Blender - Basic Interface

Well! This is the first tutorial! As the first one, we'll talk about the Blender's interface, so the people out there who are not used to Blender can understand it (at least basically). So let's go for it! ;) I recommend you to see the video in HD, so you will appreciate better the buttons and all that stuff.

NOTE: For those who would like the music to be off during the video, I'm aware of that, but a lot of time have passed since I published this videos, and I don¡t have the original files, so I can't just turn the music off and re-release this tutorial. Anyway, I'm planning on making a new video for the interface, because a few things have changed since I recorded this video, and on the new one I'll get rid of the background music ;) Sorry for the inconvenience!

In this tutorial you'll learn:

  • Navigating in the 3d view.
  • Types of panels.
  • Interface layouts.
  • Adapting interface to your needs.
  • Customizing Blender 2.5 (Shortcuts, colors...)

And here is one thing I forgot about the interface: Presing Ctrl while dragging on the panel corners will swap the selected panel and the one where you release the left click ;) On the next tutorial we'll take a look at how to create and modify objects! Take care!