Create a Suspension Bridge

Discover how to model, texture and render a suspension bridge with Blender

Length:
66 minutes
Software:
Blender 2.5
Difficulty:
Advanced
Rate:
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 4.7/5 (86 votes cast)

In this tutorial you will discover:

  • How to model a complex, curved suspension bridge
  • How to model and texture a road with street lamps
  • A realistic outdoor lighting setup

Hello again! It’s been a while since my last full tutorial, and I wish I had a good excuse for my absense, but I don’t. So let’s just get into it :D

I sent out a poll on Facebook recently, asking what tutorial topic you wanted next. The top vote was a street scene. However after attempting to create it, I realized that modelling all the surrounding buildings was far too ambitious for even a one hour long tutorial. So I did the next best thing… a suspension bridge :D

Finished Result

Perfect as a backdrop for your car model :)

At a Glance

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Create a Suspension Bridge, 4.7 out of 5 based on 86 ratings

About Andrew Price

User of Blender for 9+ years. I've written tutorials for 3d World Magazine and spoken at three Blender conferences. My goal is to help artists get employed in the industry by making training accessible and easy to understand. I'm an Aussie and I live in South Korea ;)