Blender 2.0 manual HTML version

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1 Preface

2 Quickstart

2.1 Start the engines

2.2 Load a scene

2.3 A first render

2.4 Adding a object

2.5 Position the sphere

2.6 A material: Color for the sphere

2.7 A Texture

2.8 Simple Animation

2.9 Rendering

3 Using Blender

3.1 The Interface

3.1.1 The Mouse

3.1.2 ToolBox and menus

3.1.3 Windows

3.1.4 Screens

3.1.5 Scenes

3.1.6 Setting up your personal environment

3.2 Navigating in 3D

3.3 Objects

3.3.1 Selecting of Objects

3.3.2 Manipulating Objects

3.3.3 EditMode

4 Mesh Modeling

4.1 Basic Objects

4.2 EditMode

4.3 Smoothing, Autosmooth

4.4 Proportional Editing

4.5 Extrude

4.6 Spin, SpinDup

4.7 Screw

4.8 Mesh Intersection

4.9 Noise

4.10 Warp

4.11 S-Meshes

4.12 Metaballs

5 Curves and Surfaces

5.1 Curves

5.1.1 A Logo with Curves

5.2 Surfaces

5.3 Text

6 Special Modeling Techniques

6.1 Dupliverts

6.2 Dupliframes

6.2.1 Modelling with Animation

6.3 Lattices

7 Materials and textures

7.1 Light and Material Settings

7.2 Radiosity

7.3 Solid and Hollow Glass

7.4 Rippled Water

7.5 Halomaterial and Lensflares

7.6 Multimaterial

7.7 Textures

7.8 ImageTexture

7.9 Texturing with the UV-Editor

8 Lighting

8.1 Light in Blender

8.2 Light and shadow

8.3 Volumetric lighting

9 Animation

9.1 Keyframe animation, IPOs

9.2 Animated Materials

9.3 Pathanimation, SpeedIPO

9.4 TimeIPO

9.5 Lattice Animation

9.6 Vertexkeys

9.7 IKA and Skeletons

9.8 The Camera

9.9 Rendering

9.10 Sequence Editor Tutorial

10 Particle Effects

10.1 A first particle system in a few steps

10.2 Rendering a particle system

10.3 Making fire with particles

10.4 A simple explosion

10.5 Fireworks

10.6 A shoal of fish

10.7 Static Particles

11 Python Scripting

11.1 A simple script

11.2 API description

12 The Interface

12.1 Blender windows, a general introduction

12.2 InfoWindow

12.3 FileWindow

12.4 3DWindow

12.5 IpoWindow

12.6 SequenceWindow

12.7 OopsWindow

12.8 TextWindow

12.9 SoundWindow

12.10 ImageWindow

12.11 ImageSelectWindow

12.12 AnimPlaybackWindow

13 The Buttons

13.1 ButtonsWindow

13.2 ViewButtons

13.3 LampButtons

13.4 MaterialButtons

13.5 TextureButtons

13.6 AnimButtons

13.7 RealTimeButtons

13.8 EditButtons

13.9 WorldButtons

13.10 Paint/Face Buttons

13.11 RadiosityButtons

13.12 ScriptButtons

13.13 DisplayButtons

14 Appendix

14.1 Installation

14.2 Content of the CD-ROM

14.3 Glossary


APPENDIX: updates

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Environment maps

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Wave Effects

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