Blender

I am in the process of reworking this page … but for now check out all the resources we used last year …

Blender is an open source program, which means you can download and install it at home for free.  Watch and work through these 7 videos:  http://cgcookie.com/blender/get-started-with-blender/

Download this “cheat sheet”: Blender_Cheat_Sheet
Then …
Use the tutorial book from here http://www.cdschools.org/cms/lib04/PA09000075/Centricity/Domain/81/BlenderBasics_4thEdition2011.pdf and watch the corresponding youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/TechTeacherJChron

OR

Look at these resources and do a few.
http://www.blender.org/education-help/tutorials/
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Tutorials/Your_First_Animation/1.A_static_model

Blender is on the I drive and can be found here:
I:\Blender\blender.exe

You can right click you launcher and add a shortcut to blender if you want.

Note – This is also worth checking out:
Some wonderful programs for textures.there Awesome!
crazy bump: http://www.crazybump.com/
this great video on texturing!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W07H7xeUnGE