Since then, it's been nothing but rehearse, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, take care of my baby boy and OH... somewhere along the line, I got it in my head to include in the video, an animation of my own design; Something I knew nothing about.
But I wanted to know something about it.
I'm a curious sort who is bent on making things himself.
Just like Photoshop and Illustrator before this, to say that Blender has a steep learning curve isn't really explaining the whole experience thoroughly. I've grown accustomed to Photoshop and Illustrator. I have reached a point in using it where, though not exactly "fluent" in the language of the software, I can at least ask where the bathroom is without sounding like a caveman. When I took that trip to the land of Blender, I not only had to re-learn how to use the mouse (that's the easy part), I also had to keep in mind that I'm no longer working in a two dimensional environment, and remember to appreciate the local custom of working in a three dimensional one.
The experience is not unlike transitioning from driving a Fiat to piloting a 747.
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But, it's finished...inasmuch as something can be completed by someone with limited knowledge. It's finished, and it's adequate, which if I look at it another way, it's freaking awesome! The heavy lifting is done and the hard part is over. I am now on to the second stage of making a video, actually shooting the video.
For the editing process, I decided to go with Lightworks; an open source program that (IMO) bares closer resemblance to Windows Movie Maker 10 than the current version. I loved MM10. The learning curve for that wasn't as severe as Blender, but you did have to invest some time in using it. I used , and I loved it. Now, the latest version is made for people who just want to put music behind their vacation photos. I need something with a little more heft, which means I went with the latest version of Lightworks. Which means it's probably going to be a few more weeks of learning.
Why do I torture myself?
I do it because I love it. I do it because I want to publish something of just a little quality on my own.
I do it because I care...
...I do it for you.
Keep watching this space. Fairly adequate antics are coming your way in the near future.
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