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Blender 3D: Characters, Machines, and Scenes for Artists

By : Enrico Valenza, Christopher Kuhn, Pierre-Armand Nicq, Romain Caudron
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Blender 3D: Characters, Machines, and Scenes for Artists

By: Enrico Valenza, Christopher Kuhn, Pierre-Armand Nicq, Romain Caudron

Overview of this book

Blender 3D is one of the top 3D animation software available. As the Blender software grows more powerful and popular, there is a demand to take your modeling skills to the next level. This learning path is divided into three modules that will take you on this incredible journey of creating games. The first module will take you on a journey to understand the workflow normally used to create characters, from the modeling to the rendering stages, using the tools of the last official release of Blender exclusively. You will be making production-quality 3D models and characters quickly and efficiently, which will be ready to be added to your very own animated feature or game. The second module will help you develop a comprehensive skill set that covers the key aspects of mechanical modeling. You will create many types of projects, including a pistol, spacecraft, robot, and a racer. By the end of this module, you will have mastered a workflow that you will be able to apply to your own creations. The final module will help you to create many types of projects using a step-by-step approach. Each project in this module will give you more practice and increase your knowledge of the Blender tools and game engine. This learning path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: ? Blender 3D Cookbook, Second Edition by Enrico Valenza ? Blender 3D Incredible Machines, Second Edition by Christopher Kuhn ? Blender 3D By Example by Romain Caudron and Pierre-Armand Nicq
Table of Contents (5 chapters)

Chapter 5. Haunted House – Putting Colors on It

This chapter will be devoted to the texture creation pipeline. We will explain new ways to you for the UV unwrapping processes, such as the Project From View or the Smart UV method. Then we will cover the basis of the powerful Texture Paint tool in order to create hand-painted textures for our house and environment. You will also learn about the tiling method in order to save time. In order to enhance the final set, we will show you how to create transparent textures, such as grass or grunge to age the house. In this chapter, you will not learn how each object is unwrapped and painted step by step, but you will gain a thorough understanding of the process. Finally, you will learn how to produce a test render with Blender Internal. This will be a good transition to the next chapter. So let's dive into the texture creation process with Blender!

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Learning the different ways...