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If you want to learn 3D modeling and animation design, but are unable to afford the Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya such kind of 3D modeling or animation software costing thousands of dollars, then the very popular, free, and open-source Blender is currently the best choice for you. However, the available books or any tutorials written for Blender have been always scarce, really not systematic, and incomplete all the time, until the day Blender For Dummies, 3rd Edition comes out.

Blender For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a complete and step-by-step ultimate guide for learning 3D modeling & animation with ease using the Blender software. It was specially written for Blender beginners by a Blender enthusiast Jason van Gumster from Turkey. This book covers all aspects of the basic knowledge of Blender software, including menus, modeling, texturing, animating, rendering, synthesis, as well as tips on common problems, shortcuts, tricks, and more.

Blender For Dummies, 3rd Edition also covers the latest features new introduced to Blender. This includes digital sculpting with dynamic topology, rendering with the incredibly powerful Cycles renderer, and more other advanced simulation tools for you.

// Key Features //

  • Build 3D scenes, objects with meshes, curves, and surfaces
  • Create realistic animations,
  • Add color, texture, shades, reflections, and transparencies
  • Set your models in motion with animation and rigging
  • Create expert-level scenes with lighting and camera placement
  • Rig your characters for animation with shape keys, hooks, and armatures
  • Export, render, composite, and edit for output
  • Take advantage of new features
  • Understand texture mapping
  • An introduction to digital sculpting in Blender
  • Important principles of animation
  • Ten great community resources

// Table Of Contents //

  • Part I: Getting Started with Blender 7
    • Chapter 1: Discovering Blender 9
    • Chapter 2: Understanding How Blender Thinks 27
    • Chapter 3: Getting Your Hands Dirty Working in Blender 67
    • Chapter 4: Working in Edit Mode and Object Mode 81
  • Part II: Creating Detailed 3D Scenes 111
    • Chapter 5: Creating Anything You Can Imagine with Meshes 113
    • Chapter 6: Using Blender’s Non ]mesh Primitives 157
    • Chapter 7: Changing That Boring Gray Default Material 189
    • Chapter 8: Giving Models Texture 221
    • Chapter 9: Lighting and Environment 261
  • Part III: Get Animated 299
    • Chapter 10: Animating Objects 301
    • Chapter 11: Discovering the Tools Used in Rigging 335
    • Chapter 12: Animating Object Deformations 359
    • Chapter 13: Letting Blender Do the Work for You 377
  • Part IV: Sharing Your Work with the World 409
    • Chapter 14: Exporting and Rendering Scenes 411
    • Chapter 15: Compositing and Editing 423
  • Part V: The Part of Tens 455
    • Chapter 16: Ten Problems (and Solutions) for Newbies 457
    • Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Working More Effectively in Blender 467
    • Chapter 18: Ten Excellent Community Resources 475

// Download URLs //

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PDF 28.2 MB
EPUB 17.6 MB
MOBI 31.9 MB

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