Beginning Blender

Open Source 3D Modeling, Animation, and Game Design

Authors: Flavell, Lance

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  • First book to cover Blender 2.5
  • In-depth explanation and examples of all features of Blender: modeling, animation, compositing, and game design
  • The first full-color Blender book for beginners
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About this book

A new world of creative possibilities is opened by Blender, the most popular and powerful open source 3D and animation tool. Blender is not just free software; it is also an important professional tool used in animated shorts, television commercials, and shows, as well as in production for films like Spiderman 2. Lance Flavell's Beginning Blender will give you the skills to start shaping new worlds and virtual characters, and perhaps lead you down a new professional path.

Beginning Blender covers the Blender 2.5 release in-depth. The book starts with the creation of simple figures using basic modeling and sculpting. It then teaches you how to bridge from modeling to animation, and from scene setup to texture creation and rendering, lighting, rigging, and ultimately, full animation. You will create and mix your own movie scenes, and you will even learn the basics of games logic and how to deal with games physics. 

Whether you are new to modeling, animation, and game design, or whether you are simply new to Blender, this book will show you everything you need to know to get your 3D projects underway.

About the authors

Lance Flavell is a 3D modeling and animation teacher with an animation diploma from Auckland's Media Design School in New Zealand. He has a strong interest in teaching students how to use open source software, especially Blender, to create and explore 3D computer graphics.

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Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3126-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Blender
Book Subtitle
Open Source 3D Modeling, Animation, and Game Design
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Lance Flavell
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3127-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3127-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3126-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 415
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 466 illustrations in colour
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