When starting Blender, the splash screen appears in the center of the window. It contains options to create new projects or open recent ones. A more detailed description can be found below.
To close the splash screen and start a new project, click anywhere outside the splash screen (but inside the Blender window) or press Esc. The splash screen will disappear revealing the default screen. To reopen the splash screen, click on the Blender icon in the Topbar and select Splash Screen.
When starting Blender for the first time or updating to a new version, the “interactive region” contains a Quick Set Up Process.
The upper part of the splash screen contains the splash image with the Blender version in the top right.
The interactive region is the bottom half of the splash screen.
- New File
Start a new project based on a template.
- Recent Files
Your most recently opened blend-files. This gives quick and easy access to your recent projects.
Allows opening an existing blend-file.
- Recover Last Session
Open Blender’s Development Fund website.
- What’s New
Open the latest release notes.