Page 1 of 1

What do I do with the Blender book when I have Blender 2.37a

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:27 am
by dkmweeks
Hello.

I have the Blender book. I have Blender 2.37a. These might as well be two different programs, cause they don't track with each other.

I use Gentoo distributed software, which installed 2.37a.

Thanks in advance.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:03 pm
by Pinucset
I've the book and Blender 2.37 and its very similar, i didnt have some problem.

Only few buttons are in different side but its not a problem :)

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:55 pm
by joeri
What blender book?
The blender v1.5 manual? Trow that one away, or keep it as an investment.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:10 pm
by Jared A. Cronin
joeri wrote:What blender book?
The blender v1.5 manual? Trow that one away, or keep it as an investment.
so would it be worth it to buy the manuel or not?.
thanks.

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:45 pm
by joeri
Well, you can also download the manual from this site. If you are more convertable with paper and don't want to print the whole thing you are propably better of buying the manual. But my advice would be to take a good look at the tutorials and the quickstart here http://www.blender.org/cms/Tutorials.243.0.html to see if 3d is your cup of tea at all.

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:41 am
by Brian
I just started using Blender at version 2.37a and bought the book for v2.3.

I have had no trouble realizing that things have changed a little from the book the to version I am using.

I am a person that likes a piece of paper in front of me, so I would be bias to say buying the book is worth it for anyone else as opposed to online tutorials/guides.

I can say, however, that if buying the book supports the developers of this wonderfull piece of software that we are using for FREE, then we will all get something out of buying the book, ie. more features and continued support.

Cheers to Blender Developers!

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:08 am
by joeri
Brian wrote:I can say, however, that if buying the book supports the developers of this wonderfull piece of software that we are using for FREE, then we will all get something out of buying the book, ie. more features and continued support.
Something is not free (gratis) if you need to buy something else for it.
But yes, buying stuff from the blender e-shop supports some of the developers.

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:59 am
by dmoc
I've said it before but the book seems to compete with online docs, with the latter always losing out. I think this is BAD for blender and the whole idea of generating funding via the book should be re-thought. My suggestion: generate the book from online doc's for those who want dead-tree products and supply value-adding content on cd to make the book worth buying. This will force the online information to always be updated AND provide incentive for purchasing. PS: I bought the manuals and other Blender related books because I prefer to have a book next to me when learning. I would still like an *up-to-date* online reference for quick help.

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:20 am
by jesterKing
http://mediawiki.blender.org

'nuff said.

/Nathan

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:05 am
by joeri
dmoc wrote:I've said it before but the book seems to compete with online docs, with the latter always losing out. I think this is BAD for blender and the whole idea of generating funding via the book should be re-thought. My suggestion: generate the book from online doc's for those who want dead-tree products and supply value-adding content on cd to make the book worth buying. This will force the online information to always be updated AND provide incentive for purchasing. PS: I bought the manuals and other Blender related books because I prefer to have a book next to me when learning. I would still like an *up-to-date* online reference for quick help.
I don't get your point.