I have been using Blender now for less than two weeks, but already I have read a lot of the help files and other documentation, as well as browsed numerous tuts. So, I’ve spent a lot of time on Blender already (I am retired), reading and experimenting, and I have not yet found the answer to a few questions I have. I’ll wait on other ones I have, and start with a really simple one. I fear I know the answer already, but would like some feedback to confirm.
Suppose I have a scene with oodles (a technical term) of objects in it (I know about using layers to help divide them up into distinct visible collections; maybe other good reasons to have also, but don’t yet know). My question is really a two-parter:
It looks like there is no way to select a specific object by getting a list of the names of all my objects, and then selecting the one I want from that list. I just have to find it in my scene somehow and right-click it. Right?
It looks like there are no more than 20 layers. Right?
A couple of years ago I worked with 3DSMax for about a year, and I loved it. I see a bunch of complaining about the Blender interface on these forums. Gee, it’s just an interface folks! Really very different from Max, but I think it’s no better or worse than any other incredibly robust program. Just memorize the stuff, and get on with making things! Life’s way too long to spend time unhappy.
–LoBush, super noob