Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to create a 3D model of two fighting zebras with a single photo.
This tutorial should only take about 15 or 20 minutes of your time.

Step 1

Modify the texture scale of the initial image
We will start with the zebra on the left
Zoom in on the legs
Draw a contour (right mouse button)
Set the modification of the contour mode
Correct the wrong located points
Press [Modify contour]

Draw the head the same way
Draw the arm the same way
Draw the tail

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You have 4 new shapes

Step 2

Zoom of the body
Draw the body
Get an accurate version of the body by modifying the contour as you did before with the head

Add a new group
Draw the hairs and adjust the points by modifying the contour
Having a new group allows you to not merge shapes together

Add a new group
Draw the ear

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You have 3 new shapes in 3 groups.

Step 3

Select the body
Turn around the 3D model
Adjust [Z scale] value

Select the leg
Translate the leg and put it in front with [Z translation]
Select a [Mirror] on [Z]
Turn around the 3D model
Adjust [Y swivel] value

Do exactly the same with the arm

Do exactly the same with the ear

Reduce the [Z scale] value of the hairs

In order to reduce the texture mapping artifacts on the back of the animal, modify again the contour of the body by moving points inner

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Now your first zebra is completed

Step 4

Now let's start the second zebra
Go the to the basic view point
Add a new group
Zoom out
Zoom in on the body
Draw the body
Turn around the 3D model
Adjust the [Z scale] value
Adjust the [Z translation] value
Adjust the [X Swivel] value a bit
Adjust the [Y Swivel] value and try to imagine how this zebra is located based on the image
Readjust the [Z translation] value again
Adjust the points of the contour and press [Modify contour] button

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You have 1 new shape in one new group

Step 5

Now draw one leg after zooming in
Adapt the points and press [Modify contour] button
Update [Z scale] and [Z translation] and [Y swivel] values

Do the same for the 3 other legs
Draw the tail the same way (try to imagine it as we cannot see it)

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You have 4 new shapes

Step 6

Zoom on the head
Draw the head and adapt all the usual settings of shapes

Add a new group
Draw the ears
Update [Z scale] and [Z translation] and [Y swivel] values
Set [Mirror] to [Z]
To correctly set the position of the second ear, use [Delta mirror] value

Add a new group
Draw the hair
Update [Z scale] and [Z translation] and [Y swivel] values

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Now, your model is completed

see the resulting textured model

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see the mesh

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