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

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Switching from Other 3D Software

Years ago, I decided to switch to Blender, so I understand what you will encounter. That’s why, throughout the book, I share tips about the differences between Blender and other 3D software. I changed to Blender after using commercial software (3ds Max, Maya, and XSI) for years. Back then, when I jumped into Blender (version 2.47), it was not as user friendly as it is now. It’s still very unique software and when you open it for the first time, it may look a little alien to you.

Don’t worry, it’s completely understandable if it doesn’t make sense right away—just don’t give up! It won’t be easy at first. It took me three or four times checking different versions of Blender until I finally decided to go for it ...

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