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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — coloring the hull and the gunwale

Your boat is a pretty simple object. The entire hull can be one color, but its nice to give the gunwale a different color to accent the top, and provide more definition.

  1. Make sure you are working in Layer 1.
  2. If you have the Properties Panel in the 3D View closed, open it with the N key.
  3. Select the camera with theRMB.
  4. Press 0 on the Numpad to change to the Camera view.
  5. Move the camera back by pressing the G key, then tapping the Z key twice, and move the mouse, so that the camera dollies out along its local Z direction until the whole boat shows up.
  6. Change to the Top view.
  7. Select the lamp with theRMB. In the Properties pane, set the lamp's location to X= -1.900, Y= -6.800, and Z= 5.900.
  8. Press Shift+D ...

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