Blender training days a success!
MCN has been conducting a series of introductory training events for using the Blender suite to create publication quality images.
Led by MCN staff member, Soon Hock Ng, the 3D graphics workshop introduced attendees to Blender, an open source 3D creation suite. It was aimed at people who had not used Blender before or haven’t done any non-CAD 3D modelling. The hands-on workshop began with the basics of interface navigation and simple modelling, and covered rendering, materials and lighting as well as some beginner particle effects, before exhibiting some advanced techniques for the attendees to practice.
“Skillsets in this area (3D rendering) are already important across all realms of science, and the bar is rising every day. It has critical impact on our ability to publish, convey information and ‘sell’ our science,” – Dr Shaun Howard, an attendee from CSIRO Manufacturing.
With around 50 participants from various Victorian universities and CSIRO, the workshops were regarded as an enormous success and laid a good foundation to continue this sort of training as part of MCN’s offerings.
“I found the workshop to be very informative and practical,” Ashley Roberts, an attendee from Monash University said. “Soon Hock was great, and after participating, I feel confident I will continue developing my skills using the software.”
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