Getting Started With Blender For Virtual Worlds

Blender For Virtual Worlds

A Free Tutorial by Remona Stormborn
Edited by Labyrinth Stormborn
© Remona Stormborn 2014, 2015, 2016, all rights reserved

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Getting Started

Introduction
     Why Mesh?
     Are Prims Obsolete?
     What Else Can I Create?
What Is Blender?
     Requirements
     Download
     Welcome to Blender
How This Tutorial Works
Finding Help
Project: Note Keeping System
Questions?


Blender’s User Interface

I’ll take you on a quick tour of Blender’s user interface to familiarize you with the layout and show you how to change it to suit your needs at any given point in the creation process.

The UI
Info Editor
     Saving Projects
     File Browser
Frames
Headers
Editors
Windows
Project: Save a Custom Layout
Questions?


Customizing Blender

Set Blender up to work the way you work with custom layouts, themes, file management, and backup strategies. Link your favorite 2D graphics program to Blender and tell Blender to use your graphics card.

Preferences
     Interface Tab
     Editing Tab
     Input Tab
          Input Devices
          Keyboard Shortcuts
          Cheatsheets
          Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
     Add-ons Tab
          Downloading Add-ons
     Themes Tab
     File Tab
          2D Graphics Program
          Backing Up Files
     System Tab
     Saving Preferences
Project: Get Ready to Model
Questions?


Beginning Modeling

In this chapter you’ll learn to create new objects, how to manage them, and start modeling.

3D View
     Shelves
     Interactive Modes
Basic Navigation
     Perfect Views
     Center
Perspective
Axis
     The Grid
     Display Settings
     Mini Axis
Basic Selection
Undo and Redo
Escape
Objects
     Active Object
     Origin Point
          Move The Origin Point
     3D Cursor
          Move The 3D Cursor
     Add Objects
     Operator Panel
     Manage Objects
Delete
     Lamps and Cameras
Mesh Geometry
     Low-poly Mesh
     Vertices
     Edges
     Faces
          Add Faces
Basic Modeling
     Select Geometry
     3D Manipulator
     Location
          Translate by 3D Manipulator
          Translate Shortcut Keys
     Scale
          Scale by 3D Manipulator
          Scale Shortcut Keys
     Rotation
          Rotate by 3D Manipulator
          Rotate Shortcut Keys
     Extrude
Project:  Properly Rotating Door
     Model a Door
     Center On Hinge
Questions?


Questions?

Post your questions in the comment section below & I’ll answer it as soon as possible. Please be specific so I can understand what it is you’re asking.

You can also visit Gaia Foundation on Atlantis in the Great Canadian Grid for inworld support information.


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Remona Stormborn

Co-Owner of Gaia Foundation in the Great Canadian Grid. Owner of the Builders Resource Center, Rose City Design, & IDEA! in the Great Canadian Grid & InWorldz.

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