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Blender 3D Incredible Machines by Christopher Kuhn

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Chapter 6. Spacecraft – Materials, Textures, and Rendering

In this chapter, we'll add materials, textures, and basic setup to our spacecraft. This will complete the project. The following are the topics covered in this chapter:

  • Preparing the model and scene
  • Creating materials
  • Adding decals with UV maps
  • Other possibilities

Now that we've finished our model (finally), it's time to add some materials and textures to bring it to life. There are many options for doing this, and we'll look at a number of different materials here.

These materials are fairly simple, but they lay the groundwork for creating much more complex materials on your own. Let's get started!

Preparing the model and scene

Before adding materials, let's prepare our model. First, make sure ...

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