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using the bend tool to create curved buildings in 3ds max but I guess this will be able to be done in other 3d programs. its more of showing the way the bend tool can be used for creating building and other objects. more tutorials will come soon, this is a very old one but I haven't had the time to post any lately, so more on the way

Posted by widnesjohn on May 20th, 2012
Basic Props Modelling.

Building Arches And Curved Buildings With The Bend Tool

1. First I started off with modelling the object for the arch and then extruding the object twenty times so that the curve will be smooth.

2. Then you use the Bend tool on the object and Bend the object 180 degrees to make the perfect top of the arch but always make sure the amount of sections you extruded is even for easier adjustment and for high poly.

3. Built the object up to a high poly level with added arches and more things to the objects for the curved building wall.

4. Then I cloned the object and placed it correctly on top and then I used the align tool and placed it along ten times.

Then the basic wall is made for the curved building and here it shows you many ways the bend tool can help with construction of curved buildings and arches.

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Arcones May 21 2012 says:

Quite neat. Any tutorials you would recommend to get started understanding the interface and basics of 3DS Max?

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widnesjohn May 31 2012 replied:

ill be adding one soon and ill have a look around for you and sorry for the late reply

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Arcones May 31 2012 replied:

Many thanks, I appreciate it.

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fdslk May 22 2012 says:

Nice way to introduce to modular design!

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widnesjohn May 31 2012 replied:


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Attila1945 May 22 2012 says:

Simple, but powerful. I didn't know this function yet.

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widnesjohn May 31 2012 replied:

thanks and more to come soon

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