I decided to have a go at modelling something in Carrara using the vertex modeler, as a change from the spline modeler, which I usually use. I started with a cube with subdivision surfaces and just kept extruding bits then pulling and prodding things around. Eventually I finished up with “The AquaScooter”. There are some more views of it in the Carrara gallery, which I also added today. I used Serif DrawPlus 6 to create the images for the logos.
How about a solid gold camera with soft leather trim? A few years ago, I found a tutorial for modelling a camera in Hexagon 3D. I did the tutorial and saved the model. Today I decided to pull the model into Carrara Pro 8.5, where I made a few modifications, added some bits, created shading domains and applied textures. The above picture is the result. Oh, and if you need to ask the price, then you can’t afford it.
Carrara 8.5 Pro – Except for the figure, which is an imported Poser model, all modeled in Carrara, with Carrara trees in the background and a photo of my back paddock behind those.
Carrara 8.5 Pro – A little place in the country. Apart from the fence (modified cubes) and the vegetation, most of the modelling was done with the spline modeler.This is one of my favourite modeling tools which I used years ago in Ray Dream Studio, and even earlier in a cut down version of RDS that was included with CorelDraw (version 8 I think). Once you use a tool a lot and you think about how to model something, your brain starts to show you the profiles that you will need to build the model. Well, mine does anyway.