Blender Foundations: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.6

Blender Foundations: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.6

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by Roland Hess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240814304

ISBN-13: 9780240814308

Pub. Date: 07/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Blender Foundations is the definitive resource for getting started with 3D art in Blender, one of the most popular 3D/Animation tools on the market . With the expert insight and experience of Roland Hess, noted Blender expert and author, animators and artists will learn the basics starting with the revised 2.6 interface, modeling tools, sculpting, lighting and

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Blender Foundations is the definitive resource for getting started with 3D art in Blender, one of the most popular 3D/Animation tools on the market . With the expert insight and experience of Roland Hess, noted Blender expert and author, animators and artists will learn the basics starting with the revised 2.6 interface, modeling tools, sculpting, lighting and materials through rendering, compositing and video editing. Some of the new features covered include the completely re-thought interface, the character animation and keying system, and the smoke simulator.

More than just a tutorial guide, "Blender Foundations" covers the philosophy behind this ingenious software that so many 3D artists are turning to today. Start working today with Blender with the accompanying web site which includes all of the projects and support files alongside videos, step-by-step screenshots of the trickier tutorials, as well as a direct links to official resources like the Blender download site and artist forums.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240814308
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/29/2010
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
237,012
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Intro to 3D
Chapter 2: Getting the Blender Interface
Chapter 3: Movement, Object and Animation Basics
Chapter 4: Modeling Basics
Chapter 5: Character Modeling
Chapter 6: Rigging
Chapter 7: Sculpting
Chapter 8: Lighting
Chapter 9: Surfacing
Chapter 10: Rendering
Chapter 11: Character Animation
Chapter 12: Morphing Animation
Chapter 13: Particles
Chapter 14: Effects and environmental animation
Chapter 15: Video editing

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Blender Foundations: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.6 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been using digital modeling platforms for years, and i alwase wanted to learn how to animate and create models that have a higher ammunt of detail than imused to. So when i herd of Blender i was curious as to weathr or not it would be worth checkin out. it worked fine! Its just that the tutorials that i fund scattered across the internet werent good enough to aid me in honing my skills. So i turned to thes book... It was the best decision i ever made! the author [Roland Hess] does an acceptional job at describig to the reader the wrkings of this truely innovative program. its like he is actually sitting next to you, teaching you the progam bit by bit. the book is made up of sections that are all project based and utelize alot of creative thinking. i highly reccomend this book to anyone ranging from the novice designer to the seasoned graphical profesional. Pro's: -Very Enthusiastic -Detailed -Expressive, Interactive Art Con's: -Hard to stop reading
hessfan More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have written a review on anything! ( I'm in my 60's so I have had plenty of time to do so had I had a reason ) Well I have a reason... this book is great ! I have read many books on 3d animation not only for Blender, but 3d Studio, Truespace, Maya etc. While reading this book I got the feeling as if I were sitting next to the author enjoying his wit and his desire to teach something he feels strongly about. This book is extremely well written. Roland hess has a great sense of humor which made the book that much more enjoyable, the art work was easy on the eyes and easy to understand. If you like art, 3d animation and blender specifically and you would like to learn blender. Look no further, this book is the best !!! Not only will you learn the open source software, but you will be taught by someone who WANTS you to learn it. To take it one step further after I submit this review,I am writing to the author to tell him personally how much I enjoyed his book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I am going to start posting tutorials here.
NancyH73 More than 1 year ago
This book offers a far clearer, more accurate explanation of how Blender 3D works than any of the other books I've purchased.