I'm watching a video which appears to be quite old: http://www.cgmeetup.net/home/uv-unwrapping-and-texture-painting-in-blender-tutorial/

What I need to know is what the hotkeys he's using do, and what are they mapped to now. Hotkeys such as CtrlA, CtrlJ, CtrlV, AltF, and that's all I can think of right now.

When I tried using some of these hotkeys or pulling up a menu with one on the menu, they didn't seem to work. Perhaps they don't work with the current version of blender?

By the way: I am using Blender 2.72b. Internet connection where I am is slow ATM so I can't just download the latest.

  • $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/21169/599. The shortcuts probably haven't changed between then and now, but note that blender's shortcuts are context sensitive. They'll depend on what editor and what mode you're in. You may find this interactive cheatsheet helpful. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 8:15

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CTRL + A in object mode with an object selected you can apply the location, rotation, scale. CTRL + J in object mode with at least two objects selected will join the objects to one object CTRL + V in edit with some vertices or edges or faces selected mode gives a vertices menu ALT + F in edit mode with 4 edges selected fills it with a face (beauty fill).

The hotkeys are the same for version 2.62 and 2.75 so i guess they are the some for 2.72b

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    $\begingroup$ What you describe for Alt+F is what F does, Alt+F is Beauty Fill. Short explaination is : trying to fill selected with equal triangle faces $\endgroup$
    – Bithur
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ @bithur, thanks I'm going to change it in the answer. $\endgroup$
    – gladys
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 14:54
  • $\begingroup$ I don't understand... in the video regarding ALT+F he fills in a bunch of edges with faces using ALT+F. Its not working for me. I assumed that it worked for more than four faces judging by the video but nothing is happening except a Checkbox with the text: "Beauty Fill" Appearing in the options under the panel pulled up by pressing "T" in edit mode... $\endgroup$
    – MegaWitt
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 20:22

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