Get Into Blender Book

by Paddy Gaunt in Training

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This PDF book is a simple course to guide a beginner through the main features of Blender. It complements the existing online resources (a massive quantity of YouTube videos and help sites) in several ways:

  • It's written down so you don't have to keep replaying a section of video to hear the mumbled explanations or decipher a series of rapid key-strokes
  • It describes the use of the Blender menu functions using the menu path rather than the keyboard shortcut. This really helps beginners because, for instance, "Alt-D" is rather opaque but "Vertex -> Rip Vertices and Extend" is explicit, easier to remember, and has the benefit of telling you what the shortcut is each time you use it. (You will learn the benefit of ripping vertices in chapter 7)
  • You will learn by using Blender. The text of the book describes what you see on the screen as you use work through each exercise. There are no long sections describing useful functionality that require you to just remember it. At each stage you will have the benefit of "reinforcement by doing"
  • If you get lost, or something doesn't work as expected, there are YouTube videos for each exercise as well as downloadable blend files and full sized images of each figure in the book.

NB this product is a PDF version for download, if you want an old-fashioned paper version you can search for "get into blender book" on Amazon

Feedback (see comments on video for full text):

hello sir Ibought your book a few days ago on blendermarketplace and I've only just now cleared the first two chapters but I must say I'm absolutely blown away by it...

...chapter 2 I've learned a ton of things I struggled with for a long time. I've learned so much and created this cool Mars colony looking world...

...I can tell you've made a lot of good design choices prior to authoring your book. you're emphasising menu navigation to teach to students what the operations they do are actually called and also the context of those operations - something you don't get when you just dump a load of shortcuts right at the beginning. this way, the student will learn the shortcuts naturally anyway. you've done a good job choosing interesting and fun projects for the student to follow along...

..I've paid only €7,50 which I think is mad, since this is a really good and chunky book. I appreciate your work and I'm sorry for the long comment which basically turned into an early review haha. I'm learning 3D modelling mainly for game development and this is helping me so much

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Blender Version 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
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