- Series: Iop Concise Physics
- Paperback: 105 pages
- Publisher: Morgan & Claypool; 1 edition (March 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1627056114
- ISBN-13: 978-1627056113
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,887,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3D Scientific Visualization with Blender (Iop Concise Physics) 1st Edition
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About the Author
Dr. Brian R. Kent is a scientist with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia. His publications and studies in astrophysics and computing include scientific visualizations of a variety of theoretical and observational phenomena. He is interested in visualizing data for scientific analysis as well as reaching a broad audience with the stunning visuals that modern 3D graphics can provide. Dr. Kent received his Ph.D. in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Cornell University.
His website is: cv.nrao.edu/~bkent/blender/
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Having said all that, I found the examples Professor Kent provides on his website to be very useful. Typos should be corrected though.
In the first example, the script should be run from Edit mode, whereas the instructions in the text state the user should TAB back to Object mode. This will crash the script, though it is easily fixed.
The second example is more of a teaser than an example. The results are rendered beautifully in the author's YouTube video, but there is no information as to where to get the data to input the example. This is a pity, as the example is otherwise written very clearly, and has much potential. Still, how does one run the example without the data input information?
Highly recommended for those not only interested in scientific and technical work, but also with using the Python scripting
interface to any 3D Blender application. The tutorials get the reader started quickly and can be expanded upon in a variety of applications.
Working with 3D data can be challenging, but using Blender together with this book showed how to use a number of features
in an alternative manner.