Venom’s Lab 2 by Pablo Vazquez

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A few weeks back i got my copy of Venom’s Lab 2 by Pablo Vazquez

Long back when i first started learning Blender, i had wanted to buy the original dvd Venoms Lab, but then i started figuring out most of the stuff i needed to know via youtube. A lot of the helpful ones were by Pablo, including a few really impressive demos like this one

the blender file for this video and several other incredible ones are included in the DVD under "Extras"! :yikes: (..you can also get some of it at his website – www.pablovazquez.org)

Then after seeing the trailer for this new DVD,

i was left drooling.. and then after seeing a demo/walkthrough video(seen here) by Pablo that was released a while back, I just had to get this version.
Note: Though this stuff will eventually make its way to youtube anyway, purchasing these kind of media helps fund the development of Blender!

My Verdict
✩✩✩✩★ (one star less than perfect, because i wish it was longer)
We get to go through the process of planning, modeling, sculpting, texturing and adding fur to a character(camel like thing)thats in the trailer. The DVD comes with a html browser based interface.. which i found a bit weird, but others bight find useful. However all the videos and assets can be easily found in well organised folders. You get all the files necessary for the workshop.. all scenes, characters, textures etc. its all here.

The videos are pretty detailed and cover everything from basic modelling techniques, sculpting , fur and then rigging(of some other models.. i read somewhere that these videos are by Nathan Vegdahl).

One thing to be aware of is that the DVD does'nt have much on the Blender Cycles system.
This isn't anybodie's fault,.. at the time of making the tutorials, Cycles did not have support for fur/hair.

Details
Price : ₨1,934.6 () (on 3rd Sept 2012)
Runtime : 213 Minutes
Format : DVD(data) Training Videos(1080p HD), supporting files(textures etc.) as well as copies of Blender and VLC player.
Cost: Rs.1945.20
get it at the Blender store here.

Venom's Lab! 2 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Giving you the freedom to share this DVD with anyone you like (or don't), study, modify, and share again!
for bandwith reasons i am not in a position to upload it/torrent it, so please don't ask me to do that(some did when i got the Sintel dvd). If your looking for a free copy do some google-ing please.
anyway I have been lending it to people around at work though. 😀

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