With this easy array rotation technique and some modifier tricks you can quickly create complex gears in Blender within minutes. The gear we create in this Blender tutorial makes use of the simple deform modifier to create a twisted effect. With a few tricks we will heavily reduce and optimize the topology of the gear and bevel all the edges.
Download the project files here: https://rescan.gumroad.com/l/easy-gears
01:43 Array Modifier
02:33 Creating the gear profile
04:06 Reducing Topology
06:54 Mirror Modifier
07:51 Twist Effect
08:15 Filling the center
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