Two New Blender Books at Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing has two new Blender Books available for order. I have a copy of each on it’s way and they should be here in the next week (more or less 😛 ). Once I have them in my hot little hands, I will be reading and then reviewing both books. So stay tuned for those reviews within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, here are links to the two new books and a general overview of their contents. Both books have links to their table of contents as well as sample chapter downloads.

First up we have Blender 2.5 Character Animation Cookbook by Virgilio Vasconcelos. This is another of Packt Publishing’s Cookbook series.

Overview of Blender 2.5 Character Animation Cookbook

  • Learn how to create efficient and easy to use character rigs
  • Understand and make your characters , so that your audience believes they’re alive
  • See common approaches when animating your characters in real world situations
  • Learn the techniques needed to achieve various setups, from IK-FK blending to corrective shape keys and eyes controllers
  • The only book to cover advanced aspects of working with character animation in Blender.
  • eBook available as PDF and ePub downloads and also on PacktLib

Next up is Blender 2.5 HOTSHOT by John E. Herreño

Overview of Blender 2.5 HOTSHOT

  • Exciting projects covering many areas: modeling, shading, lighting, compositing, animation, and the game engine
  • Strong emphasis on techniques and methodology for the best approach to each project
  • Utilization of many of the tools available in Blender 3D for developing moderately complex projects
  • Clear and concise explanations of working in 3D, along with insights into some important technical features of Blender 3D
  • Projects that you can tweak yourself to create magnificent finished models. Have a look at Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 and see for yourself.
  • eBook available as PDF and ePub downloads and also on PacktLib
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