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Tutorial: Joan of Arc


rendu10j_i_th.jpgOne of the most famous modeling tutorials on the net is 'Joan of Arc'. Almost 80 pages long, it covers everything from modeling the body and accessories to texturing and rigging the model.

Although it is written for 3DS Max, you can use almost everything directly in Blender (especially the texturing and rigging sections are more specific to 3DS Max). All the required image templates are provided

There are two versions available:

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. forsakenlight on

    I know this tutorial for a long time. In my opinion this tutorial is the best box modeling, low poly character tutorial.

  2. Im totally new to 3D modeling, I-ve downloaded Blender 2 months ago, and making a "library" of tutorials, samples, etc downloaded from the web. The point is, Im too rookie to know the equivalent between 3DMax and Blender, so, what about making a 100% Blender version of this tutorial...!!!

  3. Yeah, while these tutorials for 3D Max are still very useful, if someone skilled enough rewrote the tutorial in great detail for blender, it would be invaluable.

  4. Hola Sangio... has pensado en traducirlo y "pasarlo" a Blender...... este es justo el tipo de manuel que he estado buscando....!

  5. nice, but I'm having a hard time replicating the Chamfer function on the glove section. Any one found a way round this as Blender doesn't have a chamfer function. (apart from messing around with V and P)!

  6. The model at the 3d model repository does'nt exist anymore.There are some downloadable models of males and females , is this what you meant.If not , can you tell us where else we can get a finished joan of arc model?

  7. Hello

    Was wondering if u would be kind enuf to email me the template for the body? :) the one on the tutorial seems to be damaged. Thanks!!

  8. this tutorial is terrible now that it cant be made as well in 2010 as it does in 2009...

    can anyone please post a video making the joan of arc on 3ds max 2010? upload it on youtube perferbly?


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