Part 2: Blender Edit Mode

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Step 1
In this lesson we will learn how to edit the shape of the object using vertices, edges, and faces!
Step 2
With the object selected, press TAB to switch to edit mode!
  1. Select object
  2. Press Tab to switch between object mode and edit mode
  3. Press Tab again (If you want) to keep switching between modes to see the difference
Shortcuts Learned:

[TAB] - To switch between object mode and edit mode
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Step 3
Looks for these 3 buttons on the bottom.

You can click each of these 3 buttons to change the select mode to either Vertices, Edges, or Faces.

Step 4
Make sure the Vertices button is clicked and try grabbing some vertices on the cube!
  1. Select object
  2. Press the vertices button below
  3. Click on one of the vertices of the cube
  4. Click and drag the arrow or press G to grab and move the vertices
Shortcuts Learned:

[TAB] - To switch between object mode and edit mode
Challenge
Step 5
Try exploring the edge and face select buttons to move edges and faces!
Step 6
Let's make a new object, we'll start by deleting our object and inserting a new object.
  1. Press A to deselect whatever was selected.
  2. Press A again to select All
  3. Press [DELETE] to show the delete options.
  4. Either click on faces or just press enter to delete everything.
  5. Then press [SHIFT + C] to realign the origin cursor to the middle
  6. Press [SHIFT + A] to bring up the create menu, and select UV sphere.
Shortcuts Learned:

[TAB] - To switch between object mode and edit mode
[A] - Deselect
[A + A] - Deselect and then select all
[SHIFT + C] - Align cursor to the center
[SHIFT + A] - Create mesh
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Step 7
NOTE: The cursor is where our new objects will be placed.

This thing is the cursor. So where ever we do [SHIFT + A] and create a mesh, it will appear where this cursor is.

To move this cursor we just do a RIGHT click where ever our mouse is.

Step 8
Next let's learn on how to select multiple points! Click on the vertices button, hold down SHIFT and click on dots
  1. Click on vertices button
  2. HOLD down SHIFT
  3. Left click multiple dots on the sphere
  4. Press G to move them all around
Shortcuts Learned:

[TAB] - To switch between object mode and edit mode
[A] - Deselect
[A + A] - Deselect and then select all
[SHIFT + C] - Align cursor to the center
[SHIFT + A] - Create mesh

[HOLD SHIFT + Left click] - Select multiple vertices, edges, or faces
Step 9
If we want to select a loop all around this sphere, we don't select it one by one, instead we use ALT.
  1. If something is selected, press A to deselect.
  2. HOLD down ALT
  3. Click on a vertices to select a ring around it.
  4. (Optional) With ALT still held, click another vertices and the direction will change
Shortcuts Learned:

[TAB] - To switch between object mode and edit mode
[A] - Deselect
[A + A] - Deselect and then select all
[SHIFT + C] - Align cursor to the center
[SHIFT + A] - Create mesh

[HOLD SHIFT + Left click] - Select multiple vertices, edges, or faces
[HOLD ALT + Left click] - Select a loop
Step 10
You can also HOLD down SHIFT and ALT and click to select multiple loops!
  1. If something is selected, press A to deselect.
  2. HOLD down ALT + SHIFT
  3. Click on multiple vertices to select a multiple rings
Shortcuts Learned:

[TAB] - To switch between object mode and edit mode
[A] - Deselect
[A + A] - Deselect and then select all
[SHIFT + C] - Align cursor to the center
[SHIFT + A] - Create mesh

[HOLD SHIFT + Left click] - Select multiple vertices, edges, or faces
[HOLD ALT + Left click] - Select a loop
[HOLD SHIFT + ALT, then Left click] - Select multiple loops
Check Your Work
Step 11
Here's a review video!
Shortcuts Learned:

[TAB] - To switch between object mode and edit mode
[A] - Deselect
[A + A] - Deselect and then select all
[SHIFT + C] - Align cursor to the center
[SHIFT + A] - Create mesh

[HOLD SHIFT + Left click] - Select multiple vertices, edges, or faces
[HOLD ALT + Left click] - Select a loop
[HOLD SHIFT + ALT, then Left click] - Select multiple loops
Step 12
You are finished with this lesson! Click on the submit button below and continue onto part 3 on Proportional Editing!
Part 2: Blender Edit Mode Info

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MVCode Clubs

Created By

tina (instructor)

Course:

Blender Basics

Access Level

public

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