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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Quick Tip: Be careful when setting defaults

We just covered the topic of default settings in Blender but, here's a quick tip that will help you avoid potiential problems.

Be aware that when you press Ctrl-U to save Blender default settings, the current state of just about EVERYTHING is set to be the new defaults. That includes your layout, current texture settings, field values, control settings, panel tab orientations, the current file that may be open...just about everything. It's a great feature of Blender but, you can create a problem if you aren't aware of the scope of its effect.

So, the best way to use this feature is to start with a new document. Make whatever changes you want as new default settings then, press Ctrl-U to save the new settings.

BTW, a quick way to start a new document is to press Ctrl-X. This will close the current file and start a new one.

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