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Blender for Video Production Quick Start Guide

By : Allan Brito
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Blender for Video Production Quick Start Guide

By: Allan Brito

Overview of this book

One of the critical components of any workflow related to video production is a reliable tool to create and edit media such as video and audio. In most cases, you will find video producers using software that can only cut and mount video in a "traditional" way. What if you could use a software that offers not only options to edit and cut video, but also create 3D content and animation? With Blender, you can make use of a fantastic set of tools to edit and cut video, and also produce 3D content that will enable you to take your productions to the next level. Do you want to take footage from a camera and cut or add sound and titles? This book will show you how Blender can do that for you! You will learn to add 3D virtual objects to the same footage that will help you to create a full 3D environment. Using some camera tricks, you can even turn Blender into a powerful 2.5D animation software to create compelling infographics to produce educational, marketing, and instructional videos. You will also learn how to work with motion tracking to mix live-action footage with virtual objects. You will then learn how to use the video editing capabilities of Blender and match 3D content to your project for YouTube or any other media. Toward the end of the book, you will export the project to YouTube using optimal settings for the best performance in the platform.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Creating Intro Videos for YouTube with Text and Motion Graphics

One of the most significant advantages of using Blender to produce any content related to video is the immediate availability of a full-featured 3D editor. Whenever you need to create animation and blend that with 3D content, all you have to do is change the editor type.

In this chapter, you will learn how to use some of the 3D tools in Blender to emulate a bi-dimensional animation editor with an orthographic camera. From that orthographic camera, we will add text, graphics as textures, and an animated background.

Here is what you will learn:

  • Managing cameras in Blender
  • Creating and setting up an orthographic camera
  • Adding and editing 3D text
  • Assigning textures to objects
  • Using transparent textures for enhanced graphics
  • Creating animations from 3D objects
  • Editing animation speed
  • Using multiple scenes in the Sequencer...