14 Awesome Modeling Hacks in Blender

In this video you will learn 14 useful modeling hacks for Blender 2.79. Thanks to my friend Lukas Walzer for providing some of his great modeling tips for this video.

Also, a big THANK YOU to Aidy Burrows and Gleb Alexandrov for supporting this video. Check out their latest Hard-surface Modeling in Blender course.

Hard Surface Modeling Course

Learn to create stunning hard-surface assets in Blender
Created by Gleb Alexandrov and Aidy Burrows

Here’s what we will cover:

  • Hack #01: Quick hard-surface modeling setup (01:34)
  • Hack #02: Limit modifiers through vertex groups (06:50)
  • Hack #03: Skin modifier modeling (09:37)
  • Hack #04: Multires instead of subsurf modifier (11:53)
  • Hack #05: Save deformation in shape keys (13:40)
  • Hack #06: Link meshes for better editing (15:30)
  • Hack #07: Key frame original position (17:00)
  • Hack #08: Rotate origin (18:33)) – 
  • Hack #10: Change view to face normal (24:04)
  • Hack #11: Optimize display with local view (26:01)
  • Hack #12: Convert hair particles to curves (27:16)
  • Hack #13: Convert edges to curves for creating pipes (30:21)
  • Hack #14: Convert edges to curves for creating seams (32:25)

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