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Blender 2.7 - The Comprehensive Handbook (eBook) [$]


Thomas Beck writes:

After almost 6 years of writing and polishing, I finally released my much loved Blender baby last week at the Blender conference 2018 into the world - the most up-to date, most comprehensive, in-depth and biggest Blender handbook ever: 17 chapters, 917 pages, over 1200 illustrations and 250 blend files will give you all the information you need to understand every bit of Blender 2.79b.

Written from a developer who knows Blender's & its tools' inner workings and having more than 15 years of professional Blender experience in my design studio, this eBook will build up a super strong foundation for your own Blender explorations, help you solve all problems that Blender throws at you and will give you super comprehensive knowledge of every area in Blender. On top, I'll show you many hidden gems which were - until now - barely documented or not documented at all.

We're having an in-depth look at:

  • Blenders UI, Workflow Concepts & Data Blocks,
  • Modeling
  • All Modifiers
  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Shading & Texturing
  • Animation
  • Rigging
  • Particles
  • Simulations
  • Compositing & Post-Production
  • Motion Tracking
  • Video Sequence Editor
  • Python Scripting
  • Freestyle
  • Grease Pencil

and last but not least an appendix chapter where we look at the amazing things that Blender 2.8 will bring us - please have a look at my website to see why Blender 2.8 is not a primary target in this book and why the BGE was excluded from it.

I've put this enormous effort into this book because Blender has given me so much joy, success and friends - all I hope for is that will enable you make Blender your very own amazing tool, will enable you to help yourself because you understand each tool and that it will become your everyday companion on your very own beautiful Blender voyage.

If you want to know more about the history of the book, screen shots and a reading extract, visit my website.

Happy blending & Have fun!
Your Tom Beck

About Author

Thomas Beck

Author, Teacher, (#b3d) Developer, Maker, Dad. CEO of Plasmasolutions - we design and code with open source power: #b3d #krita #inkscape #gimp #ubuntu #vscode


  1. If this book is as good as Tom's previous "Sneak Peek" videos, then it will be brilliant. How I miss those videos - always calm, clear and concise presentations of new Blender features... needed more than ever for all the changes in Blender 2.8 ;-)

  2. I've got your "Blender 2.7, Das umfassende Handbuch". It's amazing. Will you write one for Blender 2.8 as well?

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