Posts tagged open_source

Twenty-five tutorials for getting started with Blender

Proper 3D modelling is, like Russian, welding or fencing, the kind of thing I would like to learn in my next life, because I just can’t feel the definite tug of motivation in the current one. But should I suddently feel up to it now, this looks like a good starting point for learning Blender.

A good-looking website that lists alternatives to well-known commercial software. However, the lists aren’t that well informed. For instance, Notepad++ (a terrific open source text & code editor by its own right) tops the Adobe Dreamweaver replacement list, which is a bit like proposing steering wheels as a replacement for car tires. Dreamweaver is big and slow and will suck bigtime if you use it as a text editor, on the other hand Notepad ++ is not a WYSIWYG application — which is the exact thing Dreamweaver is intended to be. And what’s with Handbrake (a video transcoder) as an alternative to Adobe Premiere (video editing)?