I don’t know if this is the proper place to post this, if not, please let me know where I can post questions concerning the Blender Guide tutorials. I have some questions regarding a Blender 2.3 Guide tutorial.
I’m going through the very first one (the gingerbread man), and while using version 2.3.5a I notice the extrude tool offers options not covered in the book. I chose region, which appears to be closest to what I need, but movement is constricted along the X axis. I MMB click in hopes to get freeform, but nothing happens. I try extruding using any of the other options, but I don’ get the desired results.
So I loaded version 2.3.2 and while I go through the motions, things still don’t follow along as planned. When I tab into edit mode, none of the vertices are selected, contrary to what the book says. I have to either press A use use the B key to get the vertices selected. This also happened in 2.3.5a.
The book mentions to make a “knee” for the gingerbread man but the book’s screen shots clearly show only a “leg” and a “foot”. After I copy and mirror the left side, I apply the remove doubles function. In the book, it says I should get a message saying 8 vertices were removed. I get a box that says 32 vertices were removed.
Well, that’s as far as I gone with this so far, but needless to say, I’m confused. This is a pretty simple and straighforward tutorial, and I don’t understand why things aren’t occuriring as expected. Is there a significant number of typos in the Blender 2.3 Guide that I should be aware of? I look forward to learning Blender, but this is not the best foot to start off on.
Thanks for any info on this.