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Blender 2.49, setting up

Okay, so I have just now installed Blender 2.49, and I have to say, though it looks similar to 2.57, I'm having a hard time navigating around.  I'll do my best to help those who've also taken the liberty to download 2.49, and also I'll try to coordinate it so it's easy for those still using 2.57.

One thing you have to get used to is that space bar no longer pulls up a search menu, and finding user preferences can be kind of tricky.  First off, in the left hand corner off the blender screen, make sure you have "i" icon (user preferences) selected.  Do not expect a screen to pop up.  At the top of the Blender, but your cursor over the bar so that a double sided arrow comes up and drag the bar down, revealing user preferences.

For those who use a laptop without a number pad, got to "System and OpenGL" in user preferences (the tab I'm in now) and click on "Emulate Numpad"  this allows you to use your upper number keys for perspective change.
 Setting your user preferences also allows you to choose which mouse button controls moving the object around.

I'm going to ask you don't bash my head in if I don't get everything correct.
In the picture below, I point out where you can switch between vertex, edge, and face select.  It looks a bit different from 2.57.  By the way, it's located on the bottom of the Blender page.

One thing that I have noticed (Which this news very much depresses me) is that you can no longer hold down a widget and scale on that axis, as this is an important aspect when creating characters, to be able to scale the torso by scaling the cube on different axis instead of the object has a whole.  Either cannot do this altogether, or I have yet to figure out how to.

I hope I helped in the least, I'm sorry if this lesson feels like beating a dead horse for those who've read previous posts.  Keep learning.


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