A new book called "Starter Kit Blender", has been recently published by Pearson/Campus Press.
It is written by Jean-Michel Soler (jms in the blenderartists forums - he is well known for his script contributions to Blender) and Marie-France Soler. According to JMS it is intended to "Initiate the reader to Blender. From scratch, one will be brought gradually to design a cartoon film, each chapter approaching an essential stage (management of space, rendering, lighting, materials, animation, sequencing, finalization). Thus, one will familiarize gradually by using the software."
Included with the book is a DVD which contains the demo files needed to support the training materials, as well as 104 flash animations that illustrate the usage of each tool.
Thanks a lot for this article.
This book was really written for french readers so all the content was thought for this readership : all the snapshots of the interface were made with the french translation, we have written a few new scripts for the help menu so it is easiest to load directly the french translation of the manual on the blender's wiki, the help script for hotkeys is also translated into french (in fact, this script was firstly written for french users).
So we hope that the french-speaking public will appreciate all this work and make a hearty welcome to this book.
Bonne chance Jean-Michel Soler pour cet ouvrage qui en plus d'apprendre les bases de Blender offre un objectif principal : crÃ©er un film d'animation ( + la valeur ajoutÃ©e des didacticiels sur le DVD).
J'attends impatiemment sa rÃ©ception et, te souhaite JMS, bonne rÃ©ussite pour ce "Starter Kit" qui je pense complÃ©mentaire aux autres livres dÃ©diÃ©s Ã Blender et Ã©ditÃ©s prÃ©cÃ©demment.
I just popped in to the Blender Institute this afternoon and I was there when Ton found a copy of this book on the doormat, so I had a chance to browse through it. It looks very well produced (of course I didn't understand the text well enough) and it'll be another proud member of the Blender library :)
Good news, one more Blender book in French.
As a French Blender user, I'm sometime tired of reading in english, so each new Book written in french is an happy event !
Je vais me mettre en quÃ¨te de ce livre !
Le livre est construit pour permettre de dÃ©couvrir progressivement les outils de Blender qui permettent de rÃ©aliser un film. Un chapitre entier est consacrÃ©e Ã l'utilisation du sequencer et des noeuds composites. Les domaines qui relÃ¨vent de l'Ã©criture et du scÃ©nario qui ne sont pas en relation direct avec Blender ont Ã©tÃ© laissÃ©s de cotÃ©.
Les utilisateurs avancÃ©s pourront trouver dans les exemples du DVD et dans les dÃ©monstrations en flash animÃ© des dÃ©tails intÃ©ressants qu'on ne trouvent pas souvent ailleurs.
Perhaps a good surprise for you, today or tomorrow.
@jms: Ton told me he found a present for me in his mailbox. Cool! :)
@bart could you find a good reason to make the book appear again on the Blendernation headlines ?
Je viens d'acheter le livre il est exellent ! je sens que je vais me regaler merci a Jean-Michel Soler !!