Keep up-to-date with Free tutorials!!


Sign up to our twice-monthly newsletter today for the latest tutorials, interviews and product information.

Sign me up to receive third-party emails from 3dtotal's partners, too!

- Latest news
- Exclusive Shop Offers
- Preview early content
- Plus much more


Not Ready to take that step? OK, Why not just Subscribe to the RSS Feed

submit tutorial
1 | 2 | 3
Clock / Pocket Watch Tutorial

| Your Rating:
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star none
(Score 4.17 out of 5 after 18 Votes)
| Comments 7
Date Added: 22nd March 2011
Software used:


Hi people, in this tutorial I will show you a few tips about how to create a clock in 3d max and render it with Fryrender. Then I will show you how to apply Fry materials and how to make the lighting setup. Finally, we will look at work with the tonemapping and layer blending controls.

Here are some of the references that I used (Fig.01)

Fig. 01


Start with a cylinder and change the number of slices. Convert to Editable Poly and create the three outer parts (Fig.02).

Fig. 02

During this process we will use Symmetry and Meshsmooth modifiers to see the mesh result (Fig.03).

Fig. 03

Before we start with the interior, we will link the three green objects with a helper to control their position. For the interior, do the same (Fig.04).

Fig. 04

The numbers are a Text spline with an Extrude modifier, and then an array over the clock's surface. The inner gears have been made with splines and a bevel modifier (Fig.05).

Fig. 05

To make the chain, we will prepare its parts individually. Use SplineIK Solver to link the hoops of the chain, and obtain a custom chain path (Fig.06).

Fig. 06

continued on next page >

1 | 2 | 3
Related Tutorials

Creating Realistic Glass Using 3 Different Materials

by Andrew Klein
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: realistic, glass, material, maya,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star none (26)
Comments 10 Views 276539

Strip Lights

by Carl Ahearne
published on 2009-06-22

Keywords: max, lighting, strip, object, teapot,

rating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none (0)
Comments 0 Views 32851

Making Of 'Hell Sword' Video Tutorial - Part Three

by Andrzej Marszalek
published on 2012-07-17

Keywords: object, sword, fantasy,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full (5)
Comments 1 Views 59973

Creating a Feather

by Katherine Dinger
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: object, feather, photoshop, painting,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full (1)
Comments 0 Views 19176
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
Oellas on Sat, 25 February 2012 11:14pm
Martyna, you can find a h-res image in my blog: Contact with me if you nedd something more about the clock. Thanks people for your coments.
Munkybutt's Avatar
Eydi (Forums) on Sat, 03 December 2011 3:07pm
Final render looks very perfect for Vray :)
Martyna on Fri, 02 December 2011 12:17am
What is the name of this watch? im trying to find images, cause the once u gave are pixelated and small.
Munkybutt's Avatar
Naomi105813 (Forums) on Fri, 28 October 2011 5:29am
So ,you've done very well.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
Munkybutt's Avatar
Brent87st (Forums) on Mon, 17 October 2011 10:17am
I don't have Vray.[img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]
Oellas on Tue, 11 October 2011 5:42pm
Sorry, I don't have Vray.
Yop on Fri, 29 April 2011 8:22am
Is it possible to have the same tutorial with vray ? thanks
Add Your Comment..