The exciting new book on the exciting new Blender 2.5!
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! Blender For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the perfect introduction to the popular, open-source, Blender 3D animation software, specifically the revolutionary new Blender 2.5. Find out what all the buzz is about with this easy-access guide. Even if you?re just beginning, you'll learn all the Blender 2.5 ropes, get the latest tips, and soon start creating 3D animation that dazzles.
If you want to start creating your own 3D animations with Blender, Blender For Dummies, 2nd Edition is where you need to start!
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Here's something to get animated about — free 3D animation software and this fun and easy guide!
So you really want to explore 3D animation, but you can't afford one of the high-end 3D graphics programs? Blender was made for you, and it's free! And this book is even friendlier than the open source Blender community. It shows you just what you need to know to turn your ideas into cool movies or games, even if you've never used 3D software before.
Think like Blender — get familiar with Blender's novel way of doing things, especially the unique interface
The basics — start creating 3D objects with meshes, curves, and surfaces, and use the Extrude tool
Lights, colors, and scenes — learn to build detailed 3D models, create characters and props, and light your scenes
Get moving — understand animation curves, rig characters for motion, use particles, and make objects bounce and jiggle
From Blender to something bigger — see how to render your files and move them into a movie file format such as QuickTime
Open the book and find:
Updates and new Blender features
How to save time with hotkeys
Ways to use Modifiers
Tips on adding color and adjusting shader values
All the options for adding texture
How to build a character from skeleton to skin
Basic animation principles
Ten solutions to common problems that new users face
Create realistic animations with this free, open source software
Build 3D objects with meshes, curves, and surfaces
Take advantage of the new interface and other features of Blender 2.56
Install Blender 2.56a from the bonus DVD
Bonus DVD Includes
Please see the About the DVD Appendix for complete system requirements.
Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/blenderfd2e for examples, a link to download Blender, and more!About the Author:
Jason van Gumster uses Blender every day in his work as a producer/animator for Hand Turkey Studios. He has given numerous international Blender demonstrations and workshops for students, professionals, and hobbyists, and he also blogs for Blender Nation, the primary news Web site for Blender users.
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