View Full Version : Help on modelling an old book

03-01-2011, 05:09 AM

I am trying to model an old book, opened up and lying on a desk. Initially I thought that I'd model two boxes for the lower half of the book and use a couple of planes that were deformed to take the shape of the upper section of the book, but this dint produce good results. I am looking for ways to produce a good curved page (the one that's open and faces the reader) . I also need something more realistic that can help give the look of actual stacked pages and not just a flat surface on the edges of the book.

Can somebody share some tips on how to go about this please?

Attaching sample pic for reference.

Thank you

03-01-2011, 02:53 PM
You could try cloth dynamics on the top page, or even all the pages if you are feeling adventurous. :)


03-01-2011, 11:47 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out :)

Did you model all pages btw?

03-02-2011, 05:25 AM
The 1st page was, but the rest were created using a radial array of 80 copies. I then deleted the bottom half to give the open book.


Then just apply cloth and gravity....

03-04-2011, 05:07 AM
Here is what I have so far. As you can see the stack of pages of the bottom look so unreal. I applied a painted texture along x axis just to simulate pages, but it doesn't look great. Is there another way to go about this?

Thanks a mill.