Hello fello artists. I am now getting serious about learning Blender. I am currently studying the basics of the interface and how to do basic stuff…I am still very green.
I created a model of a train in Sketchup and imported it as an Obj file into Blender 2.62. The train ended up away from the center where the origin is…far away. How do I get it to be centered on the grid?
Also note that the object shows 984 meshes. Is that normal? The train is very complex and was made with quite a few groups in Sketchup. I did a select by type and snap to center and the model did not stay in one piece. It kind of exploded to the center. Why did that happen and can the meshes be locked as one object?
What triggered me wanting to get the model to the grid is my attempt to do a quick test render to try out the Blender render engine. The camera is down by the grid so all I would get is a sky rendered and not the object. I know I can add another camera by the model but I would rather keep the scene clean and have a fresh start from the grid and origin instead of feeling like I’m working up in space. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.