Blender 3D: Noob to Pro/FAQ
The following questions cover general information about Blender 3D: Noob to Pro and the software it is designed to teach, Blender.
What is Blender?[edit | edit source]
Blender is a full-blown 3D content creation suite, usable for 3D editing, animation, texture mapping, compositing and rendering; as well as 2D video and audio editing/sequencing.
It runs on:
- Windows 8.1, 10, and 11
- macOS 10.13 Intel · 11.0 Apple Silicon
- Linux — Intel x86 and AMD, 32- and 64-bit
- and more!
It is free, open-source software, available from blender.org.
Blender 3.4.1 is the latest stable release as of January 2023. Beginners are urged to learn using stable versions 3.0 or later, since they differ greatly from prior versions. However, keep in mind that many existing tutorials were written for 2.49. If you're having trouble finding a button or tool that has moved, try pressing Spacebar to search for Blender functions.
For more about Blender's history, functionality, and media productions which have utilized Blender, see the Blender entry in Wikipedia.
What is this book? And what isn't it?[edit | edit source]
Noob to Pro is a collection of tutorials. Following these tutorials you can go from a new Blender user (or a noob) to proficient power user (pro). Though the tutorials are not strictly linked, we recommend going through them in order. Earlier tutorials introduce skills and information you'll be expected to know in later sections.
Noob to Pro isn't a compendium or reference manual. Use it with other resources, including those in Blender's Help menu. Noob to Pro provides links to outside resources. We're part of the Blender community!
How accurate is the information in this book?[edit | edit source]
Blender is under continuous development! Its appearance, tools, and capabilities change from time to time, with each update bringing new features and making old ones obselete.
Even though most of the tutorials were designed for Blender versions 2.4-2.7, the general gist of each module can be applied to current versions. For example, when making a simple person, you'd still need a cube and you'd still need to extrude the faces. However, since it's so outdated, it shuold no longer be used as a general guide for learning Blender. Blender 3D: Noob to Pro readers are encouraged to edit the WikiBook in order help to keep it up to date.
I have a question, where can I get help?[edit | edit source]
Google is your friend! Try searching it up on google to see if someone has asked the same or a similar questiotn! You can also search or post questions at BlenderArtists a large, easy-to-use, English-language forum. Along with that, BlenderWiki contains a large database of documentation. Find similar forums in other languages at blender.org's community page. The discussion pages there are also useful.
If your question turns out to be very common, please take a moment to see if it can be added to the book! It is best if it can be smoothly incorporated with an existing page.