Milkshape Lesson 3c - Grouping
As you make models you will find the need to manipulate groups in specific ways. At this point of the tutorial we have two groups; each one is half of a sword. Now we want to manipulate them as a single group. This is done with the grouping commands.
Now we have a brand new object that is composed of two halves, but the program still considers them to be two halves and we want it to be one complete entity. We are going to create a new group for the whole thing so far.
Click the Select button in the tools console and click-drag over you whole model so it all turns red.( This means it is all selected).
Now press the "Groups" Tab in the console and then press the "Regroup" button.
It has formed everything together into a new group. Lets rename this so it is easy for us to understand.
Enter a name in the input box. I put "swordblade". Then hit the Rename button.
You now have a complete group that you can easily identify and easily manipulate as a whole.
This stuff about grouping is very important because it allows you to very quickly manipulate portions of your model. You should get very familiar with grouping. Practice it. Try making different groups.
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