Well, I don’t really have Alzheimer’s- at least I don’t remember being diagnosed- but it feels like it when I’m learning Blender. I do remember, and actually remember to use, the basic G,R, E and R shortcuts, but for some reason I never think about S. Maybe because I was just eyeballing things when making models, not trying for precision.
Back in January I was trying to be very methodical about learning Blender, start at the beginning, plow through to the end kind of thing, but then A) I realized there was so much to Blender that I was unlikely to ever use, and B) my computer fried itself and took quite awhile to be replaced, so when I started over, I watched a huge number of random videos to get a feel for what I really wanted to do with blender, and then started learning those things, at least enough to figure out if they were really what I wanted to learn thoroughly. This has been a bit chaotic, leaving a lot of gaps in my understanding, but I now have an idea of how I might be able to create the things I want to create efficiently. I just have to get it all organized and learn those parts well- still a big undertaking.
I think this week is going to be devoted mostly to going back to basics about the UI, hotkeys, basic navigation and so on, so I’m not constantly hunting for things I know are there. Then I can focus on more specific areas in ways that I can keep using them in the next area I need to focus on, so I don’t forget…
One area I definitely need to understand better is the file system.