SOLIDWORKS Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch Tutorial – Part 4

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

Hey Harry Potter Fans, welcome to the final part of our series where we are wrapping up this Golden Snitch design to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the Potter world. In part 3 of the series, we began modeling the Snitch’s wings. In part 4, we will finalize the wing shape using the Cut with Surface Tool as well as finish up the design using the Body Move/Copy, Mirror, and Combine tools. Finally, we’ll give the model a finishing touch by applying appearances and show you how to change the modeling environment for reflective appearances.

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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