This book will have you diving into the great features of Blender in no time. Written for absolute beginners, it takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a fully animated 3D scene. Furthermore, the book helps you advance through various aspects of animation design. Blender. Basics. Second Edition. Classroom. Tutorial. Book. By James . Blender 3D Text Settings .. A rendering is a pictorial output of a 3D scene or object. Book Blender 3D Basics, 2nd Edition: A quick and easy-to-use guide to create 3D modeling and animation using Blender Format, Paper book / ebook (PDF).

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Blender 3D Basics Beginner's Guide Book Description: Blender is by far the most popular open source graphics program available. It is a full featured 3D. Blender 3D Text Settings Chapter Game Engine Basics (real-time animation) .. This tutorial book is designed to get you up and running in the basics of. 3D software is used to create a virtual representation of anything. Even things that In this book we will be learning Blender (hence the title), but I want to list.

He is the Creative Director for Point Happy Interactive and spends his spare time as a bicycling advocate and space activist. He has written articles about 3D modeling and animation for the American Modeler magazine and Digital Video Producer e-zine.

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Frequently bought together. Learn more Add to cart. Blender 3D: Designing Objects. Paperback pages. Book Description This book teaches you how to model a nautical scene, complete with boats and water, and then add materials, lighting, and animation.

Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introducing Blender and Animation. Time for action — rendering your first scene in Blender. Time for action — making a folder of your animation heroes. Time for action — meeting Ivan Sutherland and Sketchpad.

Time for action — seeing the Triple I demo — Chapter 2: Getting Comfortable Using the 3D View. Time for action — seeing the top view, front view, and right-side view.

Time for action — seeing the bottom view, and back view. Time for action — rotating the view in another direction with the NumPad. Time for action — toggling between the Perspective and Orthographic views.

Chapter 3: Controlling the Lamp, the Camera, and Animating Objects. Time for action — observing how the lighting looks without rendering. Time for action — using the global axis and local axis. Time for action — moving an object in one plane in the global mode.

Time for action — moving an object in one plane in the local mode. Time for action — setting up Blender so you can see what the camera sees. Time for action — investigating the camera composition guides.

Time for action — making a simple animation with keyframes. Time for action — adding squash and stretch to the animation. Time for action — controlling channel display with the header. Chapter 4: Modeling with Vertices, Edges, and Faces.

Time for action — working with vertices, edges, or faces. Time for action — making back-facing geometry accessible. Time for action — controlling the visibility of vertices. Time for action — fine-tuning the circle selection tool. Time for action — hiding the vertices you aren't working on. Time for action — modifying objects made by other people. Time for action — scaling and rotating groups of vertices. Understanding what lies behind vertices, edges, and faces.

Time for action — making faces out of vertices and edges. Chapter 5: Building a Simple Boat. Time for action — extruding to make the inside of the hull. Time for action — making the boat the proper width and height. Time for action — adding curves to the boat's lines by subdividing. Time for action — using layers for controlling rendering. Chapter 6: Making and Moving the Oars. Time for action — making the base of the blade of the oar. Time for action — controlling flat and smooth surfaces.

Time for action — copying keyframes to make a rowing cycle.

Time for action — moving the boat in sync with the oars. Chapter 7: Time for action — making the path and cross section for the tiller. Using charts and guides to help you plan your animation. Chapter 8: Making the Sloop. Time for action — turning a reference block into a sloop.

Time for action — making selection easy with Edge Loops and Edge Rings. I think the most important thing about this book is the later sections. Many of the other resources out there tend to stop before getting to some of the more advanced things, so it is nice to have a basic overview of just about the whole program at once! Jim Chronister is a wonderful text.

Tremendous thought obviously went into this manual. I taught high school for 4 years and community college for seven and have never run intoa teacher so passionate about a subject. Excellent work, I hope he receives great recognition for his work heck, I think he could sell this to colleges easily!!!

Wow subQuark! Thanks for the great comments. My students think I should be selling the manual also. If only more schools were using Blender, that may happen. I tell the kids that there have been several thousand downloads so far, but if I were to ask for a dollar a download, it would have been downloaded 2 times tops. I can't program so this is my contribution to the cause.

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The word is spreading though. Let's see if we get a few more "converts" over to Blender. Jim, your manual is fantastic! I don't know what's available in your area, but you might consider approaching community colleges about teaching Blender as a noncredit adult ed workshop. I can definitely envision a huge impact from your work.

Not just your manual, but your students.

Just think, every student you get fired up has the potential to go on and get others hooked on Blender, too. I actually have some 2-day workshops planned this summer for teachers. If things go well, I may be trying more with your idea. We have a close community college I could go through. Nice resource!!!! But since the new version 2. I've already been thinking about the upcoming changes in 2. It's nice to see major changes in the software so fast, but bad when you have to keep updating manuals: So true JimC!!!!!

Still as long as the Blender basics remain the same your manual will continue to be a great asset. The new stuff can still be added one bit at a time. Manual has had some minor changes to reflect version 2. Looking at the lastest changes that may be coming in the next release, there will be more changes to the book. For years, every six months or so I would download Blender, try to use it, then get discouraged and delete it.

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Your lessons were the first thing that helped me get a feel for Blender, and now it's my number 1 piece of 3D software. We use blender for 3d classes at my highschool and we found it really easy to pick it up and have fun creating models. Lots of my friends are experimenting in animation and games with it.

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Read about other ways to support us. Jim writes: About Blender Basics he writes: David on February 25, BArrYZ on February 25, Thanks for sharing! Very useful manual to teach basics ;- Reply.

Blender in schools? Greets from cold Germany Sephiroth on February 27, Thank for it!!!! Inochi on February 27, Jim on February 27, Shan on February 27, Thanks a lot. Anton on February 27, D Reply.

Peter Teh on March 5, Hi Jim, Thanks for your wonderful book. Thanks again and all the best to you, Jim! Geerdy on March 5, This is a great start for me in the 3d world! Now I really have great guide Thanx Reply. Steven Chan on March 6, Peter Teh, I'm interested in the project you're working on for teaching biology. Steve Reply. JimC on March 7, Srinath Krishna on March 7, Thanks Mate!! Thats really a gem of a book! Tynach on March 8, Shawn Fumo on March 9, Thanks Jim!

JimC on March 15, WayStar on March 18, JimC on March 28, Thanks WayStar I actually have some 2-day workshops planned this summer for teachers. Leianne on April 8, You rock Jim! Thanks for sharing your expertise.

It is much appreciated.

Prince on April 16, Making the ship's wheel with the Spin tool and DupliVerts. This is a great book for Blender learners. Furthermore, the book helps you advance through various aspects of animation design such as modeling, lighting, camera work, and animation through the Blender interface with the help of several simple projects.

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