Exclamation mark 3D model - Tutorial

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Creating exclamation mark 3D model

This tutorial demonstrates how to assemble a simple 3D model for an exclamation mark icon from 2 surfaces of revolution and one sphere in RealWorld Icon Editor.

Narration transcript

Creating a 3D model for an exclamation mark icon.

Create a new Unicorn3D object, then click on "Surface of revolution" in the toolbar.

Make sure the grid is set to 0.05 units. Start moving the control points with your mouse just like me. The goal is to make the background for our question mark icon.

Click on "Rotation mode" and then on "Rotate around x-axis". Click and drag the outer edge of the large point. Instead of moving, the object is rotating.

To rotate exactly by 90 degrees, overwrite the value in the Document Structure panel.

Set the color to darker blue and lower the intensity of the highlights.

Zoom in with mouse wheel.

Insert another surface of revolution. Arrange its control points as I do.

Insert a sphere. Move it down by dragging the control point, then click on it and reduce its size with the control point that appeared on its side.

Keep adjusting the shape until you like the result.

Change the color of the exclamation mark to white - it consists of 2 separate parts.

Save your 3D model. Converting it to icon is trivial, but it is not part of this tutorial. Watch my other tutorials or click on green "Render to image" toolbar button and when a new window appears, click on "Create icon" there.

Thanks for watching.

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user icon batman34275 registered user on April 24th 2011

8-) wow

user icon Anonymous on May 7th 2011

I am Sloan Gardner. What video? Did LightSpeed Systems Content Filtering block it?

user icon Anonymous on July 8th 2011

i cant use it its lame i convert images with it i cant with make it

user icon SMluk registered user on July 11th 2011


user icon fabrice registered user on October 20th 2011

y a t-il possibilité de traduire en français?

user icon Anonymous on March 9th 2012

:d i also made this and made it into a icon file type lol :-D

user icon Anonymous on August 8th 2012

pretty good....... pretty good

user icon not used anymore registered user on July 30th 2020

Wow, these tutorials are amazing. A lot of effort here, you also made a Narration Transcript! That's so awesome. Superb tutorial.

user icon ex9 xxx registered user on February 16th 2021

tutorial is great, but where I use this icon?

user icon Anonymous on May 21st 2021


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