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Author / Submitted by: robban_9000

How to make Pipes Look Welded.

how to make good welds for game modeling

Ok, ill make this very simple to follow, so everyone that has 3dsmax will be able to do this.

First step:

make a cylinder, remove the side "caps" like this:


Convert it to editable Poly:


Choose all outer edges on one side, like this:


hold Shift and drag the edges to the side at the same time.
Then u should get something like this:


Do a autosmooth on the mesh, and then just choose the vertexes that u just made and
make them alittle bigger, like this:


Place the vertexes however u want to, and then choose all the outer polygons like this:

and then make them to there own object by pressing detach:

And already know u can see that it does look pretty good, but we can improve it even more with some textures:

Last Step:

add this weld texture in the material editor:

And then add it to ur weld mesh.

Then choose UVW Mapping and choose the option Face:

Then ur weld coould look like this when u have mapped it. but i suggest that u find a better weld texture,
since this sucks.. but this is the one i use.

hope u learned something from this tutorial ^^

have fun, // robban Tags: No tags


11. robban_9000

2009-06-11 21:21


10. JAG

2009-06-11 21:00

if u accidently shit the tube without knowing.

LMAO!!!! If you accidentally what???


9. Singh

2009-06-07 07:25

great SIMPLE tutorial ! the end with the texture is really will motivate people to start using more textures !

8. Davidov

2009-06-06 16:24

Nice tut man ! Might help when I'll start modeling from scratch.


7. robban_9000

2009-06-06 15:25

no problem ^^ well, i already knew that, but i didnt know that u could add 2 materials on the same mesh.

6. MisterSir

2009-06-06 15:12

you dont need to detatch the welding piece, u can select those polygons and smooth them as a seperate smoothing group, it will give u same result except without the posibility of there being a hole there if u accidently shit the tube without knowing.

5. fox68

2009-06-06 12:01

Thanks dude...:]


4. TimEK9

2009-06-06 10:23

saweet :)


3. robban_9000

2009-06-06 10:13

no problem =)


2. Yummy

2009-06-06 10:11

Thanks bro :right

1. xion_drifter

2009-06-06 10:06

that was really easy :)
Thx :)

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