New Tutorial Format, Updated Blender Tutorial
Blender 3d article
In the world of Blender tutorials, people can choose between reading a text tutorial or watching a video. My tutorials have always been written tutorials for various reasons. On the other hand, most people would rather watch video tutorials, which is obvious considering how rare it is to see anyone making written tutorials any more.
There was a stint where I did make video tutorials, way back in late \'08. I also considered going back to doing them. However, I am a terrible narrator. I am monotonous and boring and I have to follow a script or I blank out and have to chop up the video afterwards to cut out the long awkward silences. Stage fright, I guess. In any case, it\'s more work than I want to do for a video that I cannot update easily when I find out I did something stupid.
So, people love video tutorials, I can\'t make good ones. The solution? A fresh tutorial! With a new format! I just updated the Cloud Tutorial to have the new format of future tutorials. I would loooove feedback, suggestions, or ideas about it. It\'s a concept, it\'s not perfect, but I\'d like to think it\'s an improvement.
In the end, my goals were to allow people to easily see how far along they are, to not have tons of text to read through, and I wanted the ability to be able to update the tutorial easily when it goes out of date. I think I have accomplished all three.
Anyways, I\'ll let you guys check it out and evaluate it for yourselves. Future additions include a comment/suggestion box and maybe some other things you guys come up with to help improve it. See it here: Cloud Tutorial