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

    hi,i don’t have a middle mouse button what do i do?

    9 months ago

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      Enable “Emulate 3 Button Mouse” in the User Preferences > Input, which allows you to use ALT+LMB for the MMB.

      9 months ago

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    hi, thank you for this great lesson.
    i get how to navigate but i can not shifting because the SHIFT key isn’t work, thanks and regards.

    10 months ago

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      If your SHIFT key is broken then you can change the key combo via User Preferences > Input. You’ll find the option under 3D View > 3D View (Global)

      10 months ago

  • Replies: 1

    Hello, I’m sorry if this has been asked already in one of the other lessons. But How do you reset the global origin point to the dead center after accidentally clicking it away?

    10 months ago

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      Never mind. The information was buried in the plethora of what I’d decided to review from late last night. x_x I have a feeling I’ll need to continually review a great deal until I get the hang of all this.

      10 months ago

      • I assume you were referring to the 3D Cursor? Shift+C will recent the Cursor and view.

        10 months ago

  • Replies: 1

    how do I zoom in and out using a apple mouse? please be very descriptive. it looks like this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Magic_Mouse.jpg

    10 months ago

    • Replies: 0

      I had the same problem a while back, but found a fix….

      10 months ago

  • Replies: 1

    Is there a preferred settings for a Wacom Tablet?

    11 months ago

    • Replies: 1

      It’s mostly personal preference but for me the main thing I do is enable Emulate 3 button mouse so as to allow substituting ALT+LMB for the MMB, which makes navigating the 3D View much easier with a tablet.

      11 months ago

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