Name: [121] Glen Moyes
Member: 114 months
Authored: 11 videos

The Blender Interface [ID:089] (2/6)

in series: Introducing the Blender 3D Modelling Environment

video tutorial by Glen Moyes, added 03/07

(Showmedo is undergoing major changes. To report any problems viewing the videos please email us and include browser and OS specifics. Cheers - Kyran.)

First we need to understand the Blender interface concept. You need to show Blender who's boss, and you can do that by being able to customize it. Then we'll cover one of the most important Blender windows, the Buttons Window.

Uploaded on 5th December 2006, running time 16 minutes. If you like this video, you can show your appreciation to Glen by voting over at

Got any questions?

Get answers in the ShowMeDo Learners Google Group.

Video statistics:

  • Video's rank shown in the most popular listing
  • Video plays: 50 (since July 30th)
  • Plays in last week: 0
  • Published: Sometime before 1st March 2007 (in other words - we don't remember!)

Thank-yous, questions and comments

If this video tutorial was helpful please take some time to say thank-you to the authors for their hard work. Feel free to ask questions. Let the author know why their video tutorial was useful - what are you learning about? Did the video tutorial save you time? Would you like to see more?

You may also want to see our ShowMeDo Google Group to speak to our active users and authors.

Your email address will not be published.

Show some quick comments >>

All comments excluding tick-boxed quick-comments

80. RaymondRip Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:17

Again, well explained and very comprehensive!

79. mac mascara best 2016 Good Quality cy6KFiqupB Gujarat Literature Festival Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:32

Just like to say thank you for these

I am cracking a pint in appreciation as soon as I finish typing this.

I have been holding off getting too familiar with the 2.49 interface, but now that the 2.53 is out, I'm ready to dive into this program and explore its potential. Big tip of the hat and a Texas "Howdy!" to everyone who contributes to this community.

The best is yet to come.

Thank you for your Blender tutorials, I like how lucid they are.

76. iwivahacibifu Sat, 05 Jun 2010 19:14

Thanks for your help, the tutorial was really good.

75. Mon, 24 May 2010 10:48

Very efficient tutorial

By the way Gouraud is pronounced "Gooroh".

I used to work in the same establishment as him.

74. cheap ray ban sunglasses Tue, 04 May 2010 04:36

great! would love to see more of your guides for the new 2.5 version of blender! thanx a lot!

73. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 06:41

This is really helpful getting started

72. oakley antix sunglasses Mon, 05 Apr 2010 08:05

Thanks for the tutorials, I've found the first one really helpful.

As a student in uni I was taught to use MAYA but unfortunately have no chance of affording it personally and Blender for the last two months has seemed mind boggling.

71. jasa SEO, Backlink, Blogwalking murah Thu, 01 Apr 2010 07:58

Just one little problem. We all need to quit repeating that the Blender interface is difficult to learn. A text tutorial is a head ache. Your videos makes learning Blender NOT HARD!


70. jasa SEO, Backlink, Blogwalking murah Tue, 30 Mar 2010 08:27

Thank you very much, I had looked at Blender in the past and found it a bit daunting, however, now i have seen the first of your video's i will reinstall it an have another look, you lesson was clear and informative and highly appreciated, i can't wait to see the rest of them, Thank you again, and keep up the great work.

69. Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:46

Thanks for a useful tut on the interface.

68. marinir seo 085-635-945-40 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:43

Very well done. Not too long, not too short. Learned a lot.

67. aplikasi hack facebook work 2014 Sat, 13 Feb 2010 05:50

Very useful tutorial. I found the interface intimidating but after having someone walk me through it I'm now ready to start working.

Great job, you've certainly saved me a lot of trial and error.

66. ThelmaJaro Sun, 07 Feb 2010 02:38

Very clear and understandable tutorial.

I'm looking for 3D software to model a garlic shaped vase.

I hope blender is capable to model it.

Thank you

65. Doral Cigarettes Sat, 06 Feb 2010 21:42

One thing I noticed during the first couple of minutes of this video is that your rate of speech varied a bit. Actually, you made a couple of verbal points quite quickly. But for most of the video you did a good job of speaking at a constant rate. You might think that pacing oneself would make for a boring presentation, but really it enhances the clarity of a presentation... more enjoyable. Always say things, even mundane terms, with purpose. Again, very informative presentation none-the-less. Sorry, but being a newbie to 3D modeling I can't actually comment on the content, lol.

Videos are well done. Easy to hear and understand what is being said along with the cursor comments. Looking forward to seeing the next video.

63. ugg boots cheap genuine Fri, 05 Feb 2010 18:21

Clear & well paced.

62. cheap real jordans Mon, 25 Jan 2010 01:59

Very useful and easy to understand!

61. gjhwrctu Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:47

Excellent video

60. louboutin shoe box for sale Mon, 18 Jan 2010 02:07


59. Nadyasazcusa Fri, 15 Jan 2010 13:47

the most informative tutorial I have seen so far on blender- Thanks

58. cheap Snapback Hats for sale Sat, 09 Jan 2010 10:58

thanks for the


57. anonymous Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:05

you Provide A Great Learning Envirenment That Is WELCOME To

People Like Myself

56. anonymous Thu, 24 Dec 2009 21:15

great job, easy to follow and simple

55. anonymous Thu, 24 Dec 2009 14:08

Hi guys

Very nicely done tutorial videos. Clear,concise & informative.


54. anonymous Sat, 05 Dec 2009 08:33

Easy to follow, informative and keeps my interest.

Keep'em coming!!! :)

53. anonymous Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:21

Very descriptive and helpful. Can you also do some advanced tutorials like handling the material editor or more advanced animation tutorials. Thanks again.

52. anonymous Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:13

awesome possum! :)

but really it was real helpful!

51. anonymous Thu, 19 Nov 2009 02:17

good tutorial, thaks

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

how to help » about » faq »

Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Glen

The Blender Interface

Just like to say thank you for these

mac mascara best 2016 Good Quality cy6KFiqupB Gujarat Literature Festival
72 months ago


Showmedo's development is fairly rapid and bugs will inevitably creep in. If you have any problems please drop us a line using the contact address below. Likewise, any suggestions for improvements to the site are gratefully received.