Modeling a Chess Set: How to Model the Chessboard

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In Part 8, it's time to give the chess pieces a posh board. Here you'll use a spline to draw a cross-section of a fancy frame, then you'll use a Sweep object to whizz the cross section along a square-shaped spine, forming the board. Next up, it's time to create some materials for the board. For the black and white squares, you'll use Cinema 4D's Checkerboard shader. For the wood, you'll dip into the material presets that are included with Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D is 3D animation software that is used for all kinds of artwork. It is regarded as one of the easiest to use professional 3D applications that can handle any 3D task.

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