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Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:03 pm
by jcdavis
This couldn't come at a better time. I'm planning on introducting Blender to my Freshman Computer Literacy students next week.

I'd love to get my hands on this before then.

Thanks for your work on this.

James Davis

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:09 am
by teachtech
Ok everyone- I broke up my tutorial book into 3 separate PDF files so I can post them on my website one at a time. Part 1 is uploading right now and if all is functional, start checking in a few hours. Feel free to download and let me know how it is- typos and all! :wink: In a few days, I will switch it over to part 2, a few days later, post part 3. That should make all 85 pages available. Print quality on a laserjet looks pretty good.

I'll make a more formal post tomorrow.

Here's the link:

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:18 am
by Douwuhhh
Hey Jim,

looks good so far!~I saw a few typos. but, maybe Word could help with some spellingfailures.
The thing which I encountered myself as difficult to read for students is the amount of commands they have to do. You've written them in long sentences. I found that putting them into pointwise-sections is a lot more easy to read (do you get my point, I kind of lost it... :? )
But overall, good work!

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:18 pm
by teachtech
I guess that was a problem. I tried to keep the page count down and straight listing would have given me a few hundred pages more. That's why I start with a short lesson, then go to this.

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:08 pm
by Statik
I have been following blender since it first came out and I was part of the original donators to release the code. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do much to help the community lately, but I think I can see an opportunity.

I have a 200MB site with a large monthly transfer limit. I can mirror the PDF files for you teachtech. I can either allow you direct linking, or make a webpage for them, your choice. Let me know what you'd like.


Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:11 pm
by teachtech
Thanks Statik- this would be wonderful. If you could create a page for it, I can place a link to it on mine. When I post the next 2 files, can you grab them and post them on yours? I plan to put up part 2 tomorrow sometime. Then I'll change my site to reflect that. I guess it would be best to keep them as three file to help with downloading for people like me that still have slow dial-up connections. I could also dump you the entire file from my school connection if you have a way. You can reply here or email me at

Thanks so much

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:11 pm
by Statik
Well, here's the linkage so far. Let me know what you think.


Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:59 pm
by teachtech
Looks great so far. Thanks :D

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:50 pm
by pinhead_66
wonderful work teachtech
there's never enough info on blender

thanks for giving him the bandwith statik



Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 10:32 pm
by Statik
Did you want to send me the other parts directly? How do you want to do this?


Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:49 pm
by teachtech


Can I email a file that size to you directly? About 7.5 megs.

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:48 pm
by Statik
I downloaded it from your page, and it's now mirrored on my site


Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:51 pm
by dreamsgate
Teachtech, you have done an amazing job with this workbook. It will soon become a valuable asset for all newbies. :D

I eagerly waiting for part 3. :P

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:21 pm
by daren
Statik wrote:I downloaded it from your page, and it's now mirrored on my site


It looks like you made the links incorrect. They are:

They need to have the "Blender" dir in front of the tutrorialPDF name: ... lPart1.pdf ... lPart2.pdf



Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:41 pm
by Statik
Yeah, I forgot that I used the <base> tag when I made that page, so I had to make the links absolute, instead of the traditional relative.

Thanks for the update. they are fixed now.