Chapter 1. Controlling Your Environment

Blender incorporates a dizzying amount of functionality in a single application, and learning to use all the tools as efficiently as possible is a daunting proposition. Even after the initial shock that every beginner feels upon seeing the buttons window, experienced users often still sense that there is a great deal of potential that they have not fully tapped into. Indeed, many Blender users use only a small fraction of its capabilities for controlling their work environments. These capabilities include options available in the User Preferences window and a variety of lesser-known techniques and workflow shortcuts. Furthermore, by gaining insight into the design principles behind the Blender interface, ...

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