Blender Character Creation: Modelling

By Sebastian Lague

Welcome to the first episode in a series on creating a simple character in Blender. (

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If you’re struggling with this tutorial, try this series instead:

Q: My background images won’t show up after dragging them in.
A: Ensure that your view is properly aligned (press 1 on numpad to set view from front). You also need to be in orthographic (as opposed to perspective) view. You can toggle between ortho and perspective with 5 on the numpad. If, for whatever reason, simply dragging the images in does not work for you, you can also add them manually by pressing ‘n’ to open the properties panel, navigating to the ‘Background Images’ section near the bottom, and pressing “Add Image”.

Q: Pressing the numbers only changes frame/layer.
A: You need to press the numbers on the numpad (as opposed to the top row of numbers). If your keyboard does not have a numpad, go into preferences and in the input tab check ’emulate numpad’.

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