I have been familiar with Blender for some time and 3d in general for some time but have never taken the plunge seriously into a package. Awhile back I bough several books on Blender that have been gathering dust pretty much since I bought them (due to either lack of time, motivation/inspiration, whathaveyou).
Alas now I have the time to dive right in but now I see books hitting the shelve for the upcoming Blender 2.6 release. My question/dilemma is did I waste all that money on the books that were geared toward the current 2.49 version? Will most of what I lean in those books be useless in the upcoming release?
I’ve looked and read on changes and additions, but they are kind of lost to me because I don’t know what the old Blender is to really understand what a particular change/addition/subtraction means in teh new version compared to the old one.
Anyway, I have the books Blender for Dummies, Essential Blender, Animating WIth Blender, The Blender Gamekit 2nd Ed, Bounce, Tumble & Splash, Intro to Characted Animation with Blender, and Mastering Blender.
It really pains me to think this investment is for nothing. Are these books now obsolete with the upcoming release?