Navigation Part I Logic Shading Editing Script Object Scene We will primarily be working with the Shading tab. In this part of Blender we can add color and textures to objects.
Navigation Part II Lets explore the Material Buttons. Click the icon of Red Sphere. Here we can adjust the colors, textures, and overall appearance of any objects.
Material Buttons I Left Click where the red rectangle is located. Pick any color and watch the Rocket change color. This is the shading type of the rocket. Choose any option from the drop down menu.
Lets Render to See the Change Lets Render the rocket ship in 3D. To render the frame is like having the computer draw the 3D image for you. Render Current Frame from the drop down menu or press F12.
Material Buttons II Left Click where the red rectangle is located. Pick a different color. Change the sliders. Spec is how much light the object reflects. Each shader type has different options though so feel free to try them all!.
Lets Render to See the Change Lets Render the rocket ship in 3D again. See the differences after changing these options? Also notice on the material buttons tab there is a preview of the material you have on the selected object to the left.
Right Click to Select an Object The rocket is made up of three pieces or objects in the 3D workspace. Right Click to select an object. Give it a try. Notice how the material for that object appears? Under the material buttons tab the setting for the active object show only.
Particle Effect and Halo Material Right Click the flames. Notice how halo is selected? Left Click it to unselect/select it. These are the settings for the halo materials. Left click any option such as STAR or LINES and render…notice a different?
Move in 3D Work Area Move your mouse over the 3D work space. Hold in the middle wheel and move your mouse while holding in the middle wheel. If your on a laptop with no mouse wheel, hold in either ALT key. With ALT held in left click hold the left button down. With these two buttons held move the mouse. HOLD ALT + LEFT MOUSE
Other Controls Hold Left Mouse then drag mouse over 3D space to move object Hold Right Mouse and Drag to move and select and object. Press Z key to toggle wire frame. Press TAB to enter edit mode. Press it again to go back to object mode. (well cover edit mode next lesson)
FIN Please direct all question to firstname.lastname@example.org for the time being. Once other team members learn Blender well help each other fine tune our skills and learn. email@example.com