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Blender, the free alternative for professional-quality 3D animation is a complex program to learn, but once users become familiar with its power, they begin to seek more from it.  This book is the first of its kind to explore the more advanced features of Blender so that you can get the most out of the software. You?ll take your Blender skills to a whole new level with the featured in-depth coverage of intricate uses for Blender's modeling, texturing, animation, and visual ...
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Blender, the free alternative for professional-quality 3D animation is a complex program to learn, but once users become familiar with its power, they begin to seek more from it.  This book is the first of its kind to explore the more advanced features of Blender so that you can get the most out of the software. You’ll take your Blender skills to a whole new level with the featured in-depth coverage of intricate uses for Blender's modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects tools in a professional environment.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470407417
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Mullen, PhD, has a broad background in CG-related work. He teaches at Tsuda College, where his courses include modeling and animation with Blender as well as the Python programming language (used for scripting in Blender). Mullen has been a cartoonist and an illustrator; his screen credits include writer, codirector, or lead animator on several short films, including the award-winning short The Devices of Gustav Braüstache, Bachelor of Science, and the recent live-action/stop-motion film Gustav Braüstache and the Auto Debilitator, appearing at several international film festivals. He is the author of Introducing Character Animation with Blender and Bounce, Tumble, and Splash!: Simulating the Physical World with Blender 3D, both from Sybex.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Mastering Blender 3D.

1. Controlling Your Environment.

2. Sculpting and Retopo Workflow.

3. Creating Realistic Images with UV Textures and Node-Based Materials.

4. Video Compositing with Nodes.

5. Working with the Video Sequence Editor.

Part II: Mastering Blender Python.

6. Python for the Impatient.

7. Python Scripting for Blender.

8. The Many-Headed Snake: Other Uses of Python in Blender.

Part III: Mastering the Blender Game Engine.

9. Creating Assets for the Blender Game Engine.

10. Making Things Happen in the Game Engine.

11. Python Power in the Blender Game Engine.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

    PRICE is outrageous

    Nook price is more than the actual book?
    This price gouging has to stop! I will not support this author in any way. Goign to look at others.

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  • Posted August 17, 2009

    Great book for the advanced Blender user

    What a great book! Tony does a great job of taking your skill from intermediate to advanced level. The only gripes I have are that it wasn't clear before buying just HOW advanced it is. Some of the things it deals with will remain over my head for another year or more, before I am at the point that I would need to get into them.

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