Mastering Blender

Mastering Blender

by Tony Mullen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118275405
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tony Mullen, PhD, has a broad background in CG-related work. He teaches at Tsuda College and Musashino Art University in Tokyo, where his courses include modeling and animation with Blender as well as the Python programming language. 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. He is the author of Introducing Character Animation with Blender and several other books on Blender from Sybex. You can follow him on Twitter at @_tonymullen.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxi

Part I Fundamentals of Blender 3D 1

Chapter 1 Working in Blender 3

Chapter 2 Working with Textures and Materials 33

Chapter 3 Sculpting and Retopo Workflow 87

Chapter 4 Rendering and Render Engines 133

Part II Physics and Simulations 161

Chapter 5 Getting Flexible with Soft Bodies and Cloth 163

Chapter 6 Working with Particles 201

Chapter 7 Volumetric Fluid, Smoke, and Fire 253

Chapter 8 Bullet Physics and the Blender Game Engine 315

Part III Video Post-production in Blender 367

Chapter 9 Compositing with Nodes 369

Chapter 10 Advanced 3D/Video Compositing 419

Chapter 11 Working with the Video Sequence Editor 453

Part IV Blender-Python 481

Chapter 12 The Blender-Python Interpreter 483

Chapter 13 Python Scripting for Blender 503

Part V Mastering the Blender Game Engine 531

Chapter 14 Creating Assets for the Blender Game Engine 533

Chapter 15 Making Things Happen in the Game Engine 573

Chapter 16 Python Power in the Blender Game Engine 605

Appendix The Bottom Line 631

Index 647

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Mastering Blender 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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bhenry More than 1 year ago
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.
Guyon More than 1 year ago
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.