Setting up Blender for First Time Use

In this tutorial, I am going to go over how to install and setup Blender for an absolute beginner! I will go over my personal preset preferences and why I use them for those that follow my other tutorials and want to have the same settings. If I make any changes to my preferences I will update this post.

Programs Needed:


Installing & Setting Up

Step 1: Download 

Depending on your operating system, download one of the above-mentioned versions of Blender. 

I personally use Blender 2.76 since it is the most recent version that is still compatible with Sims4Studio.

Step 2: Installing

a.) Launch the installer you downloaded in Step 1.
b.) Follow the on-screen instructions and install the program. 

by default it will install to: 
C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\

If you want it to install to another location you can do so at this time.

Step 3: Blender Preferences

a.) Open Blender from where you just installed it. 
b.) Go to "File" > "User Preferences" or use the hotkey CTRL+ALT+U

c.) Under the "Input" tab, change "Select With:" to "Left". (as pictured below)
Sims4Stuido is also select with left. So for me, it is a little less confusing this way.

d.) Under the "Themes" tab, click on the "Presets:" dropdown window and select "Ubuntu Ambiance"(as pictured below)

This is a dark theme with bright purples and orange on black. 
To me, it is a lot easier to see what I am doing with this color scheme for Blender. 
If you want to try other presets you can this theme is just a recommendation. 

e.) Once done click "Save User Settings" in the bottom left-hand corner. (as pictured below)