Friday, November 27, 2009

Incredible Machines Book

There's an exciting book coming out soon, called Blender 3D 2.49 Incredible Machines. The video shows an example of what the reader will be able to create, using Blender 3D to model the entire scene and setup all lights and materials with LuxRender. In LuxRender we will use an incredible feature called Light Groups to control all lights on the scene, with the image still rendering. Notice that we can turn on and off all lights and see the result in real time, and there are lots of other possible adjustments like the temperature of light and much more.

The video is based on the book's third project. It was created by the author, Allan Brito. Allan is an active member of the Blender development community. He's a Brazilian architect who specializes in information visualization. This is his 3rd Blender book.

This book will show you how to use Blender 3D for mechanical modeling and product visualization. Through the pages of the book, you will find a step-by-step guide to create three different projects: a fantasy weapon, a spacecraft, and a giant robot. Even though these machines are not realistic, you will be able to build your own sensible and incredible machines with the techniques that you will learn in this book along with the exercises and examples.

If you want to model machines and want to understand in depth industrial uses of Blender, this sounds like a book to examine closely.