how to model corners of a cell phone?

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how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby bryan85 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:29 pm

I am having difficulties modeling the tricky corners of a cell phone (not photo matching), could anyone please teach me the best way of doing this?

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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Baker518 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:29 pm

I drew a simple face, rounded the corners, then pulled it up. I then backed off the edge where I wanted the bend to be and drew another set of lines to break the first. Next, I selected all the lines in the second section and rotated them down 15°. That rotated only the section that you wanted bent.

I hope this helps, don't know much about writing tutorials.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gaieus » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:55 am

Well guys, until this is developed by someone to a tutorial here, let me move it.
Thanks for your understanding...

BTW - the "trick" is with the "Follow me tool". All of this modelling can be done with it.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gaieus » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:56 am

Well guys, until this is developed by someone to a tutorial here, let me move it.
Thanks for your understanding...

BTW - the "trick" is with the "Follow me tool". All of this modelling can be done with it.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gidon Yuval » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:31 pm

I've made a little tutorial that shows how I would use the follow me tool to create this kind of shape. The dimmensions are nowhere near what those of the actual phone are. I am trying to explain the technique.

Now I just have to figure out how to upload the clip :oops:
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Baker518 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:29 am

Even though I'm not the one that started this topic, I would be interested in learning more about how to use the follow me tool to make this. I had given the follow me some thought while I was trying to work out a solution for the original post, but I don't have the expertise the two of you do. Looking forward to the lesson
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Jean Lemire » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:52 pm

Hi Bryan, hi folks.

See attached SU file for ideas.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby CraigD » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:58 pm

Nice job Johnny!! You are a great help, as always!!

Cheers,

- CraigD
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby boofredlay » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:01 pm

Nice tut Jean.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby dylan » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:53 pm

Excellent Jean, once again a great tut.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gidon Yuval » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:23 pm

OK, I couldn't figure out how to upload and attach the video tutorial I made with Camtasia so I decided to upload it the old fashioned way.
Hope you find it useful.

Phone shape.jpg

Phone shape.skp


To be continued...
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gidon Yuval » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:36 pm

And here's part 2...
scene 5.jpg


scene 6.jpg


scene 7.jpg


I think I first saw this technique in one of Jean's tutorials, or maybe Eric's.
I'm gratefull to hwo-ever it was as I use this technique often.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby dylan » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:54 am

Another method, thanks for that Gidon it is a very quick way.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby boofredlay » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:22 pm

I had to laugh, as soon as I saw your first image Gidon I thought of a dancing domino with no spots :lol: Nice tut.
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gidon Yuval » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:42 pm

Boofredlay wrote: I thought of a dancing domino with no spots :lol: Nice tut.


The spots fell off when he was gettin jiggy wid it :D
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gidon Yuval » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:40 pm

Here's another attempt to upload the tutorial clip.

sas/Newbie/cell%20phone%20shape.html
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby Gaieus » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:50 pm

Gidon,

Something is just not working with your flash movie...
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Re: how to model corners of a cell phone?

Postby bryan85 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:58 am

Thanks everyone for your help!
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