Creating a Swimming Pool: Part 1 - Modelling

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In this three-part tutorial, you'll learn how to create a swimming pool in Cinema 4D. You'll use the Caustics feature to create the typical, realistic dancing patterns of light that appear on the swimming pool floor. Skip straight to Part 3 if you are interested in the Caustics only. Parts 1 and 2 cover the modelling and texturing of the pool.

In Part 1, you'll create the swimming pool model. For the main part, you'll use a Cube as your starting point. You'll use a Sweep object to create the border around the pool. You'll create steps using a Sweep for the rails, and cubes for the individual steps. You'll also model pool lights using primitive shapes.