• Tuesday , 14 July 2020

Modeling an Ornamental Shield in Blender 2.8 – Beginner Tutorial

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Blender 2.8 is quickly approaching an official release and the hype is real. Despite being only in alpha stage, 2.8 is currently very useable. If you haven’t tried 2.8 yet, I want you to use this tutorial as a means to dive in!
Though the real meat and potatoes is the modeling workflow for this shield, which is relevant to any version of Blender you use. Here you’ll learn about modeling the shield and it’s decorative details on a flat plane first, then deforming a lattice into the final curved shape. Have fun!


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  1. CG Cookie
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

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  2. Anvarynn
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    2.8 full release got rid of "remove double vertices"……

  3. YoRha SQ47
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    This was the best Blender tutorial I ever seen on youtube, No Talk about menus, show me what you got !

  4. d mass
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    It would be wonderful if you can show your key stokes as you talk. It helps follow what your are doing specially for those that are not familiar with the key shortcuts of blender. Thank you and great tutorial.!

  5. access
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Awesome tutorial. I'm a beginner in Blender and this tutorial got me familiar with modeling tools and hotkeys very quick. Very nice you speak and say your hotkeys.. Many tutorials just have key presses showing on the bottom left.. How the heck do those tutors even expect us to follow and learn with that xD

  6. RandomQuestion
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Making a shield is less fun than making a fucking weapon, so many headaches :/

  7. TheSoprah
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    I hate it when a tutorial is called "beginner" but the major content feels completely rushed. Take your time and explain each short individually and rather take your time to do something 100% right before you mess up and redo something 2-times. No offense, just saying because it's very frustrating and disencouraging for beginners (:

  8. TheSoprah
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    3:00 As told by CG cookie, you can use "CTRL + Right click". But I personally prefer using "Alt + E" or just "E".

  9. Prince Jamal Minhas
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Nice tutorial, I just started using Blender for the first time and u did an excellent job explaining everything, good shit! Keep it up!

  10. marc gilles
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Remove doubles has changed to merge by distance." Under the vertex bar, select merge. It will collapse into a sub menu, from there select distance. you can also do this by going under the mesh tab, hit clean up tab and merge by distance.

  11. Zack Brooks
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    honestly am so overwhelm with so much things to learn that I don't even know where to stat or if I can make whats in my head i just feel like giving up and I haven't even started yep…

  12. Max Maximus
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    nice decorative edge failed (( lil more info about keys,shortcuts did u use would be great.

  13. oak Mars
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Trying to follow along but what is he clicking on at 3:52 ? I can't seam to figure it out

  14. Paul Tovar
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    what is the keybind/tool is he using at 11:50 to make the cross

  15. Elvis Valentin
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    I can follow along up until 7:35 and for the life of me i can not get a scale normal and the model goes to shit

  16. First Don Diego
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    I watched to lattice portion of the video at least 15 times trying to apply it to my model and it will not bend at all. I even did it exactly as you did just to see if I was not applying it right and it still won't cooperate. ANy ideas on why that might be because I'm about to quit.

  17. KBsully1
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    At the end with the curves they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fustrating

  18. KBsully1
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    22:16 How do ya add that extra curve

    Oh it's extrude

  19. KBsully1
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    If you can't see 'ornaments' that's because they are now called 'extras'

  20. Christopher Hickman
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    you re gay

  21. Daniel Liberty
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    awesome video!! could you please explain what you meant by 'to clean the corner' in 10:03 ? i want to know how to model cleanly. also why do you 'simple deform' the lattice and then use a lattice modifier instead of directly simple deforming the shield?

  22. newnemesis666
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Great video and aswesome results you got there. I like how you talk about the way you use the shortkeys (or how Blender changed such features).

    Since I'm very new in Blender, I want ask:

    7:398:00 Did you extrude and scale for generate a new face, later moving the edge – hence creating the inner border of the shield?, I mean, the same result could be done with "extrude vertex normals"?
    8:33 The "shading" metal can be added to Blender 2.79b?
    31:45 – What does "Cavity" options do?

    Thank you.

  23. TheSebledingue
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Very nice workflow. Thank you very much.

  24. Jemcrystal
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Err, this isn't beginner it's more advanced than that. At least an intermediate tutorial.

  25. The Great Danku Tree
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Anyone else have a giant gaping hole in the middle of their shield when they added smooth shading?

  26. DOT
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Are you using mouse 🤔

  27. Thy ArieSH
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    No idea why, but I keep having trouble with beveling and tapering the bezier curve. Either it moves away and goes behind a shield when I change tilt or it is separated from the shield (floating a bit in front) even though the line (bezier) is stuck to the surface of my shield. Like it's rotating around the curve instead of rotating right on top of it. Also, tapering not working as well no matter how much attention I pay to what you do (Probably still missing something that I cannot see)

  28. Necronomicon
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Always eat your lattice!

  29. Nick Tumi
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    ctrl-r is not working for me in the newest stable version. 🙁

  30. Kimera
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Commenting again, because I'm still learning from this 8 months later… shit I should spend fewer hours in video games and more in Blender.

  31. Porosus '
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38


  32. 84worker
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    love it

  33. Vizard
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    How do I download Blender 2.8?

  34. Wilson Finkler Geraldo
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Great video!!

  35. Rubiano Basquera
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Why your Blender UI is diferent than original? The tools on left side is more beautiful than original.

  36. mistube
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    uhh that curve stuff is prety smart compared to what ime used to in lightwave. real nice guide

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