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Blender Tutorial : Quick Ornamental Detail

Posted by Aidy Burrows on Mar 25, 2015

? Model a candlestick

? Screw modifier

? Simple metal shader creation

? Magic texture node

? Ornamental metal shader creation

? Controlling the flow of the pattern

Download tutorial blend file Candlestick & Shield

Reference images here.

HDR images


So here’s a quick and easy tutorial showing a way to emulate those crazy elaborate details that you find on some ornaments!!

For this i’m taking reference from my nans candlestick (nan’s can often be a good source for this sort of thing!). Also i’ll be applying the idea to a gold shield (although admittedly not my nan’s shield.)


I could have gone crazy with this detail, applying different sorts of embellishment to different areas of the model. I could have used one with a displacement modifier on a highly and evenly subdivided mesh with a displacement modifier.  I could have gone way crazier with the screw modifier too, check out this tutorial from Creative Shrimp’s Gleb Alexandrov here to see what i’m talking about!

I’d love to see what you guys can come up with. Try and make it fast!! 🙂



This tutorial makes use of some audio from here..

“Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (, Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0,

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