WEBVTT 0 00:00:01.940 --> 00:00:02.260 Yeah, 1 00:00:04.340 --> 00:00:04.540 yeah, 2 00:00:05.440 --> 00:00:10.080 what we have here is five windows and we can tell the contents of each window 3 00:00:10.080 --> 00:00:13.560 by taking a look at the far left of each header bar in each window. 4 00:00:13.570 --> 00:00:16.950 So if we come down to the bottom left here we can see 5 00:00:16.950 --> 00:00:20.680 that there's this little Q bike on there with some couple of triangles, 6 00:00:20.690 --> 00:00:23.050 which means that we can basically click on here 7 00:00:23.340 --> 00:00:25.510 and we can see all the various different 8 00:00:25.510 --> 00:00:27.690 windows that we've got available to us within blender 9 00:00:27.800 --> 00:00:29.660 and this one is the three D view, 10 00:00:29.670 --> 00:00:31.940 so you can swap the contents of this view 11 00:00:31.950 --> 00:00:33.960 by just clicking something else on the list there, 12 00:00:34.640 --> 00:00:35.960 just below the three D view. 13 00:00:35.960 --> 00:00:39.760 We've got the timeline and on the right hand side we've got another two windows, 14 00:00:39.760 --> 00:00:41.900 we've got the outline at the top which is just going to give us 15 00:00:41.900 --> 00:00:45.510 a kind of list like view of everything in our scene below that. 16 00:00:45.510 --> 00:00:50.160 We've got the Properties window and at the top here is our fifth final window. 17 00:00:50.160 --> 00:00:51.260 We've got the 18 00:00:51.540 --> 00:00:54.050 info window which doesn't really look like much of a window. 19 00:00:54.050 --> 00:00:56.660 I realize it looks more like just a typical menu bar, 20 00:00:56.740 --> 00:01:00.300 but if we left click and drag on the line that segments between 21 00:01:00.310 --> 00:01:03.280 the three D view and this header bar here at the top, 22 00:01:03.290 --> 00:01:07.290 we get this double arrow headed icon that means that we can now left click 23 00:01:07.300 --> 00:01:11.790 and drag here up and down to just resize things and you can see the contents 24 00:01:11.790 --> 00:01:14.820 of the info window or just sort of squished up at the top there and 25 00:01:14.820 --> 00:01:17.650 this is the sort of thing which is pretty handy for scripting and so on, 26 00:01:17.840 --> 00:01:19.740 so I'm just gonna left click and drag that back into 27 00:01:19.740 --> 00:01:22.950 place and you may be forgiven for thinking that this was 28 00:01:22.950 --> 00:01:25.250 a window as well because it sort of doesn't look too 29 00:01:25.260 --> 00:01:28.540 different to this properties window over on the right hand side, 30 00:01:28.580 --> 00:01:31.850 but this is actually just a tool shelf, this is a sidebar, 31 00:01:32.940 --> 00:01:35.490 so we've got the Tiki which can toggle that on 32 00:01:35.490 --> 00:01:37.710 and off and it basically belongs to the three D. 33 00:01:37.710 --> 00:01:39.960 View, which is why it doesn't really have its own icon. 34 00:01:40.440 --> 00:01:45.030 So the contents of the tool shelf which is as I say toggled on and off with the Tiki. 35 00:01:45.040 --> 00:01:48.590 We can see that it's divided into sort of two main parts. 36 00:01:48.590 --> 00:01:54.450 One is the list like view that we have of the various different options, 37 00:01:54.540 --> 00:01:57.580 they're the various different tools and we have the tabs down 38 00:01:57.580 --> 00:02:01.500 the side which basically served as categories of the various tools 39 00:02:01.500 --> 00:02:04.170 that we've got and this is just to save us from 40 00:02:04.170 --> 00:02:07.350 having to scroll too far to find what we're looking for. 41 00:02:07.360 --> 00:02:10.680 Now we can you press the end key to take a look on 42 00:02:10.680 --> 00:02:14.070 the right hand side of the view and that's going to that end 43 00:02:14.070 --> 00:02:17.350 for november by the way and that's going to show us the property 44 00:02:17.350 --> 00:02:21.460 sidebar and we can scroll down the view there with the middle mouse wheel 45 00:02:21.740 --> 00:02:23.480 and we can do the same thing on this side, 46 00:02:23.480 --> 00:02:25.280 we can use the middle mouse wheel to scroll but we 47 00:02:25.280 --> 00:02:28.550 don't need to because it's fairly compact on that particular tab. 48 00:02:28.740 --> 00:02:31.850 But if we click on some of these other ones you can see 49 00:02:31.850 --> 00:02:36.600 we slightly get reason to scroll there and something else that we can do 50 00:02:36.600 --> 00:02:40.370 in here is hold control and middle mouse wheel up and down to 51 00:02:40.370 --> 00:02:44.180 just kind of quickly scroll through the various tabs that we've got there. 