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Blender 3D: Characters, Machines, and Scenes for Artists

By : Enrico Valenza, Christopher Kuhn, Pierre-Armand Nicq, Romain Caudron
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Blender 3D: Characters, Machines, and Scenes for Artists

By: Enrico Valenza, Christopher Kuhn, Pierre-Armand Nicq, Romain Caudron

Overview of this book

Blender 3D is one of the top 3D animation software available. As the Blender software grows more powerful and popular, there is a demand to take your modeling skills to the next level. This learning path is divided into three modules that will take you on this incredible journey of creating games. The first module will take you on a journey to understand the workflow normally used to create characters, from the modeling to the rendering stages, using the tools of the last official release of Blender exclusively. You will be making production-quality 3D models and characters quickly and efficiently, which will be ready to be added to your very own animated feature or game. The second module will help you develop a comprehensive skill set that covers the key aspects of mechanical modeling. You will create many types of projects, including a pistol, spacecraft, robot, and a racer. By the end of this module, you will have mastered a workflow that you will be able to apply to your own creations. The final module will help you to create many types of projects using a step-by-step approach. Each project in this module will give you more practice and increase your knowledge of the Blender tools and game engine. This learning path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: ? Blender 3D Cookbook, Second Edition by Enrico Valenza ? Blender 3D Incredible Machines, Second Edition by Christopher Kuhn ? Blender 3D By Example by Romain Caudron and Pierre-Armand Nicq
Table of Contents (5 chapters)

Chapter 5. Spacecraft - Adding Details

In this chapter, we'll finish modeling our spacecraft. As we do, we'll cover a few new tools and techniques. Mostly, however, we'll be expanding on what we have already learned, and applying things in different ways to create a final, complex model:

  • Refining our ship
  • Adding detail with pipes
  • Finishing our main objects
  • Do it yourself - completing the main body
  • Building the landing gear
  • Adding the cockpit
  • Creating small details
  • Working with Path objects
  • Finishing touches

Refining our ship

We'll work though the spacecraft one section at a time, adding detail until it's finished.



Let's start by moving everything but the main body to another layer. Then, we'll select the portions of the body that we want to remove (to create gaps in the hull) and delete them:

Refining our ship

We can use AltS to scale in some edges, then rip them with the V key:

Refining our ship