Hydrant – Hard Surface Modeling Tutorial in Blender
In this almost 2 hours long video, you will see my workflow to model this hydrant in Blender with my add-ons.
You will see how I add a reference with Easyref Addon, how I make the blocking with simple cylinders and how I add the details to have the final product. It’s more like me who show my workflow than a slow tutorial, even if I show and explain to you everything.
In the first part, I will add a reference in the 3Dview with my Easyref addon. Then, I will start the modeling and follow the reference. I start with the blocking and continue to add details, for that I use my Speedflow add-on to add bevels with bevel weight and give different sizes of the bevel.
The goal is to keep everything editable – to not apply the bevels, to avoid the burden of removing them afterwards. After the blocking, I will start to add details to the mesh, add different parts and finish the model.
The final product will be as clean as possible – as you can see in the gallery.
About your Instructor
My name is Cédric Lepiller, I’m a 3D Freelancer in France since 2005. I work in Blender for the modeling and in Maya for other parts (Xgen, render in Redshift, etc.)
I’m a generalist, specialized in character modeling. You can see my work on my Artstation Page.
- Speedflow, Easyref, RMB Pie Menu
- 1 hours 50 minutes of video tutorials
- Reference picture
Don’t hesitate to tell me if you want more tutorials 😉
You can find Easyref on FlippedNormals – the other add-ons will be added as well.
The tutorial is a great modeller but not a great teacher. I’ve used c4d for years and have a good grasp on 3D I feel this should be a free video as its pretty much a speed run but at normal speed. No short cuts are explained.
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