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Default project?_huh

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, October 18, 2013 Under: Quick Blog Tutorial
Hey all!

Today I bring you a QBT that I find incredibly useful and yet it works for you, passively; the default project in Blender.

When you open Blender, it opens with "factory" settings, which is usually a camera, cube and a light with either Cycles Render or Blender Render as the default engine. Also, most of the Add-ons are turned off, so your functionality is a lot less varied.

Here's where it becomes helpful; you can change this default project.

It is very simple and here's how:
- Open Blender
- Open the User Preferences window from the File menu
- Change everything in there that you want as part of your default project then close the user preferences
- Change everything in the UI (user interface), like layout, to where you are satisfied that you have:
 > Good render settings
 > The right engine for most of your projects
 > Everything in plain sight that you use to start your projects
 > The right viewing options to model quickly (I have mine set to orthographic)
 > Possibly even a good lighting setup or world configuration
 > Basic compositing set-up
- When you are satisfied that it is like you want it to be and it is visually the way you would like it to open, press Ctrl+U, close Blender and re-open. You should now see exactly what you configured before closing (you do not need to save this as a project; when pressing Ctrl+U, it is saved as the default set-up).

Now, what happens when you download a new version?
Store it close to the old one and Blender will, get this, ask you if you want to transfer your old settings!! Fantastic!
I don't know the proximity needed for this, but I use the zip archives and I store each version in a single folder, each version having a sub-folder. That is know is close enough, but I honestly don't know how Blender knows you have an older version that has been customized.

Just cause, here is what Blender looks like when I open it (after clicking the splash screen away, which can also be turned off in the User Preferences):
(Click to enlarge)

Hope you all found this useful and helpful and as always, remember to share!!

Have a great one!

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!

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