Get the 'blacksmith' demo file at the download section and test how your machine performs drawing.
The same testfile, a rendering benchmark.
NEW!! online manual (short extract of printed Manual)
Page 47 from the manual, to calibrate your monitor for prints.
Tip: monitors are better in bright colors, so try to match the center of the image. And a monitor looks different in the evening!
Alex Penner, Tutorials
Ben Cannon, Modelling Tutorial Bart Veldhuizen, Excellent tutorial collection
Carsten Wartmann, Tutorials in German Hiroshi Saito, English/Japanese Modelling Tutorials
Jason Nairn, Modeling and IKA tutorials
Kiernan Holland, Particles, Lattices, Modeling tutorials
Rob Starr, Modeling, Texturing and Animation tutorials
The IcemAn, 8 step mountain tutor Wizzbit, Particle fire tutorial
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