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You should already know how to:

  • Make a mesh
  • Navigate the viewport
  • Extrusion
  • Form faces
  • Name objects

This section will recap and introduce:

  • Deleting and creating edges
  • Subdividing
  • Merging vertices
  • Loop subdivide
  • Adding unconnected vertices in one object


Think about what you want your jeep body to entail. As always, consider where the major sections will need to be made so that you don't have to backtrack later to accommodate your idea. Feel free to make your own body design; here is one I made up.

The Basics

Start a new file. Take the default block and extrude it into your sections along the X axis (NUM 1 view). In this design, the sections are being designed to include the back, flatbed, doors, dashboard, window, and hood, left to right. The window is extruded straight up (older jeeps' windshields aren't slanted), and I decided to add a lower back to later hold the bumper/lights if you wanted to add them.

Widen the jeep body. Use the proper views to make each step easy. The picture examples are not necessarily meant to provide the correct view you should have when editing your mesh. They are meant to show how the mesh should be turning out.

Addition: As a newbie, this step confused me. What it fails to mention is that instead of just widening the body, you need to perform a couple of extra steps to get the basic jeep to look like the pictures:

First, switch to (NUM 7 view). This is a top down view. Use the 'B' key to highlight the top row of vertices, and then reduce the width of the jeep to one square. You then need to extrude this revised jeep twice along the Y axis; once for 4 squares, and then extrude again for one square. This should give you the figure that is shown in the pictures.

Main sections are made. Widening along the Y axis

Delete the proper edge along the top of the mesh where you want the cab and flatbed to be (XKEY). This will also remove the faces on the top. In vertex select mode, select two vertices (SHIFT RMB is the easiest here) and create an edge (FKEY) to make edges on the inside of the flatbed. The next step is to create faces using the new edges. In this example, 5 faces were made. User request: clarify this step. For example: which 2 vertices were selected to create a new edge? I'm not sure why creating edges is necessary, since I didn't create any, and my model came out fine.

Guess: I think the problem is that there are no inside faces. The sides of the jeep have no thickness, just an overhang at the top going in. You need to create four vertical edges and then use them to make the inside faces.

Adding the door: our jeep design will have somewhat of a cheat - no actual door. Before crying foul, many jeeps didn't have doors to facilitate quick entry and exit. To cut out one door, select the four vertical edges where the door will go. Use the subdivide command (WKEY) to cut the edges in half. You'll notice that the subdividing will also affect the adjoining faces. Do the same thing you did when the flatbed was cut out - removing/adding edges and creating new faces.

Cutting out the bed. Split the area where the door will go.

Delete edges for door opening. Add edges. Create faces.

This is not a necessary step, but if you want to clean up the look of the model, we'll get started. In face select mode, select the faces that are going to be combined. Press FKEY and a little window will appear titled 'Make Faces'. Click on 'Make FGon' to merge the faces. As you may have guessed, if an FGon face is created and you want to later undo it, select the 'clear FGon' option in the Make Faces window.

Merging faces.

Go ahead and resize the widths of the bed and windshield. Always move as many vertices or edges at the same time to not only work faster but to make sure they are moved equally. The use of SHIFT while moving vertices is very helpful in fine movements.

If you want an object to come to a point such as a wedge from a cube, merge vertices. In this example, the lower back area will be modified. Select two vertices to join together and press ALT MKEY. Select the option for your merging. 'At First' or 'At Last' will probably be the option that will work here. Play around to see what each merge option does. After the merging, Blender will tell you how many vertices were removed.

Adjusting the widths. Bringing the back to a point.

Extrude the bed surface upward. This is only useful in hiding the tires that we'll add later in the tutorial. Alternatively, you could make two boxes to hide them.

Raise the flatbed.

