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Blender 2.0 Guide on Google Books


afbeelding-2.pngThe Blender 2.0 Guide has long been sold out. However if you want to have a look at it, you can now turn to Google Books.

I wouldn't like to read an entire book using this service (and of course it's not to be intended that way), but if you're feeling nostalgic or you're curious about a bit of Blender history then this should keep you busy for a while. They've left part of the book out, but the majority is there.

Oh, and don't forget to turn to page 121 to see my Sequence Editor tutorial! :-)

PS: interesting trivia: [NSFW - not safe for work] while browsing Google Books for 'blender 3d' I also came across 'Booby Trapped: Men Beware! the Dirty Seven Sisters' (ahem) which claims that its cover image has been created in Blender 2.26. I wonder if that's true ;-)

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Sweet :) But does anyone know when exactly the new blender guide will be available from the e-shop? I really like hard copies.

  2. WOW!!! Blender did that cover! Could that version even output stuf like that!

    check out the cover, if that really is blender made it should go in the gallery.

    On a further note does anyone really have news of the new guide, I want to buy that thing so freaken bad!

  3. Okay - so this is factually wrong. I only counted about 30 pages on that preview - and that is certainly not the MAJORITY of the book as the article says.

  4. haha "Some pages are omitted" showing 20+ pages from the 240 page book and google claims not to "color" information.

    Smart software coloring the blender name yellow on scanned pages... what is up with that?

    But, I admit, nice to see my name frozen in history. Then again so is Sven Wouter. What did he do again? :(

  5. Hmyeah, I thought I saw more pages yesterday. Yesterday I also noticed that the publisher in the lower right corner (who is supposed to have given permission for this to be published) seems to be alternating between 'Thomson Course Technology' and another name which I can't reproduce now anymore..

    The yellow highlighting is probably because they remembered the search query 'blender 2.0 guide'.

    Oh well, I enjoyed seeing (at least parts of) the guide there :)

  6. >The yellow highlighting is probably because they remembered the search query ‘blender 2.0 guide’.

    But I find that pretty cool if the image is a bitmap.

  7. Laughing Cheese on


    But is it the whole book?

    Seems to me it's old enough that it could be put under a GPL for books type thing...I know some Apress books like that.

    A little off topic, but I thought you could download the Blender 2.3 guide as a PDF? What happened to that? I can't find it anymore?

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