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Download Blender 3D Basics epub

by Fisher Gordon

The complete novice's guide to 3D modeling and animation

The best starter guide for complete newcomers to 3D modeling and animation Easier learning curve than any other book on Blender You will learn all the important foundation skills ready to apply to any 3D software

In Detail

Blender is by far the most popular open source graphics program available. It is a full featured 3D modeling, animation and games development tool used by millions all over the world and it's free! This book is for those looking for an entry into the world of 3D modeling and animation regardless of prior experience.

Blender 3D Basics is the entry level book for those without prior experience using 3D tools. It caters for those who may have downloaded Blender in the past but were frustrated by its lack of intuitiveness. Using simple steps it builds, chapter by chapter, into a full foundation in 3D modeling and animation.

Using Blender 3D Basics the reader will model a maritime scene complete with boats and water, then add materials, lighting and animation. The book demystifies the Blender interface and explains what each tool does so that you will be left with a thorough understanding of 3D.

What you will learn from this book

How to create 3D objects in blender How to compose a scene ready for animation Loading, saving, importing and exporting various file formats Create a full animation using key-frames on a timeline Adding simple materials and lighting your scene Rendering and compositing the final animation sequence Add stereoscopic 3D effects


Written in a step by step tutorial style, learning comes as a result of creating the fully animated scene and the explanations that follow each stage.

Who this book is written for

Blender 3D Basics is great for anyone who is new to Blender or new to 3D.

Download Blender 3D Basics epub
ISBN: 1849516901
ISBN13: 978-1849516907
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Graphics & Design
Author: Fisher Gordon
Language: English
Publisher: Packt Publishing (June 22, 2012)
Pages: 468 pages
ePUB size: 1250 kb
FB2 size: 1511 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 598
Other Formats: lrf doc mbr lrf

It covers most features on Blender, but I have come across instruction that did not work. I just used the built in features and kept moving. The only problem I have encountered is understanding what is being discussed in reference to the instructions. Video would be good here, maybe an companion site with video showing new concepts, like f-curve and graphic editor usage. Anyway it is helpful with learning. Worth the buy.
good product exactly what I ordered
The book truly lives up to it's name - it is a set of tutorials with the most basic of instructions that are extremely easy to follow. Whilst the pictures are in black and white, the written detail of the instructions makes it easy to work out how to accomplish the necessary result. And this is coming from an absolute beginner, too.
It is a nice book.. shows you different things while it has you build a scene through the book...
Need a new version to keep up with the current blender. Although it describes what needs to be done the limited pictures don't give enough detail. Need more pictures and they need to be larger
A decent book, but I learned more from the Blender wiki. Never the less it does a good job of pointing you in the right direction.
I have no previous knowledge of Blender or any 3D animation program. I found this book to be confusing and wish I didn't spend the money on it.
Gordon has done something that few technical writers ever do - connect. Through the animation examples of yesteryear and a conversationl style, I was able to develop and learn techniques that will help me for years to come. Good stuff!