Using Blender successfully involves the following:

  • Understand the concepts and features available in Blender.

  • Translate the task at hand into how to do it in Blender.

  • Develop the muscle memory to use Blender to do what needs to done.

  • Implement the Blender features in a creative way to create the images.

This chapter will get you started by introducing the Blender UI. You'll experiment with some of its main features, and even create your first composite.

Starting Blender

You can start Blender in two ways:

  • Simply double-click the Blender icon on your desktop.

  • Run Blender from a command line, either from a terminal window or inside ...

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