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Best Blender Books You Must Read

Here is a list of the best Blender books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Third Edition (2016)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadBlender is a free and open source graphics program for computer modeling and animation. It contains all the tools necessary for creating models and scenes that may be made into still images or animated movies. Like its predecessors, the third edition of provides a single, comprehensive, up-to-date source for using Blender. It introduces the Blender features with examples and diagrams referenced to the graphical user interface (GUI), the arrangement of windows and panels containing the controls for operating the program. In addition to revisions to match the…
Author(s): John M. Blain

2. Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters (2nd Edition) (2017)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadNow fully updated for Blender 2.78b and beyond, walks you through every step of creating an outstanding 3D animated character with Blender, and then compositing it in a real video using a professional workflow. This edition covers the powerful new selection and modeling tools, as well as high-efficiency improvements related to other parts of the project such as texture painting, shading, rigging, rendering, and compositing.   Still the only Blender tutorial to take you from preproduction to final result, this guide is perfect for both novices and those moving from other software to Blender (open source…
Author(s): Oliver Villar

3. Power Blender Revolution: More Than 300 Healthy and Amazing Recipes That Unlock the Full Potential of Your Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja, or Other High-Speed, High-Power Blender (2018)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadHigh-horsepower power blenders are revolutionizing the kitchen habits of millions of people. These fast and convenient devices have many of the functions of the food processor, the juicer, and, of course, the old-fashioned, low-horsepower blender. Vanessa Simkins' Power Blender Revolution is the first general cookbook for power-blender owners who want to get the most use and pleasure from their purchase. Power blenders make juices without sacrificing the nutritious fiber that juicing machines can't handle; they make purees (including baby foods), soups that are silky smooth and light; and they excel with hummus,…
Author(s): Vanessa Simkins

4. Blender for Video Production Quick Start Guide: Create high quality videos for YouTube and other social media platforms with Blender (2018)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadOne of the critical components of any workflow related to video production is a reliable tool to create and edit media such as video and audio. In most cases, you will find video producers using software that can only cut and mount video in a “traditional” way. What if you could use a software that offers not only options to edit and cut video, but also create 3D content and animation? With Blender, you can make use of a fantastic set of tools to edit and cut video, and also produce 3D content that will enable you to take your productions to the next level. Do…
Author(s): Allan Brito

5. Blender Quick Start Guide: 3D Modeling, Animation, and Render with Eevee in Blender 2.8 (2018)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadKey Features Book DescriptionBlender is an open source 3D creation software. With a long history and an enthusiastic community of users, it is the ideal choice for almost any kind of work with 3D modeling or animation task. However, if you’re new to this software, its power and ?exibility can sometimes be daunting, and that’s when you need this book!The book begins by introducing you to the all-new Blender 2.8 user interface. You’ll discover the commonly used options and tools, such as navigating in 3D and selecting objects. The chapters…
Author(s): Allan Brito

6. Blender 3D Incredible Machines (2016)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadKey Features Develop realistic and awesome machines for your 3D projects and animation films Gain the ability to look at a piece of machinery in real life and then recreate it in Blender Develop a comprehensive skill set covering key aspects of mechanical modeling Book Description Blender 3D is one of the top pieces of 3D animation software. Machine modeling is an essential aspect of war games, space games, racing games, and animated action films. As the Blender software grows more powerful and popular, there is a demand to take your modeling skills to the next level. This book will cover all…
Author(s): Christopher Kuhn

7. Blender For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) (2019)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadSome of the dramatic visual effects you’ve seen in top-grossing movies and heralded television series got their start in Blender. This book helps you get your own start in creating three-dimensional characters, scenes, and animations in the popular free and open-source tool. Author Jason van Gumster shares his insight as an independent animator and digital artist to help Blender newcomers turn their ideas into three-dimensional drawings. From exporting and sharing scenes to becoming a part of the Blender community, this accessible book covers it all! This book is the ideal starting place for…
Author(s): van Gumster, Jason

8. Modeling and Animation Using Blender: Blender 2.80: The Rise of Eevee (2020)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadDiscover the 3D-modeling and animation power of Blender 3D. This book starts with a brief introduction to Blender 3D including installation and the user interface. The following two chapters then introduce you to the upgraded tools in Blender 2.80 for 3D modeling, texturing, shading, and animation. The last chapter discusses the Blender game engine and all its core features. Along the way you’ll see why Blender 3D has proved its competency in UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphic editing, rigging, sculpting, animating, motion graphics, and video editing…
Author(s): Ezra Guevarra

