Open new document and open the x,y,z and 3D view by left clicking on the square within square icon
The subdivison surface icon. Allow the cursor to dwell and left click and hold presents the menu( Indicated by the arrow bottom right corner.
Create a lathe effect which shows in the upper panel right. It is is green ticked to show it is alive
Using the B-Spline draw a rough shape. It can be edited subsequently.The curve should start and finish on the vertical line (green). Normally failure to do this ends in a cow pat.
Drag spline onto Lathe
The spline is then automatically lathed
Increase subdivisions up to get a smooth shape. All depends on how closely it needs to be observed from.
Add a floor
Adding texture (bottom right). Drag up onto the item top right corner.
Adjusting colour for the texture.
For a transparent glasslike texture check colour, transparency and specular. Alter refraction to 1.57 for glass.
Two views of the unrendered 3D view.
Light in 3D view
Light reflecting off the floor
Spotlight narrow drag using handles to enlarge.
Wider aperture spotlight
Light pulled back
Angling the light by using rotate
Adding a camera
Reviewed subdivisions to increase smoothness.
The finished article
- The finished article