How to model a glass, a bottle, a plate etc in 2 steps

 1. Draw a rotational section of the object you are going to model.

2. Use revolve command and create a 360 degree rotational surface.

Its that easy. Here is how to do it in details :

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1. How to create the section:

bardak_1Select Front view. Draw a curve representing cross section of the object. You can use a background using pictureframe command. 

2. Revolve :

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Type revolve to the command line.

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Select two points to define rotation axis. It could be easier if you do it in the front view with ortho open.

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Rhino asks you starting and ending angle for the revolved surface. Default values are 0 and 360.  <0> in the command line shows current angle value and if you click enter or space it will use that value. So click space if you see <0> for the first and <360> for the second.

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Here is a nice and lovely starbucks coffee cup :) mmm

Download tutorial model here: 

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See if you can model those cups & bottles:

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Happy modeling!

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