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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — seeing how the lighting looks without rendering

Sometimes you want to get an idea of how a scene looks without rendering. You can do this with the Viewport Shading menu as shown in the following screenshot:

Time for action — seeing how the lighting looks without rendering
  1. On the header at the bottom of the 3D window, there is a blank white circle, as highlighted in the previous screenshot.
  2. Click theLMB and a menu appears as shown previously.
  3. Scroll up to the circle with the checkerboard and the word Texture.
  4. Press theLMB.
  5. Press 7 on the Numpad to see the top view.
  6. Move the lamp close to one corner of the cube as shown in the following screenshot.
  7. Press 1 on the Numpad to see the front view.
  8. Move the ...

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