In this post i want to show you a fast alternative way how you could create a nailboard like i showed you in my former post. I got the idea from Wefyb at the BlenderArtists forum (thanks for this 😉 ). I will not discuss it too deep, because it is really easy to apply. You can get more information about the DupliVerts method in the blender documentation. I describe the solution in blender 2.5.
Then parent the plane to the nail by
- selecting the nail,
- select the plane too (holding shift) and
- pressing Ctrl+P and select “Object”.
Now apply your imagesize by subdividing/extruding the plane in Editmode until it has the exact the same dimensions in vertices like your image has pixels. For this tutorial i only made two subdivisions, which leads to a 5×5 nailboard, you will have to scale your nails and your plane a bit, to adjust the whole thing:
If all went well you have implemented your nailboard really fast. Only things to do are the modeling of the nailboard body and the scaling of the heights, which are controlled by the “Strength” value of the displacement modifier. At a later post i will discuss the difference between this kind of nailboard generation and “my way”.
I hope you liked this post. If so or if you have questions or hints, let me know it and write a comment.