A Touch of Detail

Let's add some detail to the model - how about the hood? First thing to do is add some edges to the front of the jeep. Press CTRL RKEY to enter Loop Subdivide. A pink loop will appear around the mesh. Put the cursor over the area to get the example picture to appear. When the loop is in the right place, LMB click. The place to put the actual cut can now be selected. Do this twice - once for each side. Move and align the resulting edges to form an angle to the front and bring the window vertices in.

Loop Subdivide select.

Aligning the hood. Formatting the window.

Extrude the hood surface up a small amount. We don't want it too high, just high enough to catch the light.

Zoom in and select the top-front hood edge created from the extrusion. Drag it out along the X axis. Select the now diagonal face of the hood extrusion. Extrude from it. The result will come out of the surface at a diagonal angle. Take the resulting vertices and move them close to the front of the jeep. Readers note: I have no idea what the heck this paragraph is talking about, and the pictures don't help, someone really needs to rewrite this that actually understands what is going on. I advise skipping the hood part because it is hard to understand and doesn't look like it changes much.

Hood extrusion. Bring out the top front edge.

The above paragraph briefly explains extruding the Hood of the jeep including a lip that comes over the front. Below are step by step pictures on how I accomplished this;

Step 1: In face select mode (CTRL+TAB-faces), select the top of the hood and press EKEY to extrude it. Only extrude it a small amount.

Step 2: Staying in Face select mode, here is the tricky part. Select the small face on the front of the hood you just extruded. Then, hit EKEY then ESC. This creates a duplicated face on top of the one you selected. Do not click or move the mouse between these two keystrokes.

Step 3: Now deselect the selected face by hitting AKEY. Then enter Edge select mode (CTRL+TAB-edges) and select the top edge of the face you just deselected.

Step 4: Hit NUM 1 to go to the side view. Now using the red X arrow pull the edge out a little further than you pulled up the hood itself then hit LMB.

Step 5: Now rotate just enough so you can see under the wedge you just made. Go back into Face select mode (CTRL+TAB-faces) and select the face on the underside of it.

Step 6: Go back into side view with NUM 1. Now hit EKEY to extrude the face a little with the mouse. When it's a good size hit LMB.

Step 7: Now make sure the "Select only visible" button is turned off and go into Vertex select mode (CTRL+TAB-vertices). Play around with the vertices pulling them a little closer to the front of the jeep. It's best to selct using the box select (BKEY) or the Lasso (CTRL+LMB).

The end result should be an extruded hood with a lip.

Alexwill84 08:23, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

In the topdown view (NUM 7), add a plane. Extrude an edge twice to result in three connected planes.

Pull the sides down to form a trapezoid shape and reduce the width. Once it is in the desired shape, select the three faces and duplicate it. Press SHIFT DKEY and all selected vertices, edges, and/or faces will be duplicated. The copy will automatically be grabbed for moving.

Starting the fender. Bend the fender.

Move the duplicate to the jeep body and repeat the duplication two more times for a total of four fenders.

Model with fenders.

We'll move on to making a tripod support for the rocket launcher. Add a cylinder mesh with 12 vertices then scale and size it so that it looks like a tube. Once you have it to a size you like, duplicate it twice for a total of 3 cylinders. Rotate two of the cylinders in the NUM 1 view by LMB clicking on the white circle that appears when the cylinder is selected in rotate mode. The picture on the left is an example of the end result.

Change to overhead view (NUM 7) and put together the three cylinders so the tops come close together. Now all three can be selected and moved or rotated accordingly.

Setting up the tripod in NUM 1 view. Setting up the tripod in NUM 7 view.

Move the tripod onto the jeep flat bed. The final steps are to select your materials and rename the object (described in the wheel section). This will complete our simple jeep model.

Putting in the tripod.

Optional Activities

Feel free to add anything you see fit such as bumpers, guard rails, doors, steering wheel, lights, etc. You can either have them on the same object or separate objects (useful if you want to move them around). Note: If you subsurf the result from this tutorial, you will get a bad looking result, please try not to subsurf the jeep.


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