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I received an email a few days ago from Amazon US to say my book had shipped. Hopefully it will be here next week. The cafe is planning on doing a review of this book but the review could be several months off.

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I am glad to hear there may a review coming up! This book is on my amazon wish list, but I am hesitant to buy something sight unseen. I've been burned a couple times in the past with cinema books! (as well as many others)

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awesome, i guess i'm gonna have to buy this book, it sounds really good :)

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Mine arrived 10 minutes ago. Looks to be a very good book.

And look I just happen to be wearing a Cafe t-shirt!!

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iam going to see if i can buy an ebook for this :)!

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Is there one? If there is one then you'll miss out on the extras that come on the CD. Bonus chapter and a lite version of the Photomatch plugin. Plus all of the scene files.

My book took approx a week to travel from the USA to New Zealand.

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LOL - in fact that's a hard disk inside a metal frame.

I've had time to have a look through the book. There's some good stuff particularly on modelling however the sections on Bodypaint, Xpresso and rigging are pretty brief and entry level from what I can see. We'll cover this in our review of the book.

3DKiwi

p.s. here's the car model that the book shows you how to model, textures and light rendered.

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3DKiwi,

Prior to your usually very thorough reviews, could you give us a first impression similar to what you just said about how the book goes into rigging, Bodypaint, etc. What does the book do well, not do well. What is in-depth, what is skimmed over.

You don't have to read the whole book for this, but just a gut-level feel relative to how the book covers core, AR, Expresso, Mocca, hair, MoGraph, TP, pyrocluster...etc...etc..etc.

3D-Pangel

P.S. Nice picture. Though the one of you holding up King Kong is still a classic! ;-)

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Hi Dave. The book tries to cover a bit of everything with the major focus on modelling. The big project is quite a detailed car model.

Mograph is not in the index so I assume it's not covered. XPresso takes up about 2 pages so doesn't cover much. Rigging occupies a bit more space but is still quite brief.

The CD has a bonus chapter of modelling a cartoon Karate character.

Particles & TP aren't listed in the index so I assume there's nothing. The hair module is used to make a leave on a plant.

So my gut feeling is this is an ideal book for beginners / intermediate users wanting to learn modelling. There's a section on animating and you're taken through the R10 basic animation tools.

Hope this helps.

3DKiwi

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The car model seems fine to me.

I always want to learn to model a nice car. This is one thing I never do (except my Chevy-bell air).

But do you think I could learn something from this book? :unsure:

peace,

Rich_Art. ;)

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