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Blender For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jason van Gumster

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Chapter 18

Ten Excellent Community Resources

The true strength of Blender is in its community. It's strong, organized, passionate, and perhaps even a little bit crazy. People use Blender for a variety of reasons, from producing animated films and video games to creating scientific and architectural visualizations to even wackier things (such as controlling unmanned drones and 3D printing interactive art installations). The following community resources give you a good idea of just how diverse and motivated this group is.

Blender.org

The official Blender website, www.blender.org, is the place to go for nearly anything Blender related. Most obviously, this website is the one to visit when you want to download the latest stable version of Blender. Not only that, but you can also track new developments in the Blender Foundation and Blender Institute, including new features being coded into Blender.

Another item of interest is the official Blender User Manual online. This “live” manual is located at www.blender.org/manual. Like Blender itself, the manual is constantly being updated as changes are made to Blender.

You can also use this site to find Blender trainers who have been certified by the Blender Foundation or go to the Gallery to sit back and enjoy some of the best artwork created by the many skilled artists ...

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