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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 9. Rat Cowboy – Rendering, Compositing, and Editing

Welcome to the last chapter of the book. In this chapter, you will learn advance material creation in Cycles, such as how to use a skin shader or how to create a realistic fur. Next, you will learn about passes and how to do a raw render with the different passes. Then, you will receive an introduction to the nodal compositing so that you can enhance your shots. Lastly, we will talk about the Video Sequence Editor in order to edit the final sequence. Let's start!

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating advance material
  • Creating fur particle systems
  • Setting up Cycles for an animated scene
  • Using passes
  • Introducing nodal compositing
  • Editing a sequence

Creating advanced materials in Cycles

We already covered material creation with Cycles in the Haunted House project, but now we are going to go further by creating a skin material using subsurface scattering, a complete fur, and an eye material. Let...