Build your very own stunning characters in Blender from scratchAbout This BookPacked with illustrations and a lot of tips and tricks to make your scenes come to lifeDesign a complete workflow with Blender to create stunning 3D scenes and films step by stepGain an understanding of how to create and assign materials automatically, working in both the Blender Internal engine as well as in CyclesWho This Book Is ForIf you are a graphic designer and are looking for a tool to meet your requirements in designing, especially with regards to 3D designing, this course is for you. This course will make use of Blender to meet your design needs.What You Will LearnUnderstand the basics of 3D and how to navigate your way around the Blender interfaceDiscover the power of the texture paint tool in order to add color to a haunted houseGet to know the Cycles render engine by creating different materials for the house and the environmentFind the best possible flow for your edge-loops to enhance the character features and to get the best possible range of deformationMix both the Blender Internal and Cycles rendering engines in order to render materials as quickly as possibleSet up light sources and world global illuminationBuild material interfaces for general use in complex materials by grouping the shaders inside groupsParent and rename the nodes to better organize the Node Editor windowIn DetailBlender is a powerful, stable tool with an integral workflow that will allow you to understand 3D creation with ease. With its integrated game engine and use of the Python language, it is an efficient choice for many productions, including 3D animated or live action films, architecture, research, and even game creation. Blender has an active community that contributes to expanding its functionalities. Today, it is used in many professional products and by many companies.Throughout Blender for Designers, you will create many types of complete projects using a step-by-step approach. Start by getting to know the modeling tools available in Blender to create a 3D robot toy, and discover more advanced techniques such as sculpting and retopology by creating an alien character.Move on in the second module to engage with the workflow used to create characters. Run through the process from modeling to the rendering stages, using the tools of the latest official release of Blender.The last module will teach you how to utilize the power of the Blender series to create a wide variety of materials, textures, and effects using the Cycles rendering engine. You will learn about node-based shader creation, and master Cycles through step-by-step, recipe-based advice. Start small by rendering the textures of stones and water, then scale things up to massive landscapes of mountains and oceans.This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:Blender 3D By Example By Romain Caudron and Pierre-Armand NicqBlender 3D Cookbook By Enrico ValenzaBlender Cycles: Materials and Textures Cookbook - Third Edition By Enrico ValenzaStyle and approachThe course starts with a step-by-step approach to creating concert projects and help you understand the basics of it. With the guided explanation throughout this, each topic is explained with an example.