Packt Publishing Survey

Packt Publishing is currently running a survey which will allow you to be able to purchase any of their numorous ebooks or videos for a price of $5.

The resources that are sold on Packt range from Web development and design, to software and app development, and even includes subjects like microcontroller programming, and how to use bitcoin.

If you are a Packt Publishing subscriber or have purchased content from them, you may have seen their Skill Up report earlier this year where over 20,000 IT professionals shared what they thought were the most important skills to learn, which provided valuable insight into the knowledge needed to command the highest salaries in different tech roles.

Packt Publishing is now running a ‘Year in Review survey to see if the predictions which were made in July have come true and to discover what IT professionals are planning to learn in 2016.

As a token of their appreciation for completing the survey Packt is offering a discount code. This code is able to buy any eBook/Video title for $5.

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Blender 3D Cookbook


This book is excellent as it goes step by step in the process of character creation working from a sketch and creating a fully rigged, animated and textured model. It covers the new cutting edge features of Blender when it comes to mesh creation, sculpting, and retopology. This is the first book that I have read that was able to explain in detail the different techniques that can be used in Blender to apply re-topology to meshes. It covers each topic in detail and allows for the application of several techniques to accomplish tasks. While this book seems geared towards an intermediate level of blender experience, a beginner should be able to easily pick up the topics in this book and be able to learn complicated processes is very little time.

Find it on Packt Publishing here