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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Coloring the boat to add realism

The proper use of colors makes an object seem more real. It's time to learn a bit more about how to apply color and textures to the model you have made. There are two kinds of decoration you can do: materials and textures. Materials assign a color to faces of an object. They tell Blender how shiny or dull the surface is, how transparent it is, and other qualities. Textures allow you to add a design to the surface, and not just colors, but patterns of roughness, bumps, and shapes as well. First, you will add a material to the boat, and then you will add a texture to the seats.

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