The Visual Blender Cheatsheet Part 2

Table of Contents

Practical Add-Ons

  • Node Wrangler (included)
  • Mesh: Random Flow
  • Mesh: Cuber
  • Retopology: ICE Tools
  • Shader: Fluent: Materialize
  • Material: Materialiq
  • UV: TexTools
  • Object: Botaniq
  • Object: Human Generator 3D

You will find them on I recommend you check out similar/other plugins as it depends on your personal workflow/projects which tools to use.

More Practical Hot-Keys/Tips/Settings

Keys Description Preview
Edit Mode, Overlays Menu, Measurement: Edge Length
Hint: You can add these options to the Q Quick menu, to toggle them quickly within edit mode.
Snap To: select Vertex/…, hold down CTRL when moving things to snap to selected type.
Hint: Constrain movement to an axis to only align along one axis.
 Viewport shading options:
Color: Random
Cavity: Type: Both
J Join/Connect vertices
N Side menu (right) + Manual/Absolute transform
M Edit Mode: Merge: By Distance
M Move to Collection
Hint: Select multiple then chose new
ALT + D Duplicate: Linked
CTRL + J Join Objects
ALT + 🖱-M Set view Camera pivot point to object
 . Set pivot Point
 SHIFT + S  Cursor to …

Rendering Tips

Use Cycles for fast material preview, slow render times. Eevee for slow material preview, fast render times. Cycles is more precise/has more options. I prefer cycles.

Keys Description Preview
Under Render Properties > Film

Workspace Setup for 3D Printing

Keys Description Preview
Under Properties > Units: set Unit Scale to 0.01, Length to mm  
Tthen under Viewport Overlays set Scale to 0.01, this makes the default Blender cube an 20x20mm object and draws grid lines every millimeter.
When exporting as STL chose selected object, then File > Export > STL select Selection Only and Scale to 10.

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