My school has 3D printers and I wanted to design something so that I try them out! I’m a big chess player so i wanted to make a chess set. Specifically, I would like to make a chess set that incorporates music legends into each piece.
King: Michael Jackson, Queen: Freddy Mercury, Dark Bishop: Jimi Hendrix, Light Bishop: Jimmy Page, etc.
This will require some artistic expertise, which I do not have. Obviously, for someone with no experience, this project will take quite a while. I may start with traditional chess pieces and then move on to human-like models next.
I just wanted to know, how do you guys make models that have all the correct proportions and features? So many people’s projects are picture perfect and I don’t even know how that’s possible. Like … I’m only going to have pictures to go off of, so is it just trial and error? Or is there some secret? I can’t imagine that 3d designing something as complex as a human from a bunch of geometric shapes is easy.
For the moment I’m doing the “Blender Basics” tutorial, and plan on doing the “Learn to Sculpt” tutorial next. This forum looks really useful!
P.S. if this belongs in a different subforum, please let me know so I can move it… I thought Modeling might be best?