Use the Mirror Modifier for Symmetrical Modeling in Blender


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Symmetrical modeling with the Mirror modifier

Now let's take a look at how to do Symmetrical Modeling. In Blender this is done using the Mirror Modifier. Now I have this basic character and we've got some of the parts blocked out, but we still need to block out the character's arms. Now the arms are kind of a symmetrical thing where you have a right arm and a left arm. Now, I could just model them individually, I am going to hit Tab and go in here. For example, if I wanted to I could take the faces around where the arms socket would be and I could just extrude those by doing Extrude Region.

But what I'm doing on the left side of the character is not reflecting on the character's right side. So, there is a very distinct possibility that this won't be exactly symmetrical. So I am going to go ahead and undo that. Now one way you can do it in some programs is to select both of them and extrude them at the same time, but that doesn't really work quite as well in Blender. So probably the best way to do these sor...

Symmetrical modeling with the Mirror modifier
Video duration: 8m 21s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Symmetrical modeling with the Mirror modifier provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Blender
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