9. Blender For Dummies (2015)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadBlender For Dummies is the quick and easy guide to learning 3D modeling and animation using the popular, free, open source Blender software. You’ll learn how to create models, animate movement, and render well-lit scenes as you master the powerful features that rival the more expensive professional animation software. This third edition is updated to cover the latest features added in Blender, including digital sculpting with dynamic topology, rendering with the incredibly powerful Cycles renderer, and more advanced simulation tools. You’ll learn the shortcuts and tricks that make creating animation a…
Author(s): van Gumster, Jason

10. Blender 3D Cookbook (2015)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadAbout This Book Who This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at the professionals that already have good 3D CGI experience with commercial packages and have now decided to try the open source Blender and want to experiment with something more complex than the average tutorials on the web.However, it’s also aimed at the intermediate Blender users who simply want to go some steps further.It’s taken for granted that you already know how to move inside the Blender interface, that you already have 3D modeling knowledge, and also that of basic 3D modeling and rendering concepts, for example, edge-loops, n-gons, or samples.In any…
Author(s): Enrico Valenza

11. Blender 3D Basics: Second Edition (2014)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadAbout This Book Who This Book Is ForThis book is for 3D Artists and Designers who want to learn efficient building of 3D Animations. Knowledge of 3D Modeling is essential but no prior experience with Blender is required.What You Will Learn In DetailThis book teaches you how to model a nautical scene, complete with boats and water, and then add materials, lighting, and animation. It demystifies the Blender interface and explains what each tool does so that you will be left with a thorough understanding of 3D. This book starts with an introduction to Blender and some background on the principles of animation, how they are applied to computer…
Author(s): Gordon Fisher

12. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fourth Edition (2017)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadBlender is a free and open source graphics program for computer modeling and animation incorporating Photorealstic Rendering, Realistic Materials, Character Rigging, Sculpting, UV Unwrapping, Compositing, Simulation, Camera and Object Tracking, Game Creation and Video Editing. The program is comprehensive. The interface is extensive. The creative experience is fantastic. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation is a unified learning manual for beginners and a reference for advanced users. The manual introduces the basic components of the Blender program with reference to the interface using…
Author(s): John M. Blain

13. The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks–100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes! (2014)

Best Blender Books You Must Readmade quickly and easily in a blender.What’s your perfect blend?   On her wildly popular recipe blog, Tess Masters—aka, The Blender Girl—shares easy plant-based recipes that anyone can whip up fast in a blender. Tess’s lively, down-to-earth approach has attracted legions of fans looking for quick and fun ways to prepare healthy food. In The Blender Girl, Tess’s much-anticipated debut cookbook, she offers 100 whole-food recipes that are gluten-free and vegan, and rely on natural flavors and sweeteners. Many are…
Author(s): Tess Masters

14. The Blender Girl Smoothies: 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Paleo-Friendly Recipes (2015)

Best Blender Books You Must ReadThe Blender Girl takes smoothies to the next level in this comprehensive guide, helping you blast your way to good health and blended bliss. These 100 creative and delicious recipes are designed to fit your every need, whether you want to detox, lose a few pounds, get energized, or guard against seasonal colds. Each smoothie has three optional boosters (like chia seeds, ginger, coconut oil, or wheat grass) that allow you to ramp up flavor, nutrient value, or both. Featuring gorgeous photography throughout, a smoothie pantry that demystifies unusual ingredients, icons to identify smoothies that fit your particular dietary needs,…
Author(s): Tess Masters

Best Blender Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some blender books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Blender Quick Start Guide

Author(s): Allan Brito
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 64 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2288602

Blender Infographic

Author(s): Giudansky
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2381956

Test drive blender: a started manual for new users

Author(s): Blain, John M
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2017, Size: 25 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629671

Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters

Author(s): Oliver Villar
Publisher: Addison-Wesley, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1683541

The Blender Python API: Precision 3D Modeling and Add-on Development

Author(s): Chris Conlan
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1697914

Red Ninja, make a simple animated character in Blender 3D

Author(s): Ken Beyer
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC, Year: 2017, Size: 20 Mb, Download: azw3
ID: 2138715

How to Cheat in Blender 2.7x

Author(s): Alan Thorn
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2017, Size: 35 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2257004

Blender 3D Printing by Example

Author(s): Vicky Somma
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 74 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2288594

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics

Author(s): John M. Blain
Publisher: , Year: 2017, Size: 203 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2325256

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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