Mastering Blender available for Pre-order

Hi Everybody,

Probably many people saw this already at Blendernation, so apologies if it’s redundant, but in case you missed it there, I thought I’d let you know that my new book Mastering Blender is now available for pre-order at Amazon.

Mastering Blender is part of Sybex’s “Mastering” series, and as such takes an in-depth, fairly advanced look at its subject. Mastering Blender is geared to intermediate and advanced Blender users who really want to get the most out of Blender.

It is divided up into three parts. The first part deals with miscellaneous general Blender 3D topics such as using multiple UV mappings and baking to create seamless photographic textures, sculpt and retopo workflow, using the nodes system to do green screen matte pulling and live-action video compositing, and editing video with the VSE, among other topics.

The second part of the book deals with Python scripting for Blender. This part begins with a simple introduction to Python itself which is suitable for people who have never done any programming at all (the book is geared to experienced Blender users, not programmers).
The next chapters go deeper into Python scripting specifically in the Blender environment, and cover all major Python-Blender functionality.

The last part of the book deals with the game engine, and spans three chapters that take you from creating assets for the game engine through a complete overview of working with logic blocks all the way to using Python in the game engine.

I hope that this book will help a lot of people get even more out of Blender than they already do.





awesome work!

Looks like it will be an informative book.

Congratulations, Tony, on yet another major accomplishment and for creating something that will be of lasting educational value to our community.

I really look forward to reading this.


It looks great. Looking forward to it as well.

I should say that the book is good! Tony did a great job in presenting lots of info in a nice to read way.


Thanks everybody for the interest. I hope the book is helpful!

(And thanks to jesterKing for tech editing the book!)

I preordered it and I can’t wait to get it!! I own and love your books!!!

Oh no! Now I have to make more room on my bookshelf!!! Time to donate some used books…

cant wait to get my hands on this one, you writing books quicker than I can go through them, only half way through your last one! thanks this should be fantastic

Well, I can’t very well claim to own all the Blender books without ordering this one. My pre-order is complete.

P.S. If Chapter One explains how to split a view I’m going to scream. :slight_smile: