Do you want to start creating 3D models and animations using free and open-source software? With Blender, you have the freedom to use a tool that will help you put your creativity to work for multiple formats.
The release of Blender 2.8 was a massive milestone for the software and brought a lot of attention to the software as a reliable and accessible platform to create digital content. With a revamped user interface and the adoption of simple standards from other graphical applications, you can easily state that it was a game-changer for many artists and companies.
In Blender 2.9, you find all the significant improvements from the past months with more polished user experience and cutting-edge technologies. From an artificial intelligence helper (OptiX) to improve renders and get faster images to new ways to perform old techniques like the extrude (Manifold).
With Blender 2.9: The beginner's guide, you will find a quick reference and detailed explanations about the essential tools and options.
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And a quick summary of the topics covered by the book:
- User interface
- 3D navigation
- Modeling and editing
- Modeling tools and options
- Interactive shading options
- Materials and textures
- Use PBR materials with Cycles and Eevee
- Working with the camera
- Rendering with Eevee and Cycles
- Making and exporting still images
- Animation and interpolation
- Animation constraints
- Use the follow path for animation
- Animation tools and rendering
- Rendering animations as videos
The book uses a practical approach with examples for all topics and step by step instructions on how to do “difficult” tasks like animations, rendering, material creation, and 3D modeling.
Here are some screenshots from the book contents: