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 TonyMullen's expert guide is just what you need to expand your skills.From a quick refresher on Blender basics to the latest advancedtechniques for things like 3D video compositing with cameratracking, controlling characters with Python, or using enhancedfluids, smoke, and fire tools, this is the ultimate Blenderresource. You'll soon be creating visual effects and 3D animationfor 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 tocreate bouncy, flexible effects and realistic clothing
  • Simulating fluids such as smoke, water, and fire
  • Combining rendered images the way you want with Blendernodes
  • 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 interactivecontent
  • Creating compelling prototypes, visualizations, andwalk-throughs
  • Setting up interactive game logic or optimizing Blender usingPython

Get Up to Speed on the Latest Blender Tools andTechniques

Gain Advanced Skills and Create Amazing 3D Animations

Learn Workflows and Tricks Used in Real Studios

Start Using Python Programming to ImproveProductivity

Master the Blender Game Engine and Create InteractiveContent

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