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Modeling the Chesterfield Sofa

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To get things started I am going to show you how to model a beautiful, tufted,
Chesterfield style sofa with capitones.

This type of sofa is perfect for bringing a classic touch into your interiors.

To make a complex model like this one, you need to break down into elements. When you have a basic element, you can multiply them to make a large area.

But how to deal with the curving shape, corners, wrinkles, etc?
Watch the video and find out 😉

You can also download the final .max file below the videos.

Next week we’ll talk about lighting and shading with V-Ray.
Today we start with advanced polygonal modeling:

  • Video pt.1: Modeling the basic elements – 20′
  • Video pt.2: Modeling the back of the sofa – 43′
  • Video pt.3: Modeling the seat cushions – 15′
  • Video pt.4: Modeling the tacks and legs – 13′
  • Video pt.5: Adding more details – 20′
  • Video pt.6: Final Touches – 6′
  • DOWNLOAD the final 3d model

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11 Responses

  1. 3ddd-lv says:

    Wow…. great technique! great videos!
    I’m waiting for “rendering sofà“…

  2. Arthur Gole says:

    Thank you guys… your premium is the best one!!!!!!

  3. Stephanie Esnault says:

    Hi, that’s great content !

    maybe you should call it “making of” instead tutorial, i mean it’s more about look how you work in real time than learn some specifics techniques applied to a practical exemple.

    anyway that allow me to see a different way to do modeling for this kind of model.

    good job guys, i’m impatient to see next model.

  4. Bert Leroy says:

    This is a great lesson to understand moddeling techniques. But i was stucked while mirroring the buttonplanes (treshold was 0.254 instead of 0.1) that cost me a lot of time.
    Not finnished yet with the model, but i’ll get there even if it’s hard for me. Already waiting for the next moddeling lesson. Maybe you good make a lesson for people who are not already that advanced like me 🙂

  5. VIKTORIA says:

    wow! Even if this is the first video with modelling techniques, it can show that Edit Poly is a magic tool when using it with turbosmooth etc.
    When I first had some lessons about 3ds max they told us that with edit poly you can do almost everything and is a powerfull tool but I couldn’t imagine that it could be SOOOO powerful.
    Beside this, I think that the sofa you choose to make, is an excellent choice!You used a lot of parameters that many do not pay attention to them.
    Keep this good work and share with us your knowledge! 🙂

  6. Sara Davison says:

    Great job. I really appreciate your work. It is very helpful for 3d Modeling. Keep it up.

  7. SEED YASEAN says:


    Keep doing such good things. Many thanks.

  8. Jay Mehta says:

    Hi Ciro today is my second day and yet i`m not able to see any videos posted on any of the pages please help be bro ..I`m very much eager to learn and use this knowledge in my work..

  9. Alejandro Ramirez says:

    Gracias Ciro!! It wal long and painful but at the end I learned a lot of modeling techniques that for sure they would be helpful in future projects. Thank you very much!!

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