I’ve been working with Blender for more then two years, and I keep making what seem like they would be beginner mistakes. I don’t really know how they happen.
Today, I’m looking at a mesh file that looks as though I hit z to make it transparent… but I didn’t. I keep selecting z, and z again. When I render image, it doesn’t generate anything on the screen, its dark. I deleted the camera and remade it, nothing. I deleted the sun and made multiple lights, nothing. I checked on the scene to see if I’d clicked on something that would make the cube not selectable. After hours of checking, I don’t believe that any such switch has been thrown.
I’d like to go on record and say that I think the customizability of Blender is a huge problem. I’d like it to be less customizable. I wish I could afford something else.
If somebody can tell me what it is this time, I would appreciate it. This will be the fourth consecutive time I’ve delted and restarted because something stupid happened. I had hoped that many months of dedicated research, study of books and so on would allow me to use this tool, but I feel like there is always one more thing I haven’t been told about. I’m not convinced I can ever make it through to the end with this miserable thing.
I hope someday somebody comes up with a “revert to initial settings” that doesn’t remove my model. Something that gives me a working camera view of a normal object with no special settings.