Coin modelling tutorial for beginners

After doing the indian coins.. i realised that the simplicity of the project makes it an excellent exercise for beginners..
so heres a tutorial on how to model your own Silver Dollar

(click to see model)

Not everyone has awesome 3d modelling skills.. but there are some things that don’t require that much modelling to begin with! and with todays technology, anyone can create something that has a professional finish using free opensource tools.

here i’l show you how to model a simple 3d object that will end up looking a lot more sophisticated once your done. I’ll also show you how to put it up so others can see and appreciate your effort.

Will be using:
Blender for the 3d modelling
get it here- http://www.blender.org/

Gimp for the textures
get it here- http://www.gimp.org/

the Normal Map plugin for Gimp – https://code.google.com/p/gimp-normal…

a more detailed tutorial on creating normal maps can be found here – https://developer.valvesoftware.com/w…

Modelled some Indian coins

Modelled some Indian coins(and one old one from the East India Company). .then did a structure that would be impossible to create in real life.. unless you used super glue or something 🙂

(click to see the model)

heres a lighter model with just the coins(this model will load faster)

(click to see the model)