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New edition of top seller! Revised for Blender 2.78 and above
Learning Blender walks you through every step of creating an outstanding animated character with the free, open source, 3D software Blender, and then composing it in a real video using a professional workflow.
This is the only Blender tutorial to take you from preproduction to final result, and it’s perfect for both 3D novices and those who’ve used other 3D Software.
Focusing on Blender 2.78 and above, 3D-professional and Blender Foundation Certified Trainer Oliver Villar explains all the basics, including Blender’s interface, controls, and how to manipulate objects. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you’ll follow a realistic 3D workflow through a complete project.
You’ll find chapters on every aspect of the character creation: design, modeling, unwrapping, texturing, shading, rigging, and animation.
Once your character is ready and animated, you’ll learn how to integrate it into a real video using camera tracking techniques, lighting, and compositing.
Each skillset is taught hands on, and available online video tutorials will guide you through Blender’s trickier tasks.
By the time you’re done, you’ll understand how the whole process fits together, and how to use Blender to create amazing characters for all types of media. You’ll also build strong Blender skills you can later apply in any 3D project, whether it involves characters or not.
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