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12 Useful Blender Settings That Aren't Enabled by Default



Blair Willems published a great collection of super useful Blender default settings that you should check out.

Blair Willems writes:

Due to the fact I still see a fair bit of traffic to my 2012 article on default configurations for Blender, I've rewritten it to incorporate some new things, as well as some additional recommendations from others.

Blender Defaults 2014 covers some suggestions for how to configure both your user preferences and the default scene in order to improve your Blender workflow.


    • For laptop users heck yes! The one I always check is "Emulate 3 Button Mouse", I just prefer to use the Alt modifier and always left click for navigation. That's probably a ghost of my days as a Lightwave artist though.

  1. I'd also say, turn on Auto Depth and Cursor Depth, those both seem to save me a bit of time and frustration. Can't believe I didn't know about Continuous Grab though, even though it doesn't seem to work as well with a dual monitor setup :/

    • That seems odd, I use it all the time on my dual setup. It can get a little finiky sometimes (jumping too far) but overall it works pretty much as intended for me even on dual monitors. What OS are you running?

          • Probably because your tablet isn't relative. That is, a mouse just says how much it moved, your tablet is set to say where you point.

  2. For those who would consider using a graphic tablet - and no mouse at all - "Continuous grab" option should be disabled as well as "zoom to mouse position" if you use Ctrl+MMB+mouse position.

    Some good tips to remember, though. Thanks.

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