In this video tutor you will learn how to model a turbine in 3ds max, basic NURBS modeling.
Description: First create rectangles and circle, attach those shapes together. Trim the shapes. Convert to NURBS and lathe. Secondly, to create fans of the turbine, create curve, extrude the curve. Create another cureve and trim the extrude surface. Fix the capping problem by convert to mesh, go to vertex level, select all vertex and weld.
Video tutor (total 14 mins):
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