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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Chapter 5. Building a Simple Boat

It's time to get out your hammers, saws, and tape measures, and start building something. In the previous chapter, you focused on the basics of building objects: how to adjust vertices, edges, and faces, how to make edges and faces from vertices, different ways to select vertices, edges, and faces, and how to group vertices, so that you can organize your work.

In this chapter, you're going to put your knowledge of building objects to practical use, as well as your knowledge of using the 3D View to build a boat. It's a simple but good-looking and water-tight craft that has three seats, as shown in the next screenshot.

You will learn about the following topics:

  • Using box modeling to convert a cube into a boat
  • Employing ...

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