SOLIDWORKS Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch Tutorial – Part 2

It’s safe to say that Quidditch is Harry Potter’s favorite wizarding pastime. As Hagrid would say, a wizard’s passion for Quidditch is the equivalent to a muggle’s passion for football. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. To celebrate, we are showing SOLIDWORKS users how to model the Golden Snitch – the little ball that Harry loves to hate. So hop on your Nimbus 2000 and let’s get started flying through our four part series.

SOLIDWORKS Harry Potter's Golden Snitch Tutorial

Welcome to part 2 of our 4-part series where we are celebrating the anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book, by modeling arguably the cutest, yet most frustrating object from the wizarding world, the Golden Snitch. We began laying out the Snitch’s body in part 1 of the series, now, in part 2, we will finish up adding the detail to the outside of the body using a few more projected curves and sweeps, plus we’ll prep the body for mirroring using the Split tool.

Wizards and muggles alike can learn something new from our Golden Snitch tutorial series! Can’t wait to watch the next video? View all of the tutorials on the playlist here.

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