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25 Useful Blender tricks that aren't so obvious

15, the new site of freelance Blender artist Andrew Price, has published a list of 25 useful Blender tricks.  A couple of them made me go 'wah!', so even after ten years of using Blender there's plenty to learn ;-) Check it out.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Indeed, cool collection! I also didn't know for some of the tricks from this nice collection. It's really amazing how many options are in Blender!

  2. STart_blender on

    I have a problem on ubuntu 9.04 layers shortcuts on keyboard doesn't work exept ~ this button showing all layers.

  3. Two of the tips were new to me or forgotten, the rest is old news. But still a very useful compilation. There's also a thread on CGtalk for blender features that aren't so obvious.

  4. This is simply fantastic.
    Just a small Q, how do people get to know these things? It is not even in the hot-key reference inside Blender (which deserves some updating)...

  5. Glad you liked the list everybody! The blog will be updated regularly so check back soon :)

    I was wondering that myself. Most of the tricks I listed, I learnt from reading the 'Cool tricks that aren't so obvious' thread at CGSociety: But it would indeed be interesting to know where everyone picked these things up. I imagine it makes it's way down the grapevine after a blender dev tells a rookie :)

  6. While I think some of those are obvious if you've bothered to read the manual, some aren't in the manual and really should be! A superb little collection of simple but effective ways to speed up your work in Blender.

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