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You will learn the basics of nearly everything Blender has to offer. The book is aimed at the complete beginner of Blender and even beginners in the world of 3D. THE BEGINNERS GUIDE. TO. BLENDER. Jonathan Lampel Intro to 3D Software. .. In this book we will be learning Blender (hence the title), but I want to list. Check out my book Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide! Learn nearly everything about Blender quickly and easily! Great for the.

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An Introduction To Blender 3d A Book For Beginners

Description, A general introduction to Blender , covering the basics. Skill Level , Beginner/Novice. Coverage Catagories, General/Beginner. Email/Contact. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications. Author: John M Blain. Blender 3D Computer Modeling and Animation Blender 3D is a an open source freeware program maintained by the Blender Foundation.

You will see this in the window header. By clicking on the drop down selection menu it is able to select one oI the other modes. At this stage we only need be concerned with the Edit Mode option. Object mode allows us to move, rotate and scale an object in the scene while edit mode allows us to change the shape oI the object. To change between the two modes you can select the mode Irom the drop down in the header but since it is common to be switching between Object and Edit mode pressing the Tab Key toggles between modes With the Cube selected in the 3D Window and the mouse cursor positioned in the window press 'Tab'. You will see the object shown with its edges drawn in orange with dots at each corner. The signiIicance oI this will be discussed in detail later. For now toggle back to Object Mode. Layers Like many other graphics programs Blender uses layers to aid in constructing complex scenes. Note the display in the 3D Window header. This represents 20 separate layers. Imagine sheets oI transparent drawing sheets with diIIerent items on each sheet then placed one on top the other. Each square represents one sheet. The orange dot in the Iirst square indicates that the selected object is on the Iirst layer.

Time for action — panning the scene in 3D View What just happened? Have a go hero — navigating the scene in the 3D View Navigating for those who have a mouse wheel Using the NumPad to change the angle in 3D View Time for action — seeing the top view, front view, and right-side view What just happened? Time for action — seeing the bottom view, and back view What just happened?

Seeing what the camera sees Time for action — verifying the Camera view What just happened? Time for action — rotating the view with the NumPad What just happened? Time for action — rotating the view in another direction with the NumPad What just happened?

Time for action — zooming with the NumPad What just happened? Time for action — making the camera see what you do What just happened? Understanding Perspective and Orthographic views Time for action — toggling between the Perspective and Orthographic views What just happened?

Navigating in the 3D View Making pictures with computers Making colors with a computer Making millions of colors with just red, green, and blue Pop quiz — learning about Blender windows Summary 3. Controlling the Lamp, the Camera, and Animating Objects Placing lamps in the scene Time for action — moving the lamp What just happened?

Time for action — moving the lamp close to the cube What just happened? Time for action — moving the lamp far away What just happened? Checking the lighting without rendering Time for action — observing how the lighting looks without rendering What just happened?

Adding color to the lamp using the Properties window Time for action — adding color to Lamp What just happened? Using multiple lamps for better lighting Time for action — adding a second lamp What just happened? Light color mixing Time for action — setting colors Have a go hero — experimenting with multiple lamps Thinking about a career in lighting Saving your work Time for action — saving a file What just happened?

Always have a backup file Controlling the camera Time for action — using the global axis and local axis What just happened? Moving objects, faster and easier Time for action — moving an object in one plane in the global mode What just happened? Time for action — moving an object in one plane in the local mode What just happened?

Have a go hero — controlling the location with numbers Seeing through the lens Time for action — setting up Blender so you can see what the camera sees What just happened? Using the camera as a canvas Understanding the rules of composition Applying the rule of thirds for well-balanced scenes Using positive and negative space to put the focus on the action Using a limited palette for better results Employing Blender's camera composition guides to make your work look better Time for action — investigating the camera composition guides What just happened?

Understanding the fundamental camera moves Rotating and scaling the camera and other objects Using keyboard commands to grab, rotate, and scale objects Time for action — moving, rotating, and scaling objects What just happened? Making an animation Time for action — loading a file What just happened? Time for action — making a simple animation with keyframes What just happened? Rendering your animation Time for action — rendering the animation What just happened?

Time for action — adding squash and stretch to the animation What just happened? Have a go hero — experimenting with control handles to adjust motion Selecting which channel to work on Time for action — adding keyframes in Graph Editor What just happened? Time for action — controlling channel display with the header What just happened? Copying, pasting, and deleting keyframes Time for action — copying and pasting keyframes What just happened? Keyframes for properties Time for action — keyframes for lights What just happened?

Have a go hero — adding more keyframes Pop quiz — working in time and space Revisiting the commands Summary 4.

