I’m now working on my first book introducing Blender in Chinese! The release may after the end of October of this year while I plan to ship it with v2.6. All features will be documented based on v2.5 and I will name the book with v2.6. This book will be a shortcut for beginners to get into the world of Blender. So there would not assume any specific 3D knowledge, I will provide quick and basic introduction to Blender. The only challenging would be how long will you focus on the blending!
There will contain total 18 chapters. For first 6 chapters there will contain basic concept and general features in UI, Mode, Modifier, Material & Texture and Lighting. The next 7 chapters will introduce Render & Env, Node & Compositing, Simulation, Animation Tool, Python Script and GE. The last 5 chapters will include 5 projects with all process details. There will present a car model, a character case, rig set & a walking cycle animation, interior with Yafray, VFX with Camera Mapping into real video sequence.
I raise this thread to present my work process and hope to get all greatful feedback and comments. Althogh the final book will using Chinese but I think screenshoot will tell most of the story.
As the v2.5 is still in dev, so I plan to start from the more easier part like case introducing. I will update the final case render result in #1, and will keep upload my new process.
Issue#1 Audi R8
Issue#2 Two Face
Issue#3 Character Animation
Issue#4 Interior by Yafaray