What is RTFM?

RTFM is an acronym for “Reduce the Feeble Mind”. It is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek phrase used by some in the 3D visualization industry to describe the process of providing detailed instructions or tutorials to customers or clients who need help understanding how to use or operate their 3D software.

The phrase is often used when someone new to 3D tries to ask a question that has already been answered in the software’s documentation, or when someone asks a question that could be easily answered by simply reading the software’s documentation. In essence, RTFM is a way of telling someone that they need to take the time to read and understand the documentation before asking questions.