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  • I'll let you know when I've read it some more :)

    3DKiwi

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    Guest Crazyrasko

    I also got the book just yesterday. I had a look through, and I think the book is great. I'm using C4D just a few months now, and as a begginer in 3D world I think the book will open me many doors in it :)

    Very detailed step-by-step modelling of MAC desktop PC, and even more detailed modelling of the car 3DKiwi posted. Like he mentioned, it is really a great value for begginers and intermediate users. I can't wait to come home tonight and start using it... :)

    By the way, it traveled about 10 days from USA to Slovenia.

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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

    Perfect....Thankyou!

    Is there any reason why books cover C4D Core and DVD's cover the modules?

    3D-Pangel

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    Guest mAo

    I´ve already got my copy of the R9 version. Dont know if its worth to spend another 40 €.

    I think its better to buy "more deep look insight" books/DVDs like kiwis body paint dvd

    if you are no beginnner anymore.

    R9 got a subtitle: Basics & Workshops for Pro´s - haha basics for pro´s...mmh that doesnt match.

    Anyway, I am looking forward for the review.

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    Just got confirmation from Amazon.co.uk. The book will be delivered by the 29th of January. So I'm assuming they have it in stock now.

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    Glad to hear it. I haven't heard anything yet, but I was late in placing my order.

    Any chance of telling the delivery guy to drop it off in Glasgow first for a peek? It's on the route to Dundee. ;)

    Cheers, Alan.

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    Guest Andoy

    My copy arrived this morning so i have my head stuck into it right now... from first impressions it's definitely worth getting..

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    Hi all.

    I've ordered this book from Amazon (US) and they emailed to say its being delivered Mon. Jan 29th, so I'm pretty excited about that. I think the tutorials 3DKiwi has put together here are just great (website is just the best, and the users are too); however, I've had some difficulty with some of the tutorials made in versions prior to Release 10. Things are just different. Last night, for instance, I tried the Mocca tutorial with the little green alien, and nothing - I mean nothing - worked with the bones. Is this because I'm supposed to be using JOINTS in Rel. 10? So, I loaded up the "Meg" character, and tried putting some joints on her arm, painting weights, etc., and when I moved her arm, her legs moved as well, despite me painting her all over, including her feet. Quite frustating, and I thought well, let me wait for the book.

    I'm disappointed to hear that stuff like that isn't covered in depth in this new book. And, the help sytem in C4D is rotten - nothing is really explained like you'd want it, and the quickstart manual is quite superficial (I've emailed Rafi at MAXON about this, but not holding my breath for any kind of book from them). She told me to check Cineversity but I'm not about to shell out another $295 to be a member. Seems that to access all the good tutorials, you have to be a member.

    I know you have to be busy 3DKiwi, but I wish, wish, wish, that you'd make some tutorials for Rel. 10 - hell, at this point, I'd pay for them, as there seems to be a real lack of quality educational materials for R10 out there.

    Sorry for the length of this post, just had to get this off my chest. I'll feel really stupid if there are R10 tutorials hiding somewhere that I haven't found. :blink:

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    SuperVee, I agree your opinion of Cineversity. The content may be very good for all I know but I would not want to shell out just to get access to tutorials that I could not download and save for review at any time on any machine.

    Nor am I wild about the R10 help system. OK, it's inerteractive and all, but I like a book. When I ordered R10 I asked MAXON UK if they did a big heavy manual, but they said no. In any case, I think the help is a reference only, not really as a "how-to". In fairness to MAXON, that's probably the best you can expect it to be but oftentimes I know so little the text is fairly meaningless.

    However, help is at hand. There are R10 rigging tutorials out there, just not here yet. Chris Hollins has some at http://www.meltinglight.com/pages/R10_BasicSkinning.html

    and Mike Batchelor has an excellent set at http://www.c4dportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1017

    Hope this helps.

    SKP

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    Ooooooh, thank you SKP. I've added these to my favourites and will check them out later today (wish there was no such thing as bathrooms to be cleaned so I could spend all my time in C4D). I like having a book too - you can take it to read when you have appointments, take it to bed when there's nothing on TV, etc.) I guess I just learn better from books.

    Thank you for being so helpful :D

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