Project 3: Simple Coffee Table

Simple Coffee Table

This simple coffee table uses some of the skills that we covered in Week 3 of classes:

If you are uncertain of a step, refer back to the Week 3 class notes.

We will be making this table upside down, then turning it over once finished. This makes it easier to see the position of the legs.

Alternatively, lower the table top until the legs stick through the top, position them, then raise the table top once completed.

Prim 1

Rez a prim

Texture the Table Top prim


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Prim 2

Texture the Table Top prim


Texture the Table Top prim


Position Leg 1 on one corner of table top by moving along the green line to reach one edge of the table top.

Then move the leg along the red axis to position it against the other edge of the Table Top.

Texture the Table Top prim


If you are making your coffee table upside down, lower the leg along the blue axis until the leg is slightly buried in the Table top prim.

If you are making your coffee table with the Table top slightly lowered, leave the leg as positioned.

You can position the legs flush with the edge of the Table Top, or slightly inside; its your coffee table, so you can decide where you want the legs to go.

Use your camera controls to zoom in and out and pan around Leg 1 to view its position from all angles until you are happy with the position.


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Prim 3

Shift-drag a copy of Leg 1 along the green axis and position the leg on the other end of the Table Top.

Texture the Table Top prim


DO NOT MOVE Leg 2 in the red OR blue positions.

(If you have accidentally moved the Leg 2 prim in the red or blue directions you will need to manually re-enter the X and Z position numbers in Leg 2 by copying them from Leg 1.)

Once again, zoom and pan around the position of this leg and make sure you are happy with the position along the edge of the Table Top.

As you are still in Edit mode, the Leg 2 prim should have a yellow outline to indicate it is the selected prim.

Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click on the Leg 1 prim with your mouse. Now both prims are selected; check that they both have a yellow outline around them


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Prims 4+5

Shift-Drag a copy of both legs towards the opposite side of the Table Top.

Texture the Table Top prim


DO NOT CHANGE ANY of the green or blue positions.

Position the selected Legs 3 and 4 along the edge of the Table Top until they match the alignment positions of the Leg 1 and Leg 2 prims.

Check your work:

If you have been using the lowered Table Top method, select the Table Top prim and raise it along the blue axis until the bottom of the Table Top prim is just touching the top of the Leg prims.


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Link

Select the 5 prims: right click on the first prim, then hold down the SHIFT key as you click on each other prim. All selected prims should have a yellow outline.

Texture the Table Top prim


Press CTRL+L or Cmd+L (Mac) to link the prims. The Root Prim will now have a yellow outline while all the other linked prims have a blue outline.

Texture the Table Top prim


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Finish

If you have been working upside down, rotate your table

Texture the Table Top prim

Congratulations on your new coffee table. White with no sugar thanks...

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