[Bf-funboard] Blender Basic Version

Patrik Andersson patrik at linet.se
Tue Nov 21 18:52:49 CET 2006

I think your first solution is the easiest to solve. It could be done by 
adding a variable in a config file, like this.

But your second is easier to use.


Karl Kühberger wrote:
> Hi!
> I am teaching Blender to youngsters for some years now,
> and often they complain about the complexity of the software.
> Therefore I want to suggest an idea for discussion:
> What about a Blender Basic Version, which has only basic
> functionality in modelling and animation and which is very
> easy to overview. For example there could be in materials-menu
> only a simple color picker, specularity, reflection, ...
> From my non-expert (I am not a coder) point-of-view I could
> imagine two ways:
> 1. Two Blender versions: "Blender Basic" und "Blender Pro"
> 2. Only one version with full functionality but the option to
> switch the user interface between "Basic-Mode" and "Professional Mode".
> There could be a switch button in the i-menu.
> Additionally (for blender-newbies) after starting Blender, there could
> be a simple window, where you can choose between "Pro" and "Basic"
> and a checkbox "Don't ask me again".
> On this window there could be also a link to a Basic Videotutorial.
> What do you think about the idea?
> Karl
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