Bforartists 2 Reference Manual

This page is still work in progress for the upcoming Bforartists 2 manual. It will be filled with content one after another. But most chapters are already available.

There is lots of work waiting. When you want to have a look at the work in progress, or want to be involved, the repository at github contains the editable odt files. Have also a look at the issue tracker.

github.com/Bforartists/Manual
github.com/Bforartists/Manual/issues

Actual manual content:

Last Updated 28.05.2020

(Currently in-)Complete manual in one PDF:

Bforartists2_Reference_Manual.pdf – 61.7 Mb

Manual in single PDF parts:

1 Installing Bforartists.pdf – 150 Kb

2 Standard Keymap.pdf – 350 Kb
3 Interface.pdf – 566 Kb
4 Workspaces.pdf – 1.14 Mb
5 Topbar and Statusbar.pdf – 1.88 Mb
6 Editors introduction.pdf – 894 kB

7 Editors – 3D View.pdf – 292 kB
7.1 Editors – 3D View – Header.pdf – 261 kB
7.1.1 Editors – 3D View – Header tools and Options.pdf – 1.89 Mb
7.1.2 Editors – 3D View – Header – Quick Menu.pdf – 100 Kb
7.1.3 Editors – 3D View – Header – View Menu.pdf – 763 Kb
7.1.4 Editors – 3D View – Header – Navigation Menu.pdf – 140 Kb
7.1.5 Editors – 3D View – Header – Select Menu.pdf – 1.11 Mb
7.1.6 Editors – 3D View – Header – Add Menu.pdf – 859 Kb
7.1.7 Editors – 3D View – Header – Edit mode – Add menu.pdf – 67 Kb
7.1.8 Editors – 3D View – Header – Object menu.pdf – 2.11 Mb
7.1.9 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Edit mode – Mesh menu.pdf – 1.33 Mb
7.1.10 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Edit Mode – Vertex Menu.pdf – 317 kb
7.1.11 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Edit mode – Edge Menu.pdf – 520 kb
7.1.12 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Edit mode – Faces menu.pdf – 325 kb
7.1.13 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Edit mode – UV menu.pdf – 200 kb
7.1.14 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Sculpt mode – Sculpt menu.pdf – 50 kb
7.1.15 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Sculpt mode – Brush menu.pdf – 35 kb
7.1.16 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Sculpt mode – Mask menu.pdf – 69 kb
7.1.17 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Sculpt mode – Face Sets menu.pdf – 37 kb
7.1.18 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Vertex Paint mode – Paint menu.pdf – 100 kb
7.1.19 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Vertex Paint mode – Brush menu.pdf – 35 kb
7.1.20 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Weight Paint mode – Weights menu.pdf – 335 kb
7.1.21 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Weight Paint mode – Brush menu.pdf – 32 kb
7.1.22 Editors – 3D View – Header – Mesh – Texture Paint mode – Brush menu.pdf – 38 kb
7.1.23 Editors – 3D View – Header – Curve – Edit mode – Curve menu.pdf – 577 kb
7.1.24 Editors – 3D View – Header – Surface – Edit mode – Surface menu.pdf – 543 kb
7.1.25 Editors – 3D View – Header – Curve & Surface – Edit mode – Control points menu.pdf – 228 kb
7.1.26 Editors – 3D View – Header – Curve & Surface – Edit mode – Segments menu.pdf – 64 kb
7.1.27 Editors – 3D View – Header – Metaball – Edit mode – Metaball menu.pdf – 488 kb
7.1.29 Editors – 3D View – Header – Text – Edit mode – Text menu.pdf – 132 kb
7.1.30 Editors – 3D View – Header – Grease Pencil – Edit mode – Grease Pencil menu.pdf – 366 kb
7.1.31 Editors – 3D View – Header – Grease Pencil – Edit mode – Stroke menu.pdf – 284 kb
7.1.32 Editors – 3D View – Header – Grease Pencil – Edit mode – Points menu.pdf – 101 kb
7.1.33 Editors – 3D View – Header – Grease Pencil – Draw mode – Draw menu.pdf – 117 kb
7.1.34 Editors – 3D View – Header – Grease Pencil – Weight Paint Mode – Weights Menu.pdf – 87 kb
7.1.35 Editors – 3D View – Header – Armature – Edit mode – Armature menu.pdf – 630 kb
7.1.36 Editors – 3D View – Header – Armature – Pose mode – Pose menu.pdf – 816 kb
7.1.37 Editors – 3D View – Header – Lattice – Edit mode – Lattice menu.pdf – 515 kb
7.1.38 Editors – 3D View – Header – Particle – Particle mode – Particle menu.pdf – 98 kb

