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Modeling in Blender

As you have seen in the Quick Start chapter, the creation of a 3D scene needs at least three key things: Models, Materials and Lights. In this Part we will delve deeper into the first of these issues: modeling. Modeling is the art and science of creating a surface that mimics the shape of a real-world object or fits your imagination of abstract objects.

Objects come in many forms, shapes and sizes, so Blender has many different tools available to help you make your model quickly and efficiently:

Objects
Working with objects as a whole
Meshes
Working with the mesh that defines the shape of an object
Curves
Using Curves to model and control objects
Surfaces
Modeling a NURBS surface
Text
Textual tools for putting words in 3D space
Meta Objects
Globs and Globules
Duplications
Duplicating Objects
Modeling Scripts
Since Blender functionality is extensible via Python, there are a number of very useful scripts that assist you in modeling.

Many people use "box modeling" which starts with a basic cube, and proceeds with extruding faces and moving vertices to create a larger, more complicated mesh. For flat objects, like walls and table tops, you can use "curve modeling" which defines the outline using bezier or Nurbs curves, and then extrudes it to the desired thickness. Either method is fully supported in Blender using its modeling tools.



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User Manual

World and Ambient Effects

World

Introduction
World Background

Ambient Effects

Mist
Stars (2.69)


Game Engine

Introduction

Introduction to the Game Engine
Game Logic Screen Layout

Logic

Logic Properties and States
The Logic Editor

Sensors

Introduction to Sensors
Sensor Editing
Common Options
-Actuator Sensor
-Always Sensor
-Collision Sensor
-Delay Sensor
-Joystick Sensor
-Keyboard Sensor
-Message Sensor
-Mouse Sensor
-Near Sensor
-Property Sensor
-Radar Sensor
-Random Sensor
-Ray Sensor
-Touch Sensor

Controllers

Introduction
Controller Editing
-AND Controller
-OR Controller
-NAND Controller
-NOR Controller
-XOR Controller
-XNOR Controller
-Expression Controller
-Python Controller

Actuators

Introduction
Actuator Editing
Common Options
-2D Filters Actuator
-Action Actuator
-Camera Actuator
-Constraint Actuator
-Edit Object Actuator
-Game Actuator
-Message Actuator
-Motion Actuator
-Parent Actuator
-Property Actuator
-Random Actuator
-Scene Actuator
-Sound Actuator
-State Actuator
-Steering Actuator
-Visibility Actuator

Game Properties

Introduction
Property Editing

Game States

Introduction

Camera

Introduction
Camera Editing
Stereo Camera
Dome Camera

World

Introduction

Physics

Introduction
Material Physics
No Collision Object
Static Object
Dynamic Object
Rigid Body Object
Soft Body Object
Vehicle Controller
Sensor Object
Occluder Object

Path Finding

Navigation Mesh Modifier

Game Performance

Introduction
System
Display
Framerate and Profile
Level of Detail

Python API

Introduction
Bullet physics
VideoTexture

Deploying

Standalone Player
Licensing of Blender Game

Android Support

Android Game development