Model a beer bottle in Blender – Part 1: The bottle cap

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Model A beer bottle cap in blender 3d.

Hi together, today i will show you how to easy model  a beer bottle with Blender 3d. This is a blender tutorials for beginners and you can download this whole tutorial as pdf.
We start with the more complex part – the bottle cap.

You can download the complete model at the end of the tutorial.
If you have further questions – ask me: askme@infofreund.de

Requirements:

Linux / Windows.
Blender 3d (Tutorial made with Blender 2.71 –  Download here).
Basic Blender Skills.

STEPS:

1.  Select Front-View (Numpad 1).

2.  Create a cylinder and rotate it 90 degree.

bottle-cap-create-cylinder

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3.  Delete the verts like shown below.

bottle-cap-delete-verts

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Result:

bottle-cap-delete-verts-result

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4.  Scale the selection along the z-axis.

bottle-cap-scale

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5.  Extrude the lower edge along the z-axis.

bottle-cap-scale-extrude-lower

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6.  Add 4 loop cuts.

bottle-cap-add-loops

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7. Select the faces like on the image below. Move them along the x-axis (red arrow axis) and rotate it along the y-axis (green arrow axis).

bottle-cap-make-nose

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8. Select and scale the verts along the y-axis like on the image below.

bottle-cap-make-nose-small

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9.  Select the whole object in edit-mode and subdivide it smooth.

bottle-cap-subdivide-smooth

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10. Then make the whole object smooth.

bottle-cap-make-smooth

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Result:

bottle-cap-make-smooth-result

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11.  Select the upper edges and extrude them along the z-axis.

bottle-cap-select-upper-edges

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12. Add the array-modifier and set the count to 21.

bottle-cap-add-array

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if the result looks like on the image below, apply the modifier.

bottle-cap-apply-array

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13.  Select all in edit-mode and remove doubles.

bottle-cap-remove-doubles

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14. Then add a circle curve (Alt+A → curve → circle).

15. Now add the curve modifier.

bottle-cap-curve-modifier

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16. Scale the curve until you get the following result:

bottle-cap-curve-modifier-result

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17.  Switch to edit-mode and select the upper edges.

bottle-cap-all-upper

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18. Press Alt+M (Merge) and press “At center”. Then move the center point a little bit down along the z-axis.

Result:

bottle-cap-model-result

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Render result:

bottle-cap-model-result

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bottle-cap-model-result-texture

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with the following settings:

bottle-cap-cycles-settings

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The whole tutorial as HD-video-tutorial:

For some other blender video tutorials visit my channel:

Infofreund youtube channel in HD

DOWNLOAD the BLEND FILE

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