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anim8orblenderman

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How bout' an anim8or book?
« on: December 27, 2007, 12:25:51 am »

I think one of us should have posted this earlier but How bout' an anim8or book?   ::) ;DMaybe one of us........you know......I can see it now:
Learning Anim8or
$24.99
Written by:__________(whoever's gonna/Me ;D)
So any ideas?What do you think?Maybe........
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 02:48:51 am »

Well, I don't think steve would want to make a profit off of anim8or nor would he want someone making money by taking about his program.
There's already a manual and tons of tutorials out there.
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007, 04:01:03 am »

Really the whole point of anim8or is that it's a free program with a good online community so if you were to make a book costing money than it would be more  a commercial-free program like blender.
It's free but the manual costs money.
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007, 07:57:01 pm »

Really the whole point of anim8or is that it's a free program with a good online community so if you were to make a book costing money than it would be more  a commercial-free program like blender.
It's free but the manual costs money.
Yeah, you could try learning it without a manual by using the
blender wiki page. But I always find the books like that better.
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 02:18:49 am »

Well because the aouthor of the book is getting paid so he'll put extra effort into writing the book well.
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anim8orblenderman

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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2007, 02:50:35 am »

But what if ur on the road need help?I mean Blender has like 4/5 books!Blender was used in Spider-Man 2!Anim8or needs some publicity!!!I hope no one is angry or hurt.Please send feedback.Right here
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2007, 04:10:46 am »

blender was really used in spider man 2 wow
but really why does anim8or need publicity
okay if people want to use okay but really compared to profesianal programs why is it worthit to publisize.
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2007, 09:35:17 am »

But what if ur on the road need help?I mean Blender has like 4/5 books!Blender was used in Spider-Man 2!Anim8or needs some publicity!!!I hope no one is angry or hurt.Please send feedback.Right here

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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2007, 10:54:03 am »

blender was really used in spider man 2 wow
but really why does anim8or need publicity
okay if people want to use okay but really compared to profesianal programs why is it worthit to publisize.

I agree with this...
I think it would be helpful for the beginners if someone (who?) wrote the book, but this book would have to be available online and for free. It would just be something like manual + plenty of tutorials + examples + much more all organised in one system, searchable and transparent, easy to use...
But who would do something like this for free? Collect and revise all the tutorials, rewrite the manual and update the "book" everytime something new appears... I think one person can't do that all. It would have to be something like wiki system, but then I think it would be all messed up and unorganized.
What we have now is a plenty of tutorials and hints scattered on many sites, but in the end everyone finds what he needs...
Of course if someone starts something like "Anim8or knowledge wiki project", I'd love to participate...
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2007, 11:43:03 am »

The problem with posting it on the internet is if ur on the road having the tutorial on one window and anim8or in another on the same desktop, sometimes gets annoying.Luckily, i'm running Mac so Mac has Spaces.;D
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2007, 11:49:06 am »

The problem with posting it on the internet is if ur on the road having the tutorial on one window and anim8or in another on the same desktop, sometimes gets annoying.Luckily, i'm running Mac so Mac has Spaces.;D

You're right... but the problem with the book is it costs money, someone has to publish it etc - what is easier? In the end there is only one realizable way...
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2007, 02:35:50 pm »

How about you just print out the manual?

In fact someone could make a more printerfriendly version of the manual and distribute that via the website.
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2007, 02:39:09 pm »

I'm only being truthful but... Anim8or isn't a highly developed system compared to other 3D programs... There arent that many functions and they are easy to use. There is no need for a book as there isnt enough to cover.

Besides, we have manuals, tutorials and a friendly forum- who needs a book?
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2007, 11:53:18 pm »

Well I think at least one thing needs to happen. The manual needs to be updated.
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Re: How bout' an anim8or book?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2007, 05:13:38 pm »

ill help writing a book, but only if the books will be given away freely. if we all put a little money together, i think we can manage to pull a ubuntu-like service off. (ubuntu sends cd's with software content for free to wherever you live, no send costs, nothing. just type in your adress.)

It would be great if this could be done. maybe a book print company would sponsor us if we put their logo on the top-left of the cover.
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