Investigating vertices, edges, and faces Time for action — choosing the best display mode What just happened? Time for action — working with vertices, edges, or faces What just happened? Have a go hero — rotating and scaling edges and faces Selecting multiple vertices, edges, and faces Selecting all vertices Time for action — pressing A to select all What just happened?

Selecting vertices with Border Select Time for action — pressing B for border selection What just happened? Selecting with the Circle Selector Time for action — pressing C for circle selection What just happened?

Creating Blender's primitives Time for action — making a primitive object What just happened? Introducing Suzanne Making precise selections Time for action — making back-facing geometry accessible What just happened? Time for action — controlling the visibility of vertices What just happened? Time for action — selecting vertex by vertex What just happened? Time for action — fine-tuning the circle selection tool What just happened?

Time for action — hiding the vertices you aren't working on What just happened? Time for action — modifying objects made by other people What just happened?

Time for action — fixing Suzanne's eye What just happened? Organizing your work by grouping Time for action — grouping vertices What just happened? Have a go hero — selecting the other eye Time for action — scaling and rotating groups of vertices What just happened?

Controlling the center of scaling and rotation Time for action — controlling the center of scaling What just happened?

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Have a go hero — how bizarre can you make Suzanne? Understanding what lies behind vertices, edges, and faces Building vertices, edges, and faces from scratch Time for action — making faces out of vertices and edges What just happened?

Time for action — making a face from an edge What just happened? Pop quiz — making selections The key-function table Summary 5.

Building a Simple Boat Turning a cube into a boat with box modeling Using extrusion, the most powerful tool for box modeling Time for action — extruding to make the inside of the hull What just happened?

Using normals in 3D modeling Time for action — displaying normals What just happened? Planning what you are going to make Choosing which units to model in Time for action — making reference objects What just happened? Sizing the boat to the reference blocks Time for action — making the boat the proper length What just happened?

Time for action — making the boat the proper width and height What just happened? Time for action — adding curves to the boat's lines by subdividing What just happened?

Have a go hero — adding curves to the hull Using clean building methods Choosing between quadrilaterals and triangles Time for action — making a non-planar polygon What just happened? Time for action — adding a seat to the boat What just happened?

Time for action — making the other seat What just happened? Have a go hero — adding a third seat Making modeling easier with Blender's layers function Time for action — introducing layers What just happened? Time for action — using layers for controlling rendering What just happened?

Coloring the boat to add realism Time for action — coloring the hull and the gunwale What just happened? Time for action — adding a texture to the seats What just happened?

The other knock is Blender's much smaller market share, which means there are perhaps fewer companies looking to hire Blender artists. Having said that, know that this is changing and there are sites like the Blender Network that specialize in matching Blender artists with employers.

And even mainstream job sites are getting more Blender savvy every day.

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None of this is even an issue if you run your own shop or are just doing your own thing. Then all that matters are the final renderings. And few clients know or care about all this techno-geek talk.

Blender's own jobs website, and it's gaining ground on other job boards as well My first hour with Blender: installing and learning the interface I went up to Blender 's website , clicked on the 'Download' link, and chose between the installers available for Mac, Windows, Linux and even FreeBSD. And made a small donation while there! Installation was almost crazy-easy, and fast. Which is common for most open source programs. Blender splash page Once installed, I booted it up like a kid on Christmas morning.

The splash page had a number of links, including one to the official Blender manual online. The manual is an excellent resource, but perhaps a bit better suited to those that already have an introduction to both 3D and Blender. Blender's official online manual Upon first viewing, Blender's interface can be overwhelming. But it isn't as complicated as it first looks. Once you understand the logical thought process it becomes much less daunting. Logic-wise it's rather similar to Adobe programs like Photoshop or InDesign.

Blender's default user interface. See the text for a quick explanation of its UI The default Blender interface is made up of four areas. A in the image above is called the Toolbar, a collection of the most commonly used tools. B is the 3D Viewport, or work window. D is the timeline, for animation work. You might be familiar with this from programs like After Effects. Understanding these basics makes Blender all the more approachable. Although not necessarily more useable. Before looking at any instructions, I felt compelled to muck about with the buttons, doodads and doohickeys, and hoped to find my way around.

But I'll admit that I wasn't too successful. I began to realize that Blender wasn't quite as intuitive — at least for me — as I had hoped. So I started to explore what alternative ways I could go about learning it, beyond the button-poking. Ernest C is currently reading it Jul 16, Charles Corbitt jr is currently reading it Oct 27, Tim added it Dec 03, Michael Chavarria is currently reading it Feb 07, Jack G. Riddle added it Feb 25, Daniel Cox is currently reading it Mar 03, Mark Segall added it Mar 28, John A.

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