Hello!  My name is Ben Amend, and I run Blender Smoothie.




I’m 18 years old, and have been using Blender since ~version 2.48.




When I first started out, I occasionally fiddled around with the software on weekends, but after finally completing a tutorial from beginning to end (Blender Cookie’s Wooden Barrel tutorial), I became much more engaged in my 3D work.




The results of my first couple years with the program were less than impressive, but I worked at my skills every day and saw gradual improvement with each new technique I learned.




Today, having been a Blender user for over 6 years, I enjoy recording tutorials, sharing new (sometimes unorthodox) methods of completing projects in the realms of computer animation and rendering.




I hope you learn a thing or two from my videos, and that the content inspires you to further hone your Blender skills!


Be sure to check out Blender Smoothie on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as well, for new tutorial notifications and updates on neat renders/projects going on in the CG community.