Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CAD style modeling in Blender

I found this fantastic site here: Modeling a 608 Bearing that walks you through modeling a fairly complex set of shapes (at least for a newbie). It pretty detailed, and quite clear, and hte results are quite cool. After having gone through it, you definitely feel like you have a lot better grasp on how to conceive of shapes and how to get the final output you want - and it's *nothing* like how you'd work when you draw freehand.

Some shots:

From Learning 3D


From Learning 3D


Note the change in lighting! Changing the second light to a spot light, bringing it out a tad and focusing the spot on the bearings made a huge difference in color, bringing out the "gold" color of the bearing cages and allowing you to see the fold over clips much better, better contrast and so on.
From Learning 3D


From Learning 3D


From Learning 3D

1 comment:

Beth said...

Hi Jim! I really like the 3d model that you've presented in your post. The change in lighting improved the appearance of the model.

Today, many companies utilize 3d laser scanning services in their product development. 3d cad models are even found useful in prototyping. Moreover, sophisticated laser scanning equipments provides accurate details that can be used to develop unique products.

I look forward to more 3d models from your blog. Thanks!