The Official Blender 2.0 Guideby Sven Wouters
This book is intended as a travel guide, an atlas to the Blender World. Everything you need to bring your creative ideas to fruition is inside. Developed originally as an in-house tool for a leading European animation studio, Blender is capable of creating broadcast-quality videos and has been used in hundreds of professional productions for major corporations. Find out how you can use the Blender software to create professional 3D graphics packages at a fraction of the cost and size of comparable products. Explore Blender's versatile animation system, contemporary modeling principles, advanced rendering tools, deformation tools, inverse kinematics, and post-production editor. Soon you'll be creating commercials and other broadcast-quality content, as well as multimedia and 3D game content. CD includes full version of Blender V2.03.
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- 8.50(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.55(d)
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I have readed a lot of books about graphics programming. Reading Norman Lin's 'Avanced Linux 3D Graphics Programing' I started to use Blender. This book is a very good guide to understand what Blender is and what you can do with Blender. I recomend this book to understand what is Blender and 'The official Blender Gamekit' to learn how use and create graphics animations with Blender, but if you enjoy graphics programming, this guide ilustrated new concepts to developd graphics compared with classic programs like 3d Studio, Autocad, Maya. (Blender is plataform independent, source available and the program size is around 1,5 MB, incredible!!!). Every book about Blender are the best purchases that you can do.
If you don't already have Blender 2, GET IT! You have nothing to lose. Blender is a very powerful program, but it completely abandons Windows. However, this easy-to-use official guide will get you rendering awesome animations in no time!
This is one, no the best designed book I have ever read. If you are serious about 3d graphing you have to get this book and the program!
Blender is an incredibly powerful tool for 3d modeling. some people even say that it rivals 3d Studio MAX. I'm not so sure about that, but Blender is definitely the best piece of software you can download for free! The only real setback to Blender is its interface. It's incredibly hard to use, making this manual a must! Sure, you can try and learn it from net tutorials, but they just don't show you the whole picture. And trust me, no matter how good you are at trial and error learning, this program wont work for you. However, once through the manual, Blender should be easy to use and really powerful. It works like a dream. Good Job!