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Picture of Blender 3D- Back to basics

in this instructable i will show the basics of modeling, a few tips on importing and exporting wavefront objects and several other skills within the program.
 
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Step 1: Get blender 3D...

Blender is a free peice of software wich lets users create scenes, animations, games, characters and models, that sort of thing...
(Picture 1) To get blender, go to blender.org, you will see this homepage:
Once you are on the homepage you will see the download link as shown by the image note:
(picture 2) Now just click the link to the correct platform and download type, archive or installer, i would recommend the installer.
(picture 3) Now all you have to do is wait until it downloads, you may have to unblock it with the yellow bar at the top of the screen.

THIS SOFTWARE IS TRUSTWORTHY AND WILL NOT GIVE YOU A VIRUS!
update 1: i have uploaded some new pictures of my newly textured zombie for my zombie game.

Step 2: Installation

This is a simple step, all you have to do is double click the icon once downloaded and it will run the easy to follow installer.
I dont have a picture for this seen as i have allready installed it.

Step 3: Getting python 2.6

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Python 2.6 is necesary for blender to do anything other then modeling seen as this is blenders external programming language.
(picture 1) Python 2.6.4 can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.4/ from there click the link for your operating system.
for windows 32 bit (the normal type of windows and not the fancy 64 bit) click the link saying: Windows x86 MSI Installer (2.6.4).
just download it and install it.

Step 4: Getting microsoft visual c++

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To download c++ go to the following website: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9B2DA534-3E03-4391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF&displaylang=en and click your internet speed to calculate the spped of the download, then just download and install it.
SamStacy161 month ago

What im trying to figure out is how to create an animation on blender...where can i find help?

Have you tried character modeling? it is actually quite fun! Expect an I'ble when i am through.

please email me the instructables of character modeling on mickey66.mk@gmail.com i would really love to learn

Man, I haven't done character modeling in a while... Perhaps I could write something up for you though. It may take a while, as I am a bit rusty.

It would be really nice if you could make another Blender3D tutorial with the 2.5 version...
freerunnin1 (author) 4 years ago
since i got my new laptop with windows 7 i have modeled a new ak47 and a new magnum, the ak needs retexturing as the texture i havve used looks unrealistic (aka crap) and im going to try find a decent texture to use :P
smeagle4 years ago
I completely agree, I cannot understand were ANYTHING is :()

Also, the blender logo in the instructable is completely weird!
Its got like all these weird intersecting lines!

But maybe I concentrate on getting my models perfectly symmetrical and in line with perfect textures... Its why i never get anything done XD
mikedoth4 years ago
Get Alpha 2
http://www.blender.org/development/release-logs/blender-250/

Oh and you don't need to install Python or C++. Never installed either and the program just works. Python is built into the program.
freerunnin1 (author)  mikedoth4 years ago
  yay i found the game logic and texturing

freerunnin1 (author)  mikedoth4 years ago
OK... this is the only blender distro that I don't know how to use :S its completely different... i mean wheres the game logic and texturing tab :S help plz

freerunnin1 (author)  mikedoth4 years ago
 im just downloading alpha 2, i just hope its not too different to 2.49 i ran into a problem with 2.49, it wouldn't let me import or export any models, it didn't show any in the import/ export windows :S
freerunnin1 (author)  mikedoth4 years ago
on some systems a window pops up to tell you to install c++ and python 2.6, this is to make sure that it is working properly and installing a secondry version of python would most likely just upgrade it.
freerunnin1 (author) 4 years ago
 i fixed the sight and it is now properly textured. i only wish i could create my own textures :S
freerunnin1 (author) 4 years ago
lol 108 views in like 18 hours :P
Bongmaster4 years ago
until they get rid of that 747 cockpit interface i'll stick with max and metaseq ;)