In this tutorial, I am going to go over how to install and set up Blender for an absolute beginner!
 
I will go over my personal preset preferences and why I use them for those that follow my other tutorials and want to have the same settings.
 
If I make any changes to my preferences I will update this post.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will do my best to assist you.

So, let’s get started!​

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What You Need:

 

Installing & Setting Up

Step 1: Download 

Depending on your operating system, download one of the above-mentioned versions of Blender. 
 
I personally use Blender 2.76 since it is the most recent version that is still compatible with Sims4Studio.
 

Step 2: Installing

a.) Launch the installer you downloaded in Step 1.
b.) Follow the on-screen instructions and install the program. 
 
by default it will install to: 
C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\
 
If you want it to install in another location you can do so at this time.
 

Step 3: Blender Preferences

a.) Open Blender from where you just installed it. 
b.) Go to “File” > “User Preferences” or use the hotkey CTRL+ALT+U
 
c.) Under the “Input” tab, change “Select With:” to “Left”.
(as pictured below)
Sims4Stuido is also select with left.
So for me, it is a little less confusing this way.
 
 
d.) Under the “Themes” tab, click on the “Presets:” dropdown window and select “Ubuntu Ambiance”
(as pictured below)
 
This is a dark theme with bright purples and orange on black. 
To me, it is a lot easier to see what I am doing with this color scheme for Blender. 
If you want to try other presets you can this theme is just a recommendation. 
 
 
e.) Once done click “Save User Settings” in the bottom left-hand corner. 
(as pictured below)
 
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