Posted by steve on Oct 17, 2011

CFL Bulb

Here’s a modelling tutorial for Lightwave 3D that works well in Blender.

The changes we needed to make while following the tutorial were:

  • Blender uses edge creases (Shift-E)  instead of sharpness values.
  • Replaced the “Bandsaw” function with simple extrude.
  • Cylinders cannot be created with a set number of vertical cuts, but must be created with the dimensions, then Ctrl-R to sub-divide it as needed.
  • Replacing their lathe tool with a combination of spinning and the screw modifier in Blender, can result in the same tube as the original tutorial.


The original tutorial can be found here


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3 Responses to “CFL Bulb”

  1. Avery Wendlandt says:

    Your site is really very informative. Thank you for that.

  2. Doug Kimm says:

    Great website!!! cant wait to see more!!

  3. zegarek says:

    Good website.

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