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By Enrico Valenza. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embedded in critical articles or reviews.
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Packt Publishing has endeavored to provide trademark information about all of the companies and products mentioned in this book by the appropriate use of capitals. However, Packt Publishing cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Enrico Valenza, also known on the Web as EnV , is an Italian freelance illustrator, mainly collaborating with publishers, such as Mondadori Ragazzi and Giunti, as a cover artist for sci-fi and fantasy books.
When he started to work, computers weren't that popular among the masses, and he spent the first 15 years of his career doing illustrations with traditional media, usually on cardboards. Particularly, he specialized in the use of the air-graph, a technique particularly esteemed for advertising work. But this was only until the moment Jurassic Park came to the theaters: he then decided to buy a computer and try his hand at this computer graphic thing everyone was talking about.
Totally self-taught in the many aspects of CG, it was his encounter with the open source philosophy that actually opened a brand new world of possibilities—in particular, Blender. In , he won the Suzanne Awards for Best animation, original idea, and story with the animation New Penguoen 2. In , he joined the Orange Team for the last two weeks of production in Amsterdam, to help in finalizing the shots of the first open source CG-animated short movie produced by the Blender Foundation, named Elephants Dream.
Being also a Blender Certified Trainer, he collaborates as a CG artist with Italian production studios that have decided to switch their pipeline to the open source. He uses Blender almost on a daily basis for his illustration jobs, rarely to have the illustration rendered straight by the 3D package, more often as a starting point for painting over with other open source applications such as The Gimp or, more recently, MyPaint.
He has presented several presentations and workshops about Blender and its use in productions. I would like to say thanks to my family: my father Giuseppe and my mother Licia, for giving me the possibility to follow what I always thought was my path in life, my wonderful wife Micaela and my beautiful daughter Sara, just for being there and encouraging me while writing this book.
I would also like to thank all the blender-heads at the BlenderArtist and at the Kino3d forums for all the testing, experimentations, explanations, and examples about the Cycles features and materials creation that were and still are often posted almost at the same time they are implemented in the software.
Especially on BlenderArtist. He has served as a Technical Reviewer on both full and partial reviews the following books:. Blender 2. Blender 3D 2. He received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Film and Media Studies from the University of Kansas and has worked as a producer of educational films, as a sound editor for film and television, and as a computer security analyst. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife and children near the shores of Lake Michigan.
Check out his latest work at www. You might want to visit www. You can upgrade to the eBook version at www. Get in touch with us at for more details. At www. Do you need instant solutions to your IT questions? PacktLib is Packt's online digital book library.
Here, you can access, read and search across Packt's entire library of books. Simply use your login credentials for immediate access. Since the Blender interface and code was totally rewritten from scratch, starting with the 2. One of them has been the announcement, in April , of Cycles, a new rendering engine developed by Brecht Van Lommel with the goal of modernizing Blender's shading and rendering systems and to be used as alternative to the Blender Internal rendering engine.
Cycles has finally been fully integrated in Blender with the 2. Just as Blender Internal is a scan-line rendering engine, Cycles is instead a physically based path tracer; this approach permits the simplification of materials' creation, the support for Global Illumination, and in the end much more realism in the results.
But the best Cycles feature is probably the rendering interactivity you have in the 3D viewport. By setting the draw mode of any 3D viewport to Rendered, an interactive rendering starts in the viewport itself and since then the pre-visualization rendering of the scene is continuously updated almost in real time depending on the power of your graphic card as a material, a light, an object, or the whole scene gets modified.
Currently, BI is still maintained even though, no more developed and there are no real plans to drop it, at least for the moment. It's not clear if in the future Cycles will totally replace BI or if both will be hopefully kept as possible choices. What is clear is that presently Cycles is still missing several of the features possible with BI, such as smoke simulations, stress mapping, and others.
This doesn't mean that Cycles is not production-ready; a lot of astonishing images have already been produced, both for testing purposes and for real productions as well. Well, maybe not entirely but actually at 95 percent: the team still used BI for the unsupported features. In fact, being included in the same software also provided with an integrated compositor, both the Blender Internal and the Cycles render engines can actually be used in tandem to get full use of all the needed features from both of them.
