notes like that?
>>631139well borncg,oliver villar,darine lile,cg geek,cg mastersand obviously blender cookie, which is paid (but they do livestreams on youtube)
>>630963>he's not done anything at all except his website and tutorialshttps://www.poliigon.com/
>>631928>https://www.poliigon.com/Prfff, that's just, like, taking pictures and shit. That's not *making* anything, it's just copying what's out there, already laid out for you by nature.
>>631972>that's not *making* anythingIf you wish to model an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
>>632449shut the fuck up
>>632489Have you ever had an original thought that wasn't just quoting somebody smarter than you, huh faggot?
>>632490I hold a PhD degree in Media Studies and Shitposting, so I'd venture the answer to your question is a resounding yes.
>>632493Take and venture on down to the welfare office you fu*king deadbeat
>>632501Why would I? You happen to live there and would like to succ some postgrad dick?
Hey guys, watch my 9 part tutorial on how to make a donut.
>use blender>make a living teaching people how to make donuts on youtube
>>632522So the rumors are actually true...
>>631028>appreciation for artwork of underage half-naked girl characters in the "understanding color" videoI just skimmed through that, there's like 3-4 pictures of girl characters, only 1-2 of which look underage and except the one for the bananas aren't really "half-naked"; I think you're nitpicking or trying to see things that aren't there really
>power outage just as I CTRL + S>save file corrupted>lots of progress lost>'restore last session' doesn't want to workWelp, this is one of those lose - lose situtations haha
>>631972>just, like, taking pictures and shitThere's a reason photography is a paid profession; there's a lot that goes into finding and editing the materials to be ready for 3D or other purposes, it's not just getting a disposable camera and taking a picture of the brick wall outside your house.
>>632539Keep a backup of your file every time you make major progress to avoid issues like this
>>632543I do, generally... The one time I don't, well...
>>632541People pay for all kinds of crap. That's not a strong argument.
>>630963Yes and no.On one hand, he's good at talking about things like Color Theory, lighting and texturing and lighting, and Polligon's an okay service. Anything else however, forget it, there's better free options out there if that's what you're looking for.>Is CGCookie worth it?It is, but be prepared to pay out the ass for it. Just warning you.
>>632539Don't do restore last session. Go to your file settings and go to auto-save. Load from there.
>>632538they're intentionally sexual pictures as the artist used it as a model for action figures which were also sold in a naked variant to a limited number of buyers. check it out for yourself, it's a guy who worked on 'The Little Mermaid " too.
>>632589what are better free options, and to which aspects of his tutorials?
>>633127>the picture inspired a guy to make naked figurines so the original is badehhthat's a bit of a stretch but okay
>>631018That's a cute meme.
>>633130he made that artwork specifically to have it 3D printed and to make money arousing the western animation equivalent of lolicons.
>>633135>That's a cute meme.Tell me why anyone in his right mind would use an outdated and pajeetish software over the current industry standard with flawless integration with Autodesk Maya.
>>633127There is nothing sexual about this.
>>633184Ahahaha, that's what that guy was complaining about? Gimmie a break.
>>633128Not sure about the second part, but CG Cookie's been putting out some free tuts and other videos that are worth mlooking at. There's also BornCG if you really want to learn the basics of things like modeling and the interface.Alternatively, you could wait until the first and try to sign into CGPeers. They usually have the good tutorials on there. And you don't need to pay anything to sign up there.
>>630963>and he's not done anything at all except his website and tutorialssame deal with all of them
>>633184That is not "underage" Pinning this as "kiddie" porn is just being fucking asshole... Ps:>btw, I think this its shit
>>630963>And also his wife is not beautiful at all.leave his wife out of it
>>630976there are plenty of animators in videogames even at studios using lots of mocap, it needs to be cleaned or altered and there will always be actions you can't motion capture or creatures which need to be hand keyed. and of course cartoonier stuff like overwatch which is hand keyed>>630984this guy is basically correct, although generalists like myself do exist, mostly in cg advertising where I work. I do animation, lookdev/lighting, and hardsurface. additionally even in a few vfx studios generalists do exist, like at ILM.>>630990you know it's possible to be proficient at multiple softwares right, in fact it's beneficial to have an open mindset towards learning whatever is necessary. you're also likely have a more negative view of 3dsmax/maya because you're less comfortable with them than blender.>>631085does blender support Alembic and OpenVDB? if it does then it should be easy to port between various packages.source: am professional
>>633184>>633186it was not this, research again.
>>633343I guess it was just a meme comment. I've seen worse if we talk about wives of famous internet people
>>633688Post a sample, please.
>>633370>this guy is basically correct, although generalists like myself do exist, mostly in cg advertising where I work. I do animation, lookdev/lighting, and hardsurface. additionally even in a few vfx studios generalists do exist, like at ILM.I'm not interested in getting a job as a graphician, I'm already studying other stuff at uni. I just want to make assets for indie games to do with a friend of mine in the free time. Since you're a professional, do you have some advice on where to learn game specific stuff?