I was tasked to do a short presentation for an event I helped organize. My initial plan was to look for firm that will do the job for me then ill pay them. But apparently their service is way too expensive for our budget. So I decided to look for alternatives as well as thinking of doing it myself. Pulled up Google trying to look for software for rendering, then I came across software named Blender. What really amazed me aside from the free software download is they have Blender Tutorials for a beginner like me.
I downloaded the software and pulled up the Blender Tutorials manual. Now my problem is can I easily understand and do the presentation? To my surprise, the content was very informative, clearly laid out and interactive. They created it to suit a total beginner like me. They have easy to understand sections like Getting Started, Introduction to Interface and Modeling. Inside these sections are articles, step-by-step instructions, definitions and video tutorials on how you can easily navigate and use the software effectively. For example, when you go to Getting Started section it has clear outline of the entire tutorials. There are also chapters that will teach you how to navigate, usage of the panels as well as creation of shortcuts. If at some point you get confused or needs additional help, they have forums that you can ask assistance or you can get additional tips.
I started using the Blender Tutorials, followed the steps and watched all video tutorials. I've done a couple of examples as well to see if I was able to understand and apply it. Apparently, I learned how to render and started doing the presentation for the event. I received a lot of good comments about the presentation.