I'm new in this and I'm working on the gingerbread man tutorial. My problem is that sometimes I don't find some buttons and I would like to know if there is a tool for finding them.

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    $\begingroup$ For many functions you can press Space in the viewport, a search window will pop up, and then you can type part of the name and it will show up. It doesn't work for buttons in the Properties tabs though. $\endgroup$
    – cybrbeast
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 10:43
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    $\begingroup$ @David maybe better to put your comment as an answer. $\endgroup$
    – PhoneixS
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 11:48
  • $\begingroup$ Could you be more specific on which button you miss? $\endgroup$
    – stacker
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 12:35
  • $\begingroup$ Are you looking for buttons in the UI or on your keyboard (hotkeys)? $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 6:25

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If it's a keyboard shortcut you are looking for, you can try searching for the tool in CtrlAltU> User preferences > Input:

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As for external resources, you can try the wiki, but beware that some parts are incomplete/out of date.

Another external resource which works well is google, usually searching for something like "blender <function name>" will get you results.

However, if all else fails you can always ask here ;)


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