After spotting Blender in the Microsoft.com Knowledgebase and finding Elephants Dream available for download from Microsoft.com, we have now received a Blender sighting in the 'Microsoft Expression Blend Bible' :)
Mike Smick wrote:
I was browsing this computer store in my area in Kansas City and I ran across a book called "The Microsoft Expression Blend Bible" I knew Expression was a graphics program, but i hadn't seen it in action. I guess it's kind of a flash creator/killer, and has some 3D capabilities.
Anyway, I was flipping through the pages when BAM! I see Suzanne in a screenshot.
Ok, now I'm on a mission, time to Google. Well that was easy enough.
The writers are Gurdy and Mary Leete and it looks like Gurdy keeps a pretty cool graphics blog up too, he obviously follows blendernation and links to it occasionally. Here's the website for his MS Expression Blend book, using a screenshot from Suzanne as well.
Gurdy is no stranger to free software, having written books on OpenOffice and Linux. He has quite an impressive resumÃ© too! Perhaps if he reads this entry (if posted) maybe he can comment if Blender can integrate well with Expression Blend or Flash.
Has anyone else ran into Suzanne lately?
The Suzanne he mentions is on page 331. Do a 'Search inside this book' on Amazon (see the link above) and look for Blender to find it.