Chess Set

  • December 02, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: CopperA
  • License: CC-BY
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A simple chessboard model that took me 4 days to make. It has around 100,000 vertices and faces with the modifiers turned off. I am still new to Blender.


  • Magnap profile picture

    Very cool. A novice in Blender myself, this has inspired me to try and make a chess set too :-). How did you "design" the textures?

    Written December 04, 2012
  • CopperA profile picture

    Thanks for the feedback. :)

    The only texture that was used in the scene was the checkered surface. The texture was made with Blender. The process was very simple; sub-dividing a plane and giving certain parts of it a black or white material and rendering and saving the image. I could have used Photoshop, but decided to do it with Blender instead.

    Also if you run into any trouble with modeling the knight piece, this 2 part video tutorial might help you: 1. 2.

    By the way, in a real chessboard, the lower right hand square from the perspective of either player is always white. I noticed that my mistake after uploading the blend, but you can fix it by easily by rotating the board 90 degrees.

    Written December 05, 2012
  • Hskoldberg profile picture

    Inspiring piece, good work! :)

    Written December 12, 2012
  • bunanza profile picture

    Really neat! Thanx for the work and time you put into it!

    Written April 01, 2013
  • Justmalakas profile picture

    Thanks man. It uses cycles render. I can change it to LuxRender right?

    Written February 19, 2015
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