O'Reilly logo

Blender 3D Basics Beginner's Guide Second Edition by Gordon Fisher

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Time for action – giving the hull a hull shape

You've got the top view of the hull in good shape. Now, it's time to work on the shape as seen from the side. Check the following steps:

  1. Press 1 on the NumPad to get the Front view.
  2. Notice that the hull is still oval shaped. As seen on the left of the next screenshot, the top is not flat.
  3. Check that all the control points are level vertically. All of the upper points should be at the same height in Z. All of the lower points should be at the same height in Z. If any control point is higher or lower than what it should be, you can select it and scale it in Z, or move the vertices in Z.
  4. Press Ctrl + R to activate the Loop Cut tool. Select the horizontal magenta line.
  5. Move the orange line until it is almost ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required