Sometimes when you working on a scene in blender, let’s say a landscape or environment scene, you can create a lot of object. And it’s hard to focus on one object when other object block your view. It also make your computer slower. That’s why you need to make an object focus, hide, isolate, zoom, or using a layer trick.
This is probably the most method I use when too much object and only want to focus on one specifically. I have a picture below with sphere selected and want to only focus on it. What I did is selected other object beside sphere and then go to object —> show/hide —> hide selected or only press H shortcut. If you want to display the rest of the objects, just press Alt + H.
Or you can turn off the eye icon for all the objects you want to hide on outliner panel. Continue reading Too Much Object On Blender Scene?. Make Them Focus.
When you working on a project, you want to know how How to Make Object Snap in Blender. Because it’s an important tool, you’ll get headache if you can’t figure it out. Here’s several approach that you can use:
One of the way to move object in precision is Snap Increment. If you use this method, you will move object every 1 unit value.
Try create a plane and a cube, make sure you active the snap increment tool like the picture above show, and now move the cube along x axis. You will see the move in 1 unit value, right?. And if you want to change the object move to 2 unit, you can change it on properties panel ( N ) —> Display, and set grid floor: scale to 2.
Continue reading How to Make Object Snap in Blender.
Hello guys, we’re finally on object transform tutorial. This tool is one of the most important tool you need to master before you modeling an object or start make a project. At first you will feel the transform tool in blender is weird and difficult, but actually when you good at it, it’s faster than other 3d software.
The best way to move an object in your scene is by shortcut G the type X, Y, Z. Depending on which align axis you choose. Example, if you want to move an object align X axis, then type G + X button on keyboard. You can add number if there is a specific value. Or you could just click on X axis arrow and move along its line.
You also can click on object ( menu panel ) —> transform —> grab/move ( G ).
Tips: If you press Ctrl + Drag left mouse, then the moving object will be exactly in grid value. You will see the object move is kinda stiff.
For Rotate, just like grab, you can use shortcut R with example like this: R + X ( axis ) + 45 ( example for 45 degree ). For reset back to 0 degree press Alt + R.
Let’s say you want to change your origin point. From pictures below, I first move the 3d cursor to outside of torus object, then click on Set Origin —> Origin to 3d Cursor. Now i can rotate the object with its origin point outside of torus. Continue reading Learning Object Transform ( Move, Scale, Rotate, Mirror ) in Blender.
As I mentioned on my blender ui introduction post, one of the reason I left blender a few years ago is its unusual select an object command. If you a beginner user, you probably as confused as me too. But, it’s quiet easy actually, you just need a little time to get use to it. For selection, there are several ways to do it. Every method you choose have a good side and a bad side. I’m not gonna show you all, just the ones I use a lot, and hopeful it’s also work for you. I let you decide which one is comfy for you.
Selection in Blender:
1. Right Click.
This is pretty common command.
- To select a single object, you just have to right click on that object.
- To select more than 1 object press shift + right click. The same command apply if you want to deselect an object.
- The last object to be selected will be in light orange.
Continue reading Confuse to Select and Group an Object in Blender?. Here’s the Easy Steps!.