[Bf-education] Key Display in Blender?

John Blain silverjb12 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 23:37:31 CEST 2011

Helo Edwin

In teaching Blender to kids you may be interested in my FREE PDF Book, 'An
Introduction to Blender a Book for Beginners' available from my website:


Let me know if there is any problem with the site. I am in the process of
updating the introduction page.

I would be interested to know if the manual is suitable for kids and of what
age or if it could be written in a different way.

I haven't been to school for a long long time.


John Blain

On 6 September 2011 22:26, Edwin Pilobello <e_pilobello at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I teach Blender to kids.  Key display becomes very useful.  However, for
> starters, we use menus.
> The menus provide the structure or groupings that helps the kids learn.
> After they've learned a function, then the keyboard shortcuts make them more
> productive.
> Two weeks ago, I had 12 kids in a summer camp (3 hours a day for five
> days).  I did something new on our first try at box modeling.  I had the
> kids model a Nerf sword then animate it being thrown.
> It seemed to have worked better than any of my previous attempts at
> teaching the kids to see and think in 3D then add the dimension of time.
> Well, at least 11 kids did.  One went home crying!  He could not "see" it.
> Anyway, next time, I'll have them explode a sphere on contact with the edge
> of their sword.
> Yes, it's a take off on the death and destruction theme of video games.  I
> figure if I can get them "sold", then I can lead them into "hard fun".
> Edwin Pilobello
> Saturday Academy
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