Blender has become one of the most popular 3D animation tools on
the market--with 3.4 million+ users--and it is free! The book comes
directly from Roland Hess, noted Blender expert and author.
Animators and artists will learn the basics starting with the
interface, modeling tools, sculpting, lighting and materials
through rendering, compositing and video editing. New features
covered include the completely rethought interface, the character
animation and keying system, and the smoke simulator. More than
just a tools reference, Blender Foundations covers the philosophy
behind this ingenious software that so many 3D artists are turning
to today. The accompanying website includes all of the projects and
support files from the book so that users can practice on their own
with videos and step-by-step screenshots of the trickier tutorials,
as well as a direct links to official resources like the Blender
download site and artist forums.
This book comes to us directly from Roland Hess, noted Blender expert and authority, and is perfect for getting up to speed with Blender 2.6's new interface and many of its new features. Blender 2.6 promises to be a MAJOR departure in interface and workflow from previous versions; Blender Foundations will be a much needed resource for Blender workflows and the preferred one-stop guide for new users.