AC Adapter (first model ever)

This is my first blender model ever. Not really sure what to do from here. I don’t think I’ll make any more changes to this (I’m sick of looking at this AC adapter :slight_smile: ), but I’ll definitely apply any comments to future images.

I don’t think people should be allowed to show things like that and say it’s their first model! I’m very impressed.

You must have done 3D before, if this is your first work, because this is incredible for someone who is new (good for someone who isn’t ;)).
Anyway, crits: The colour of the adapter itself is a little bland, although the label is good. Try giving it a tiny bumpmap or something like that to make it seem more like the sort of plastic you would get on these.
Everything is very clean, if it existed in a house for a while it would get a little dusty and dirty, but I guess that is hard for a first work.
Anyway, well done.

Well, I’ve been dinking around with blender for a while ; using other people’s models or the monkey head to play with lighting and materials, but this is the first object I actually modeled myself. Greybeard’s video tuts on subsurfs helped a ton.

Anyway, I applied a noise texture to the plastic material (but not to the edges ; those are very smooth compared to the faces) and mapped it to specularity, and that gave it a nice rough look using blender’s built in renderer, but when I used yafray in the final pics (skydome GI + an area light) it almost completely dissappeared. If you look really close you can see some speckles at the top of ac_adapter_down.jpg. Not sure how to bring out the roughness of the surface ; maybe the lighting is wrong? (I’ll try mapping it to nor as well).


Your … :o … first … :o … model?


Can’t wait to see the second one! You nailed it, friend!

jesus, my first model was