I was a little late upgrading to the new Blender 2.65a, but I just did it today, then created this little image to test it out. The Blender team said that they fixed over Forty bugs in the software, and whatever they fixed, the program seems to run even better on my machine than the previous version. I like it!
Perhaps one day I will sit down when I have lots of time and start working with Bender creating some animations. One problem that I have with Blender is that it is a very large and sophisticated program, and I would need several hundred hours just to learn and fully understand all of its function and properties. I have seen some (very close to Hollywood) productions made with Blender, so one day I would like to create something fun like a weird animation. But that is me, I like “weird” in some respects.
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Added: December 28, 2012
Here are Two more images that I worked on with Blender.
Above image is what I like to call, “Thomasso Stuck in Some Milky Goo.” Below, is a chrome rendition of my logo set on a chrome surface. I got the idea from another Bender tutorial, except that I added a lot of my own elements to this scene, such as Four light sources, and I tweaked the font up a lot from the original using Font-Forge (Linux).
I like the chrome logo a lot, but a couple of my colleagues say it is a bit to “tacky” for the blog. Perhaps they are jealous, or they are correct, but I like it enough to post it here–I doubt that I will use it for anything else.