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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — introducing layers

It's time for a little introduction to using Blender's layers. Here, you will be learning how to use them with the keyboard. If you are using the Numpad Emulator setting, rather than pressing the numbers on your keyboard, use the Layer Visibility Controls as just discussed, and select the layer that corresponds with the keyboard number.

  1. Select the Viewport Shading menu on the 3D View header, and set the shading to Solid.
  2. Use theMMB to rotate the scene, so you can see the top of the boat. Get into Object Mode.
  3. Press the 5 key on your keyboard, not on the Numpad. If you are emulating the Numpad, select layer 5 from the Layer Visibility Controls, and do so for the rest of this exercise.
  4. Press the 2 key on your keyboard. ...

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