There are many, many features in Blender but it’s difficult to know where to
find them in the interface or to remember the hotkey. Luckily, the
menu solves this with a search-as-you-type interface, so you just have to
remember the general idea of what you’re trying to do.
||Shows the search bar menu|
Exercise: searching for commands with
- Zoom out and move the 3D Cursor away from the cube
- Add a monkey (
Space, then start typing “monkey”)
Space, then start typing “add”. What other kinds of things can you add? Try some out.
Space, then start typing some commands you already know: Try “delete” and “undo”. Notice the hotkey it shows – this is one way of quickly remembering a hotkey.
- Clean up the scene: Select All, then Delete. Use either
- Snap the cursor to the center and add a cube to get ready for the next exercise.
THe Wikipedia page on Blender describes the history of Suzanne the monkey (along with all sorts of other Blender history).