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Blender 2.49 Scripting by Michel J. Anders

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Chapter 3. Vertex Groups and Materials

Complex meshes might be difficult to handle when the number of vertices is large. In this chapter we will look at how we can make life easier for the end user by defining vertex groups to label collections of vertices. We will also explore some of the many uses of vertex groups including their use in armatures and modifiers, and we will look into methods to apply different materials to different parts of mesh.

In this chapter, we will learn how to:

  • Define vertex groups
  • Assign vertices to a vertex group
  • Assign materials to faces
  • Assign vertex colors to vertices
  • Set edge properties
  • Add modifiers
  • Skin bones
Vertex Groups and Materials

Vertex groups ...

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