Blender Basics

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Introduction to Blender

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Blender Basics

If you’re new to the Blender 3D creation suite then you’re in the right place! With this free course Jonathan Williamson walks you through your first steps with Blender, helping you conquer the initial learning curve. It’s designed for beginners – even those whom have no experience with 3D whatsoever.

Getting Started with Blender

Learn the raw basics of Blender to get you over the initial learning curve.

Get Started with the Basics of Blender

If you’re new to Blender then you’re in the right place! Through this free course I’m going to walk you through your first steps with Blender, helping you conquer the initial learning curve. This free course is designed for beginners, even those whom have no experience with 3D whatsoever.

I will help you start moving in 3D, showing you how to navigate Blender’s 3D viewport and how to add, remove, and manipulate objects. Additionally I’ll introduce you to Blender interface, helping you overcome it’s quirks and use them to your advantage.

Next steps?

If these Blender Basics have piqued your interest then the next step is to learn modeling. Lucky for you we have a complete course designed just to get you started with the Fundamentals of Mesh Modeling in Blender. The mesh modeling fundamentals is a part of our membership, which is built specifically for aspiring Blender artists like yourself, enabling you to ramp up your skills quick through clear, concise, and structured learning.

If you’re using Blender with anything but a 3-button mouse, then read this page to learn how to Emulate a 3-button Mouse.

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  • Replies: 1

    Why can’t I pan or orbit? I used the website for the 2 button mouse, but it still won’t work.

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 1

      Did you enable “Emulate 3 Button Mouse” and then use ALT+LMB to orbit?

      2 years ago

      • How do I emulate the 3 button mouse?

        2 years ago

  • Replies: 2

    How do I download Blender?

    2 years ago

  • Replies: 1

    hi can you tell me i am new i am not having idea about 3d or 2 means no idea i am 0 with art and animation graphics even this course will help me …why mesh in mesh

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      3D : 3 dimensions
      2D : 2 dimensions

      1 year ago

  • Replies: 1

    Hi! I didn’t undestand how I can rotate view on any dimentional. What I need to push?

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      Rotate the view by press and holding the Middle Mouse Button. This is also known as button 3 on many mice.

      2 years ago

  • Replies: 1

    Under User Preferences, how can we save our own key configuration from Blender (and maybe use it on another computer with Blender too and use it there). I’ve invested so much time already and would like to know how to transfer the configurations.

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      First click the “+” button next to where it says “Blender”. This will create a new preset. Modify this new preset to your hearts content and then press “Save User Settings”.

      2 years ago

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