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CreativeCOW presents The Blender Survival Guide - Part 6 -- Blender Video Training

Paolo CicconePaolo Ciccone
Santa Cruz California, United States

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Article Focus:
In Episode 6 of the Blender Survival Guide we go back to work on the Blender desktop and find a few more useful techniques to make our workflow better organized. Some of the topics covered:
  • Add the tree view (Outliner) to you Blender workspace
  • Convenient ways of naming your objects
  • More about the User Preferences
  • Layers!
  • Mixed tips and tricks



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Comments

Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 6
by Bob Marr
Ha! Got it. Lesson 7 held the key I needed. Item/Display/Shading: GLSL *AND* Check the box for "Textured Solid".

Would not have got it without your help.

Bob
Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 6
by Mark Keeler
The outliner view was great, made it much easier to be able to see everything. Onwards and upwards ;)
Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 6
by Ramses Mantilla
thanks all those explanations of panels and SHORT cuts!! it has been great time, YOUR SKILLS MOTIVATES ME!!!
Re: The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 6
by ben rollason
Hi Paulo.

Thanks for these tutorials. They're extremely useful for a Blender beginner, like me.

I just thought I'd mention that I just chanced upon something useful (by pressing everything!). For those people using Blender with a tablet, or without a middle mouse button, the thing where you change a vertical window split to a horizontal one and vice versa can also be achieved by pressing the tab key.

Best,

Ben.

vfx.benrollason.com
@ben rollason
by Paolo Ciccone
Thanak you for the tip Ben.

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Cool
by Ra-ey Saleh
Cool again, although I lept ahead and 'Saved Default Settings' while I had my current project loaded so now that is my default!
My own fault.
Ra-ey
Great teaching
by Cris McRae
Great teaching as always, its easy to follow. Thanks for the tutorials
@jose #2, I actually posted a
by Paolo Ciccone
@jose #2, I actually posted a link to those tutorials in our forum. They are great resource. In way those videos are similar to a reference book while the BSG is like a "User's Manual". They are both necessary, with different applications...
@Nathan, thank you, the plan is
by Paolo Ciccone
@Nathan, thank you, the plan is to continue for good while.
@Jose, please don't make me responsible
by Paolo Ciccone
@Jose, please don't make me responsible for making you lose sleep :)
Survival Guide vs Blender 3D Design Site
by Richert Goyette
I am very familiar with the resource mentioned by Jose. I think that it is excellent and I have viewed most of the tutorials; however, I believe that there are some significant differences between it and these lessons.

Paolo's Blender Survival Guide is focused on compositors who wish to use 3D in their compositions; tools are discussed only as necessary to achieve the learning objective of each lesson. The Blender Design Course really teaches you about the tools but not how to incorporate them into a compositor's pipeline.

So, I would hope that Paolo would continue with his current educational objectives and refer students to that resource should they wish to dive deeper into one of the tools or objects.

Rich
Please never stop making these tutorials.
by Nathan Walters
Please never stop making these tutorials.
Blender design course
by jose cuervo
Mr Ciccone you may want to take a look at this site.
http://gryllus.net/Blender/3D.html
(Blender 3d Design Course)by Neal Hirsig.

and make some complimentary or more advance tutorials.
Survival guide part 6
by jose cuervo
Man I made my first check for this tutorial at 6:30 am ..lol I am really working hard on learning Blender. thanks for the tutorial.


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