A Guide to Precision Modelling in Blender
The Precision Modelling Guide offers a detailed walk through of blenders mesh modelling capabilities and should allow a new user to become familiar with Blenders way of doing things. For Hobby Engineers and Artists this guide will show you how to:
build complex assemblies
extract geometry from the assemblies to create new parts.
The Guide uses three tutorials to walk you through Blenders mesh modelling capabilities.
An 11 part tutorial that takes a new user of Blender through the process and tools to accurately model a 608 Bearing
Part 1 - Laying out the reference geometry.
Part 2 - Detailing the bearing Race cross section.
Part 3 - Adding the Ball Bearings.
Part 4 - Modelling the Bearing Cage.
Part 5 - Detailing the Bearing Cage Securing Clasp.
Part 6 - Adding the Dust Shield.
Part 7 - Modelling the Circlip.
Part 8 - Low vertices bearing.
Part 9 - Rendering the Bearing.
Part 10 - Creating a Page Template.
Part 11 - Laying out the Bearing within the template.
This tutorial takes the bearing produced above and models a guide assembly from it, introducing a few new tools and techniques on the way.
Part 1 - Modelling The V-Roller.
Part 2 - Constructing the axle, washer and nut.
Part 3 - Producing Detailed Threads.
Part 4 - Laying out the Assembly Drawing.
This section covers constructing a casting model from an assembly of components. The section details how to extract geometry and locations from the component assembly, for use on the casting design.
Part 1 - Laying out the component assembly
Part 2 - Initial casting design
Part 3 - Support Brackets
Part 4 - Completing the casting
I have now compiled all the precision modelling tutorials into a down-loadable pdf book.
The Precision Modelling Guide to Blender is a 151 page walk-through of Blenders mesh modelling tools and design techniques. Illustrated with over 600 images it gives a clear and concise introduction to using blender. By progressing through the guide you will be introduced to many of Blenders commonly used modelling tools and also a few of the not so well known ones. The tools are presented in a real working design example with explanations of why the tools are used and not merely a demonstration of the tools in use
Don’t be fooled by the name the guide is useful to anyone wanting a clear introduction to Blenders mesh modelling tools.
The Precision Modelling Guide can be downloaded from www.rab3d.com
VideoTutorials of the Guide are now being added to the site.
Due to my Unlimited Bandwidth host putting an undisclosed limit on my bandwidth I have had to temporarily remove the pdf guide from my site. I will reinstate it when I find a more reliable host.