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Hey man, I just need help, because I don't know how to use this thing.

Your first creation will not be a masterpiece, it takes some time to get to know your tools and the medium which you wish to make art with. Learn the fundamentals first and then when you think of something interesting to build, it will be easier.

Try to stack up a cube a cone and a cylinder, then change the colors of each. Use the various views (front, top, side) to see that the items actually stack up on top of each other. Most options such as moving and scaling an object can be done with the mouse. Additionally, you can type in precise numbers for these operations. I often use a combination of both methods.

Use the Animation Wizard to make the whole thing turn around. Maybe experiment with putting a texture (picture or image) on a box. Maybe make a box and then change the parameters until it is long and wide and thin.

Next, I suggest using the revolution tool. With it you make a simple outline or profile of an object (like one side of a vase), and Flux Studio will rotate that profile around into a 3D shape. This is useful for table legs, or a lamp, or a vase, etc... If you make one table leg, and hit the copy button, you can then reference or reuse that leg on the other three corners of the table. This saves space in the final file as the points that define the leg are in the file obnly once, but they are used 3 other times.

Then I would suggest experimenting with the Extrusion tool. With it you make an outline of something and then lift or loft that outline (or cross section) up into a 3D shape. You can make some pretty cool stuff with that. The sculpted surface tool is similar but you can change each cross section. Scaling them to various sizes makes for some interesting effects. You can also put in several different cross sections or tilt them at various angles.

Once you have mastered some of these fundamentals, try something fancy like adding a sound (WAV file) to an item. Add a touchsensor (to trigger an event) and have it play the sound when the object is clicked on.

I could go on and on, but this should be enough to get you started... Happy Building!

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