# I can go back to modify my Character after I put the Armature

So I put an armature on my complex character that I did in as part of a course. but I want to export it and I need to smooth the Normals. You can't do that with Armature Mode on, so how do I turn it off so that I can modify my model?

• You appear to be in Pose Mode (what you refer to as 'armature mode'). If you hit Tab, you should be able to choose to switch instead into another mode. You'll want Edit Mode or Object Mode to get back into the basic modeling pipeline, or perhaps Sculpt Mode. You can also control these options from the mouse-clickable menu in the bottom-left section of your 3D View window, which currently says "Pose Mode" in the image you posted. – NeverConvex Nov 15 '19 at 4:55
• I want to go in the basic edit mode – Mr_sauce Nov 15 '19 at 13:55
• Yes -- follow the instructions in my comment and you will be able to do that. In case you found it hard to follow, I'm adding an answer with an image of where you should click. – NeverConvex Nov 15 '19 at 15:29

Per my comment on your question, you appear to be in Pose Mode (which you referred to as 'armature mode'). If you hit Tab, you should be able to choose to switch instead into another mode. You'll want Edit Mode or Object Mode to get back into the basic modeling pipeline, or perhaps Sculpt Mode.
You can also control these options from the mouse-clickable menu in the bottom-left section of your 3D View window, which currently says Pose Mode in the image you posted. You can find this menu at the location indicated below: