Tony Mullen, author of Mastering Blender and Bounce Tumble and Splash, has written an updated edition of Introducing Character Animation With Blender to bring the book up to date with Blender 2.5. The book covers modelling, rigging and animating characters in Blender 2.5 and has been updated with lots of information on new additions to blender.
I wanted to let people know that at long, long last, Introducing Character Animation with Blender 2nd Edition is available! Of course, this edition is up to date for Blender 2.5. It covers a lot of new things, including the awesome rigify add-on, mesh modifiers, working with the Dope Sheet, libraries and proxies, and much more.The basic content follows the same overall format as the previous edition, so people should be aware that this book also covers character modeling, texturing, and rigging rather than being focused narrowly on only animation as the title implies.