Blender selection tools short tutorial#3

In Blender there is a variety of ways to select different parts of a mesh. However, it’s not always clear how we can combine these to make a more advanced selection. In this tutorial we will start by looking at some of the basic stuff. Then we will dive just a slight bit further and learn how we can combine some of these tools to make quite advanced selections in a short amount of time instead of manually selecting with just a single basic tool at a time.

We will be talking about how we can select multiple edge rings and edge loop or for instance every second edge loop on a cylinder. Also, some tips about what to avoid or be careful about when selecting in a path.

I think these tools and techniques can help you even if you know the basics already. Some tools are just many times better in combination with each other rather than as separate tools. Hope you will find some new knowledge.

Thanks for taking your time with this tutorial and hope you learned something. You can also check out other tutorials or contact me through the contact section on the site as well as social media.

Blender Shear Tool Short tutorial#2

This is the second tutorial in our series of short tutorials that cover one specific topic, tool or addon. This time the Blender shear tool. This tool is very useful for architectural modelling where we need to create nice angles. For instance, when you create a profile for a doorframe or window frame this tool will help a lot with creating the corners in an easy way.

In Blender the shear tool will take a profile that you have created by extruding a set of edges along an axis and make nice angles for them. The shear tool has a very weird shortcut key, it is alt, ctrl, shift + s. Almost like the cousin for the convoluted alt, ctrl, shit + c that is commonly called the claw grip. Only one finger to spare! That is more like a bunch of keys than an actual shortcut. Anyway, the tool is very useful, and it is covered in the video tutorial below. Enjoy!

Earlier tutorials in this series include the F2 addon short tutorial where we decode the three functions of this addon that is built into Blender. It is a very useful tool that can help you improve the speed at which you are modelling

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Blender F2 Addon Explained Short tutorial#1

Blender F2 Addon explained

The Blender F2 addon is a quite simple addon that extends the functionality of the F key in Blender. By default, the F key is a quite unintuitive tool to use. The F2 addon extends on its behavior by adding three functions.

  • First you only need to select one edge and hit F to add face to connecting edges
  • The second functionality is helping you control this behavior by letting you decide where to fill simply by positioning your mouse cursor.
  • The last function and my favorite one lets you create faces with a single vertex selected. The addon does this in a very predictable way in all its simplicity.

This tutorial is the first part in a series of short tutorial explaining simple tools in Blender for people who already know their way around in Blender but need that extra push to become more efficient in their modelling and with Blender. You can find the video tutorial below. I hope you find it useful and have fun with the Blender F2 addon!

If you are new to Blender or want to find out more about it you can go to the official Blender website. You can also check out our resource article “21 resources for artists you may not know about” for 3D artists to learn about more places where you can find awesome tools and content.

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