Each of the different chapters is divided into sections covering the major topics of Blender. This third edition is updated to cover the latest features added in Blender, including digital sculpting with dynamic topology, rendering with the incredibly powerful Cycles renderer, and more advanced simulation tools. Overall the separate chapters and sections are well written and very clear. One drawback of the book is that it doesn't provide enough images for some procedures that could be better explained graphically. You see a dialog box that allows you to change the movement key from Alt to Ctrl or Super. You really want to know more about the features of Blender, where to get it, and how to use it.
The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. I finally found it by flipping through the book; later I realized I should have used the table of contents, where one of the headings included extrusion. And its complexity and power. You typically use this combination to select multiple loops, but if nothing is selected, it works exactly the same as the Alt+right-click combination. You can find more up to date info online, its a good book to get the Feel of Blender, its a great reference to look through, but always check for your version of blender, make sure you don't get confused when you can't find a tool where it's supposed to be, but again, its a good reference book. Blender, the open-source, free 3D animation software has been used for everything from television animations to full-length animated features. And if a tech book is well-written, you don't notice why it's good; those parts just flow.
This review will sound overly negative, because it doesn't take nearly as many words to explain what you like as what you don't like. I previously reviewed Mr Gumster's earlier Blender For Dummies book and was very, very impressed with it , for the 2. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Book Description The exciting new book on the exciting new Blender 2. Ebook Description If you want to design 3D animation, here's your chance to jump in with both feet, free software, and a friendly guide at your side! Click Download or Read Online button to get Blender For Dummies book now. Often I could not find the particular Blender function, hotkey, or whatever I was looking for and had to page through the book hoping I would come across some commentary on it.
The book starts with the creation of simple figures using basic Category: Computers. Another excellent feature of this book is that it makes absolutely certain to explain the terminology used within Blender with regards to its interface. I know this may seem like a small feature, but having proper terminology to refer to parts of the Blender interface is really useful and helps speed up explaining how to use Blender. Then you'll start creating 3D objects and setting them in motion with animations and rigging. You'll learn how to create models, animate movement, and render well-lit scenes as you master the powerful features that rival the more expensive professional animation software.
Also, I found the index was rather light on details. Even if you're just beginning, you'll learn all the Blender 2. The online Blender Manual is a much better resource. Variable speeds Being able to start the blender at a slow speed and gradually increase it to high puts less stress on the motor. Visit the companion Web site at www.
It covered things other books tended to skip. 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. Find out how to harness the new multi-window unblocking interface, and get going fast with 3D modeling, rigging, lighting, animating, and rendering. Blender For Dummies is the ultimate learning companion. You really want to know more about the features of Blender, where to get it, and how to use it. Chapter 4: Working in Edit Mode and Object Mode. You'll learn the shortcuts and tricks that make creating animation a reality for anyone at any level.
Takes too long to learn a concept with few examples. . Chapter 7: Changing That Boring Gray Default Material. Blender For Dummies, 2 nd Edition is the perfect introduction to the popular, open-source, Blender 3D animation software, specifically the revolutionary new Blender 2. Van Gumster anticipates this, and Chapter 18 has a pretty good list of such resources.
Chapter 9: Lighting and Environment. What would have worked for these chapters is just to lay out how to do materials and textures, and then build from that. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. You can fix this issue in two ways. Chapter 14: Exporting and Rendering Scenes. It automatically stops and restarts the blades so that ice can be easily chopped and integrated evenly into a blended mixture. Chapter 18: Ten Excellent Community Resources.