Blender For Dummies
Jason van Gumster
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
So you’ve heard about Blender, the free 3D animationsoftware. You really want to know more about the features ofBlender, where to get it, and how to use it. You’re in luck!It’s all in Blender For Dummies, including Blendersoftware on the bonus DVD.
Because there’s a lot to learn about Blender, you’llbe glad this book takes it step by step. First, you’ll learnto install Blender 2.48 and think the Blender way. Thenyou’ll start creating 3D objects and setting them in motionwith animations and rigging. Soon you’ll be texturing withBlender, rendering with Blender, and sharing your creations.You’ll learn how to:
Create almost anything with meshes, save time with the Mirrormodifier, and use Blender’s secret weapon, DuplivertsUnderstand texture mapping, know when to use which type oflamp, and use radiosity in animationWork with curves and surfaces, and add color, shades, texture,and reflectionsRig your characters for animation with shape keys, hooks, andarmatures, and understand kinematicsNavigate in three dimensionsMake your animations more believable, and let Blender do theanimating for youUse the video sequence editorExport, render, composite, and edit for output
You’ll even get tips on common problems new Blender usersface and how to avoid them. Blender For Dummies will haveyou creating eye-popping 3D animations before you know it!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.