Simple House Building
Start a new document ( CTRL + N ). Split the view into four views as at right, by pressing ALT + CTRL + Q . This gives you a standard set of views: top, front, side and camera, the first three orthographic and the last one in perspective. You can switch back to the single 3D view at any time by pressing ALT + CTRL + Q again.
Leave the default cube, it will be the walls of the house.
Make the Roof
Ensure you are in object mode ( TAB switches between object and edit mode)
Now, in the Front view window (lower left)
Press SHIFT + D to duplicate the cube, grab mode is automatically selected, press Z to restrict the move to the up-down axis and move the cube to rest on top of the original (pressing CTRL while moving will snap it to the grid and make it easier to position accurately.) Press ENTER when it is in place.
You can see how useful this four-paned window is; it shows you exactly what's going on.
Note: It helps to simply grab one of the arrows, press Z and then press 2 on the key pad, this will move the block 2 units in the z direction. the standard starting cube is 2 units tall.
Make sure you are duplicating the cube in Object mode, not Edit mode, so the roof ends up as a separate object.
The top cube is going to become the roof and needs to be given a triangular cross-section.
Select the top cube (if it is not already selected) by clicking RMB on it
Press TAB to go into Edit Mode (check the box in the middle of the 3D window header)
Press A to deselect all the vertices.
In the top view, select the top four ( RMB the first one and SHIFT + RMB the rest). You can check in the other views that only those four are selected.
Note: another way to do this is to have "limit selection to visible" turned off, and then press the B for, border select, and make a box around the top vertices. (it helps to view it from one of the sides, by pressing either the 1 or 3 keys)
Another Note: Or, with 'limit selection to visible" turned on, press C for circle select and turn the mouse key to make the circle large enough to enclose all four vertices before you press LMB .
Make the Apex of the Roof
Now press S for scaling and X to limit the scaling to the X-axis (left to right). You could try to move the mouse back and forth to bring the top vertices together, but you will have a hard time lining them up exactly, so it's best to just type in 0KEY (zero) followed by ENTER to set scaling to zero.
Now it looks like there are only 2 vertices where there were 4, but in fact there are still 4, even though 2 of them are occupying exactly the same positions as the other 2. With these 4 still selected, bring up the vertex specials menu with W and select “Remove Doubles”. You should see a message briefly flash up at the top right saying “Removed 2 vertices”. Now there really are only 2 vertices where there previously were 4.
“Remove Doubles” is a handy function to use after complicated mesh edits. It helps reduce complexity in your mesh structure.
Form the Eaves
The roof needs to project over the walls of the house to form the eaves. To do this, we will scale it, but only along the X- and Y-axes, not the Z, so it doesn’t become taller.
Select all the vertices in the roof object by pressing A once or twice.
Press S to scale, followed by SHIFT + Z to scale uniformly along all axes except Z, and scale to about 1.1. Confirm the operation with LMB or ENTER in the usual way.
Naming the Roof and House Objects
In a complex project with lots of objects, it can be helpful to keep them straight by giving them names. This is less of an issue in a simple tutorial like this one, but for practice, let’s give names to your objects anyway.
Go to the Object context in the Properties window, and at the top you should see an editable field containing the name of the currently-selected object. The walls of the house should be called “Cube”, and the roof should be called “Cube.001” (note the automatic addition of a numeric suffix to keep the names unique). Try changing these to, say, “House” and “Roof” respectively.
Object Name Versus Mesh Name
If you look in the Mesh Data context , you will also see a name like “Cube” or “Cube.001”. This is a separate name for the object-type-specific data (the mesh data, in this case), quite independent of the object name. Don’t worry about this name for now; you will learn about its significance later.
Colouring the House
The roof now needs to be given a different colour to the default grey. Select the Materials Context in the Object Properties window. In the list at the top, you should see a single entry, called “Material” (the name of the initial default material). Below that is an editable field containing the name, and immediately to its right should be a small box with the number “2” in it. This number indicates that the same material is being used in two places—in this case, we know the other place is the object representing the walls of the house. Click on this “2”, and that will force a new copy of the material to be made (leaving the house walls with the original); the number will disappear, and the material name will change to “Material.001” to be different from the original.apple event blog blog define blogging the boys trolling the nation blogging money blog versus website blogging about mental health stardoll blog underneath blog hosting sites blog among us difference between blogging and content writing blog on health and fitness blogging as a job blogging of e commerce travel blog during covid blogging success zone blogging at 70 blog with blogger blog inside closet blogging mama blog for free blogging to promote your business blogging business plan blogging with wordpress blog quizlet what do you mean by blog blog zox blog of the apa blogging jobs near me blog as subdomain or subdirectory earning thru blogging blogging to relieve stress blog even stilstaan blogging of e commerce blogging platforms like medium blog up meaning blog meaning in english blog pro bn blog underneath their robes pro blogging tips blog niche ideas 2021 near blog pro blogging idea how to make money while blogging blogging at the limit blogging bishop bloggingpro reviews makeup blog blogging success zone blog before publishing turn blogging into career blogging during covid 19 blog out of office blog with squarespace blog google sites blogging questions for students blogging boys opposite of blogging blogging under a pen name blogging through the fourth dimension blog topics during coronavirus blog without a name blogging to win course review blog house blog at baruch blog off in a bongo blog photographers near me blogging definition and example blog yepp me scam blogging rubric blog gael even is blogging out blog about life blog icon blogging conferences 2021 blogging retreat blogging with shopify blog about mental health how to layout a blog zen cart blogging cool blog near me blogging step by step blogging gigs blogging past participle blog without writing blogging and making money guest blogging off page blogging of a product blogging of computer blogging from the heart blog post format know before blogging blog on shopify blogging by email blogging routine know before blogging blog platforms free blog format blogging beyond the classroom blogging for money blogging define blog logo examples blog like quora should i blog or vlog blogging journal blog content blogging business blogging about mental health in blog or on blog xanga blogging blog zanquetta turn blogging into career blog versus article blogging about mental health vlogging camera with flip screen blog gardien de but jill outside blog pro blogging tips blog definition and example blogging revenue blog giveaways blog creation blog income zibra blog before and after blogging unscripted blog username ideas blog kpis difference between blogging and microblogging blog generator name blogging like website blog to book service blogging google d&d beyond blog wordpress not blog but website blog post template blogging youtube blog as a business pivigames.blog among us blog article blogging blast off blogging on google vlogging camera blogging step by step blog videos in blog or on blog is blogging out blog to read blogging on google blogging to promote your business blogging with notion blogging during weight loss blog juniper home blogging by email bloggingx pro blogging ideas blog to book