Mastering Blender, 2nd Edition
By Tony Mullen
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 704

Build Top-Notch Blender Skills

If you're a serious Blender user, this new edition of Tony Mullen's expert guide is just what you need to expand your skills. From a quick refresher on Blender basics to the latest advanced techniques for things like 3D video compositing with camera tracking, controlling characters with Python, or using enhanced fluids, smoke, and fire tools, this is the ultimate Blender resource. You'll soon be creating visual effects and 3D animation for movies, games, and video the way CG professionals do.

Coverage includes:

  • Blender basics—texture, materials, sculpting, workflows
  • Using Blender's soft body and cloth simulation functionality to create bouncy, flexible effects and realistic clothing
  • Simulating fluids such as smoke, water, and fire
  • Combining rendered images the way you want with Blender nodes
  • Compositing separate elements of a 2D image
  • Camera tracking and other video post-production steps
  • Modeling, rigging, and texturing 3D objects or characters
  • Using Blender's Game Engine to create highly interactive content
  • Creating compelling prototypes, visualizations, and walk-throughs
  • Setting up interactive game logic or optimizing Blender using Python

Get Up to Speed on the Latest Blender Tools and Techniques

Gain Advanced Skills and Create Amazing 3D Animations

Learn Workflows and Tricks Used in Real Studios

Start Using Python Programming to Improve Productivity

Master the Blender Game Engine and Create Interactive Content

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