This is a tutorial to learn the basics of Blender from 0 or almost. The tutorial is built in the idea of explaining Blender to a 3Ds user, so I might use so theory stuff to explain how Blender is built to optimize your work speed and what are its main differences with 3Ds Max. If you just want to know quickly the basic controls of blender, scroll down as I will put a list of my most used shortcut at the end of the tutorial. I will also post link to other website tutorials in case you don't like my way of explaining. Okay, enough blabla, fire up blender and get ready for action :
First, you can see that the interface is rather similar to 3Ds. The 3D viewport take most a the place, to the right we have options panel, on the top some menus and a timeline on the lower part of the screen.
Let us talk about the movement in the 3D viewport. Use middle click to rotate and shift middle click to pan. If your middle mouse bottom is as crappy as mine, you'll have to go