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Telephone Cord Tutorial


phonecord_th.jpgGreybeard has done it again with a great new tutorial on creating telephone cord in Blender. As with all of his video tutorials the care for details and quality have impressed us. If for anything, it is worth taking a look at this just for seeing how professional a video tutorial can be.

Someone asked me to do a video tutorial for one of thoses curly telephone cords. If others are interested here it is (40Mb):


You can see more of Greybeard's tutorials at his site here.

If you like the tutorial be sure to drop a line! :P

About the Author

Daniel LaBarge

Blender Artist & Contributor at ID Studios [] Web Designer & Programmer at MonsterWeb []


  1. jackson guardini on

    Great GreyBeard!! I can say that my passion for Blender started in his well done video tutorials!

    Keep this attention and Blender will keep growing trought the world.


  2. Ahhh yes the great Greybeard.

    I don't know where I'd be without his wonderful videos. I'd still be stuck in a corner scared after seeing the blender interface for the first time. Speaking of which Is the greatest GUI of all time.

  3. I'll have to watch this. I wonder how he gets around the "curve bug". I made a cord like that before, and it was a major pain because I couldn't just bevel a curve shape along the cord curve because I'd get strange pinches every time the bevel came around 360 degrees. I ended up using the screw tool with a mesh object.

    By the way, does anyone know the status of the curve bug, and if there are plans to fix it?

  4. Albrecht Jacobs (LayBack) on

    What video/audio codec did you use? I couldn't play your tutorial: VLC plays only the sound, mplayer plays the video, but the sound is toooo slow and deep, Quicktime and MPEG Streamclip don't play anything. WMV can't play mpegs. :-(

    BTW, I am on OS X (10.4.7) and can play nearly everything.

  5. Big Greybeard plus: he repeats all hotkeys over and over again.
    Will watch the new tutorial tonight. Hope there will be more soon ;-)

  6. I have a problem!
    I understand him, until he says, that you have to Join the NURBs.
    Then, he says something like:" So now we do a Stab" or "Shtab" or something like this and I don't know what this means! The rest of the Tut is absolutely clear to me!
    Please Explain!

  7. What codec are these videos encoded with?
    none of my players are working.
    i use media player classic

    I wish ppl provided links to the codecs they use to encode their videos.
    There's too many to keep track of, and everyone seems to want to use a different one each time.

  8. Kram1032: That isn't "Shtab", that's Shift+F
    Have you noticed that he says "erase our default ...sphere", when he deletes the cube at the beginning of the tutorial? :-D

  9. Where can I find an appropriate codec for mac os x?
    The video doesnt't play in Quicktime Player and VLC,
    which normally plays all my videos.

  10. Oh, I forgot to say: Excellent job on the video. Not only does it seem to avoid the curve bug (although I haven't tried the technique myself yet), it's also an elegant procedural solution to the problem. I wish I'd thought of this technique the last time I tried to make a "phone cord".

  11. @B-headed:
    Thx and yes I also hearsd it^^
    (But it doesn't matter, 'cause you know, what he means anyway and in older Tuts, they sey default plane... Was it a plane in older Blender-Vs?)

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