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Das Blender-Buch - 4th Edition!


The German 'Das Blender Buch' is now in its 4th edition.

Carsten Wartmann writes:

I am proud to anounce the 4th edition of my german language blender book "Das Blender-Buch". This time completely full color printed on nice and heavy paper, 418 pages. The price is nearly the same as the old version (0.99 Euro-ct more).

The 4th edition was completely rewritten for Blender 2.5x+ versions, I cover the new Python API, physics based animations (Smoke, Fluid, Particles etc.)

You can have a look at some random chapters at the website of my publisher.

The book is based on version 2.58 of Blender, I recommend all beginners to use exactly this version (or 2.59) for the book first. Later it is then easy to switch to 2.6x versions, some relocated buttons and new functions will not fear you then anymore with the knowledge you gained.

Because I know that many of my readers also follow I also would like to tell that I installed a Google+ site for my book.

I will use it to post news, informations and error-corrections for my book, so keep in touch and add this page to your circles. Using the comment functions it is also easy for you to give me feedback for this and future editions of my book. I will eventually switch completely to G+ with this, but I keep my Blog updated some more time.

For more general and english Blender topics follow me at

Best Regards,

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. Carsten Wartmann on

    I think it is a matter of another publisher to get in touch with dpunkt and do the business  talks (licences, fees whatever). Not much I can do there.

  2. In my experience (I had an earlier version couple of years ago) the book is really meant for Blender Beginners only. It gives you a basic overview for the most important features (modelling, materials, textures, animation etc.) but it never digs really deep (how could it - Blender is way too big to be covered in one book). So if you wanna start with Blender go ahead (in case you speak German). But I guess in times of Blendercookie & Co. there is no real need for a Beginners Book giving "just" an overview. OK I have to say that the german tutorial scene is pretty much crap. So for german beginners this book might be really useful. 

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