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tinsoldier
07-26-2011, 05:03 PM
Hi, I'm new to 3D modeling and have been trying to model the Wacom Intuos 3 pen holder. i keep running into problems such as too many stray vertices and bad edge flow when i try to model the chamfer on the upper edge of the pen holder which acts as a pen rest. I'm posting a image of the pen holder for the sake of clarity.

I would like to know if there are any specific techniques to model the given geometry. I would also like to add that I'm using modo as my modeling package.



http://eu.shop.wacom.eu/images/articles/c6b71263453a98246b7d54c0c31bcd8c_7.jpg

IRAFK
07-31-2011, 07:32 AM
Several ways to go about it. I think nurbs would be the best. Is Modo a general package? Nurbs and polys? If so, Make a cone cut it in half. Make to cylinders and angle them into the cone to match the angles of the 2 pen rest dips. (do one then mirror) Assuming your working with nurbs u can cut the cylinders out of the half cone and then blend the cut pieces. convert to polys, clean up the topology make your bevels and smooth it. Ill try to post an image in a few to better.

Arrimus
08-01-2011, 02:33 AM
There's no advanced techniques necessary for something so simple:


http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7438/penholder.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/penholder.jpg/)


Just keep adjusting verts until you get a shape closer to what you want.

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