Beyond Blender Render/More On Modeling: For The Novice

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BEYOND BLENDER RENDER: A GUIDE TO BLENDER GAMING

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Blender Novice Page

So you want to make and edit objects? In this article for the novice you can learn how.


 
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BLENDER NOVICE PAGE: First Grasp The Concept

Blender has multiple modes. To edit an object you must select it and put it into edit mode. This is done either by pressing the TAB key or by going to the bottom of the 3D view panel and clicking on the pull down menu with the text "Object Mode".

In edit mode you may select any face, vertex (a point at a corner usually. This is only a rough definition) or an edge (the line between to vertexes). You select these with RIGHT-CLICK and scale, move and rotate like an object in object mode.

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BLENDER NOVICE PAGE: Note

You may go back to object mode by pressing TAB.

 
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BLENDER NOVICE PAGE: Note

You may extrude an edge, vertex or face by pressing E.

 


 
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BLENDER NOVICE PAGE: Next Learn How To Edit

When you want to create an object in a certain shape you must first think of what object will be the easiest to model to make your dream object. The cube is usually the best for this job but this is not always the case.

You can experiment by adding objects and then modelling them in to something else. With this you can learn the abilities.

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You may subdivide (make 1 face or edge into multiple faces or edges) a face or edge by selecting it and clicking the "Subdivide" button in the menu to the left of the 3D view.

 
Tips And Tricks:

Tips And Tricks

Try and keep your models LOW-POLY. This means try to have as few faces per object as possible. Don't let this constrict your modelling though. Just when one face could do instead of four try to reduce it. High-poly models can slow the game down.

 
Tips And Tricks:

Tips And Tricks

When extruding in edit mode it is best to set an axis.

Tips And Tricks:

Tips And Tricks

Do you want to move a face on two axis' at a time instead of one? Press SHIFT-Z to move on X and Y, SHIFT-X to move on Y and Z and SHIFT-Y to move on Z and X.

 


 


 
Tips And Tricks:

Tips And Tricks

NEVER press P in Editmode. It won't start the game engine but instead separate the current face, vertex or edge. If you do want it to separate go ahead.

 


 

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BLENDER NOVICE PAGES

This is a Blender Novice Page. These pages explain in more detail what a Blender Note For The Novice might. These are mainly for the novice.

Please consider Blender 3D: Noob to Pro if you wish to learn Blender from the ground up. Note: Noob to Pro is for Blender 2.49b and may be outdated.