Found out a few days ago that it's in open beta now, and finally decided to try it out. I basically have very little knowledge on everything in it and have been trying to follow the tutorial, however there are a lot of key points that they don't go very in-depth with...but I'm making my way through those challenges and getting better! Anyone else try making any movies, yet?
@ShadowConqueror: It's preeeetty high detail stuff, and you should definitely check it out if you find animation cool in any way. Personally I really enjoy cinematography, and its nice being able to get any kind of camera angle you want quickly and effortlessly.
@darkvare: No there are also HL2 assets and some kind of random odds and ends. I haven't really dug around other game models too much so maybe there are more than that as well. You do also have the ability to import whatever you want too, so its pretty easy to find exactly what you are looking for.
Is there any on-screen indication as to the rendering process? I hit export to avi or mp4 and nothing seems to happen.
I see, exporting only seems to work when you have certain settings selected, to do with your timeline and the sequence length. It still lets you get to the export dialogue box though, even though you've done something that won't let you export.