May 27, 2014

When I released my blood flow simulation tutorial on Vimeo this Saturday, I thought it was going to be interesting to future BMC students, and maybe wouldn't get much exposure further than that. By that night I had a few followers. The next day several people started liking various modules. It got to the point where I disabled the auto-emails because there were so many. Then on Monday, I got an exciting request from Lester Banks, a collector of online tutorials for modelers and animators. I found one of my favourite tutorials there recently (animation using history). When asked about name credit for my tutorial, he offered to set me up a password to write a guest post.

So many likes and views in just 4 days. I'm really excited that people find my tutorial useful!
Wow, views in 26 different countries! At first I wondered if it was just logging my views while I updated my website, but while logged into Vimeo, your own views don't get counted in the analytics.

So, give me a few days and I'll post an update with a link here. I'm brainstorming some ways to make the principles in my tutorial a little more broadly applicable, and then I'll write it up.

UPDATE (June 4, 2014): My guest post on Lester Banks went live this week, and HUNDREDS of people around the world are watching my video tutorial! How fun! I'm up to a 75-country reach.

Right at the top of the tutorials page on Lester Banks today! I think that still image from my thesis animation looks great there.
If I was excited for a hundred plays when I first uploaded the videos, imagine how I felt watching the loads climb into the thousands! More than 800 plays in the past 3 days alone, and I can also see that more than 250 of these were played all the way through to the end.