Learn how to get professional results from Blender
Start from scratch-the way it happens in the studio-and create fully rendered objects with Blender open-source 3D animation software and this real-world, roll-up-your-sleeves guide. No time is wasted-this book plunges straight into step-by-step instruction designed to help you build skills and create solid assets for film, video, and games.
Blender is gaining clout in professional settings, and you can get a running start with this series of hands-on tutorials that encompasses multiple disciplines. The book includes a DVD with starter, intermediate, and final files, as well as movie files to help you every step of the way.
This unparalleled book contains everything you need to know to take your Blender skills to a new level.
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You can do it with Blender, and here's how
Create professional assets for film, video, and games with open-source Blender 3D animation software and this project guide. Using the Blender-created short film Mercator as a real-world tutorial, this unique book reveals animation and movie-making techniques and tricks straight from the studio.
Master the essentials of preproduction. Organize sequences and shots and build an asset library. Re-create an action scene from Mercator using actual movie assets. It's all here and more in this hands-on guide.
Learn key Blender attributes, tools, and pipelines for professional results
Conceptualize, write a story, sketch the art, and storyboard your concepts
Organize sequences and shots, build an asset library, and create 2D and 3D animatics
See step by step how to add textures and materials for added realism
Learn organic and inorganic mesh modeling and add clothing that wrinkles and moves
Master the rigging of objects, environments, and characters
VALUABLE COMPANION DVD
The DVD includes starter, intermediate, and final files, as well as movie files to help you every step of the way.
Tony Mullen, PhD, teaches computer graphics and programming at Tsuda College and Musashino Art College in Tokyo. His screen credits include writer, codirector, or lead animator on several short films, including the award-winning live-action/stop-motion film Gustav Braustache and the Auto-Debilitator. He is the author of Mastering Blender, Introducing Character Animation with Blender, and Bounce, Tumble, and Splash!: Simulating the Physical World with Blender 3D, all from Sybex. Claudio "malefico" Andaur is an artist with extensive experience in the use of open-source tools. He works for Licuadora Studio, an animation studio in Buenos Aires, and was cowriter, TD, modeler, animator, and animation supervisor on the 3D CG feature film Plumiferos, produced in Argentina. He won the Blender Foundation's Suzanne Award for Best Character Animation in 2009.
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