Blender Basics

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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

    Hello Jonathan, Please I need the link to the themes you mentioned in the tutorial. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • Replies: 1

    Why are there so many “unanswered questions” that are weeks or months old?

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      There’s a bug in the “unanswered” display currently, such that it’s not correctly displaying. We are working on a fix for it. If you look you’ll actually find most all of those questions do actually have an answer.

      2 years ago

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    Can anyone help me how to move whole base as shown in 1st basic tutorial using laptop touchpad..!!

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      I suppose that your problem is that you don’t have a scroll-wheel since you’re using a touchpad…

      You need to go to “File” > “User preferences” > go to the “Input” tab and on the left you can check the “emulate 3 button mouse” checkbox.

      Once you’ve done that, each time you press Alt+LBM, blender will consider it as being a scroll-wheel clic. 😉

      Don’t forget to save your Blender User Preferences at the bottom-left of the window.

      2 years ago

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    I’m vietnamese, I speak english but just a little, if your videos have Engsub, I will be understand and want to buy all lesson.
    I hope you will make Engsub for your video. Thank you!

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      You can enable English captions by clicking the “CC” at the top left of the video.

      2 years ago

  • Replies: 2

    I don’t have the create or any other of the left tabs in the region, how can I add them?

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      You likely need to update Blender. The newest version is 2.75, which you can download here: http://blender.org

      2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      or if you have 2.75 already press the t key on the keyboard

      2 years ago

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