This video course, in only 7 lesson is very basic, will allow you to learn enough features to use Blender from the beginning.
This video course can be considered as an introduction to the 5 volumes of "BLENDER 2.79 - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE", which can be downloaded as attachments in the second lesson of the video course.
This work is the most complete manual on Blender and addresses in a very detailed way all the topics and all the software workspaces, with the help of numerous practical exercises and explanatory images.
Over 2500 color pages, where every function, every menu, every tool is described in depth.
The version of Blender to which these books refer is 2.79b, while in the fifth volume there is a chapter on the main features of 2.8 (actually just a test build version).
TOPICS IN THE 5 BOOKS:
Introduction and interface
Object Mode and Edit Mode
Advanced modeling: modifiers
Blender Render (materials and illumination)
Cycles Render (nodes, materials and illumination)
Texture and Paint Mode
Relationships and Constraints
Information and object settings
Rigid body dynamics
Physics and simulations (Cloth, Fluid, Smoke, Explode, Ocean...)
Vertex Paint and Weight Paint
Particle System (Emitter and Hair)
Compositing and Render Layers
Keyframes, Dope Sheet, Graph Editor and NLA Editor
Rigging and Inverse kinematics
Motion Tracking and Videoediting
Grease pencil Sculpting Render
Realizing a seamless texture in Blender
Photogrammetry and Blender
Motion Capture (MOCAP)
Blender Game Engine (BGE)
Blender 2.8 Features
Archviz and Unreal Engine 4
Blender Open Movies
(NOTE: the full price of the 5 books in pdf format is 75 euros!)
The video course does not focus on the details of this complex software, but addresses the topics that you need to get you working right away:
- understanding the interface
- main modifiers and tools
- materials and textures
- lighting, framing and rendering
- compositing and post production
The books and the video course are realized by Andrea Coppola, one of the 6 Italian Blender Foundation certified Trainers (sorry for his English pronunciation in the videos...)
For FREE, included in the pack, the BHS SMART PBR PRO 2.0, the best material tool, witch you can use to build ANY POSSIBLE photo-realistic material in Blender Cycles! The full value of the tool is 19,00 euros!