About the Blender Wiki Manual PDF

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About Blender Wiki PDF Manual

ON this site you can download an unofficial PDF version of the Blender Wiki Manual pages.

I produced this PDF copy for my personal use since I needed it to learn using Blender, and I could not find an up to date alternative to my knowledge. I've read that Blender documentation is released under the Open Content License (http://opencontent.org/opl.shtml). This license is reported at the end of this pages, below. I am trying to stick to this licence, but i'm no license expert: if you feel something is wrong, just let me know why and possibly how to fix.

Modifications to the wiki content

I did not modify the content of the wiki pages except for removing the parts typical of a web page, which are not needed in a "book", since you don't have to browse through web links, but scroll pages.

Previous versions

In the past i built the wiki manual pdf using different tools to:

trying to automate everything as possibile... I never liked at all that workflow, but it worked in some way.

For this release i managed to use only two tools:

Still, there are some (minor) problems:

You should be able to know what's changed since the last release browsing here: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Special:Recentchangeslinked/Manual

Where to find this PDF

Up to now, you should be able to find it here (http://pdf.letworyinteractive.com/download). If any change should happen, i'll post on major forums/blogs for everyone to know.

Since in the past months Nathan had some troubles with his site, I always also upload a copy on archive.org, so check there.

Alternatives to this PDF

To my knowledge. See:

  1. http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Meta/Wiki_to_PDF

  2. http://www.blender.it/manuali.html (bottom of the page)

  3. http://www.blender3d.org/e-shop/product_info.php?products_id=79

  4. http://www.blendernation.com/2006/04/20/download-the-blender-manual/

  5. Download the entire html structure on your PC with tools like wget or winhttrack

Obviously, there are other books or tutorials or videos/dvd about Blender you can download or buy. They're all useful stuff. Here I am referring only to offline versions of the official Blender manual.

How to contact me

I do this in the spare time so i can't spend too much time on it but if you want to suggest me improvements or other ways to do this, or alternatives, please feel free to do so. Here's how: "m.ardito" is the username and the domain is "libero.it". you know how to use them ;). Please don't post the "reconstructed" address, in no web page, blog, mailing list or newsgroup, anywhere. I already have enough spam to deal with! Thanks.

Have fun! Marco Ardito

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:32