Andreu Cabré presents his new Blender e-book.
Over the past few months I have been working on a new Blender book, and finally it's out! So, I am officially announcing the release of my first book on Blender, Creating Diamonds in Blender! The book is available in the Apple iBooks store in electronic format—a true e-book, not a PDF. It will also be available in Amazon. Shortly afterwards, the book will be available for print on demand.
The book is organized into a series of step-to-step tutorials geared for beginning Blender users. In the book, I cover basic modeling techniques, a bit of interface customization, hot key workflow, camera, lights, scene background, simple particle systems, and of course, material creation with Cycles. Additionally, there are two medium to advanced tutorials that deal with applying random colors to a material, and learning the basics of compositing. The core, and the inspiration really, for this book centers around creating a diamond material that produces believable color dispersion. For more information, check my website.