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…

Photos to 3d models with FOSS

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Photos to 3d models with FOSS

Decided to do a tutorial on how to turn photos of objects into 3d models free and opensource software(just figured out this stuff last night)

In this example i took pictures of my coworker Anoop and turned that into a 3d model.


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I used the following software:

Pix resizer(for batch optimising the camera images.. . you can skip this if you like): http://pixresizer.en.softonic.com/

Autodesk 123D Catch (for using Autodesk's free cloud service):
http://www.123dapp.com/catch

Blender (for further editing of the 3d model):
http://www.blender.org/

Tutorial: how to run Android on your HTC device

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