In This Appendix
Using the CD with Windows, Linux, and Mac
What you'll find on the CD
What would any Blender book be without a disk full of goodies on it? Well, hopefully the world will never know. The CD that comes with this book is packed not only with copies of Blender for Linux, Windows, and Macintosh platforms, but also with example files for each chapter and a copy of the movie Big Buck Bunny in high resolution ... you know, for creative inspiration. I wanted to make sure that every megabyte of the CD had something worthwhile on it. This chapter goes though the content of the disk and explains how to get at it.
Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements shown in the following list. If your computer doesn't match up to most of these requirements, you may have problems using the software and files on the CD. For the latest and greatest information, please refer to the ReadMe file located at the root of the CD-ROM.
A PC running Microsoft Windows or Linux with kernel 2.4 or later.
A Macintosh running Mac OS X or later.
A video card that supports accelerated OpenGL graphics. Most modern cards support this, but you should double-check yours.
A CD-ROM drive.
If you need more information on the basics, check out these books published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.: PCs For Dummies by Dan Gookin; Macs For Dummies by Edward C. Baig; iMacs For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers; Windows XP For Dummies and ...