7.2 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf.pdf – 240 kB
7.2.1 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Object Mode.pdf – 550 kB
7.2.2 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Mesh – Edit Mode.pdf – 1.17 Mb
7.2.3 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Mesh – Sculpt Mode.pdf – 300 kb
7.2.4 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Mesh – Vertex Paint Mode.pdf – 191 kb
7.2.5 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Mesh – Weight Paint Mode.pdf – 310 kb
7.2.6 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Mesh – Texture Paint Mode.pdf – 240 kb
7.2.7 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Mesh – Particle Edit Mode.pdf – 138 kb
7.2.8 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Curve – Edit Mode.pdf – 340 kb
7.2.9 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Surface – Edit Mode.pdf – 100 kb
7.2.10 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Metaball – Edit Mode.pdf – 113 kb
7.2.11 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Text – Edit Mode.pdf – 35 kb
7.2.12 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Grease Pencil – Edit Mode.pdf – 223 kb
7.2.13 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Grease Pencil – Sculpt Mode.pdf – 70 kb
7.2.14 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Grease Pencil – Draw Mode.pdf – 212 kb
7.2.15 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Grease Pencil – Vertex Paint Mode.pdf – 58 kb
7.2.16 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Grease Pencil – Weight Paint Mode.pdf – 45 kb
7.2.17 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Armature – Edit Mode.pdf – 428 kb
7.2.18 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Armature – Pose Mode.pdf – 116 kb
7.2.19 Editors – 3D View – Tool Shelf – Lattice – Edit Mode.pdf – 106 kb

7.3 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar.pdf – 52 Kb
7.3.1 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Item tab.pdf – 424 Kb
 7.3.2 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab.pdf – 149 Kb
7.3.3 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Object Mode.pdf– 40 Kb
7.3.4 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Edit Mode.pdf – 204 Kb
7.3.5 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Pose Mode.pdf– 45 Kb
7.3.6 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Mesh – Sculpt Mode.pdf – 1.13 Mb
7.3.7 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Mesh – Vertex Paint Mode.pdf – 1 Mb
7.3.8 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Mesh – Texture Paint Mode.pdf – 1.56 Mb
7.3.9 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Mesh – Weight Paint Mode.pdf – 980 Kb
7.3.10 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Particle Edit Mode.pdf– 178 Kb
7.3.11 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Grease Pencil – Sculpt Mode.pdf – 117 Kb
7.3.12 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Grease Pencil – Draw Mode.pdf – 442 Kb
7.3.13 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Grease Pencil – Vertex Paint Mode.pdf – 150 Kb
7.3.14 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Tool Tab – Grease Pencil – Weight Paint Mode.pdf – 55 Kb
7.3.15 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – View Tab.pdf – 237 Kb
7.3.16 Editors – 3D View – Sidebar – Mini Lightlib.pdf – 574 Kb

8 Editors – Image Editor.pdf – 215 Kb
8.1 Editors – Image Editor – Header.pdf – 90 Kb
8.1.1 Editors – Image Editor – Header – Header Tools and Options.pdf – 180 Kb
8.1.2 Editors – Image Editor – Header – View menu.pdf – 212 Kb
8.1.3 Editors – Image Editor – Header – Image menu.pdf – 158 Kb
8.1.4 Editors – Image Editor – Header – Select menu.pdf – 40 Kb
8.1.5 Editors – Image Editor – Header – Add menu.pdf – 55 Kb
8.1.6 Editors – Image Editor – Header – Mask menu.pdf – 128 Kb

