"The 3D modeling and animation studio Blender enjoys a
reputation for being difficult to learn. In fairness, all such 3D
design applications demand significant effort because of their
inherent complexity, but a lot of free software aficionados who
find the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) and Audacity easy to
pick up struggle with Blender. Blender 3D: Noob to Pro is a
collaboratively written textbook available through wikibooks.org
that does a good job of addressing this need for training.
"As its name suggests, Blender 3D: Noob to Pro begins with the
absolute basics of Blender and 3D modeling and takes you through
increasingly harder material, hopefully leaving you with complete
knowledge about the program's strengths, capabilities, and
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