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What To Learn First When Learning Blender
Blender can be used to do so many things. It can be used to create animations, video games, visual effects, and designs for 3D printing. And most of these begin with a 3D model. One can also create 2D animations with Blender’s Grease Pencil tools, but we will set that aside for now.
So we will begin with the creation of a 3D model. And to do that, there are a few fundamental concepts and tools we should discuss. These are:
Once you have mastered these five topics, you will be able to create a 3D model of about 80% of the objects in the UNIVERSE! Skeptical? Let’s check it out.
When you first open Blender you’re presented with quite a few menus and buttons and panels. But the biggest part of the interface is the 3D View. Here is where you will do most of your work. The most important button for moving around in this view is the Middle Mouse Button (MMB). Hold the MMB down and move the mouse to tumble around in the 3D View. To Pan or Slide in the 3D View, press Shift and the MMB. And to Zoom you can hold down the Ctrl key and the MMB. You can also scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in and out as well.
Moving within the 3D View