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Cool 25.02.2012, 18:28

Yeah, I learn first by trying to do something, stumbling, then going to the forum for any tips. If I don't find an answer for the moment, I go back and by process of elimination, dissect the problem one step at a time, trying to figure out if it's a bug in the program, or if there's a new setting or skill I need to figure out. Very time consuming, but most of the time I find some kind of solution or work around as most here probably do as well.

Pod Person, that book looks overhwhelmingly giant in its content. Do you imagine there's a chance it'll be ready in 2012 or 2013? It's great to see you're setting time aside to work on a user guide book.

Although I have a handle on Cheetah 3D for what I use it for, it would be nice to have a giant reference book offline to polish up or improve my skills, and find functions that I may have overlooked.

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Yeah, I learn first by trying to do something, stumbling, then going to the forum for any tips. If I don't find an answer for the moment, I go back and by process of elimination, dissect the problem one step at a time, trying to figure out if it's a bug in the program, or if there's a new setting or skill I need to figure out. Very time consuming, but most of the time I find some kind of solution or work around as most here probably do as well.

Pod Person, that book looks overhwhelmingly giant in its content. Do you imagine there's a chance it'll be ready in 2012 or 2013? It's great to see you're setting time aside to work on a user guide book.

Although I have a handle on Cheetah 3D for what I use it for, it would be nice to have a giant reference book offline to polish up or improve my skills, and find functions that I may have overlooked.

It's not going to be a giant reference book and yes I plan to release it simultaneously with v6, which Martin says will come out this year (I'm guessing it will be a bit late software is always late).


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Default Book - 01.03.2012, 12:15

When and where can I buy this book ?
   
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Default 01.03.2012, 13:11

Will this be a physical book, or as a PDF/ ebook format? Sounds promising either way.

I'd like to see some real basics on good topology. Plus for animation, maybe some more general points on the basics of timing, which wouldn't be limited to purely working in C3D.
   
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Default 01.03.2012, 15:02

My plan is to offer it as an iBook, and via kindle and lulu (print on demand). It will be released shortly after Martin releases v6 (unless he surprises me and releases it ahead of schedule ).

The iBook version will incorporate a lot of video. I will try to make the video available via my website as well.

I can definitely have it ready for initial release by the last week of March.

Note: the core text — explaining the basics of 3d and cheetah 3d is complete. But some of the more advanced or abstruse topics aren't written. Furthermore I expect there are many errors and omissions. My plan is to release what I've got and then fix issues as they arise. As such, I will not offer a printed option until I am pretty confident the content is in excellent shape. I don't want anyone paying for an expensive book and then announce ten pages of errata a month later.


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My plan is to offer it as an iBook, and via kindle and lulu (print on demand). It will be released shortly after Martin releases v6 (unless he surprises me and releases it ahead of schedule ).

The iBook version will incorporate a lot of video. I will try to make the video available via my website as well.

I can definitely have it ready for initial release by the last week of March.

As such, I will not offer a printed option until I am pretty confident the content is in excellent shape. I don't want anyone paying for an expensive book and then announce ten pages of errata a month later.

Pod Person,

Late March sounds good.

You mention ibook, kindle and lulu. If someone doesn't have access to or want those tools to read, will you also hopefully offer it in pdf format or something accessible for everyone as suggested above?
I would like to have it in Acrobat format or something simple, so I could easily access it on the same computer while working in Cheetah 3D at the same time. Thanks.
   
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Default 01.03.2012, 22:34

Kindle software is available for free for any platform you can think of (including your Mac). For reading books it's actually better than PDF (e.g. Nice bookmark support, sync across devices, etc.)


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Default 29.03.2012, 00:43

I didnt know that. I was a bit worried it wouldnt be in a format I could read, as I dont have a kindle or ipad.
   
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Default 04.04.2012, 19:08

Tonio, I'm anxious to buy this book. Let us know when it is ready to go.
   
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