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Blender For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-04713-1
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528 pages
April 2015
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Blender 7

Chapter 1: Discovering Blender 9

Chapter 2: Understanding How Blender Thinks 27

Chapter 3: Getting Your Hands Dirty Working in Blender 67

Chapter 4: Working in Edit Mode and Object Mode 81

Part II: Creating Detailed 3D Scenes 111

Chapter 5: Creating Anything You Can Imagine with Meshes 113

Chapter 6: Using Blender’s Non?]mesh Primitives 157

Chapter 7: Changing That Boring Gray Default Material 189

Chapter 8: Giving Models Texture 221

Chapter 9: Lighting and Environment 261

Part III: Get Animated 299

Chapter 10: Animating Objects 301

Chapter 11: Discovering the Tools Used in Rigging 335

Chapter 12: Animating Object Deformations 359

Chapter 13: Letting Blender Do the Work for You 377

Part IV: Sharing Your Work with the World 409

Chapter 14: Exporting and Rendering Scenes 411

Chapter 15: Compositing and Editing 423

Part V: The Part of Tens 455

Chapter 16: Ten Problems (and Solutions) for Newbies 457

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Working More Effectively in Blender 467

Chapter 18: Ten Excellent Community Resources 475

Index 481

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