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  06 June 2013
Intresting use of Rigid Body joints

You can make a skeleton, out of Rigid bodies linked with 6dof joints,
then animate with Torque+forces

I will get a tutorial on doing this up eventually

  09 September 2013

In the combositor:

-If you have you backdrop image you can move that using ALT+ Mid Mouse Button. (you need a viewer node ofc)

- you can connect the viewer node with any other node by using the shortcut SHIFT+CTR+Click on the node you want to connect with the viewer.
  10 October 2013
Originally Posted by NateMcGraw: if you select one vertex and press/hold ctrl and + then your selection area will grow till you have selected the entire connected mesh i hope that was explained well enough and make sure you don't have anything you want to undo first this can take up a lot of your undo slots

Just a bit of clarification...

It's the '+' key on the keypad that expands selection.

The '+' on the number row of the keyboard (coupled with Ctrl) zooms in; '-' zooms out.
  03 March 2016
Two things I use a lot:

Ctrl + Shift + Alt + C

Move the object origin (orange dot) to the position you want (to 3D cursor) without moving the 3D model.

It has to be done in object mode, not in edit mode.

For example, you made a house separated in various objects, and you realize you moved the model in object mode, doing this you will move the origin too, to restore object origin, press Shift + S > Cursor to Center, then press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + C > Origin to 3D cursor.

Numpad / (numpad divide)

Instantiate an object fast. If you press again, all the remain objects will be showed again.

For example, you want to focus on a specific object that is close to other objecs and dont let you see that object completely, the usual way would be, hide all other objects and leave the one you want, pressing the eye icon at the object list in the Outliner (by default at top-right), or select the object you want and hide all other objects with Shift + H.
To do it faster and make sure you only see that object, pressing / in the numpad will only show that object, its like blender move the object to a temporary layer.
  07 July 2016
-If you have you backdrop image you can move that using ALT+ Mid Mouse Button

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Last edited by yusofadibmanesh : 07 July 2016 at 08:57 AM.
  4 Weeks Ago
A video editor.  Quite hidden, quite worth noting - until recently, probably the best free video editor.
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