Introduction to the Blender Manual

This manual aims to be a complete and concise source of information to help you to become familiar with the application.



Hotkey letters are shown in this manual like they appear on a keyboard; for example,

refers to the lowercase g.
Shift, Ctrl, Alt
are specified as modifier keys.
Ctrl-W, Shift-Alt-A, …
indicates that these keys should be pressed simultaneously
Numpad0 to Numpad9, NumpadPlus
refer to the keys on the separate numeric keypad.

Other keys are referred to by their names, such as Esc, Tab, F1 to F12. Of special note are the arrow keys, Left, Right and so on.


This manual referrers to mouse buttons as:

Left Mouse Button
Right Mouse Button
Middle Mouse Button
Scrolling the wheel.


The Blender Manual is a community driven effort to which anyone can contribute. Either if you found a typo or if you want to improve the general quality of the documentation, there are several options for helping out. You can:

  1. Fix problems, improve the documentation and write new sections – see how to contribute.
  2. Report problems in the documentation.
  3. Get involved in discussions through the mailing list and #blenderwiki IRC channel.