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

    I don’t understand. I can’t do anything in blender.

    4 months ago

    • Replies: 1

      There’s a tab called File at the top. Click on it and select User Preferences. Turn on “Emulate 3-Button mouse”, and then you can use Alt and Left click instead of middle mouse button.

      4 months ago

  • Replies: 1

    how to clear things in 3d view

    4 months ago

    • Replies: 0

      Select the item you wish to clear with the Right Mouse Button (RMB), then press X > Delete Selected

      4 months ago

  • Replies: 1

    how to undo some step in blender?

    5 months ago

    • Replies: 0

      At the very top, there will be a list of tabs. If you’re on object mode (which is the default mode- the one he’s in on the video), select the one Object. The drop down will have an undo button. Same for edit mode under Mesh.
      Or, you could hit CTRL + Z if you’re on windows.

      5 months ago

  • Replies: 2

    what if you don’t have a middle button on the mouse

    5 months ago

    • Replies: 1

      Go to the “About” tab. Near the bottom is a link the tells you what to do.

      5 months ago

    • Replies: 1

      You can enable Emulate 3 Button Mouse via the User Preferences > Input. This allows you to substitute ALT+LMB for the MMB.

      5 months ago

      • I did this and I am still unable to change my view. Is there anything else I can try?

        4 months ago

  • Replies: 1

    i can’t select my axis or the time crouser in my timeline. I´m working with my macbook trackpad, what can i do ??

    6 months ago

    • Replies: 0

      I’m not quite sure what you mean…if you’re trying to constrain a transform (such as move, rotate, scale) to a specific axis then you must first activate the transform tool and then press either X, Y, or Z to constrain the transform to the specified axis.

      5 months ago

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