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Blender鹦鹉建模制作视频教程 CG Cookie Creating Piero Complete Production

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本视频教程是由CGCookie机构出品的Blender鹦鹉建模制作视频教程,CG Cookie Creating Piero Complete Production,大小:8.64 GB,MP4高清视频格式,附工程源文件,教程使用软件:Blender,作者:Kent Trammell,语言:英语。

Blender是一个开源的多平台轻量级全能三维动画制作软件,提供从建模,动画,材质,渲染,到音频处理,视频剪辑的一系列动画短片人人素材制作解决方案。blender以python为内建脚本,支持yafaray渲染器,同时还内建游戏引擎。动画工具,包括了反向动作组件,可设定骨骼,结构变形,关键影格,时间线,非线性视频编辑,顶点量重及柔化动量组件,包括网孔碰撞侦察和一个具有侦察碰察的粒子系统,固体碰撞、布料、液体、力场解算。

CG Cookie Creating Piero Complete Production
Who is Piero?
Piero is a retired carrier robin who’s great achievement in life was delivering messages to and from the feathered allies during the Great Pigeon War of ’98. He’s since retired to a quaint Ash tree in the hills of Yorkshire. Though very little happens during Piero’s care-free days in the British countryside, trauma from his service in the war has left him skittish of anything out of the ordinary.
From Vision to Animation

I think many digital artists, like myself, see animated films from Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney or Blue Sky and they begin to invision their own worlds, characters, and stories. Computer Graphics make it possible for artists to bring these visions to life inside a tangible medium that’s accessible to anyone with a computer.

However, the accessibility and capability of a computer doesn’t mean the creation-process is a one-click operation. Taking a character from vision to animated reality requires many devoted hours in each discipline of computer graphics.

Modeling
The first step is modeling where the character is built with 3D geometry. No object exists in the computer intrinsically; it must be built by hand. Every subsequent step is dependent on modeled objects.
Blender’s all-in-one nature allows the artist to use its sculpting and modeling tools in conjunction. Piero will be form-sculpted first, then retopologized into an animation-friendly mesh.

Texturing
After being built a model must be “painted”. This texturing, or “surfacing”, process is where we introduce proper colors and material qualities that make our model more believable and tangible.
Being a bird Piero is a unique texturing task because he needs to be covered in feathers. We’ll take advantage of Blender’s paint tools and Photoshop to paint our texture maps. A particle hair system will allow us to procedurally grow and groom our feathers.

Rigging
While modeling and animation are perhaps the most coveted CG skill sets, rigging is the narrow bridge-less-traveled that connects them. Just like our human body needs a complex system of bones and joints to make movement possible, our digital model needs a complex system of bones and joints to make animation possible. This is a highly technical and polarizing process requires much more research and practice than artistic instinct.
Piero will be rigged in Blender as an general-purpose armature with full control over wing and tail feathers.

Animation
The art of movement is arguably the most difficult skill set in computer graphics. But don’t tell an animator that – they think highly enough of themselves already!
Jokes aside, good animation requires a hefty combination of practice and talent. With Piero we’ll apply the principles of “The Nine Old Men” to realize his personality in motion.

Post Processing
With the animation finished, our “ingredients” are finally ready to go into the oven! Post Processing begins by rendering our scene into individual frames that make up our entire animation. Once the hours of rendering are finished, we can edit the final shot together in Blender’s compositor.