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Making a model using blender

Well written tutorials and documentation are found on the wiki.

Some tips:
  • Blender's top "menu bar" can be resized by dragging down, to reveal a preferences menu (Enable auto save on this menu, while you are at it)
  • BUG: Blender 2.44 on windows, boolean operation : union is actually difference and vice versa
  • Copying an object from one file to another (or even the same file). Remember: go into the 'OBJECT' subtree.
  • Export to STL: Remember: blender exports the currently selected object.

Keyboard short cuts:

tab - switch between object and edit mode
a - toggle between select all and select none
b - box select, select a bunch of vertices by dragging
e - extrude
g - grab
m - move object to layer dialog box
s - scale
w - boolean operation menu
shift-k - scissors

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