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Well, it's been a long time since my last journal entry, I just wanted to show everyone what I've been up to and why I haven't been uploading as much as I could.

My biggest creative passion is 3D modeling, but now that I'm migrating towards Linux and open source software, I was unable to keep using 3DS Max. I wanted to get into Blender since a couple of years back, but I just found it too difficult. Even with online tutorials, I just couldn't get pass that awful first impression. That all changed a month ago, when I started a professional Blender course on a new design school here in Buenos Aires, called Innatus. This course was the first Blender course offered in Argentina, it was what I was waiting for all these years.

Already after the first class, I was able to do what I had found so hard before, and now, after attending just 2 classes, I'm more than comfortable with Blender, and I'm using it a lot at home and at work (both on Windows and Linux respectively). While there are some things on the modeling side that I still have to learn how to do, I find it easier to use than 3DS for some things, it gives far more professional results faster with materials and lights, and it renders and runs much faster.

It'll probably be a while before I finish my first mesh, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peak at it, it's an original Trek bridge design from the late 23rd Century (no ship class or name chosen yet, feel free to give me ideas!):

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C1 8 by Rekkert
  • Listening to: Biffy Clyro
  • Reading: American Gods
  • Playing: Undertale
  • Drinking: more than I should
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I14R10 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice modeling, good job :)
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Rekkert Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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WideFoot Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I had your same issue.  I found Blender to be impenetrable.  But, this looks like amazing work!  I love the blend of old and new Trek styles.  It does look a bit sterile, but I'm guessing that's because it is empty and none of the screens are textured.  

By the way, whatever happened to that Kumari update that you had on Scifi-meshes?  Will that come back?  
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Rekkert Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I'm working on the screen textures, I hope it looks better once they're finished.

That version of the Kumari is pretty much dead as it was done in 3DS Max. Once I have some more experience with Blender, I'll probably start version 3.0. :D
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WideFoot Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that is exciting!  I look forward to it.  
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Maphisto86 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
It looks like you are doing well with Blender. I look forward to whatever you want to share with us as your skills with the software improve. :thumbsup:
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow excellent progress for just two classes. Wish I had those skills as well. Looking forward to seeing more
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is Impressive. Certainly a lot better than My skill level in Blender.
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kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely Bridge wouldnt mind having it on one my ships :)
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