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Blender is a powerful open-source tool for 2D and 3D graphics, full-on animation, compositing, and post-production. It is used to create movies and special effects, even in HD. In Blender Essential Training, Roger Wickes offers new Blender users a thorough explanation of its interface, tools, and features. He also demonstrates practical techniques and shows how to access the online and openndash;content resources of this amazing tool. Specific 3D techniques covered include navigating in 3D space, using cameras and lights, and rendering. Roger demonstrates how to rig, animate, and composite a character over live action. Exercise files accompany the course.
An open source, state of the art, 3D graphics suite, and it works cross-platform too? Yes, it's true. (Music playing.) With over two million users, Blender is the most popular and functional open source 3D program in the world. I'm Roger Wickes and welcome to Blender Essential Training! As a certified trainer and author of 'Digital Compositing with Blender', I am thrilled to have the chance to get you started on a program that I really love. Blender puts the tools in your hands to create 3D animations and in this course we'll go over the essential functions of Blender, you need to know to get you started.
I'll be covering a lot of ground here, starting with the all important Blender interface. We'll get familiar with 3D modeling and how to use NURBS as well as the Sculpt tool. We'll get into lighting, light sources and shading. Once we've got that part under our belts, we'll spend some time learning animation techniques. I'll show you how to create some very realistic stimulations and we'll get into the details of rendering and compositing your project for final video. Along the way, we'll be creating our own new animated character from scratch and we'll call them Captain Knowledge and even he has to visit lynda.com for essential training.
So let's jump into a new dimension of 3D animation with Blender Essential Training.
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