- Series: For Dummies
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (April 27, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1119039533
- ISBN-13: 978-1119039532
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
- Create realistic animations with this free, open source software
- Build 3D objects with meshes, curves, and surfaces
- Take advantage of new features, including the incredibly powerful Cycles renderer
Jump into Blender and start animating
Is your head full of images that would be marvelous in motion? Make it happen! This plain-English guide shows you how to use Blender, the open source animation suite that lets you produce professional results. You'll learn to create 3D objects, get them moving with animation and rigging, set the scene with cameras and lighting, and maybe even go pro.
- Become friends with Blenderlearn your way around the interface, understand how the editors work, and use the 3D manipulator
- Make a scenecreate 3D scenes, add objects, work with meshes and modifiers, use curves and surfaces, and set colors
- Add texture and lightexplore texture mapping, paint textures on a mesh, and light your scene
- Get movinguse animation curves, create shape keys, add skeletons to your mesh, and animate with armatures
- Share your stuffexport objects, render scenes, and refine them using Blender's video sequence editor and node-based compositor
Visit the companion website at www.blenderbasics.com for supplemental files and a variety of screencast tutorials that illustrate creating, rigging, lighting, and rendering models.
Open the book and find:
- Help understanding how Blender thinks
- How to use the 3D cursor
- An introduction to digital sculpting in Blender
- Ways to take advantage of modifiers
- Tips on adding text
- Different lamp options for lighting
- Important principles of animation
- Ten great community resources
About the Author
Jason van Gumster has used Blender for over 15 years to produce animations and visual effects. He has spoken and given Blender demonstrations internationally for students, professionals, and hobbyists.
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