8.2 Editors – Image Editor – Tool Shelf.pdf – 180 Kb

8.3 Editors – Image Editor – Sidebar.pdf – 75Kb
8.3.1 Editors – Image Editor – Sidebar – Tools Tab in Paint Mode.pdf – 900 Kb
8.3.2 Editors – Image Editor – Sidebar – Image Tab.pdf – 280 Kb
8.3.3 Editors – Image Editor – Sidebar – View Tab.pdf – 105 Kb
8.3.4 Editors – Image Editor – Sidebar – Scopes Tab.pdf – 100 Kb
8.3.5 Editors – Image Editor – Sidebar – Mask Tab.pdf – 155 Kb

9 Editors – UV Editor.pdf – 230 Kb
9.1 Editors – UV Editor – Header.pdf – 200 Kb
9.1.1 Editors – UV Editor – Header – Header Tools and Options.pdf – 117 Kb
9.1.2 Editors – UV Editor – Header – View Menu.pdf – 197 Kb
9.1.3 Editors – UV Editor – Header – Select Menu.pdf – 65 Kb
9.1.4 Editors – UV Editor – Header – Image Menu.pdf – 150 Kb
9.1.5 Editors – UV Editor – Header – UV menu.pdff – 400 Kb

9.2 Editors – UV Editor – Tool Shelf.pdf – 330 Kb
9.3 Editors – UV Editor – Sidebar.pdf
9.3.1 Editors – UV Editor – Sidebar – Image Tab.pdf
9.3.2 Editors – UV Editor – Sidebar – Tools Tab.pdf
9.3.3 Editors – UV Editor – Sidebar – View Tab.pdf

10 Editors – Shader Editor.pdf
10.1 Editors – Shader Editor – Header.pdf
10.1.1 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Tools and Options.pdf
10.1.2 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – View Menu.pdf
10.1.3 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Select Menu.pdf
10.1.4 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu.pdf
10.1.5 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Input.pdf
10.1.6 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Output.pdf
10.1.7 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Shader.pdf
10.1.8 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Texture.pdf
10.1.9 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Color.pdf
10.1.10 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Vector.pdf
10.1.11 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Converter.pdf
10.1.12 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Script.pdf
10.1.13 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Group.pdf
10.1.14 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Add Menu – Layout.pdf
10.1.15 Editors – Shader Editor – Header – Node menu.pdf
10.2 Editors – Shader Editor – Tool Shelf.pdf
10.3 Editors – Shader Editor – Sidebar.pdf
10.3.1 Editors – Shader Editor – Sidebar – Item Tab.pdf
10.3.2 Editors – Shader Editor – Sidebar – Tool Tab.pdf
10.3.3 Editors – Shader Editor – Sidebar – View Tab.pdf
10.3.4 Editors – Shader Editor – Sidebar – Options Tab.pdf
10.3.5 Editors – Shader Editor – Sidebar – Iconortext, Input and Modify.pdf
10.3.6 Editors – Shader Editor – Sidebar – Relations tab.pdf

11 Editors – Compositor
11.1 Editors – Compositor – Header.pdf
11.1.1 Editors – Compositor – Header – Tools and Options.pdf
11.1.2 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – View Menu.pdf
11.1.3 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Select Menu.pdf
11.1.4 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu.pdf
11.1.5 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Input.pdf
11.1.6 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Output.pdf
11.1.7 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Color.pdf
11.1.8 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Converter.pdf
11.1.9 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Filter.pdf
11.1.10 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Vector.pdf
11.1.11 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Matte.pdf
11.1.12 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Distort.pdf
11.1.13 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Group.pdf
11.1.14 Editors – Compositor Editor – Header – Add Menu – Layout.pdf
11.2 Editors – Compositor Editor – Tool Shelf.pdf
11.3 Editors – Compositor Editor – Sidebar.pdf
11.3.1 Editors – Compositor Editor – Sidebar – Item Tab.pdf
11.3.2 Editors – Compositor Editor – Sidebar – Tool Tab.pdf
11.3.3 Editors – Compositor Editor – Sidebar – View Tab.pdf
11.3.4 Editors – Compositor Editor – Sidebar – Options Tab.pdf
11.3.5 Editors – Compositor Editor – Sidebar – Iconortext, Input and Modify.pdf
11.3.6 Editors – Compositor Editor – Sidebar – Relations tab.pdf

