Defining Our Relationship with Blender

Live Stream Host: Kent Trammell
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LET'S TRY THIS ONE AGAIN. Originally this event was scheduled as the last stream of 2017. Unfortunately, an apocalypse of technical difficulties left us without a paddle and we had to cancel. With tails between legs, we retreated, recovered, and have since done several streams in 2018 successfully. So we're giving this topic another go and adding a fourth voice to the conversation: Animator extraordinaire, Wayne Dixon!

Blender has its fanboys, its haters, its utilitarians, its leachers. Given that Blender is powered by the open source movement, it's easy to become fanboys and fangirls. But is that a good thing for Blender or for Blender artists? Blender is free and it's easy to utilize as such, but its also easy to suck it dry; not give anything back. Surely this isn't good for Blender, but is it wrong?

Where do CGCookie instructors fall in this discussion? Find out in the stream with me (Kent), Jonathan Lampel, Jonathan Williamson, and Wayne Dixon! It will be a delightful cocktail of close-minded opinions and practical insight about defining a relationship with our beloved software.

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Digital artist and member of the CG Cookie crew! Every day I teach/learn stuff in the wide world of computer graphics. I've been doing digital art professionally for the past 8 years, from feature films to major amusement park rides to TV commercials to CGC edu. When I'm not on the computer, I'm building real life stuff...or playing my Switch.
Previously Recorded February 6th, 2018. Chat is now closed.
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    Omar Domenech

    [Locks door, turns lights off]

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    Jonathan Williamson

    Cheers everyone! Thanks for joining us!

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    Kent Trammell

    Thanks for watching everyone! Really enjoyed the chat today.

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    Omar Domenech

    See you all later

  • Ronald Vermeij

    bye everyone, nice to meet you

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    Darren McBain

    righto off for a beer, seen as its 11pm here in dreich scotland .
    thanks again lads, and everyone taking part here in the chat.

  • davidchipman

    Great stuff , guys!

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    Omar Domenech

    Quick, give me the lottery numbers Wayne

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    Dan H

    your four legands :D

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    Mark Smith

    thanks everybody

  • Ronald Vermeij

    Thanks guys, very inspirational talk :-P

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    Wayne is in the future

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    Piotr Brzostyński

    Love those streams, thanks!

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    Char Hunter

    Thanks guys! Very informative and inspiring.

  • malhomsi

    thank u guys !

  • davidchipman

    Tea, for everybody! ;)

  • Cindy Hill

    Thanks guys!

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    Darren McBain

    Just got to say, thank you for your time and its been insightful listening to your early stories.

  • michaelsheeler

    Thank all of you! You inspire me to re-subscribe to CGcookie.

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    Omar Domenech

    Not if Dr. Evil runs the company