Part 3: Blender Proportional Editing

Information
Step 1
In this lesson we'll learn how to use proportional editing!
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Step 2
Open a new project or have a cube to start with.
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Step 3
In Edit mode, Press Z to go to wireframe mode so we can select front and back vertices of the cube.
  1. Press TAB to go into Edit mode if you haven't
  2. Press Z to switch between textured mode and wireframe mode
  3. HOLD SHIFT and click on the 4 points at the top of the cube
Shortcuts Learned:

[Z] - Switch between wireframe mode and textured mode
Step 4
We'll go back to textured mode by pressing Z, and we want to stretch this upwards
  1. Press Z to switch back into textured mode
  2. Press G to grab
  3. Press Z to grab along the Z axis and move this up.
  4. Left click to finish grabbing.
Shortcuts Learned:

[Z] - Switch between wireframe mode and textured mode
Step 5
Next we want to do loop cuts on this cube, we'll do this by moving the mouse near the middle and then CTRL + R
  1. Position the mouse near the middle face.
  2. Press CTRL + R to make loop cuts (you should see purple lines)
  3. Scroll the mouse wheel and make about 20 or so cuts.
  4. Left click to finish makings cuts.
  5. Then Right click to finish positioning cuts.
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When Making loop cuts you can look at the bottom left corner to see how many cuts you are making when you scroll with the mouse wheel

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Shortcuts Learned:

[Z] - Switch between wireframe mode and textured mode
[CTRL + R] - Create loop cuts
Step 6
Time to turn on proportional editing! Find the gray looking coin button at the bottom and then enable it.
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With proportional editing turned on, we'll want to select the top of our cube and then rotate it along the Z axis.

  1. Press A to deselect everything if something is selected.
  2. Press Z to go to wireframe mode
  3. Position the camera to see a flat surface for the top surface.
  4. Press B to do a box select and select the top 4 vertices.
  5. Press Z to go back to textured mode
  6. Press R and then Z to rotate along the Z axis
  7. With proportional editing turned on, you can now edit proportions while scrolling the mouse wheel!
  8. Left click to finish editing.
Shortcuts Learned:

[Z] - Switch between wireframe mode and textured mode
[CTRL + R] - Create loop cuts
[B] - Box select to select multiple vertices, edges, faces
Challenge
Step 7
Try making something funky with your long cube!
Step 8
You are finished with this lesson! Click on submit and continue onto the next lesson on Modifiers!
Part 3: Blender Proportional Editing Info

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Nepgear tina (instructor)

Course:

Blender Basics

Access Level

public

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