Blender For Dummies
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Blender For Dummies

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by Jason van Gumster
     
 

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Learn 3D animation the easy way with this complete step-by-step guide

Blender For Dummies is the quick and easy guide to learning 3D modeling and animation using the popular, free, open source Blender software. You'll learn how to create models, animate movement, and render well-lit scenes as you master the powerful features that rival the more

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Learn 3D animation the easy way with this complete step-by-step guide

Blender For Dummies is the quick and easy guide to learning 3D modeling and animation using the popular, free, open source Blender software. You'll learn how to create models, animate movement, and render well-lit scenes as you master the powerful features that rival the more expensive professional animation software. This third edition is updated to cover the latest features added in Blender, including digital sculpting with dynamic topology, rendering with the incredibly powerful Cycles renderer, and more advanced simulation tools. You'll learn the shortcuts and tricks that make creating animation a reality for anyone at any level. The companion web site provides access to additional tutorials that give you the confidence you need to start animating quickly. This useful guide blends the functionality of a reference with the hands-on learning that develops your skills and understanding in a flash.

  • Create 3D objects with meshes, curves, and surfaces
  • 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

If you want to learn 3D animation, but don't want to spend thousands of dollars getting started, Blender is just the solution you need. Blender For Dummies is the ultimate learning companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470400180
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Jason van Gumster has produced a variety of animations and visualeffects for television and film as producer/animator for Hand TurkeyStudios. A Blender user since 1998, he's given numerous Blender workshops and blogs for Blender Nation, the primary news Web site for Blender users.

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Blender For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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radpnp More than 1 year ago
Trying to learn a new process can be daunting but this handy book really helps the novice explore a whole new realm.
Widar More than 1 year ago
This book was clear and easy to read. It is one of the easier ways to learn Blender.