Blender Newbie Cheat Sheet – Main Screen

Posted: February 13, 2010 in Blender Tutorials
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OBJECT MODE NOTES
When in this mode notice the difference in the appearance of the object (that’s the square in the middle of the screen)
– it has a thicker / solid pink outline / solid grey fill.
-You CAN NOT change the shape of the object in this mode
-This mode is for OBJECT MOVEMENT

EDIT MODE NOTES
-In this Mode the object has a semi-transparent fill with dots (VERTICES) on each corner
-These VERTICES are individually SELECTABLE
– RIGHT CLICK on one and use your ROTATION or TRANSITION tools to alter the objects shape.
THERE IS MUCH MORE YOU CAN DO IN THIS MODE BUT THAT IS FOR LATER TUTORIALS

-when you advance using EDIT MODE eventually you will be able to select individual FACES of an object (the area between the four dots) and change it’s SHAPE/COLOR and even add more faces (Subdivide) or give different colors to different faces using Vertex Groups to FACES (you could make your own 3D version of a “Rubiks cube” ) The possibilities are endless. However, I hope your patience is too.

There is lot to learn in Blender so if this diagram looks a little confusing get used to it.
IMAGE NOTE: actually you have to RIGHT CLICK THE TRANSITION TOOL to move it.
SORRY

Click the pic to enlarge
This picture is a representation of the OBJECT MODE VIEW (right side of pic) and EDIT MODE VIEW (the little “tear insert” middle left).
You see something similar when you open Blender for the first time.
I used color coding to indicate the parts of the screen I was attempting to explain. I’ll try adding more tips from time to time but your comments (good or bad) will help direct the tutorials in the right direction.
If you have any questions or suggestions, leave me a comment and I’ll try to help if I can.

Hope this helps some,
Cuzzo

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