Learn blender with a poster!
Here is my contribute to the best 3d opensource application. A complete infographic map to help finding the way in modeling 3d objects with Blender 3d. Coming from a solid know-how in 3d Studio MAX was a real challenge to understand the complex interface and functions in blender. Right-clicking mouse button to select objects was the first thing I learned and it was already a barrier at first.
The png high resoultion image on the left is free for you. It's readable and good to print. But if you really love this piece of map you can offer me a beer and obtain the high res vector pdf version (See below). In any case I'm glad if it's a useful learning resource. Good work!
Updated 31/05/2016: added icons, optimized element sizes, added more tips, some elements fixed.
18/07/2015: better hierarchy graphic layout, more icons, added new shortcut from 2.75, node basic config.
25/04/2015: added navigation mode, clip view, layout refinements.
10/04/2015: added modeling shorcuts, fixed some errors, layout refinements.
18/03/2015: added "copy attributes" (so useful), layout tweaks, better readability, legend improved
21/02/2015: added shorcuts for grease pencil, tweaked some layouts, uploaded png version.
08/01/2015: added new shortcuts from Blender 2.73
06/01/2015: added materials shortcut and node wrangler, better layout
29/12/2014: added sculpt mode, more icons, and snap shortcut
20/12/2014: added must-load addons
You'll find the basic commands plus some very useful tricks. You're invited to comment and to suggest missing keys. I'll update the infographic in the future. Share it and follow me on twitter and google+ for updates
How it started
Passion, patient, and this rough skecth. My first map was an A4 ink note. I found it so useful I decided to illustrate as best as I can and it was so precious at first I wasn't able to model anything without it. So useful that when I lost it from the sight for some days, I decided it was the moment to draw it in illustrator in the final version you see. Similar experience I did for the Roman Architecture course, with tens of sheets resuming lessons.
This map took hours to assemble: if it's precious for you, I'll appreciate if you offer me a beer by paypal; i'll send you the latest vector version of the infographic map. See below!
Hang it on your wall!