Modeling a gear

This tutorial walks through the creation of a basic gear shape using polygon modeling techniques.

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  1. John Kaestner


    I really appreciate your tutorials. I’m a retired teacher. Many years ago I taught Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker and Strata 3D at the high School level. I’ve been teaching golf for the last 6 years and I’m now trying to relearn and refresh my graphics skills.

    The only problem I had with the gear tutorial was when I tried to bridge the center section of the gear to knock a hole through the image. I have Strata 3D SE 7.0. My email address is if you would care to address my problem. If you’re interested you can see this old farts’ artwork at


    John Kaestner

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