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Blender 2.8 Modeling: 6 key principles for any 3D model (2019)

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If you’re getting started with modeling in Blender, these are the 6 key tips you have to know to get your skills to the next level.

There is a lot of noise when it comes to 3D modeling in Blender, but it can all be simplified into a few basic rules that apply to *any* model you are creating.

1. Form (0:28)
The first thing that you want to think about when modeling in Blender is the overall shape of what it is that you want to create. This might seem obvious, but it’s the most important and often the most tricky part to get right.

Any form in Blender can be made up of simple adjustments to cubes, spheres, and the other primitives. You don’t always have to block out your model first, but doing so may help you get unstuck. Even if the primitive blockout is unusable in final production, it will help you understand the underlying structure of what you’re making.

2. Detail (3:06)
So you’ve got the overall form down, and now you’re ready to really push your object to the next level. But when it comes to detail in 3D modeling, it’s important to know exactly how much and what kind to make. Whether you’re modeling for a mobile phone game, desktop game engine or for a short film that will take hours to render makes a huge difference in what you can model.
Article by Neil Blevins: http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/primary_secondary_and_tertiary_shapes/primary_secondary_and_tertiary_shapes.htm

3. Scale (5:11)
Try to model to real world scale whenever possible. The size of your model makes a lot of subtle differences, from how the lights in your scene behave to how simulations will interact. Most importantly though, it forces you to be consistent. Exporting to other programs, adding procedural textures, adding bevels, or appending objects from another project will all just work like you would expect.

4. Adaptation (6:37)
In short, your mesh needs to be easily adaptable to design changes and to however it will be animated.

5. Reuse (7:56)
I don’t think anyone enjoys doing work twice, so we’re definitely not going to like doing it 300 times. To save time, reuse as much of your mesh as you can. This can mean using a mirror or array modifier, using Alt+D instead of Shift+D to make an instance instead of a duplicate, or duplicating and altering an existing object instead of starting from scratch.

6. Surface Quality (9:25)
This is how your object looks when rendered. Because of how rendering works, how you model your object has a big impact on how light interacts with its surface. Be on the lookout for bumps, pinches, and warped areas. These are signs that your topology isn’t supporting the form of your object.

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23 Comments

  1. CG Cookie
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

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  2. DIWHY.LIFE
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    I'm surprised you have as much room noise as you do in your audio. Do you only have as many acoustic tiles as I can see? They can get a little pricey, hey check out my room divider video, you can make these for cheap and place them just outside the camera's view and they will keep your voice from bouncing around the room as long as you apply the felt material shown. 👍 https://youtu.be/ZQnhsRbySqg

  3. gimbily
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Trop bien

  4. arumyn
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Can someone link me to videos about non-destructive modelling?

  5. Solid Snake
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    i Think you need to talk about Modeling techniques not talked about that much also Hard Surface modeling in Blender, it's a bit confusing to me especially smoothing it doesn't work like other softwares and you have to enable Auto smooth and set it to 180, there is also crease,weighted normals..etc but have no idea when to use them 🙁

  6. yrussq
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    I'd add "don't forget the story and the context" and "the model is as good as it's presentation". Too often i see models that are either boring or poorly presented. And no matter how many hours somebody spent making it.

    Story and context are important to build and present the actual scene or model – it helps you to fill it with appropriate details, make it times faster and more interesting.

    There's a difference between some kinda of battle droid and a simple working droid in blood with "Property of Pepsi Inc." laser print on his shoulder, with tally counting marks, Viva la Revolution and "Death to all humans" scraped on his chest under the broken out control micro scheme. It's already not a generic droid.

    You have a story here, and these details are the points of interest that would draw attention so you can put less details on other parts or have flaws that no one will notice.

    That's why initial idea and planning is so important.

  7. Tony Lemont
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    I here to see if that cold sore of his ever goes away… been there for sometime. LOL! Peace.

  8. Warbandit100
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Well, I never heard about all of this, but feel quite shocked to see that I already do all of them instinctively. Thanks, didn't help with my modeling but at least it boosted my morale XD

  9. BDSmith
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Not a bad video but 1) you need a proper mic. Dynamic mic. That room noise gets annoying. 2) video/ audio goes out of sync rather quick.

  10. bias prevails
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    If I'm making a ww2 tank where I basically need to make the 3d model exactly as in the blueprint what do I do? I'm scared that if I'm doing it a little bit free hand the proportions will be off

  11. TheRealMRmango
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    I came here from the ads

  12. Mordaci Stewart
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    It was really hard to tell exactly what you were talking about when the editing screens would pop up. It’s like it didn’t really match what you were saying, or like I couldn’t tell if it was an example of something being done right or being done wrong

  13. Bryan Green
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    LOL your acoustic treatment isn't working…

  14. Deem Winch
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Rip alec holowka

  15. Xakher
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Just discovered you! Thanks a lot! Subbed!

  16. meghna pai
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Does ALT + D work in maya?

  17. Sandeep Kumar
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    how to do this what he was doing at 4:30 with single vertices.??

  18. George Browne
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Great quality video. The information provided and how its communicated is perfect. Thanks bro

  19. Kurome
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    How to achieve this nice shading (4:23)?

  20. Анна Алфимова
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Translate Russian, please!!!

  21. Анна Алфимова
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Задолбало то, что самые классные уроки на английском, япона мать

  22. A B
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    NONE of the technical specifics to help make 3D modeling easier & quicker were referenced to any links or tutorials…nothing. You're making it VERY overwhelming for the beginner/amateur.

  23. Paul Mutter
    November 6, 2019 at 05:31

    Great advice, many thanks

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