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I'm still new enough to Blender that the introductory concepts are useful to me. However, the way that these concepts are communicated is poor enough that I often find myself distracted and frustrated by trying to figure out what the author is talking about. Sometimes its a case of the examples not matching up to the surrounding text, as in the description of creating a loop cut (he says something about positioning it just to the left of the door, but the image shows the loop cut halfway down the wall. The following image has the new vertices just left of the door, not where the line for the loop cut had been indicated in the previous image. Little discrepancies like these are very problematic for me when I am trying to learn a new tool.) In addition, there is at least one place where it says there is an example, but no example is given.Furthermore, it seems that the author is more interested in graphics than in writing. While I believe that it is important for authors to be passionate about their topic, when they are producing a book it is the writing that should be of paramount importance to them. This does not seem to be the case with this book. The level of the writing skill is at best something that I would expect in an online blog or tutorial, but it falls far short of what I expect from a published book. As some examples, it includes sentences like "When the faces are selected, simply press F and a new face will be created. It works the same way as with two vertices, but a new edge will be created instead." and "Now that we know how to work with meshes, let's take a look at how we can transform something simple, such as transforming plane into the walls of a building." Both of these sentences were transcribed verbatim; if it seems like something extra is present, or something is missing, it is that way in the book as well. If those sentences do not bother you, then you will probably be fine with the quality of the writing.In summary, if you're still relatively new to Blender but have a little familiarity with it, and you don't mind the writing style and errors, this book does contain information that will be useful for getting started with architectural modeling.
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Allan Mercer Bristow, Jr. (born August 23, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player, coach, and executive.
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