About roughly a month ago, I heard rumors that the Essential Blender book will be on .pdf soon. All of the sudden, talks of the matter ceased. IMHO, I think that transferring the book over to the .pdf file format would be a novel idea. I carry my laptop with me everywhere and it would definately be a benefit to me.
Will this come to past, or is it pure scuttlebutt? Please let me know.
I bought the other book “Introducing Character Animation with Blender”. It has been staying unused on my table. That is because i like more reading from screen, or let the text-to-speech syntheziser read the text for me. I never again will buy any book on paper form, but i am willing to donate for good PDF-s. It is mostly because of this:
like Snifx said, I too prefer to read on screen. I also own Introduction to character animation in blender as well which brings me to my point. to me, it is a hassle when i read something in the book and then turn back to the screen to perform its instruction. the wiki online tutes however, are more conveniant becuase the material and and the software are all in one centralize location.
tedo – do you mean that you have the text of the book made into a .pdf, or the actual designed book in .pdf format? The text and images are open content, so if someone has made a .pdf out of them, that’s fine. However, if you somehow have a .pdf of the printed book as it appears on paper, that is another matter. You should NOT upload that, as the design itself isn’t open content. That would be a violation of the book’s copyright, and we’d have to remove it.