Chapter 1, Overview of Materials in Cycles , explains the way Cycles materials work, their main characteristics, and how to build a basic Cycles material, add textures, how to use lamps, or light-emitting objects and set the World. Chapter 2, Managing Cycles Materials , explains how to better manage and organize the Cycles materials to build libraries to link or append the materials from.
Chapter 3, Creating Natural Materials in Cycles , explains the creation process of several types of basic natural materials by using both image textures and procedurals, but mainly dwells on procedurals. Chapter 4, Creating Man-made Materials in Cycles , explains the creation process of several types of man-made materials by using procedurals textures. Chapter 5, Creating Complex Natural Materials in Cycles , explains the creation process of more complex natural materials by using both image textures and procedurals, but mainly dwells on procedurals.
Chapter 6, Creating More Complex Man-made Materials , explains the creation process of some more elaborate man-made material by mainly using procedurals textures. Chapter 7, Creating Organic Materials , explains the creation process of several types of organic shaders, trying to use only procedural textures wherever possible. Chapter 9 , Special Materials , explains the usage of the Cycles hair experimental feature and the creation process of some special effects material.
The only software strictly needed for following along the recipes of this book is the official 2. In any case, the working principles are the same. You only need to download it from www. Any particular texture needed for the exercises in the book is provided as a free download on the Packt Publishing website itself. Not essential but also handy can be an image editor, in case you want to adapt your own textures to replace the provided ones.
I suggest The Gimp, an open source image editor that you can download from www. Any other software you prefer is perfect anyway. This book is aimed mainly at the average — intermediate Blender user who already knows Blender but still hasn't dealt with the new Cycles rendering engine.
It's taken for granted that you already know how to move inside the Blender interface and that you already have at least some basic knowledge of the standard Blender material creation interface, although this is actually not strictly necessary. In this book, you will find a number of styles of text that distinguish between different kinds of information. Here are some examples of these styles, and an explanation of their meaning. New terms and important words are shown in bold.
Words that you see on the screen, in menus or dialog boxes for example, appear in the text like this: In the Material window switch the Diffuse BSDF shader with a Mix Shader node. Feedback from our readers is always welcome. Let us know what you think about this book—what you liked or may have disliked. Reader feedback is important for us to develop titles that you really get the most out of.
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Open navigation menu. Close suggestions Search Search. User Settings. Skip carousel. Carousel Previous. Carousel Next. What is Scribd? Find your next favorite book Become a member today and read free for 30 days Start your free 30 days. Save for Later Save Blender 2. Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 4 hours. Description Written in a friendly, practical style this Cookbook deep-dives into a wide-array of techniques used to create realistic materials and textures.
This book is perfect for you if you have used Blender before but are new to the impressive Cycles renderer. You should have some knowledge of the Blender interface, though this is not a strict requirement. If you want to create realistic, stunning materials and textures using Cycles, then this book is for you! About the author EV. Related authors.
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Work fast with our official CLI. Learn more. If nothing happens, download GitHub Desktop and try again. If nothing happens, download Xcode and try again. If nothing happens, download the GitHub extension for Visual Studio and try again. Then I was like "Hey, the only repos full of shaders worth keeping secret are the repos at the major effects houses, so why not just keep this all public". Since I didn't really find myself liking any of the tools for managing workflows.
Blender Materials and Textures Cookbook (Packt Publishing, ) Chapter 2, Managing Cycles Materials, explains how to better manage and The only software strictly needed for following along the recipes of this book is the 6. Now disconnect the texture color output from the Glossy shader. Grab and connect.
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Blender is the graphics software of choice for designers and media professionals alike. This book will teach you how to utilize the power of the Blender 2. You will learn about node-based shader creation, and master cycles through step-by-step, recipe-based advice. With this book, you will start small by rendering the textures of stones and water, then scale things up to massive landscapes of mountains and oceans.
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By Enrico Valenza. This book is aimed at those familiar with the basics of Blender, looking to delve into the depths of the Cycles rendering engine to create an array of breath-taking materials and textures. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embedded in critical articles or reviews. Every effort has been made in the preparation of this book to ensure the accuracy of the information presented. However, the information contained in this book is sold without warranty, either express or implied.
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