52 00:02:44.190 --> 00:02:46.600 If you want to just quickly get down to the bottom and 53 00:02:46.600 --> 00:02:48.790 you kind of looking for something that speeds things up for you. 54 00:02:48.800 --> 00:02:51.750 So as indicated before we've got these double arrow 55 00:02:51.940 --> 00:02:54.860 headed icons that we can use to resize the screen 56 00:02:54.860 --> 00:02:58.000 and we can do that with the sidebars as well. 57 00:02:58.010 --> 00:03:00.900 In fact we can squish them all the way in and you can see sometimes you get 58 00:03:00.900 --> 00:03:04.860 these little plus icons then which would just be able to flip them back open again. 59 00:03:04.870 --> 00:03:09.730 Or as I say we've got the tiki and the N. Key, they're going to come in pretty handy. 60 00:03:09.730 --> 00:03:10.860 We're gonna be using them a lot. 61 00:03:10.940 --> 00:03:15.160 We've also got ahead of themselves can be left click and drag down to hide them. 62 00:03:15.170 --> 00:03:17.960 And then you can see that we get a little plus icon for those as well. 63 00:03:18.040 --> 00:03:21.420 So not only can we sort of customize the dimensions of all the screens, 64 00:03:21.420 --> 00:03:24.600 we can actually just quickly launch into various different 65 00:03:24.600 --> 00:03:27.440 preset layouts that we can take advantage of. 66 00:03:27.440 --> 00:03:31.570 So for example we can come up to the top in our head of the info window 67 00:03:31.670 --> 00:03:34.760 and we can left click on this where it says default to the side of it. 68 00:03:34.770 --> 00:03:37.790 And this is going to show us various different window layouts depending on 69 00:03:37.790 --> 00:03:40.030 the kind of task that we might be trying to achieve in blender. 70 00:03:40.030 --> 00:03:42.430 So for example, we might like to be doing some script in. 71 00:03:42.430 --> 00:03:43.540 So if we click over to that, 72 00:03:43.540 --> 00:03:48.570 we get more of the info window and we get the python console dot on the side there. 73 00:03:48.570 --> 00:03:49.460 A text editor. 74 00:03:49.840 --> 00:03:53.050 Perhaps we might like to try use some UV editing, 75 00:03:53.050 --> 00:03:55.790 which of course we're gonna be doing a little bit later on and that's just going to 76 00:03:55.790 --> 00:03:59.960 show us the UV image editor and the three D view on the right hand side. 77 00:04:00.150 --> 00:04:04.350 And we can actually scroll through these fairly quickly by just holding control 78 00:04:04.350 --> 00:04:07.960 and using the left or right arrows to just kind of go through there 79 00:04:08.340 --> 00:04:11.970 and we can come back to our default view to create our own custom layout. 80 00:04:11.970 --> 00:04:13.940 We can just click on this plus icon there 81 00:04:13.940 --> 00:04:16.950 and that will duplicate the currently loaded screen layout 82 00:04:16.959 --> 00:04:18.610 and then we can just rename this to something 83 00:04:18.610 --> 00:04:21.350 more meaningful like default custom in this case. 84 00:04:21.620 --> 00:04:24.700 And then we can resize windows to however we like, 85 00:04:24.710 --> 00:04:29.890 we can change the contents of them and then when we switch back to the default view, 86 00:04:29.890 --> 00:04:31.970 you can see that let's remember that there and when we 87 00:04:31.970 --> 00:04:35.590 go control right arrow to basically go down this list here. 88 00:04:35.590 --> 00:04:39.160 So control left, we'll take you up and control right, we'll take you down. 89 00:04:39.170 --> 00:04:41.060 You can see it's remembered all our layout 90 00:04:41.540 --> 00:04:44.770 and that will remember whether we've resized things, 91 00:04:44.770 --> 00:04:46.570 whether we've taken windows away, 92 00:04:46.570 --> 00:04:49.800 added extras or change the contents of them or what have you. 93 00:04:49.810 --> 00:04:50.820 If you don't like it, 94 00:04:50.830 --> 00:04:56.150 you can just click on the X icon and that will remove the layout from this list. 95 00:04:56.640 --> 00:04:58.300 So that takes us to our next issue, 96 00:04:58.300 --> 00:05:01.550 which is how to create extra windows and take them away again. 97 00:05:01.560 --> 00:05:06.400 So I think the easiest way to do this is just to come to the gap between two windows. 98 00:05:06.410 --> 00:05:08.970 So for example if we just come down here, 99 00:05:08.970 --> 00:05:12.450 that's anywhere where we get that double arrow headed icon there, 100 00:05:12.450 --> 00:05:13.760 just to resize the window. 101 00:05:13.840 --> 00:05:14.770 So while we're on there, 102 00:05:14.770 --> 00:05:18.850 if we right click we get the area options which is split area and join area. 103 00:05:18.940 --> 00:05:22.270 And when we let's choose split area first, 104 00:05:22.280 --> 00:05:26.090 you can see we're gonna split the three D view there somehow. 