3D Animation plus training lessons. Here you can find all in one tutorials that guide you from the very beginning of the creation process to complete, animated results using Open-Source Software like Blender, Inkscape, and Gimp.
Check out our Free Blender Tutorials! In addition to using Blender Cycles, you will also learn how to use Inkscape and Gimp to modify your textures and patterns. There will be more free tutorials coming up soon, so stay tuned!
Some of my finished works, made mainly in Blender Cycles, including textures, as well as light and compositing setup. All of these Scene Files are free for you to download to use in your own commercial or non-commercial projects as well.
A collection of high quality materials for use in Blender rendering engine Cycles. While some are free, others are available for a small fee. All materials can be used in commercial or non-commercial projects without any additional fees!
…This is a really good product well produced and if you are a Blender beginner or intermediate level user you are bound to find something of interest to learn. It’s always good when a new company starts producing Blender materials, so hopefully it will be worth keeping an eye on the website for new tutorials. (Review on “The Leather Book Animation” by Adventures In Blender)
After using and training on Maya, After Effects, Final Cut, and Photoshop and studying books and tutorials like a maniac I learned the hard way that learning software doesn’t make you creative. A computer doesn’t decide how your awesome spaceship or female warrior should look, or what proportions, materials, colors, scene lighting, or composition your artwork should have.
I found that the best way to do that is to study reference materials, and get fit in art fundamentals. Take art lessons to improve your 2d skills. Like the “Becoming a better artist” course on cgsociety. Sketch out your thoughts on paper or software such as Gimp, MyPaint, or Krita. I found that you rarely need to buy software anymore, especially when you are just starting out. If you choose to try open source, congratulations and welcome to 3D Animation plus!