Using Blender

main interface

Blender's interface may seem different from any other program you have used, but in time with some practice, things will make sense:

To maximize a window, place the cursor in the window and press SHIFT+spacebar:

To revert back, press SHIFT and spacebar again.

To toggle the Tool Shelf Panel, press T

To toggle the Properties panel, press N

In addition to creating your own layouts, you can call up premade arrangements from a drop-down list at the top of the screen

To undo a step, press CTRL+Z. To redo a step, press Shift+CTRL+Z
OPT+G resets the location to the global center
OPT+R resets the rotation so the object stands pright in global coordinates
OPT+S resets the scale to the object's original size