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    Lloyd_Humph

    Anybody suggest some good places for beginners to Blender 3D design/animation?

    Or books, I'd prefer books. I just can't concentrate on learning though a screen Perplexed

    Basically I just want the skillz to do some sprites to make some /basic/ animations, then maybe move along and get pretty good at it.

    Maybe.

    I've found "The Essential Blender" (or something similar, I forget the wording) for £31 on Amazon but an /amazing/ £18 (so maybe £25 with PNP and VAT, but Amazon still needs to include PnP).

    I'll probably go with that if I can't find anything else. Video tutorials might be good also, I'm only just looking into them.

    So.. books'n'tutorials, pretty please Smiley

    TIA

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    Minh

    You mean other than the video tutorials on Blender.org?


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    jsrfc58

    If you can find a copy, you might want to pick up The Blender Book. It's a little bit dated now, and bits of the UI have changed, but there is still a lot of useful information in it. If you are into character animation, there's Introducing Character Animation with Blender. I have a copy, but I haven't gone through it yet. There's also more tutorials at BlenderArt.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Minh wrote:
    You mean other than the video tutorials on Blender.org?




    Yes, but I have also yet to check them out.

    And like I said, I prefer a book Tongue Out

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    Lloyd_Humph

    jsrfc58 wrote:
    If you can find a copy, you might want to pick up The Blender Book. It's a little bit dated now, and bits of the UI have changed, but there is still a lot of useful information in it. If you are into character animation, there's Introducing Character Animation with Blender. I have a copy, but I haven't gone through it yet. There's also more tutorials at BlenderArt.


    Thanks, I'll have a look Smiley

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    webmonkey

    When I was learning 3DSMax I found the videos more useful than any of the books I got, it was too visual to just read about it.

    Tutorials on the web (& my lecturers tuts) where people had taken screenshots of every step were good too, the books were next to useless and just sat on my floor for 6 months.

    I keep meaning to have a play with blender.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    webmonkey wrote:
    

    When I was learning 3DSMax I found the videos more useful than any of the books I got, it was too visual to just read about it.

    Tutorials on the web (& my lecturers tuts) where people had taken screenshots of every step were good too, the books were next to useless and just sat on my floor for 6 months.

    I keep meaning to have a play with blender.



    I got the 3DSMax demo to see whether it was worth aquiring it by rather non-official means. The demo just crashed on execution, so I just went back to blender. I've known about the Blender UI for a bit, I'm just looking to do more advanced things and he more basic stuff (sculpting etc).

    Hopefully I'll get a decent book on it. I've been through the blender website downloading all the video-tutorials, I'll watch them then decide whether it's worth buying a book. But I'll probably still buy a book, so keep the suggestions rolling in Wink

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    Tom Servo

    Do yourself a favor and get Maya Personal Learning Edition (it's free) and don't even bother with that joke of Blender. Maya's UI isn't exactly easy, but less of a clusterfsck than Blender. And you get actually to use a highend package used in the movie industry.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Tom Servo wrote:
    Do yourself a favor and get Maya Personal Learning Edition (it's free) and don't even bother with that joke of Blender. Maya's UI isn't exactly easy, but less of a clusterfsck than Blender. And you get actually to use a highend package used in the movie industry.


    Cool, I'll look into it.

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