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New to Blender, couple of quick questions please!

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:19 pm
by Buttkick
Hi all,
Just started using Blender and create one 3D Text image from a Youtube tutorial that turned out great. Other than that Ive never used an art package before, so a couple of things got me stumped already.

1. Once ive rendered an image, like I have done, and saved the pic and a .blend file, how do I go back in and say change the text colour specifically if I think it might look better as say yellow text instead of red?

When ive saved a .blend file, if I reopen blender and reopen it, the screen changes to a grid like screen from the original opening blender screen, but my image I create doesnt appear until I hit render again, is this normal?

Regards

Buttkick

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:52 pm
by j kaulfers
I am a bit confused about what you are saying, when you reopen blender it should open the default screen with a pop up so to speak in the middle of the screen, unless you change the user preferences

In the pop up you will see a list of your most recent projects, click on the one you want and it should open that file.

You can also go to File at the top left , go to open, and a file browser will open for you to find the one you want ,,,double click it and it should open.

As far as changing the color, you do it from the materials panel (right side of screen) where you set up the first color. You can edit it, select it for use, deselect it, delete it, or create a new one to use.

This may be easier with the link http://cgcookie.com/blender/category/getting-started/ watch the videos.

Even though your question is about color I suggest you watch them all to learn the what and where. If you feel you know enough about the interface and how it is set up then just go to the Materials and Textures section.

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:53 pm
by Buttkick
j kaulfers wrote:I am a bit confused about what you are saying, when you reopen blender it should open the default screen with a pop up so to speak in the middle of the screen, unless you change the user preferences

In the pop up you will see a list of your most recent projects, click on the one you want and it should open that file.

You can also go to File at the top left , go to open, and a file browser will open for you to find the one you want ,,,double click it and it should open.

As far as changing the color, you do it from the materials panel (right side of screen) where you set up the first color. You can edit it, select it for use, deselect it, delete it, or create a new one to use.

This may be easier with the link http://cgcookie.com/blender/category/getting-started/ watch the videos.

Even though your question is about color I suggest you watch them all to learn the what and where. If you feel you know enough about the interface and how it is set up then just go to the Materials and Textures section.
Thanks for the reply m8. Sorry it didnt make too much sense.

Luckily id figured out why it wasnt appearing when i reloaded anything, i hadnt hit render again to see it,m beginners mistake :P

Thanks for the link ill start watching them now, Blender seems a very steep learning curve :P

Regards

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:39 pm
by j kaulfers
Now I see a bit better what you were saying, in short,,, Blender reverts back to the status it was in when you closed the program.

Save, Save , Save and when you are ready to exit go back to the mode you want it in when you reopen, save it then exit.

Also , if you render and do not save it just hit ESC and it will go back into either edit or object mode depending on where you were when you preformed the render