Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding transparency and refractions, part of Blender Essential Training.
If you want to create materials like glass or translucent plastic, transparency…becomes a very important component of those materials.…So let's take a look at transparency and how we can use it in Blender.…So I've got a basic scene here with a white sphere in the little and it's…obscuring a couple of the objects behind it.…This is a great way to show off how transparency works.…So let's go ahead and do a quick render of the scene, and as you can see, there's…no transparency in here as of yet.…
So I'm going to go to my Camera Perspective window, right-click on that white…sphere, which is this one here, and let's go to the Materials panel.…Now I have a one material applied to the sphere and it's called Sphere.…But let's go ahead and just change the name to Transparent, just so that we…have a descriptive name. And let's go ahead and scroll down to our options.…So if I want to make this transparent, we have an option here…called Transparency.…I'm going to go ahead and click this on, but so that we can see everything,…
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- Using Snap to move objects precisely
- Creating mesh primitives and extrusions
- Subdividing meshes
- Creating a simple creature
- Joining mesh objects and stitching vertices
- Organizing a scene with layers, groups, and hierarchies
- Assigning glossy and reflective materials to objects
- Creating bump maps
- Creating sky and ambient light
- Understanding ambient occlusion
- Adding motion blur and depth of field
- Editing animation in the Graph Editor
- Building and animating a simple character
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Q: This course was updated on 8/12/2014. What changed?
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Q: This course was updated on 06/20/2017. What changed?
A: The following topic was updated: using the Node Editor.
1. The Blender Interface
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4. Advanced Modeling
5. Staying Organized
6. Applying Materials
7. Adding Textures
8. Working with Light
9. Cameras and Rendering
10. Basic Animation
11. Character Rigging
12. Rendering in Cycles
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