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Precision Modelling PDF Guide


Precision ModellingAn incredible guide, on how to model with precision in Blender was released by Robert Burke. The guide is a PDF file with 151 pages! If you always find yourself in trouble, when you have to model anything with precision, this guide has some very good tips.

A real modelling project is used to demonstrate the techniques and precision tools. So, not only the tools are explained, but the whole modeling process with a real project! If you want to see it for yourself, visit this link to download the guide. It`s a PDF file with almost 5 MB.


  1. I remember that this was already on Blendernation, back when it was just a web article.

    Looks like the PDF is more in-depth, though! Very nicely done!

  2. Thank you R.Burke so much.... this is a really big gift to community...I wish something give you back (cause you done a lot of work in this e-book), but don't know how...:(

  3. Thanks for all the messages, I am glad this will be useful to a lot of you.

    The Ebook is just a cut and paste of the tutorials on my site so most of the work has been done on and off over the past year. The tutorials were organised in a sequence to introduce new tools as you progressed so it fits well as an Ebook too.

    jaco: Its already been given back in the form of Blender. Hopefully some of the Devs will continue adding CAD features.

    Thanks again

  4. This is really professional quality. What a generous holiday treat!

    Lately I've been expanding my modeling knowledge and skills just by picking up bits of info here and there on an as-needed basis, but this will probably answer questions I don't even have yet, and teach me some powerful techniques.

    Actually, I was browsing Robert's site a week or two ago and admiring his work, so I'm especially excited about this!

    Thank you!

  5. Most excellent! A very generous gift to the Blender community!

    It simultaneously reveals that such precision modeling is a bit of work, and that Blender is fully equipped to handle it!

    Many thanks to Mr. Burke for this fine pub!

  6. RAB-- Being a Mechanical engineer using Linux is really hard... i have used Blender for almost two years now and struggled with finding the balance between my CAD background and utilizing Blender... We all know that the majority of blender's tutorials and other References materials cater to the Artist and not the engineer. Your Tutorial really opened my eyes to A realistic Blender/CAD workflow... especially not relying on too many python scripts... RAB I sincerely appreciate your work and look forward to seeing more tutorials. If there are any projects that you Need corroboration on please let me know...


  7. I'm working through this right now and I must say it's truly one of the most complete guides I've ever seen. This is an invaluable resource for blender modeling knowledge.

    Many, many thanks!

  8. This is by far the best modeling tutorial I've seen. So far I've built the bearing (but somehow have 41000+ vertices instead of 26000). Now onto the low-polygon stuff. There were a few points in the tutorial where the bold commands are incorrect (and one place where a command is missing). Initially I wanted to send eratta, pointing out where the tutorial doesn't flow quite exactly as expected. But then I stopped. Everything is correct in the initial explanation. If you are paying attention, you should be able to see where things have gone wrong (and in the instances where the bold keystrokes are wrong, look back to the beginning and type the correct keystrokes). For the most part, everything is very well explained and very thorough. Kudos for an outstanding tutorial.

  9. Thanks for spotting that one Bob. I have looked through part-8 and found a Ctrl-L instead of the Ctrl-S that should have been there. Its corrected in the Web and .pdf version now.

    The problem with writing this sort of thing, is its aimed at such a limited audience (though a large international community) that its almost impossible to get anybody to proof read it before its made public. My personal friends and family don't share the same passion for 3D as I do. The first proof read is by the people using it, so if you spot anything else like this let me know, either:

    by the Blender Artist Forum link

    or via the contact link at the bottom of my web site

    Thanks Rob

  10. Great job !

    It's a really valuable work for those who are interested in precision modelling with Blender.

    Thanks a lot

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