3DS Max tutorial – how to model a rim BBS LM

16. Select the same edges as in the first image, then create a new row of polygons and place them like in the second image. When the vertices are placed on the edge of the spoke, pull them a little bit the the interior of the rim, to create a bended shape of the spoke, like in the third image :



Do the same thing on the other side of the spoke too :


17. Now weld the vertices between copies using the “Weld” tool


18. Select these edges (for a quicker selection, select just one, and press the “Ring” button) and when the edges are selected, connect them using a new row of edges :



19. Middle of the rim. Select the border of the middle hole, then use the “Scale” tool and hold the “Shift” button down to create new rows of polygons while you are scaleing down the hole :


20. If we will leave everything like this, when we will apply a smooth modifier, the edges of the spokes won’t be sharp, but rounded. To solve this problem we will use the “Chamfer” tool, which splits the edges. So, select the same edges as me, and then click on that small square near the “Chamfer” tool and put a small value. I have used 0.15, and if the amount will be even smaller, the edges will be sharper, but we din’t need to have a very sharp look, because this is a rim, not a knife. So, 0.15 will work perfectly :


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9 Comments on "3DS Max tutorial – how to model a rim BBS LM"

  • Imaginea a treia de jos in sus arata cel mai bine :X

  • Se pare ca mi-a adaugat comentariul la pagina 1 si nu despre imaginea de aici voiam sa zic. Ma refeream la imaginea de la pagina 12 :X

  • Marcus

    Theres something missing.
    Between Pic. 53 and 55 theres nothing which shows the making of the middle part in the inner (around bbs logo).
    its suddenly just there.

    anyways good tut.

    • Marcus

      ok found it couple pages later. confusing because your screenshots already show that area

      • I am glad you solved the problem :) . Don’t forget that if you need help, we are on the forum, waiting for questions :)

  • Zach Frye

    Damn always liked your tutorials along with alooooooooot of people! 😀 always very informative and the pics along with them make it even easier for people who are still a beginner 😀 great work man keep it up! 😀

  • Can i have photos from 26 to 35

  • Toinou80

    Great tutoriel !!

    I have just one question: I downloaded the background image (BBS LM Rim) and when I Press M and follow your tutorial, the image quality is really bad, Why?


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