How to create a 3D mesh
Because CSM is not a full-fledged 3D software, it means that we need to use another software to create our basic mesh. I will use Blender to do it, for a few simple reasons: it is free and is not so demanding regarding specs, plus there are a lot of free add-ons that you can use to speed up the process, and some of them are even pre-installed. When you open Blender for the first time, you will see the following screen:
Figure 3.3 – Blender 2.9. To remove the little start screen, just click somewhere in the software
We will create a die, because it will let you understand a lot of how 3D works, and a vase (because I've used it so many times as a reference… so why not?).
Remember this: we don't need to be the guys from the Flipped Normals or Blender Guru YouTube channels, but I recommend watching their videos. We just need a basic, simple mesh that we can unwrap easily and apply a texture over. CSP doesn't have a proper render...