December 6, 2021

Blender For Dummies, 4th Edition Jason van Gumster

 

"I have been given a free copy of this book
in exchange for my honest opinion"

I am very curious about Blender for art purposes. After reading this book, Blender for Dummies, it has made me so excited to know what I can do, which I was assuming was a possibility and is! As well as how to do it correctly and perfectly the first time! I never want to start out and begin confused or unsure what to do. That is where this book comes into play, It makes sure to provide the reader with the wrong way and the right ways to use Blender, avoiding what should be avoided.

I know for me, that this is why it's the most useful book to own than just jumping into it and trying to learn on one's own, possibly online or in any other hard-to-read or understand the tech-style textbook. Even the site itself might not be very clear and organized for understanding what to do or where to go. This book is just so much clearer because it's a Dummies book and is very well explained. That is what I love about it, sharing a few illustration examples and helpful guidance from start to finish. Being the recent book its guide is so helpful and clear to discover where to go from start to what you want to create.

3D art can be useful in so many ways, which is why I had to get my hands on this book. Learning to make some wonderful objects, like you'd see in games is what brought me to this book and program. I never knew it was free and after that, I learned why I am needed to get myself into it! 

I'm just so thankful for this book and what It has done for me. It's like supreme guidance that I could really use for beginning a beginner and very much happy because I don't need to look elsewhere. It is the most recent, which is a plus, and thankful to have everything from any updates being super clear right from the book and how to get it all set up and go from there all the way to completely sharing it to everyone. Just one excellent book!

About the Authors:

Jason van Gumster, author of all previous editions of Blender For Dummies, has used Blender in animation, video, and digital design for over 20 years. A Blender Foundation Certified Trainer, he has taught numerous students and serves as lead moderator on BlenderArtists.org, the largest Blender community website.

Book Details:
  • Wiley Books 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-119-61696-2
  • February 2020
  • 640 Pages
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December 3, 2021

Advertising by Design: Generating and Designing Creative Ideas Across Media, 4th Edition Robin Landa

"I have been given a free copy of this book
in exchange for my honest opinion"

Advertising by Design is a great book for on own learning and if taking a course and want to get ahead! It's packed with so many details covered that advertisers need to know about. Everything from copywriting, images, typology, and so on, it's all inside. 

I haven't seen a book packed with so much useful material to aid in a great, catchy illustrated design. It can be so useful, not just digital, but in other crafty style ways that ads love to present their products. I am so happy to have this book for its wonderful guidance and excellent exercises to aid as well as help me see things from a new perspective.

This is the first book I've read packed with such great details, helpful information, and beautiful examples by many creators. This can be the perfect guide, personal teacher in a book, and a further guide for those in many freelances or other types of jobs they want to take part or build a career into. Just one excellent book!

About the Authors:
Robin Landa is a Distinguished Professor in the Michael Graves College at Kean University. She specializes in advertising ideas and art direction, creative thinking, graphic design and branding and has written bestselling books including Graphic Design Solutions, 6th ed., Build Your Own Brand, and Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age.

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November 27, 2021

We Love Mario!: Fantastic Facts, Game Reviews, Character Profiles by Jon Hamblin

   

"I have been given a free copy of this book
in exchange for my honest opinion"

This is such a fun and entertaining book! We Love Mario! well, I do love Mario and this just proves my love so much more to see all the games and cute outfits he wears in this book. It's such an adorable and fun guide on all things Mario. From games, he was part of and how he went from the classic 2D version to his new and recent look. 
This covers so many games in review, has a bunch of character images of that famous mustache, Italian man Mario, and even some cute levels that are captured from the games he's been a part of. Honestly even the games mentioned if I haven't been playing or tried yet, this book makes me curious to check it out and try it for the first time! Plus, capturing the fun other characters we always see in the games like his brother, another fun character I love Luigi.
I was always a fan of Mario since I was young. Still, play the classic games from Nintendo and Super Nintendo. It's what connected me more to games and why I love Mario. Especially, how well the worlds and details of the game were done. It wasn't like the rest and was very fun for my entire family. This book is a collector's dream! It is worth more than just for looking, but to have and enjoy for years to come.

About the Authors:

Jon Hamblin is a videogames journalist and game creator with more than 18 years' experience. He's written for Edge magazine, the Guinness Book of Videogame Records, and Eurogamer.net, and created games for Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Star Wars, and many more.

Book Details:
  • Publisher‏: ‎ Carlton Books; First edition (November 5, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 80 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1787392201
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1787392205
  • Reading age: ‎ 7 years and up
  • Grade level: ‎ 2 - 7