O'Reilly logo

Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Time for action — creating the pier frame rails with Bezier Curves

It may be hard to believe that you can make an entire pier with a rectangle, a Bezier Curve, a cube, and a cylinder, but that's what you are going to do next. The first step is to create a frame to carry the planks of the pier:

  1. Select Object Mode from the 3D View header.
  2. Press Numpad 7 to get the Top view. Press Numpad 5 to get the Ortho mode. Zoom into the edge between the port and the water.
  3. In the Layers control in the 3D View header, select Layer 1 with theRMB and then select Layer 2 with Shift+RMB.
  4. Press Shift+S and select Cursor to Center from the menu.
  5. Click theLMB over the edge between the water and the port.
  6. Press A to deselect any objects.
  7. Press Shift+A and select Mesh and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required