“While Blender is a wonderful free and open source program for computer modeling and animation, there has been a lack of unified, up-to-date documentation for beginners. Removing the frustration from the learning process, The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation helps beginners understand the basics of computer animation using Blender.”
Alleviating the difficulties in learning Blender, this book provides thorough instruction on the basics of this 3D modeling and animation program.
The author begins with a detailed explanation of the Blender graphical user interface (GUI) and its method of navigation. He covers basic mesh modeling on both the object and sub-object levels. At this point, the beginner 3D modeler can create a wide variety of models. The author moves on to materials, camera, lighting, and rendering, allowing the creation of more complete models and rendered images. He also includes a section on animation. This sequence provides a solid foundation for the more advanced topics discussed in later chapters.
Author John Blain writes:
Hello Blender Enthusiast,
My new book ‘A Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation’ is available for pre-ordering.
“The book is an instructional tool for beginners and a reference for advanced users. The book discusses the 3D modelling and animation program Blender. The author begins with a detailed explanation of the Blender user interface and its method of navigation. He covers basic mesh modelling on both the object and sub-object levels. At this point, the beginner 3D modeller can create a wide variety of models. The author moves on to materials, cameras, lighting, and rendering, allowing the creation of more complete models and rendered image. He then includes section on animation. This sequence provides a solid base for the more advance topics discussed in later chapters.”
“The major strength of John’s Blender manual is its breadth of content and its depth of detail. The material covered in the manual is extensive. All aspects of beginning to intermediate 3D modeling and rendering with Blender are covered. His language is clear and concise and is accessible to users of all ages. It is expertly illustrated with screenshots that allow even those without the substantial understanding of English to follow the flow ideas and concepts.”
“I have spent much of this morning looking through your Blender manual and I must say that it is the best introduction to Blender that I have seen. It is concise and extremely well documented. It represents considerable insight into the rather mystifying world of Blender and presents it with an enormous amount of clarity.”
Sincerely, John M Blain (Author).
- A Complete Guide to Blender Graphics (Amazon)