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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — making a basic object

Well, you're not really making it; Blender will make it for you. But now is a good time to briefly look at what is available.

  1. Open up Blender, or select New from the File menu. You already have our first basic object, the cube.
  2. Press Ctrl+MMB, and use the mouse to zoom in close to the cube, so that you can see it well.
  3. Press the X key to delete the default cube.
  4. Now, you can make a new object. Press the Shift key and the A key at the same time. The Add Object menu will pop up, as seen in the following screenshot. There are quite a few kinds of objects that you can add, from Meshes and Metaballs, through to Text or Cameras. So, to start by making a mesh object, move the cursor over Mesh, then select Plane with ...

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