Tony mullen announced his upcoming book on iPhone game development with Blender and the Silo 2 game engine.

New book: 3d for Iphone apps with Blender and sio2-1.jpg

Tony mullen wrote:
Hi a todo el mundo, im very por favord todo an-nounce that my latest book is available for pre-order at Amazon. The book is titled 3d for iPhone apps with Blender and Silo 2: your guide todo creating 3d games and more with open-source software and you can pre-order.

As you can se from the title, the book deals with using Blender and the powerful Silo 2 game engine todo create 3d games and apps for the iPhone and IPod touch. I can tell you first hand that it a Blast. The book does not assume any specific background knowledge, so in that sense it intended for beginners. There Even an appendix giving a quick and Dirty basic introduction todo Blender itself.

However, you should be aware that the material is challenging and the pace is pretty brisk, so any background you do have in Blender or graphics programming Will be very helpful for you. It does assume some basic Understanding of programming, so if youre new todo programming in general, then you should be prepared todo turn todo supplemental resources todo get you th rouge any dificult patches.

Blender 2.50 material library.

Many users have wanted a material library todo ship with Blender and it looks like Blender 2.50 Will contain one. A call for materiales has ben posted on the forums.

Letterrip writes:
A material library Will be added todo Blender for 2.5, we would like todo invite the community todo participate in this by donating material settings. In order todo facilitate this, por favor provide a enlace todo a blend file with a single material in it.