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MASTERING BLENDER for Beginners
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Description

VOLUME-1 The Basics of Blender
This beginner's guide to Blender is a general tutorial on how to install, customize and use Blender to begin creating your own 3D models. It covers the basic techniques to get you started in 3D.
* 66-page beginner's guide in PDF format
* Downloading and Installing Blender
* User Preferences Custom Hotkeys
* Basic Layout Overview & 3D View
* Setting Up Custom Workspaces
- Joining & Splitting Workspace windows
- Perspective and Orthogonal Views
- Front, Top, & Right Object Views
* Changing Model with Manipulator Widget
- Translate, Rotate and Scale
* Edit Mode Modeling
- Vertex, Edge and Face Selections
- Border Select and Limit Visible Selection
- Hiding and Unhiding Components


VOLUME-2 More Basics of Blender
This beginner's guide to Blender is a continuing general tutorial on how to use Blender to begin creating your own 3D models. It covers more basic techniques to ease the learning curve for 3D.
* 73-page beginner's guide in PDF format
* Project Preparation
* Merging Points On Your Model
- Zeroing Vertices
- Remove Doubles
- Merging Vertices
* Show/Hide Manipulator Widgets
* Spinning New Objects from Basic Shapes
- Loop Cutting
* Quads versus Triangles
- Subdividing Faces
- Connecting Points
* Mesh Tools
- Sliding Vertices
- Duplicating Objects
* Intro to Using the Camera
- Camera View
- Manipulating the Camera
- Changing View
* Intro to Using Lamps
* Rendering Your Scene


VOLUME-3 Materials and Textuers in Blender This beginner's guide to Blender is an introduction to using materials and texturing in Blender for custom looking 3D models. It covers the basic techniques to get started in materials.
* 80-page beginner's guide in PDF format
* Materials
* Diffuse Shaders
- Fresnel
- Minnaert
- Toon
- Oren-Nayar
- Lambert
* Specular Shaders
- WardIso
- Toon
- Blinn
- Phong
- CookTorr
* Transparency
- Mask Transparency
- Z Transparency
- Raytrace Transparency
* Mirroring
* Subsurface Scattering
* Texturing
* Making Copper Material


Not interested yet? Then at least download the FREE Quick Reference Guides from this set using the "Select A Version" dropbox at the top of this section and choosing "Quick Reference Guides - $0.00"!