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Old Aug 18, 2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Blender for beginner book?

Any good suggestions on a Blender learn-to book for someone that hasn't really dabbled in 3D ever?

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Old Aug 19, 2010, 01:12 AM   #2
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Any good suggestions on a Blender learn-to book for someone that hasn't really dabbled in 3D ever?

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I have the book entitled "The Essential Blender", and it is great. I no longer use Blender anymore (MAYA), but I will recommend it.
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro

^That's the more famous one, a wiki ebook of sorts. Just FYI, you might want to download the 2.5 beta instead of the stable version, the new gui is vastly more user friendly.
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I have Blender for Dummies, i like the 'Dummies' collection.
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 05:07 AM   #5
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Don't Blender produce their own book anymore?
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 10:53 PM   #6
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I had a hard time finding blender books, so I switched to Maya. (Glad I did Blenders UI is a nightmare!) Sorry I don't mean to sound like I'm bashing blender, it was just hard to pick up with the little resources that were available online.

That being said, I would recommend maybe a Lynda.com subscription. I've always been a fan of their tutorials and prefer them to books. One month subscription is often cheaper then a book too. I know they have a blender course because I saw it recently and wished it was there when I was trying to learn blender.
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