Create a basic object in Silo using Split Loop, Extrude, Subdivide, and Mirror. (16:38)
Core Commands and Tools:
1:40 - Split Loop
Quickly create a loop of edges by selecting the side you want the loop to cross and calling the command.
Menu: Modify > Split Loop
Hotkey: Shift + X
3:15 - Extrusion
Create additional geometry by extruding an element of a shape such as an edge or side.
Menu: Modify > Extrude
4:05 - Subdivision
Smooth a shape quickly with subdivision.
A subdivided object is smoothed visually but remains a manipulatable base mesh of polygons.
Menu: Subdivision > Subdivide and Unsubdivide
Hotkey: C (subdivide), V (unsubdivide)
5:40 - Mirroring
Mirror an object to quickly double the geometry and engage symmetry so all changes will affect both sides of the object.
Menu: Modify > Mirroring > Mirror Geometry > opt (open options to view mirroring direction)
Hotkey: Alt + Shift + N
9:30 - Copy
Copying and pasting elements in Silo works similarly to other applications.
Menu: Edit > Copy and Paste
Hotkey: Ctrl + C (copy), Ctrl + V (paste)
10:55 - Paint Selection
With the paint selection button selected (button that shows a dotted link in an N shape), you can select elements
by holding down shift and dragging the mouse over them.
Hotkey: Shift + LMB (select), Shift + Alt + LMB (deselect)
15:25 - Selecting Through An Object
Using Area Selection mode (button with a dotted box) you can select either the front of an object or all the way through it.
To select the viewable faces
, hold down the left mouse button while selecting.
To select through
an object, hold down the scroll wheel or middle mouse button.
1:40 - Combining Objects
Merges multiple objects into one, so that changes to scale, rotation, etc., will affect all parts.
Menu: Create > Combine Objects
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