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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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Setting a default scene for materials creation

It's always a good idea to set the initial state of Blender to suit your needs. For us, the primary task is to explore materials and texture creation. When you first install Blender, a default layout will be presented. From here, you can perform most tasks, such as modeling, and rendering, as you create your desired objects. We can aid the process of surface creation by improving the lighting in the default setup. Adding a second light can give better definition to objects that are rendered.

Getting ready

When you first download Blender, the default factory settings provide a simple cube illuminated by a single light. Even if you have already changed some of these defaults, you will be able to apply ...

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