Currently Working on:
Re-Writing Backend Server Code
Optimisation and re-writing of the current Tech-Stack to allow for a more flexible platform.
Launch User Feedback
You can add to this by contacting me via the contact page. https://blendertutorials.org/contact/
Introduction to more advanced modelling techniques.
What is next?
Leader Boards w/ Rewards
Leader Boards will give users a chance to have a friendly competitions with each other, over a set period. After said period, the user with the highest score will win some sort of prize or boast.
Level 10 Course - Building a Space Ship in Blender
In this course we will learn how to create an Space Ship in Blender. This course is focused on reinforcing a students knowledge about modelling.
Level 13 Course - Origami Style Bird
In this course we will learn how to create an Origami Style bird image in Blender. This course is focused on reinforcing a students knowledge about, render, materials and modelling.
Level 14 Course - Low Poly Sword
In this course we will learn how to create a low poly sword model in Blender. This course is focused on reinforcing a students knowledge about modelling and will be the first of a set of courses set in a fantasy world.
Levels 16 - 40 (Intermediate Levels)
Levels 41+ (Advanced Levels)
More Products for the Rewards Shop
More Products will ensure that users have more choice from which to choose their rewards, that they can buy with Blender Tokens. If you have any ideas for some good products, let me know via the contact form in the contact page.
A QnA forum similar in nature to Stack Exchange, where users will be able to ask questions, and other users can answer. Successful answers would be rewarded with Blender Tokens.
Live webinars that would be held at the same time every month that would allow students direct access to answers. This would most like be a pay for access solution, which would be more economical than a one on one lesson.
First Post Launch Update - 1.0.1 - Release
Mastering Material Nodes for Beginners
This course will focus on introducing beginners to the material nodes, by the end they should have a strong understanding of their use case and how to manipulate shaders for most of their needs during the beginner and intermediate levels.
Fixed User Access Bug
Fixed a bug causing uses not being able to continue past Level 3
Fixed Rewards Download Bug
Fixed a bug causing free downloads not being able to be download despite signing in to a free trial account.
Fixed #Blank links
Fixed #Blank Links on front page
Fixed A duplicate Video in Levels
One Level was showing the video from another level. This has now been fixed.
The Big ONE - 1.0.0 - Launch
Finalise Level 1- 15 (Beginner Levels)
Ensure payment processing works correctly for a smooth and secure checkout process
GDRP and other Legal requirements
Ensure BlenderTutorials.org is compliant with its legal requirements.
Level 1 Course - Blender for Beginners
An additional course to supplement the first few levels for Blender Tutorials
Level 10 Course- Create a Sword in Blender
Learn and reinforce your blender modelling skill by learning how to create a simple sword.
Create Quizzes for Level 1 - 15
Over 700 Questions to help reinforce long term memory retention of what is arguably the hardest part of the learning blender. The beginning!
First Materials Available Rewards
An initial offering of tiled textures that users can earn as a reward for completing courses and quiz's and using their Blender Tokens.
Limit Free Users Blender Tokens Earnings
Free users should be able to progress to level 3 and at which point they can continue to earn Blender Tokens by completing quizzes but will not be able to use them to download free assets.
Create Icons for Achievements
Footer not responsive on mobile devices - FIXED Payment page responsive - FIXED Levels Quick access Bar - FIXED
Fix Rewards Page Mobile Friendly version
Rewards page breaks on mobile phone screen sizes. Use of CSS Grid and @Media to help create a more seamless resizable page that should provide accessibility on all devices.
VDB Cloud Pack 1
VDB Cloud pack consisting of 15 different clouds that have been optimised for use in Blender (.blends included). However, can be used in any software that can open VDB.
Level Flow Re-Write - 0.7.0 - Pre Release
Level Flow new Style and Function
Levels will show completion status in a nice and easy to understand layout. This layout will also future proof additional branching content, that may stray from the main level branch. (For example 2D Animation).
First Pass of Optimisations
First pass of optimisation of the backend, as well as PHP and Ajax calls to help reduce load on server.
Cookie Acceptance Collection
Non-necessary Cookies now will be turned off until a user accepts them. This is to be in compliance with many international laws. Such as the GDPR in Europe and the LGPD of Brazil, among others.
UX Overhaul 0.5.0 - Pre Release
Virtual Currency Implementation
Allow the users to upgrade their account and make purchases using an earned virtual currency. Blender Tokens. Note: Blender Tokens & other virtual currencies cannot be purchased. They must be earned as they represent your time spent mastering Blender.
Game-like features to help facilitate the learning blender by inducing a positive emotion.
Time Rewards Added
Time based Rewards have been added to help user accumulate points faster and encourage returning to learn Blender.
Calendar Rewards Added
A 14 day rotating calendar reward system has been implemented to reward those who log in every day. (Final reward is a 100% coupon for rewards) - This reward is subject to change pending feedback.
Hosting Overhaul 0.4.5 - Pre Release
Transferred Host Servers
Upgraded Hosting to ensure systems can handle future growth and improve user experience while learning 3D.
UX Design Settled - 0.4.0 - Pre Release
Redesigned Website UI
Redesigned Website design, to not only be inspired by Blenders on UI but to help users navigate to points of interest for learning.
Completed Lv 1 - 4 0.3.0 - Pre Release
Levels 1 - 4 Recorded
Recorded Levels 1 - 4 and created Subtitles .srt. These levels focus on the introductory skills that you require to use blender.
Video Host Selected
Hosting for Video content selected based on Criteria of accessibility and security.
Foundations - 0.1.0 - Pre Release
Subscription Provider Selected
Selected a Subscription foundational software that will be the backbone of the service, allowing users to purchase a time period that they have access to the courses and levels to learn Blender.
CMS and Backend Set up.
CMS (Content Management System) set up. Using WordPress for organisational reasons as well as Security Reasons. (While this may at first seem counter-intuitive) It is actually more secure & cheaper than writing a custom CMS (As It is being patched and updated irrespective of this websites development). With our small numbers we would not be able to focus on CMS updates as well as the Course Content.