Melbourne Blender Society – March 2014 – Campbell Barton, a giveaway and more…

It’s autumn already and so it must be time for a Blender get together! The Melbourne Blender society will be meeting at VPAC Systems Office on Thursday the 27th of March at 6pm. 

It’s going to be jam packed session starting with Campbell Barton who will be talking about many of the new features of Blender 2.7 and demonstrate 3D mouse support (3D Connexion devices).


Alex Fraser will show a promotional animation he made for VPAC. It shows a number of VPAC’s engineering capabilities, and uses a fair few features of Blender, including the improved Boolean modifier of 2.70.

Blender Training will be launching its new book – the Blender Book of Gotchas ( and will be giving away a copy of the book to a random attendee!

The Project Charcoal final animatic will be shown and we would love to get feedback. Andrew Buttery will show off the main character rigging and if we have time do quick intro to rigging for beginners.

Finally, we will have a Q&A session where the experienced members try to answer any questions or solve any problems you have encountered. Come on, try to find a question they can’t answer!

There will be 12 computers available for use in the workshop. Last time there were enough computers for everyone, but you can bring a laptop if you like. Or, you can just watch.

Dinner arrangements will be decided on the day. So see you Thursday 27th at:

VPAC – Building 91 (view map)
110 Victoria Street
Carlton South

Melbourne Blender Society sponsored by:


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2 Responses to Melbourne Blender Society – March 2014 – Campbell Barton, a giveaway and more…

  1. dannybuoy7 says:

    I’m very interested in learning more about project Charcoal. If you have room to spare and would like a helping hand then send me an email at:

    Cheers Daniel

    • Alex Fraser says:

      Hi Danny, I think there’s room on the project – but we’ll have to ask Andrew, who is producing it. One of the best ways to get involved is to come along to the meeting to meet the team. I’ll send you an email, too.

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