Optimize Blender's internal renderer for your projects using Packt's new book

November 2010 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering, a new book that will help readers to bring their 3D world to life with compositing and rendering spectacular scenes in any 3D application using interior and exterior lighting techniques. Written by Aaron Powell, this book will assists readers to give an amazing look to their 3D scenes by applying color effects to them.

Blender is a free 3D graphics application, which is available for a number of operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It can be used for UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations. Its features include advanced tools such as rigid, realistic body, fluid, cloth and softbody dynamics, modifier-based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, and Python for embedded scripting.

Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering familiarizes users with Blender's new interface and basic features as well as takes them through the production of amazing 3D scenes. Additionally, this book teaches users to add ambient occlusion effects to their scene by using both ray-traced and approximated ambient occlusion algorithms. This book will also guide users to optimize Blender's Internal Renderer for their projects.

Using this book, developers will be able to establish a well-tested and efficient workflow to constantly produce high-quality work. This book will allow developers to add a gradient effect to the background to create more interesting renders, by modifying World settings. Furthermore, adding indirect lighting and textures to materials, enhancing the scenes by using Blender's node compositor and illuminating dark corners and crevices using ambient light will become easier by means of this book.

A step-by-step tutorial filled with practical examples and multiple screenshots, this book is ideal for both professionals and freelancers, who are interested in increasing the quality of their portfolio and the excellence of their renders. The book is out now and available from Packt. For more information please visit: www.packtpub.com/blender-2-5-lighting- and-rendering/book.


Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering
  Bring your 3D world to life with lighting, compositing, and rendering

For more information, please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/blender-2-5-lighting-and-rendering/book

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