I just installed Blender and I totally love the fast user interface. It’s still a little confusing but it seems very customizable. I just discovered you can zoom in on the panels, at first I was like, WTF, who did those tiny panels …,
I like the way you can numerical-input the object properties, very tight!
Now for a few questions (I really have millions but I’ll try and keep in pace with my learning curver)
-Is it possible to make Blender accept the “,” of my number pad as a point? It’s rather a workflow question cos I’m a leftie and constantly going back and forth from my num pad and the dot sign seems to slow things down a little. (possibly Mac-related issue)
-How do you map images to your planes etc? I guess this is in the tutorial I’m donloading now. I managed to load an image but I fail to assign it to object.
-What’s your preferred scale, say you wanted to model the Empire State Building. New mesh -> cube -> height = 381 goes way beyond the world plane and makes objects less precise (aooarently). Should I go with , say, 3.81 instead (or 38.1 for that matter).
-What is it with ‘start game’? Not that I’m nearly there yet but you DO hit ‘p’ on occasion when you’re a newbie searching for the right command. The problem is once you hit ‘p’ there’s no turning back - the GUI goes unresponsive and you have to you close the app. Is that to be expected or have I hit on an unknown issue here?
-All in all, I’m having less problems making myself comfy that I thought I’d have, …probably because I took some C4D classes at art school.