Name: [121] Glen Moyes
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Blender's Datablocks [ID:100] (5/6)

in series: Introducing the Blender 3D Modelling Environment

video tutorial by Glen Moyes, added 03/07

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Take a look under Blender's hood. It's scary, but trust me; everything will make a lot more sense once you understand how Blender handles data, and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage.

Uploaded on 5th December 2006, running time 18 minutes. If you like this video, you can show your appreciation to Glen by voting over at

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66. RaymondRip Sat, 16 Oct 2010 21:42

Incredibly detailed but useful Thanks

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Hi, I liked the data blocks tutorial and understood a decent chunk of it. one thing you said at the very end of it made me realize that i don't understand under what circumstances something you create might disappear once you close blender. i've never had that happen, but i think it's because i haven't capatalized on the power of data blocks yet. Is it when you've loaded data blocks from another object that it might disappear if there are no users for it? I mean, it's not when you just create a new object, by hitting the space bar and adding a messh, correct? or am i confused?

62. Albion Online Silver Fri, 02 Jul 2010 06:14

Wow, I learned a lot. I even got a better idea of what data structures are. Please make a tutorial showing how things work in Blender 2.5 now.

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I'm really interested in learning Blender. I learnt Maya in a course. I really like it, but I prefer going the Open Source way...

I think it's very good that there's people making video tutorials to teach this software, but I think most of them lack of a methodology. I think it's better to show things in practical exercises than just showing things with cubes and predefined monkeys =P.

It's harder to design a tutorial like that. You have to "create" an exercise that gradually gets involved into deeper stuff without annoying and without overstressing the one who's trying to learn.

It's called "Indagation Method". You learn better things that you discover... not things that people tells you how to do...

Well, that's my feedback. Thanks for the videos. I'm not saying they are bad... I just say they can be better, and trying to help on that.

Good Luck!


60. uikocigiv Sun, 30 May 2010 11:48

Great tutorial. Thanks.

59. RaymondCus Fri, 21 May 2010 16:18

Great! With this video I finnaly could understand these objects!

It's a little confusing, but paying attention is easy.



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Nice pace, good presentation and the video cleared up some questions I had.


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Nicely done blender tutorial on data blocks! Really helped me to better understand what's happening 'behind the scenes' with that software...

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VERY helpful video! I have been toying with Blender for several months on a few projects at work, and this video not only helped explain some of the confusing behaviors I've been seeing but also helps me work smarter moving forward.

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Great stuff, clearly not easy to convey with words but you did it. I'll start building a material library straight away.

Thank you for all your tutorials. :]

I thought the 5th video was more overview of topics rather than teaching specific concepts since it covered topics fairly quickly rather than going step-by-step.

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Thank you very much. I am a techer in Czech school. Your tutorials help me to teach 3D grafics in Blender.

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great video. Shows indeed that it's not as complex as it seems


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The tutorial about Blender data blocks was excellent. It makes a lot of sense.

48. Nadyasazcusa Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:08

Another great tutorial- it makes sense, is not dull, and is actually helpfull- I really liked it

47. anonymous Thu, 10 Dec 2009 23:28

Best Blender tutorials on the web. Thank you so much for making these. Very easy to follow and understand.

46. anonymous Sun, 22 Nov 2009 01:54

Very good job of explaining the object model!

You came up on the first page of googling "blender datablocks" and I got all that I wanted and more.

(You may want to cut back on the Yo, though =)

45. anonymous Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:30

Excellent tutorials. I really thought I had moved pass this stage months ago. Damn, am I glad I took the time to watch this.

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43. anonymous Wed, 21 Oct 2009 13:22

I just watched the tutorial about datablocks. In the video, you modeled a cup. I have no idea of how to do that :)..

Have I missed something, or will that come later on?

42. anonymous Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:55

This one really started to help with what I'm trying to do. I expect a few more and I'll be able to start playing with stuff.

41. anonymous Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:53

Great great job. I have learned so much from these videos even though I have used Blender alot already.

40. anonymous Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:41

I have been on and off using blender for a long time now, and the main reason i keep leaving it its because i get easily confused about the interface, however, your videos have been a massive help and have been really easy to watch, straight forward and i have learnt a lot, thanks very much!

i will be using what i have learnt from you soon! :-)

39. anonymous Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:19

That was really a useful Tutorial. however it was a little shanky, But anyway Thanks for your efforts.

Keep posting technical stuff like that its really really useful.

38. anonymous Fri, 14 Aug 2009 17:12

Very interesting video, you help me undestand better difference between mesh and object.


37. anonymous Sun, 09 Aug 2009 04:35

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