We often need to replicate elements around a circle. For this we move the centerpoint of the object and replicate.
I had the luck of going to the Sicán museum in Ferreñafe in northern Perú. Quite inspiring to see all those ancient techniques applied to pottery, metallurgy and goldsmithing. This tutorial will be a consequence of the visit, and we will make a gold Sicán earpiece, based on one of the pieces seen in the museum.
The modeling work is simple and the texturing, simpler still. There is an optional tweaking phase that can be a bit laborious, but it is optional.
If you enjoyed Gems 101, you may want to learn more about creating 3D gemstones.
Here is a brief tutorial on modeling the geometry of a Brilliant Cut diamond, starting from a cylinder, converting into a polygon mesh, and then extruding, scaling, connecting and deleting points.
Gems are among the most fun objects to create in 3D. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create simple gems, including a lathed cabochon and a subdivision gem.
Glass is an interesting material that will provide hours of fun (and possibly frustration) when trying to create it in 3D. Learning to create attractive glass textures will help you understand the Strata 3D texturing system, and avoid frustration.Let us explore the basics of creating glass in this short tutorial.
Metals are a most interesting and varied family. The variety found among metals is very wide indeed.
This beginner level tutorial discussing how to create four basic metal textures: base metal, gold, copper and lead.