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  Blenderboard   All Blender's shortcuts in one image!
2000 12 06 
   
philip meyer 
id102 
       
For a still I decided to model a detailed keyboard. While working on the textures the idea of having the most important blender hotkeys and shortcuts right on the keyboard arose.

Download:
 blenderboard.1.jpg


Blenders user interface is great, once you have learned it. The blenderboard could possibly accelerate this process. So I felt that this would have helped not only me alot when I just begun working with bender. It also should be very useful for newbies and other blender users who just can't memorize them all. ;-) But since it proved to be very expensive to really produce a customized keyboard, I did a 2d version (using a wire-rendered image of the keyboard I modeled as a template), which is now going to be available to you all.

Maybe one day, the blenderboard will really exist and we will be able to order it through the blender shop. This would be a dream come true.

On the keys you can see which function(s) is (are) assigned to that key. Blue means this function is activated by pressing the key alone, orange -> key+ctrl and so on. The only exception to that rule is the purple tab-key; functions printed in purple are useable in edit-mode only.

Have fun and keep on blendering.

philip

Download:
 blenderboard-us2.gif

Feedback
dreamsgate 2001 01 16
Thank you so much for doing this. I have just started using blender and this will help alot.
dreamsgate
P-o-e-T 2000 12 15
Would not transparent stickers be a better and cheaper idea?
(At first I thought of just making a set of plastic buttons to put in place of your old ones in your keyboard, then I thought - hey! I got a set of Russian letters on my keys too, and I would not want to part with them :)

my 2c
MadProf 2000 12 12
one small prob: no "bumps" on the "J" and "F" keys. otherwise, brilliant! :)
BigWhale 2000 12 11
Cool stuff, thanks for lot of work! (i know)
trezonus 2000 12 11
Any one think maybe just a sticker set or even a key board cover with the info on it. (:-Q>
Jobby 2000 12 08
Good as wallpaper for your desktop! ;o)
Mispunt 2000 12 07
Leuk bedacht!!!!!
haydnjones 2000 12 07
dont want to spoil the party, but every country has its own keyboard, ie uk is diferent to usa and france ect. if it had an international standard, USB fo mac, and custom drivers for all os then, it would be cool (keyboard drivers are proberly open source anyway)--- anyone seen the roll away keyboard? maybey they woud manufacture. ps what about updates???
binary_10001 2000 12 07
All gather and behold the power of the BlenderBoard

I like it
wsdy2k1 2000 12 06
excellent - just what I needed!!!!!!!!
On my X-mas list the day it goes into production!
root_42 2000 12 06
ZKEY is wrong: CTRL-ZKEY is vertex shading mode and ALT-ZKEY is potatoe mode... :-)
root_42 2000 12 06
ZKEY is wrong: CTRL-ZKEY is vertex shading mode and ALT-ZKEY is potatoe mode... :-)
root_42 2000 12 06
wanna have!!! :)
bfisher 2000 12 06
That is a really cool idea! I just got a print out of it and it will be extremely helpful for me in remembering more of the hotkeys and commands.

Great Work! I think I might have to get some transparent sticky things for my keyboard now. :)
GammaRayQ21 2000 12 06
I want the Blenderboard. It is a good idea! very good
GammaRayQ21 2000 12 06
I want the Blenderboard. It is a good idea! very good
rash 2000 12 06
There are those transperant sticker things you can print on.

How about an A4 of that?
fish 2000 12 06
This is like going back to the Z-80 (ZX Spectum) [smile] Dwahha... Good ID B.T.W.
Hanzo 2000 12 06
That is a very good Idea blenderboard I think Nan should suport this Idea ya..

Al-Hanzo