Welcome to the first chapter of Blender 3D—Incredible Machines! This chapter This book was written when Blender a was the most updated version of the. Modeling, rendering, and animating realistic machines with Blender 3D Walk through the complete process of building amazing machines Model and create. This book presents practical tutorials and focuses on fun projects. It contains a lot of serious training material, but is presented in a fun and entertaining way.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Allan Brito is a Incrdeible architect, specialized in information visualization, who lives and works in Recife, Brazil.

He works with Blender 3D to produce animations and still images, for visualization and instructional material. Besides his work with Blender as an artist, he also has wide experience in teaching and researching about 3D modeling, incredjble, and multimedia.

He is an active member of the community of Blender users, writing about Blender 3D and its development for websites in Brazilian Portuguese http: To know more about the author, visit the website http: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Spring Persistence with Hibernate is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step, and example-rich guide to using Spring and Hibernate to build robust and effective Java applications.

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Showing of 5 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is an excellent introduction to modeling with Blender, for people interested in industrial design, game design, or just if you want to design and model your own space ship, airplane or favorite car. Allan Brito not machiens takes you through a tutorial on modeling a handgun, a spacecraft and a transforming robot, he also shows you how to apply materials and how to animate such things as the engine exhausts, and how to attach materials.

There is also a thorough explanation of how to install Yafaray, so that you can do much higher quality photo-realistic ray-tracings or renderings. This is a wonderful book and is clearly written and easy to follow, despite the occasional English errors.

The book only requires that you have a basic knowledge of some of the most rudimentary tools of Blender. In other words, it is mchines a guide of the many tools of Blender, rather it mahcines an explanation of how you would go about working on some modeling projects, using Blender. It is a guide for how to understand the “work-flow” that you need to do a model thoroughly, in Blender. This book has excellent goals and seems to be laid out in a logical fashion.


It does approach some good topics for a beginner with some experience in Blender. However, the devil is in the details, and on that front this book has missed completely. I’ll use the Hand Gun exercise as an example. When modeling the hand grip details, the author unnecessarily prompts the user to created a new mesh on page 60, rather than simply adding a couple of edge loops to the existing mesh.

This mesh is an exruded “U” shape. On page 77, he declares this mesh “done! In order to not have the mesh look a complete disaster, a good 45 minutes of hand-stitching was required. This could have been saved if the detail extrusions on previous pages had been made to a complete object rather than parts of an object. The result is a completely out-of-place smooth detailed hand grip on a Tron-esque original 80’s CG Tron cludgy flat gun.

Screenshots showing details never explained are everywhere. Tool descriptions are glossed over, leaving the reader to fumble around at best to try to achieve the results described. Steps are left out entirely. He briefly alludes to avoiding triangles in your mesh early on in the book a very good piece of advice to avoid ugly subsurf results and bad deformationsthen proceeds to use triangles all over the place.

He uses the “Hooks” procedure apparently just because it’s there, when some simple cursor snapping would have saved the publisher several pages and the user several minutes. While brevity is appreciated in some respects, and I understand that these are just simple examples, SO very much is left for the reader to fumble around with.

The author could have taken more care to explain the steps he was using to achieve the non-trivial results shown in many sections. Curve editing is covered as “make it look like this”. Mapping a vlender of tubes blfnder follow the curve’s shape is covered as “make it look like this”.

Then pages and pages and pages are incredibls to some very simple extrusion modeling. His “steampunk spacecraft” and “transforming robot” sound very grand. The results shown are utterly horrible.

Again, over-detailed in some areas? Completely haphazard and slap-dash in others. If you were to just literally follow the steps he outlines, you would get something that in no way approximates the results shown. The publishing quality is to say the least sub-standard. The images are fuzzed-out, low contrast greyscales.

You’ll find yourself peering at a particular screenshot for 30 seconds trying to figure out which vertices are selected before realizing that it’s absurd that you have to. I can say that there are a few interesting ideas covered, but you really have to use your own imagination to figure machimes how they would be used to create an effect that’s in any way pleasing or even reasonable. And, in many cases, how the tools actually work at all.


This book isn’t worth it.

I’m still playing with it, but Blener have learned a lot so far. Very good for someone who has just learned how to use this program. Bender3D is one of the most popular 3D modelers. It is open source and has been used in the making of many cinema productions, and in the development of many computer games. This book, Blender 3D 2.

Blender 3D Incredible Machines [Book]

This title is focused to those that already know how to model with Blender, and uses a project-based learning approach.

You learn following several projects, that are like tutorials, and you learn the workflows, the tricks, and everything in this easy way.

The author also gives you some hints on how is the usual workflow in a software games company. You are given some concept art, and you model using them as a reference. These reference images can be downloaded from Packt Publishing’s site.

Blender 3D 2.49 Incredible Machines

The book illustrates its lessons with 3 projects: As you read, you are introduced to the different modeling techniques, their advantages and disadvantages for every project. In the first project, 2.49 learn how to model from a reference image. You’ll also get deep into YafaRay. If you remember, YafRay was the renderer used in the other book by Allan Brito. This application is now called YafaRay. They changed its name because of a complete rewrite and improvement of the source code.

And what about texturing? You are told everything: In the chapter about the spacecraft, special effects using particles are explained, and we get deeper into YafaRay’s use of materials and lighting.

The last chapter may be very exciting for animators, because it’s about how to build a transforming robot. In this chapter, we switch to LuxRender for rendering engine. LuxRender can pause and resume a render, even resume the render in another computer, and also runs in all major platforms Windows, Mac, Linux. Like with YafaRay, the use of materials and lighting in LuxRender is also explained, and even more: The language is plain and you can notice how the author masters the art of teaching, because it reads fast and everything is understandable.

If you got the other book by Allan Brito “Blender 3D Architecture, Buildings, And Scenery”or if you already have some experience with Blender, this book will help you to start building sci-fi machines, and tell you techniques that you will surely use in your own 3D projects. See all 5 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway.

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