Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Blender Master Class: A Hands-On Guide to Modeling, Sculpting, Materials, and Rendering" By Ben Simonds, 1st Edition.


The amazing power of Blender

The purpose of this book is to teach you how to create models and environments in 3D by using Blender and GIMP. Blender is used for 3D design and animation and GIMP is used for 2D image editing. Both Blender and GIMP are free to download. The author teaches you how to approach and finish your own projects in Blender by using the author’s own projects and providing the narrative and examples of the tasks required. When finish the book, you will learn how to create your own projects from scratch from the methods and principles depicted in the book.

The book is printed off on quality paper and the images within the book are vibrant and appealing. The author’s writing style is serious, direct, and informative. There is a lot of information in the book and it can be a bit overwhelming at times. To get the most out of the book, follow along with the projects in the chapters by using the accompanying DVD that comes with the book. The DVD that comes with this book is amazing. It contains all the files for the projects used in the book and has separate .blend files for each project used in the chapters in the book.

If you are interested in 3D design and animation, this is the book for you.