One of the things I do is write. I have a few books out already.
Blender For Dummies
Now in its 3rd edition!
Blender For Dummies is the quick and easy guide to learning 3D modeling animation using the popular, free, open-source Blender software. You’ll learn how to create models, animate movement, and set the scene with cameras as you master the powerful features that rival the more expensive professional animation software. This third edition is completely updated to align with the latest updates, showing you how to get going fast with 3D modeling, rigging, lighting, animation, and rendering. You’ll learn the shortcuts and tricks that make creating models and animation a reality for anyone at any level. The companion web site (www.blenderbasics.com) provides access to additional tutorials that give you the confidence you need to start animating quickly. With the web site, this useful guide blends the functionality of a reference with the hands-on learning that develops your skills and understanding in a flash.
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free, open source image manipulation program that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. GIMP Bible is a comprehensive and independent GIMP reference that (in many ways) goes beyond the official documentation.
If you’re a digital artist, photographer, or a beginner, the step-by-step explanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-use GIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understanding the GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all of GIMP’s tools to create high-quality images, GIMP’s default filters and plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python scripting, animation, and much more.
Visit the book’s companion website (www.gimpbible.com) for supplementary files and additional information.
Farming Simulator Modding For Dummies
Farming Simulator is a video game produced by GIANTS Software that lets you run your own farm. More interestingly, the game is completely mod-able. Farming Simulator Modding For Dummies is a concise guide takes you through the steps of creating your own mods. You’ll get up and running on everything you need to master 3D modeling and simulation — and have fun while doing it! Inside, you’ll find out how to create and edit maps, start using the material panel, customize your mods by adding texture, use the correct file-naming conventions, test your mod in single and multiplayer modes, get a grip on using Vehicle XML, and so much more.
There’s no denying that Farming Simulator players love modding—and now there’s a trusted, friendly resource to help you take your modding skills to the next level and get even more out of your game. Written in plain English and packed with tons of step-by-step explanations, Farming Simulator Modding For Dummies is a great way to learn the ropes of 3D modeling with the tools available to you in the game. In no time, you’ll be wowing your fellow gamesters — and yourself — with custom, kick-butt mods. So what are you waiting for?