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How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds

How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds

In this series, you will learn how to work with CAD by following easy projects. Use only simple commands to build almost anything! For this tutorial, learn how to make a chess set.

How to Model a Chess Set in BricsCAD

Time to complete: 1-2 Hours

Difficulty: 6/10


Commands used:

Extrude
Manipulate
DmRevolve
DmPushPull
Offset
Mirror
Chamfer
Fillet
ArrayPolar
Explode
Subtract


Tutorial: Model a Chess Set in BricsCAD

  1. Start by drawing the outline of half a Pawn.
    Tip Use use polylines when possible.

  2. Then, Trim the excess linework and Join to create a closed polygon. How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- pawn outline-199x300

  3. Use the Manipulator to copy the outline.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- Copy-1024x392

  4. Use these copies as a guide and modify until you have something that looks like this:

    How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- Outlines

    Feel free to copy this image into BricsCAD and trace it.

  5. Use DmRevolve to convert the outline into a solid.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- revolve-1024x569

  6. Repeat for the other pieces. You should now have something that looks like this:How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- dmrevolve-e1588864999998-1024x445

  7. Create the slot on the Bishop:

    1. Extrude a rectangle. Use the Both sides option (Command line) and the Subtract mode.
      To change the mode hit Ctrl. (See the Hotkey Assistant).How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- extrude
    2. (Optional) Use DmPushPull to edit the slot.
  8. To create the battlements on the Rook:

    1. Offset the edge of the top face.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- offset
    2. Extrude down.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- extrude rook1
    3. Extrude rectangles to create the crenels. Use the Both sides option (Command line) and the Subtract mode.
      To change the mode hit Ctrl. (See the Hotkey Assistant).How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- extude rook
  9. To create the Knight:

    1. Extrude the horsehead shape.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- extrude horse-1-e1588865198680
    2. Move the ear to the edge of the solid.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- ear
    3. Mirror the ear.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- mirror ear
    4. Extrude both ears. Leave a gap in the middle.
    5. Chamfer the edges.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- fillet
    6. Extrude the eye.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- eye
    7. Fillet the edges.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- Chamfer
  10. For the Queen:

    1. Add 2 spheres stacked on top of each other.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- queen 2
    2. Create a cylinder.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- cylinder
    3. Array the cylinder in the polar mode. Set the axis to Y and set the center point to the center of the Queen.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- polar array-1024x564
    4. Explode the Array.
    5. Subtract the cylinders from the Queen. You should now have something like this:How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- Queen crown-e1588865375870
  11. For the King:

    1. Extrude the shapes to make the cross.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- Cross
    2. Create a Cylinder on top.
    3. Finish with a Sphere.
    4. Fillet the edges.How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- fillete-1024x631
      You should now have something that looks like this:How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- end-result-1024x477
  12. (Optional) To finish, add materials and render with the BricsCAD Enscape Integration.

    How to Model a Chess Set - Easy Builds- animation

    Once you have completed this tutorial to model a chess set you should have something that looks like this.


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