105 00:05:26.090 --> 00:05:29.300 Or if we just come down here we can see that we're going to split the timeline. 106 00:05:29.310 --> 00:05:32.950 So let's split the three D view and you can see now we've got duplicate of that. 107 00:05:33.240 --> 00:05:34.890 And if we want to join them again, 108 00:05:34.890 --> 00:05:38.440 let's just go in between right click and then join the area and 109 00:05:38.440 --> 00:05:41.550 then we can get this large overlay darrow showing us that we're gonna 110 00:05:41.740 --> 00:05:46.830 collapse the in this case the left hand side window into the right hand side. 111 00:05:46.840 --> 00:05:48.760 So let's just left click and do that. 112 00:05:49.140 --> 00:05:53.640 Another way we can do that is by just coming to the top right hand corner of any of these 113 00:05:53.640 --> 00:05:56.830 windows and you'll see this three line little lines that 114 00:05:56.830 --> 00:05:58.860 we have there and when you get in that corner, 115 00:05:58.870 --> 00:06:01.460 your icon should change to a little plus symbol. 116 00:06:01.580 --> 00:06:05.490 And that allows us to left click and drag down to split down and 117 00:06:05.490 --> 00:06:09.800 then left click and drag to the left in this case to split sideways. 118 00:06:09.810 --> 00:06:13.010 And we can also collapse by sort of doing that in reverse order. 119 00:06:13.020 --> 00:06:17.160 We can left click and drag into this window to collapse it. 120 00:06:17.540 --> 00:06:19.590 We have to make sure that we still have 121 00:06:19.590 --> 00:06:22.850 our left mouse button pressed and that means we can 122 00:06:22.850 --> 00:06:25.520 actually change which area we're going to collapse into 123 00:06:25.530 --> 00:06:29.000 until we let go in which case it then collapses 124 00:06:29.110 --> 00:06:32.930 and then we're going to need to collapse up into this window now. 125 00:06:32.940 --> 00:06:34.590 So it can be a little bit tricky. 126 00:06:34.590 --> 00:06:38.960 You may need to play with exactly how that works to split areas and so on. 127 00:06:38.960 --> 00:06:40.650 But I think you'll get the hang of it. 128 00:06:40.660 --> 00:06:42.900 So something else that we can do is we can go 129 00:06:42.900 --> 00:06:47.350 full screen with shift space with the cursor while in any 130 00:06:47.350 --> 00:06:51.120 area that we have here we can maximize the timeline by 131 00:06:51.120 --> 00:06:54.020 making sure our cursor is down here and then pressing shift space 132 00:06:54.210 --> 00:06:56.740 and then shift space to toggle it back to where it was and then 133 00:06:56.740 --> 00:07:00.160 saying with the properties and then shift space to toggle it back down again. 134 00:07:00.340 --> 00:07:01.810 There is another way to do that. 135 00:07:01.820 --> 00:07:04.910 So similarly to the way that we were going control 136 00:07:04.910 --> 00:07:07.810 left and right arrow to toggle through the custom layout. 137 00:07:07.820 --> 00:07:08.690 The layouts, 138 00:07:08.690 --> 00:07:14.290 I should say we also have control and up arrow to be able to if we just press that twice, 139 00:07:14.300 --> 00:07:17.400 it toggles it through can also just go control down arrow. 140 00:07:17.400 --> 00:07:18.850 They basically all do the same thing. 141 00:07:19.140 --> 00:07:22.210 Something else that we can do is quickly pop out of you. 142 00:07:22.210 --> 00:07:26.290 So if we're at the top here, we've got this plus icon, 143 00:07:26.290 --> 00:07:31.030 we can just hold shift and left click and then drag out the window and that 144 00:07:31.030 --> 00:07:34.310 allows us to now sort of reposition this on a separate monitor if we like. 145 00:07:34.320 --> 00:07:37.880 Or we can close that down, we can also swap the contents. 146 00:07:37.890 --> 00:07:40.560 So if we press control and left click 147 00:07:40.740 --> 00:07:44.860 in the same place where you get that plus icon in the top right hand side, 148 00:07:45.040 --> 00:07:48.160 you can get this other little icon that you get once you drag 149 00:07:48.160 --> 00:07:50.860 into the view and that means you're gonna swap those views around. 150 00:07:50.870 --> 00:07:54.360 So the three D view now becomes at the bottom of the timeline is at the top 151 00:07:54.540 --> 00:07:57.000 and then we can just control left click and drag into 152 00:07:57.000 --> 00:07:59.490 the each other's window to swap the contents around again. 153 00:07:59.500 --> 00:08:02.280 So that's all I think you'll need regarding customizing the layouts 154 00:08:02.280 --> 00:08:05.360 and generally moving the windows around so let's move on.