This is my first Blender project.
I started with a blueprint project to learn Blender. The underlying blueprint I used has a scale problem as not all items depicted are the same size. My workaround was to scale the model as needed to match up the blueprint. I built the basic UFO model using a UV Sphere.
The supports on the bottom of the UFO have proven to be an issue. The goal is to create identical supports in the correct orientation. I am assuming the process used would be the same for the portholes.
Procedurally I think all I need to do is create the supports on one side and then mirror the image to get the reverse side.
Creating the support has proven to be a challenge. I have attempted the following steps:
- Created a separate box mesh on the same layer using the Right Ortho view. The problem I could not solve was joining the support to the UFO. Do I create the support as a separate mesh then mirror the support so that I have the two supports I need or do I need to create each support separately?
- Created a new layer. Then create a separate box mesh using the bottom view. Again joining and duplicating the support proved to be a problem.
Or am I just going at this wrong. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Master-Base-Design-Complete.blend (534 KB)