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Character Development in Blender 2.5 Paperback – June 17, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1435456259 ISBN-10: 1435456254 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (June 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435456254
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435456259
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #602,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN BLENDER 2.5 gives an introduction to both Blender and character modeling, explaining the various Blender tools and how to use them to create amazing, believable 3D characters. Providing both the how and why behind each new tool or skill presented, the book is written in a step-by-step format so you can easily follow along.

1. Structure and Process of Supervision. 2. Supervision Models: Psychotherapy-based Non-Psychotherapy-based. 3. Effective Supervision. 4. Supervisor. Gender and Perceived Stereotypes. Theoretical Orientation, Interaction and Learning Styles. BTI Types. Negative-Harmful Supervision. 5. Supervisee. Attachment Style. Self-presentation and Self-disclosure. Interaction and Learning Styles. Theoretical Orientation. Gender & Perceived Stereotypes. 6. Assessment of the Trainee. Knowledge and Skills. Personal Dynamics. Formal Assessment Tools. 7. Supervision Ethics. 8. Legal Aspects of Supervision in Psychotherapy. 9. Impacts of Culture and Diversity on the Supervisory Relationship and Process.

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Jonathan Williamson is a Blender Foundation Certified Instructor who has a passion for creating and teaching. Jonathan is a professional 3D Animation artist and teacher, working in Blender. As an active participant in the Blender community, he is continuously working to provide resources to the community. Jonathan co-founded http://blendercookie.com and has authored over 200 freely-available tutorials and has produced several complete training DVDs and series.

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This book has helped me in my character modeling with Blender considerably.
GamePlayer13
If you know nothing about Blender and are wondering where to start, this is it!!
Ernest Mallett
I highly recommend this book to even those with little experience in blender.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Gardner on July 5, 2011
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This book is an invaluable resource. As a long time 3d artist, I have picked up little tricks here and there that really bring pieces together well. Jonathan manages to cover these little tricks and more, assisting even the beginner 3D artist in creating a piece of art that feels well polished. A great book and a great read. Also, their website (blendercookie.com) is another amazing resource. Check it out.

The only con I have is the pictures in the book are kind of dark, but the included dvd remedies that nicely.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on July 19, 2011
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I ordered the book back on July 2nd, with a target ETA of early August. The book turned up yesterday (July 18), at least 2 weeks earlier than expected.

That being said, the content of the book is exactly what I paid for; after spending countless hours trolling the Internet for character modelling tutorials over many months, I had been waiting patiently since reading the publication date for this book. It guides you through the interface of Blender 2.5 (as there was an overhaul since 2.49b), then gives you the context to use just about any model sheet or blueprint in Blender and turn it into something resembling a work of art (ultimately, you can decide if you require low-poly or high-poly models for your project).

5*, worth every cent, and would highly recommend this book to anyone else wanting to delve into character modelling with Blender. For me, this has become my character modelling bible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reidh Beallagh on April 13, 2014
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I find it difficult to follow descriptive explanation in pages on how to Block and shape model. For an example on Page 101 mid page, "Continuing to use the Extrude tool, you can select the top vertices and extrude them up several times to the top of the shoulders. [ at this point my adhd steps and in and says, how many times is several, does it matter, will I run into problems later? ] Then using the Translate, Scale, and Rotate Tools, you manipulate either a single vertex or multiple vertices at a time to shape the mesh according to the modeling sheet [ here I want to refer to a picture of this, in relation to the modeling ref sheet ]. This is best done while while switching between your various views ( front, side, back, and so on ) to get a more accurate model [ this last sentence falls upon a boggled minds ears ]. I have also extruded the bottom of the mesh down several ( page 102 ) times to form the shape of the coat hem.[ again how many is several? ]"
Things like that make this book hard to follow, for ME. But the videos accompanying these pages make it visible to my mind's eye.
If you have any problems concentrating on verbal descriptions of visual activities without accompanying pictures, I would suggest buying J.W.'s video tutorials. But I prefer PDF tutorials, which alas this book is not very much like. But for the video learning data included It is one of the best books available on this subject I could imagine having.
Maybe after having had and used it longer than a few days I will amend this whole review.
Perhaps there is a different level for people like me. theres the regular levels, Nooby, Intermediate, Advanced etc.
But for me there should be; A. Deaf-like and dumb(stupid) Nooby, B.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ernest Mallett on August 3, 2013
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Let me start off by saying that when I bought this book I have had Blender installed for over a year and only opened it maybe twice. Online tutorials were hard for me to follow and since I recently started developing a new PC game I had two options:

1: Hire a modeller
2: Learn modelling myself

So I decided to pick up this book to learn the basics of character development using Blender. I figure that if I can build a person then I can build practically anything that I needed. Well the book arrived a few hours ago and I flipped through checking out some of the examples.

The author does a great job in explaining everything in plain English, from setting up blender to building the character you see on the cover (even the small details). I love this! Being an absolute beginner with Blender I absolutely love this book and believe that after I am comfortable with Blender I will continue to use this book as a reference.

If you know nothing about Blender and are wondering where to start, this is it!!

Pros: Great for beginners, easily explained, wonderful example
Cons: May not be a good book if you are experienced in Blender and are looking for something complex.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GamePlayer13 on December 27, 2011
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This book has helped me in my character modeling with Blender considerably. Easy to follow technique for modeling a hi-poly character followed by a low(er)-poly model for animating. It has significantly changed my workflow for the better and I have already been able to put it into practice professionally. Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 7, 2011
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With no previous experience, I needed a book that would effectively introduce me to Blender and show me the basics of character design.

This book does just that as well as imprints the knowledge so that it can be easily applied in other projects.

The only major issue I have with this product:
- The sample/tutorial images are way too dark. Making some of the steps very difficult as it is impossible to see.

Overall it is very informative.
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