Next up – how to get in and out of edit mode, and also some recommendations for setting up your Blender in the Preferences menu.
Currently I prefer to use the Light theme and have the Scale for the interface set to about 1.25 so I can see it better. I may want to go in later and increase the vertex size a bit. I also took his recommendation to UNcheck the Load UI preference when opening someone else’s .blend file. Scene statistics are also now turned on – these are all reasonable beginner settings, especially for creating efficient mesh for #SecondLife (or any game engine, really).
He gets into face orientation – how to display it in Overlays, and how the “backward” facing normals of each face look transparent in #SecondLife – which bit me in the butt last night with the “build a fridge” exercise. These are all good fundamentals to get down EARLY in the learning process in order to try to avoid them.
Goon (Goonther Blackcinder) is a #SecondLife resident who teaches at #BlenderSchool inworld at (SLURL) GoodVibes
There’s an active Discord group – there’s an invite link in the school landing area. You can support his work on Patreon at this link.