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Video tutorial: Create a simple Steampunk(ish) Telescope

6 has published yet another great videotutorial by Jonathan Williamson - the guy is a tutorial MACHINE!

Wes Burke wrote:

In this tutorial we will be making a simple Steampunk(ish) telescope with very simple, repetitive modeling techniques and deceptively simple texturing methods. You will make use of extruding, loop cuts, and basic transformation for modeling and some basic material nodes for the texturing.


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  1. Lucas da Costa Dantas on

    Sonds like kind of a John Carmak talking ...
    where sure but how do i get far there like Doom 3 with this ?
    the basis ,to be good enough for made it better ,
    but we all wish it amazing ,lets just not get lost on information then .

    That later phyton is good enough? ,theres Frankie and its not like Doom 3,
    so its "deceptively simple"?I guess its all about a try .

    Focus on this huh .

  2. Mateus Stock on

    Seems like a simple tutorial but with a great result! :)

    @Lucas: Acho que ninguem entendeu nada o que vc falou!

  3. it is a nice tutorial.
    but im sure im agreeing with everyone else when i say
    that it isnt steam punk more Galilean with floral pattern.
    any way props to Jonathan Williamson he always does good work.

  4. Lucas da Costa Dantas on

    @Mateus Stock: Acho que terei de tornar isso algo épico assim que terminar de pensar
    sobre a integridade destes sites e minha posição relacionada a todo este envolvimento .

  5. Thank a lot for that really good (as usuall with J.W.) tutoriel ! I have only two questions :

    I really don't know why he split the telescope in multiples part to apply materials instead of apply multiple materials to the object ?

    Also, I don't know why he does not use the snap tool, especially at the begining of the modeling when he place the 3D cursor, then extrude and scale in place of just extrude and snap to vertex ?

    Again, thank for you work !

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