I was a bit skeptical at first when I saw the book and read a few pages of it but as I delve deeper into the chapters, immersing myself into this technical benevolence and an invisible relationship with the author, I came to realize that given my previous experience with Blender, I have found so many valuable treasures as I read through every paragraph and comprehend what the author is trying to instill in my thoughts. In fact, it doesn't only lead you through a Blender-centric mindset but the book shows you methods and concepts that apply on a general computer graphics perspective, let alone the tricks that you can do by combining a 3D application (Blender) with a 2D application (GIMP); or any other equivalent application that you feel comfortable with.
Initially, I was reading the PDF copy of the book on my mobile devices and the multi-column layout of the book is too tedious for these small devices and I kept cringing at the sight of it. But when the copy of the physical book arrived, I came to realize how wealthy and useful that layout was; actually, I preferred it even more than the standard layout you would otherwise see elsewhere.
To give you a glimpse of what you should expect, here's a Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Blender
Chapter 2: Introduction to GIMP
Chapter 3: Preparation
Chapter 4: Blocking In
Chapter 5: Modeling the Details
Chapter 6: Sculpting
Chapter 7: Retopology
Chapter 8: UV Unwrapping
Chapter 9: Hair and Particle Systems
Chapter 10: Texture Baking
Chapter 11: Texture Painting
Chapter 12: Materials
Chapter 13: Lighting
Chapter 14: Rendering and Compositing
Chapter 15: Going Further
From No Starch Press's book info:
Each chapter walks you through a piece of the modeling process and offers detailed explanations of the tools and concepts used. Filled with full-color artwork and real-world tips, Blender Master Class gives you the foundation you need to create your own stunning masterpieces.
LAYOUT AND PRESENTATION 10/10
Now, I am hoping I have made myself clear and have persuaded you to buy the book and learn from it. Believe me, you'll never regret a thing or two. Plus, it's a priceless food for our brain.
Such a masterpiece!
If you still aren't convinced, you can proceed on the book page and check the sample chapters at
Thank you so much for your time! :)