'The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics' and 'Blender 2D Animation'
Two Volume Set
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BlenderTM is a free Open Source 3D Computer Modeling and Animation Suite incorporating Character Rigging, Particles, Real World Physics Simulation, Sculpting, Video Editing with Motion Tracking and 2D Animation within the 3D Environment. Blender is FREE to download and use by anyone for anything. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation, Sixth Edition is a unified manual describing the operation of the program with reference to the Graphical User Interface for Blender Version2.82a. A reader of the Sixth Edition should use Blender 2.82a when learning the program and treat it as a training exercise before using any later versions
Blender 2D Animation: The Complete Guide to the Grease Pencil describes how to access the Grease Pencil component in Blender and create 2D Animation within the Blender 3D environment. It is assumed that the reader has no previous knowledge of the Blender program and treats 2D Animation using the Grease Pencil as a standalone application. Grease Pencil is a component of the 3D modeling and animation program, Blender. Blender is a free open-source 3D Computer Graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, virtual reality and computer games.
Table of Contents
The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation Sixth Edition;
Blender 2D Animation: The Complete Guide to the Grease Pencil
John M. Blain has become a recognised expert in Blender having six successful prior editions of The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics to date. John became enthused with Blender on retirement from a career in Mechanical Engineering. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics originated from personal notes compiled in the course of self learning. The notes were recognised as an ideal instruction source by Neal Hirsig, Senior Lecturer (Retired) at Tufts University. Neal encouraged publication of the First Edition and in doing so is deserving of the author's gratitude. Gratitude must also be extended to the author's wife Helen for her continuing encouragement and patience as new editions of the book are compiled.