That quote is what I think Master Yoda would say about being trained to use proprietary software at school. One of my young friends likes Blender and Star Wars, I think he is going to be really happy because the image above was created using a rigged model of Yoda. Rigged basically means the model has a skeleton so its easier to pose and do animation. Matt Hoecker released it as a dot blend file. How good is that. Star Wars fans would also like his short Planet Approach clip. I think you would also like to check out Wookieepedia – The Star Wars Wiki.
For learning about modelling, rigging and animation here’s some really nice dot blends:
- Squeek, blend file released under Creative Common License
- Ludwig a fully rigged and animation ready character for Blender
I learned so much so quickly from playing with Ludwig, its user friendly and would be pretty easy to do some cool character animation. As usual you can always check my bookmarks for the resources I’ve found useful, the other one I would recommend is BlenderArt Magazine – Your online source for 3D news and information about the Open-Source 3D Program and related open-source software