Act 2: Chapters 7-17 [removed 3/16/11]
Act 3: Chapters 18-26, Index [removed 11/11/09]
(UPDATE 3/16/11: The time has come to take all the freebies down except for Act 1. Act 1 is both great and nicely representative of the book. If you like it, please head to Amazon for a copy!)
I don't know how long I can keep these links available, so get it while you can. I hope you'll enjoy it - Droidmaker is really the only work of its kind - and I hope you'll feel free to share it with like-minded Star Wars/George Lucas fans, computer graphics folks, videogamers, movie geeks, and technophiles. The reviews on Amazon have been quite wonderful (both Alvy Ray Smith AND Ben Burtt rave there) but your feedback is always welcomed.
Thank you, and enjoy!
JULY 2 POST SCRIPT --Amazing! In just a couple days the book has been downloaded thousands of times, and i've decided i'll leave this accessible at least through the holiday weekend. Other than a short note from the publisher asking what the hell I was doing, the only emails i get are from you readers submitting typos and errata you've found. THANK YOU. Months of professional proof-reading and fact-checking, and years of book readers, and in a single day you've found more little errors than all of them. I have now made corrections to PDF 1, but will let you know if i adjust the other sections...
JULY 22 POST SCRIPT --Over 15,000 downloads. Wow. I mentioned that "donate" button on the left, yes? Leave me your email address along with any donations so I can thank you personally. BTW: to answer some of your questions here - no, i don't plan on attending Comic Con nor Siggraph, but i am often available to give presentations to groups. Leave me a note about that as well.