Jim Chronister wrote:
After a long break in updates, I've just finished the 3rd edition of the Blender Basics book and it is available for download.
I've been debating when to update the book and decided the time was now with all the recent changes in the newest releases. The best part- it should reflect the soon-to-be-released 2.49 because I have been using the testing builds to make sure everything was current. It has grown from 118 pages to 146 with new and expanded information, screen shots, and some new detailed activities.
I have been amazed at how many emails I still receive weekly from individuals finding the book and using it personally or in schools. The best part- it's free to use however you wish!
About Blender Basics:
I developed this manual for use in my own classroom in an effort to streamline the Blender learning curve into some kind of sequential order. I have tried to keep most chapters down to less than 4 pages and each chapter can be covered in 1-2 class periods (our classes meet for approx. 45 minutes every day). This is my contribution to the Blender open-sourced cause. Please feel free to use this manual in your own labs. You may copy any or all parts you wish!