14 Editors – Movie Clip Editor.pdf
14.1 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header.pdf
14.1.1 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header Tools and Options.pdf
14.1.2 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – View Menu.pdf
14.1.3 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – Select Menu.pdf
14.1.4 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – Tracking Mode – Clip Submode – Clip Menu.pdf
14.1.5 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – Tracking Mode – Clip Submode – Track Menu.pdf
14.1.6 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – Tracking Mode – Graph Submode – Graph Menu.pdf
14.1.7 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – Mask Mode – Clip Menu.pdf
14.1.8 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – Mask Mode – Add Menu.pdf
14.1.9 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Header – Mask Mode – Mask Menu.pdf
14.2 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Tool shelf.pdf
14.2.1 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Tool shelf – Tracking Mode.pdf
14.2.2 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Tool shelf – Mask Mode.pdf
14.3 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Sidebar.pdf
14.3.1 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Sidebar – Tracking Mode.pdf
14.3.2 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Sidebar – Tracking Mode – Track tab.pdf
14.3.3 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Sidebar – Tracking Mode – 2D Stabilization tab.pdf
14.3.4 Editors – Movie Clip Editor – Sidebar – Tracking Mode – Annotations tab.pdf

15 Editors – Dope Sheet.pdf
15.1.1 Editors – Dope Sheet – Header tools and options.pdf
15.1.2 Editors – Dope Sheet – View Menu.pdf
15.1.3 Editors – Dope Sheet – Select Menu.pdf
15.1.4 Editors – Dope Sheet – Marker Menu.pdf
15.1.5 Editors – Dope Sheet – Channel Menu.pdf
15.1.6 Editors – Dope Sheet – Key + Frame Menu.pdf
15.2 Editors – Dope Sheet – Channel list.pdf
15.3 Editors – Dope Sheet – Sidebar.pdf

16 Editors – Timeline.pdf
16.1.1 Editors – Timeline – Header Tools and Options.pdf
16.1.2 Editors – Timeline – View Menu.pdf
16.1.3 Editors – Timeline – Marker Menu.pdf
16.2 Editors – Timeline – Channel list.pdf
16.3 Editors – Timeline – Sidebar.pdf

20 Editors – Text Editor.pdf – 362 Kb
21 Editors – Python Console.pdf – 537 Kb
22 Editors – Info Editor.pdf – 134 Kb
23 Editors – Toolbar.pdf – 1.27 Mb
24 Editors – Outliner.pdf – 660 Kb

25 Editors – Properties Editor.pdf – 139 Kb
25.2 Editors – Properties Editor – Render Tab.pdf – 1 Mb
25.16 Editors – Properties Editor – Bone Constraints.pdf – 756 Kb

26 Editors – File browser.pdf – 564 Kb
27 Editors – Preferences.pdf – 2.05 Mb
28 Data System.pdf – 93 Kb
29 Advanced – Command Line.pdf – 70 Kb
30 Advanced – Scripting & Extending Bforartists.pdf – 160 Kb
31 Advanced – Working Limits.pdf – 46 Kb
32 Troubleshooting.pdf – 93 Kb
33 Glossary.pdf – 82 Kb
34 About this Manual.pdf – 38 Kb
35 Bforartists History.pdf – 100 Kb
36 Manual Update History.pdf – 33 Kb
37 How to use the Manual.pdf – 305 Kb29.7