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

    when i tried this tutorial i faced problem with a small red dotted ball with four lines poping out of it….

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      Sounds like you’ve enabled the Grease Pencil tool. Press ESC to exit the tool.

      2 years ago

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    Would you recommend working with a drawing tablet such as wacom?

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      If you’re going to be doing a lot of sculpting or texture painting then yes, absolutely. If not then it doesn’t really give much benefit and is just personal preference.

      2 years ago

  • Replies: 1

    I’ve noticed that my activity count never changes; I am on everyday since joining and my count never goes past 1 day. Bug in the code?
    Not really important just wanted to point it out.

    2 years ago

    • Replies: 0

      We’re working on a fix for this. Thanks for pointing it out!

      2 years ago

  • Replies: 1

    please tell me the function of each key on the keyboard

    2 years ago

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      There’s hundreds and possibly thousands of functions for all of the keys and not to mention they are all configurable. I recommend you step back and try to practice with he ones you see being used and not worry about the truly tremendous amount of shortcuts. However if you’re stubborn you can gloss over http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Reference/Hotkeys/All
      It’s outdated and there’s way more now in blender 2.75

      2 years ago

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    Are there actual blender project or .pdf files? Or, are the downloads just the videos you can watch offline?

    Thanks!

    2 years ago

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