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CAD-like Bevels - Blender Tutorial for Hard Surface. Sep 18, 2022

Polygon modeling has its limitations.

These limitations stretch far beyond Blender and hard surface modeling.

A good example here would be bevels running through a complex mesh, or through other bevels.

That is where polygon modeling falls short.

The shading falls apart, and if the issue is...

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When polygons fail... Sep 09, 2022

We love polygon modeling - we really do!

But sometimes, it just isn't as practical or efficient as other software like CAD.

You see, in polygon-based modeling, everything is defined by, well, polygons - the good ol' vertices, edges, and faces which define them. But in CAD software, polygons...

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Hard Surface Tutorial - Boolean Modeling in Blender Sep 04, 2022

The key to mastering hard surface in Blender is immersion and regular practice.

Each time you challenge yourself to modeling an idea, you will run into obstacles.

Overcoming these will be your best teacher. In this Blender tutorial we will model a scifi shock absorber.

We will use quite a few...

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BOOLEAN Workflow - Blender Hard Surface Modeling Tutorial Sep 01, 2022

When you think of booleans, you might think of basic stuff like cutting holes or running slice operations.

But the truth is, booleans can do a lot more.

Like, a LOT more.

You see, when I use booleans, most of the time I do indeed use the basic ones, like Difference or Union.

But...

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My Top 5 FAVORITE hard surface modeling tricks in Blender Aug 16, 2022

It shouldn't be a surprise that hard surface modeling in Blender comes with a lot of different tools to choose from.

From different addons, workflows, and technical approaches, sometimes the tools can get overwhelming.

But in today's video, I'd like to show you my 5 favorite hard...

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Hard Surface Shapes - Blender Modeling Tutorial Aug 16, 2022

One of the best ways to master hard surface modeling in Blender is to practice with simpler shapes.

You see, hard surface modeling isn't all about creating complex shapes and designs that look like some high-level artist created it.

Often times, you can create incredibly simple shapes and...

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A TRICKY hard surface shape...? Aug 16, 2022

Sometimes hard surface modeling can be a bit tricky... but in a fun way!

You see, often times we see extremely simple shapes and think "oh, I could make that!"

But how about the one linked above?

It's a weird, tricky, infinite-loop type of design, and looks a bit complicated to model.

But it's...

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Wheel TUTORIAL Blender - Hard Surface Modeling Jul 19, 2022

We have a pretty badass video today.

We'll get right to the point - we're going to design a super simple SciFi wheel using some intermediate-advanced hard surface modeling techniques.

We'll cover:

  • Simple shrinkwrap solutions for a more dynamic feel
  • How to use primitive objects to create complex...
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Blender Hard Surface Modeling Tutorial - SciFi Radar Jul 12, 2022

Recently, we've been working on some more complicated (yet fun!) 3D projects in Blender (foreshadowing, maybe? Hmmm...)

However, there is one specific model that Ryuu recently did a fantastic job on. I was seriously impressed!

And guess what? This model is really simple to make.

We've...

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Organic & Curvy Shapes in Hard Surface Modeling Jun 30, 2022

Subd modeling is difficult!

For years, we have been pushed an 'all-quad' workflow. If you've watched any of our tutorials, you'll know that we are big proponents of a ngon and boolean-based workflow.

But how in the world can we use subdivision surface modeling if we're using ngons all the time?

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Get BETTER at composition - learn from the best! Jun 21, 2022

Good composition in 3D art is essential.

Sure, Blender 3D modeling skills are important, but if you are unable to present your work in such a way that conveys power and competence, other artists are going to beat you to the finish line.

You see, the barrier to entry here is still quite...

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What the HECK is visual weight?? Jun 20, 2022

What in the world is visual weight?

Some may think it's some secret technique that only the elites of 3D have access to.

Although we think it would be cool to call ourselves 'elite' artists, we'd much rather lose that title and teach you these secrets.

The truth is, visual weight...

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