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Wow! Just what I have been waiting for!!!
on August 8, 2009
Blender is an amazing 3D software with incredible potential for Film/Video effects, compositing, and editing, and now a great book to explain it all.
If you're making movies, full featured films, or just exciting videos for the internet and you want to do it yourself you have got to get Blender (free) and this book.
Roger has written this information in such a way that makes it an easy read, an easily remembered instructional format by associating what is being done and why it is being done, and a touch of history as to how it has been done, that really makes it hard to put this book down.
I wish more hi-tech writers would write in this non-dry style as Roger has.
Roger is one of those few writers that obviously thought out before-hand the best way to get an idea or instruction across in the best method possible and not just how to get another book out on the shelves.
I swear if I had to write this book it would have taken 10 years to cover all the information that is covered here in an easily understandable way.
After reading this book I'll be using Blender instead of all those other expensive programs I've used in the past such as After Effects, Morph Age, Shake, and even Final Cut. Blender can do it all and now I have a road map on understanding how it can be done.
This book should have been called 'Film/Video/Animation/Special EFX Bible'.
At $31 this is the best books I've bought in a long time.