How to Make a Hand Grenade – Part 1 of 2

In Part 1, discover how to model, texture and light a hand grenade.

62 minutes
Blender 2.59
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 4.8/5 (224 votes cast)

In Part 1 you will discover:

  • How to model the hand grenade
  • How to apply realistic textures
  • How light the scene using HDR lighting

In the first video of this two part tutorial, I will show you how to model, texture, light and eventually destroy a hand grenade.

Grenades certainly aren’t fun to encounter in real life, but they are used repeatedly in gaming and TV so it can help you to discover how to create them.

At a Glance

Screenshots from the video:

Finished Result

Textures used in the tutorial:

Reference Image:

Stay Tuned for Part 2…

How to Make a Hand Grenade - Part 1 of 2, 4.8 out of 5 based on 224 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 ;)
  • fred

    when i try to uv unwrap grenade it doesnt show in uv/image editor. ive marked seams and went to face select n still nothing.

    • Chase

      Im having the same problem…

  • angela

    this is crazy.

  • Егор Разуваев

    Hi Andrew, i have a very important question for you. What should i do if my camera rotating not like yours at +44min and when i bring it closer the hdr image (i found exactly that image in tutorial) not moving. And when i try to rotate camera i get black crosshair istead of red/green like yours, and camera mooving like on one axis. Please help.

  • Sasukegirl

    I messed up with the UV Unwrapping part! Does anyone know how I can edit or delete/remove the UV Unwrapping screen? I tried everything, please help!

    • babosa

      You can undo actions with ctrl z, or if you want to start over, you can click the x button next to image linked in the bottom menu. Hope that helps.

  • Sasukegirl

    OMG I love your tutorials! So helpful :D

  • acaonweb

    i’m pretty sure anyone will read comments on a tutorial 2 years ago but i’ll try :)

    1) i cannot replicate the alfa part of compositing, In the picture u can see what happen to my compositing. Where is my mistake? I’m useing blender 2.66.1

    2) How can i save a node group to create my personal library?

    Thanx to all :):)

  • mike

    I’m not sure how often you check the comments for the old tuts, but I was wondering how you set up a background like this in cycles. Maybe a future tutorial? Thanks for the awesome tuts.

  • TJ mike

    hey when i do the mirror modifier on the zed it does not show someone help plz

  • Luke

    Im just around 19 minutes where you start on the top handle thingy on the grnade. But everytime i try to mirror the plane nothing happens. Its like the second plane that is supposed to be mirrored just follows the first one around. Any ideas`?

  • Whutar

    When you cut the grenade in half, you use some kind of selection, how do you do that?

    • sage

      ctrl B

  • Ben

    Hey Andrew, I can not see the background image of the grenade. The link only shows a photo of three grenades but not that you are using. Can you help me?

  • Matthew

    Whenever I uv unwrap then texture paint it, it never shows up with lines all over like your then render and the lines are not either in the grooves I have tried everything can you please help!!!!!

    • matthew laurence

      i dont no were they get that to make pleas help

      • matthew laurence

        i dreally dont no were they get that in computer please help me……. :)

        • Alexandre Greluk Szykman

          Man, try to add a new material a use the saved image as its color with a texture mixer… It worked at least with me…
          (Hope it helped, even after 2 years after the post kkkkkkkkk)

  • Bob

    i was really excited about doing this until when i was trying to erase those vertices at about 7:00 or 8:00 it would delete random faces on the grenade

    • help

      use the delete only vertices option

      • Alexandre Greluk Szykman

        Hi! When I try to select the vertices with border, I can select only the ones that show up on the screen… Is there any setting that allow the selection of all the ones inside the border?

        • Chase

          yes all you need to do is set it to wire frame instead of solid.

          • Alexandre Greluk Szykman

            Thank you =)

  • Adey

    hahahah that army story was fantastic, had a right good laugh. Great tut Pricey, you the man.