The Official Blender GameKit: Interactive 3D for Artists (英語) ペーパーバック – 2003/5/1
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Featuring a series of step-by-step tutorials, a comprehensive book-and-software guide to computer animation explains how to create interactive, three-dimensional animation and games with Blender, discussing such topics as the Blender interface, character animation, and Python. Original. (Beginner)
TON ROOSENDAAL is Blender's creator, and co-founder of NeoGeo, the largest 3D animation house in the Netherlands. Ton founded Not a Number (NaN) in 1998 to market and develop Blender. In March 2002 Ton Roosendaal started the non-profit Blender Foundation. CARSTEN WARTMANN is the author of The Blender Book (No Starch Press) and co-author of The Official Blender 2.0 Guide (Premier Press). He is a computer graphic designer living in Berlin, Germany.
Various chapters describe the features of Blender that you can quickly use. Some of you well versed in computer graphics will notice that the book goes lightly over the maths. Or the game physics, for that matter. The complexity of the rendering algorithms is not shown here. So you need only a minimal background in maths and physics, since tools have been developed within Blender that apply these and hide the details from you. The discussion in this book is at the level of using those tools, not developing them.
Still tempted? There is a lot more behind Blender. And if you find this book appealing, there are other more advanced texts behind this. Plus an entire online community of developers and gamers. The book only hints at the extent of the community.
In the 3D modelling section on making a car there are several screen shots. Looking at them it's near on impossible to spot a difference between them. They properly looked fine in colour but in black and white it's hard to see the vectors mentioned.
It's a shame someone didn't see this before printing as the content of the book is good but beginners do need clear illustrations.
As a beginner to blender and 3d game making I'm still glad I bought the book. There's a heap of good stuff.