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Author: Neal Hirsig

Lesson 12 - UV Textures - Sculpting


All of the course material is located on this online course site or is referenced here to other online material. Although all of the instructional material is located on this course site, you must have access to a personal computer on which you can download all of the required Blender software application (free) and execute all of the required assignments. See Course Syllabus for more information.


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Neal Hirsig


Lesson #12 is an introduction to Blender UV Texture mapping procedures. It also focuses on the Blender Sculpting tool.

Suggested Texbook Readings:

Review Chapters 5.4 and 3.27 of the John Blain "Complete Guide to Blender Graphics" UV Texture Mapping and Sculpt Mode (pages 114-117 and 75-84)

Video Tutorials:

12-01 - UV Textures Part 1 - Unwrapping UVs
12-02 - UV Textures Part 2 - Rendering UV Textures
12-03 - UV Textures Part 3 - Seams
12-04 - Sculpt Mode

PDF Tutorials:

There is no lesson 12 PDF tutorial. Spend time experimenting with UV Texture mapping and with Blender sculpt mode.

rocket modeling

Lesson 12 - 12B - Rocket Steam Locomotive Modeling (Optional)

Rocket Locomotive Modeling PDF Tutorial
Rocket Drive Chain Complete.blend
Rocket Locomotive Modeling Complete.blend
Rocket Locomotive

rocket animation

Lesson 12 - 12C - Rocket Steam Locomotive Animation (Optional)

Rocket Locomotive Animation PDF Tutorial
Rocket Locomotive Modeling Complete.blend
Rocket Locomotive.mp4 *
Rocket Locomotive Complete.blend
Rocket Locomotive

*If MP4 file doesn’t open, right click on file, save to desktop, then open with your media player.


Add a Multiresolution modifier to the default cube. Use Blender's Sculpting tools to model a head something like shown in this image. (Variation) Add a sculpted body to the head object.