View Full Version : Modeling a fan blade?

08-05-2005, 07:16 PM
Could anyone give me a hand in figuring out how to curve something to look like a fan blade? Subpatches, just mesh manipulation, what? I'm at my wits end. I'm trying to model a computer case fan, btw.

08-05-2005, 07:36 PM
Fan blade;

make a flat plane the size of the blade NO THICKNESS YET!!!

subdivide it once or twice.

move points till you have the teardrop shape you like.

from a view the looks at the edge of the blade, click on 'twist' and get the bend you like.

then in the same window as you did for the twist, 'extrude' it to the thickness you want.

there ya go.
hit 'tab' to smooth

08-05-2005, 07:58 PM
steps pictured;

08-05-2005, 07:59 PM
And finally;