Modeling Rowenta Hair Dryer

Here is one organic tutorial, helping you with some standard shapes and objects. Check this one!


Ok, first, sorry for delay, I’ve been meaning to write this one down for 4 days now.

I must say that I’m pretty happy with this one, it turned out very accurate and great. I really like it! And it is pretty easy to model it. So check it out:




Ok, first things first, so lets start with tubular part. The part where the motor and heater is. I’ve measured 120mm the length and make a line with or command (the length of our reference image is 190mm). We will make three circles two on the start and end of line, and one 30 or 40mm from the left circle. You need to offset them by 2mm, or simply make another circle. I made another circle, so in the end I ended up with 6 circles. Far two right circles are in radius 26 and 28mm. The far left two are 34 and 36mm, and the inner two are 35 and 37mm.


Using command make a line connecting three outer circles. (use Quad option in Osnap for easier snapping). Next, do the same step for 3 inner circles.


Using for first and second rail select outer two circles, and for cross section curve select we made earlier.

Make an ellipse and position it like on the image below:


Next, from Front viewport use command to project that ellipse onto our tubular surface. You will get two curves on the surface, and we need only the front one. Using it, we will trim the surface and make a hole:


Now, we’ll move onto handle. I like jumping from one part to another, I guess you already found that out 😉

From top viewport using reference image, outline outer edges with InterpCrv. Just to make sure, I made a straight horizontal line in Top viewport (using Ortho) and trimmed off the two curves. Now, we are sure those two curves has endings in the same cplane.


Create another ellipse, this time one radius 15mm and other 13mm. Using End and Quad options in Osnap, position the ellipse between two curves, first move it to the end of one curve, and using command, stretch the ellipse to fit the other curve’s end.


that ellipse, and position it like on the image below. You also need to stretch it with moving control points so it touches both curves. I have also made this ellipse 4 points higher. So, select upper three control points and move them 4 units up, and then move lower three control points and move them by 4 units (mm) down.


Next, using that second bigger ellipsoid and two handle curves, we will make a sweep2.


Using we will duplicate border of newly created surface. We will get two closed curves, and we need the little one only, as we already have the bigger one. So, now, delete the surface, and again create sweep2 rail between two rail curves, and using now three closed curves:


And now, we have a handle! Next, we will blend the two surfaces, so use command. Note that we need to check the Same height shapes option:


Hopefully you got something like on the image below:


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18 Responses to “Modeling Rowenta Hair Dryer”

  1. davide ciarloni says:

    nice example
    can you make some changes to the model?



  2. Gary Pullen says:

    Very interesting but unfortunatly I’m not that far advanced YET. With stuff like this to play with I’m getting better all the time. THANK YOU !
    Gary Pullen
    Amarillo Texas

  3. Ivan Vuzem says:

    I’m pretty sure if you follow carefully this tutorial you will be able to model this hair dryer. After all, you will notice that every model is made with 20 or so exact same commands. The workflow is pretty much the same for each model.

    Check out gery’s try on this model:

  4. gord bradford says:

    Modeling Rowenta Hair Dryer Video tuitorial troubles.

    Step 4 video does not loadup into web browser (all [4] the other ones do.)
    Can you fix?


  5. Rob Pentland says:

    hi……not exactly relevant to the tutorial, but looking for advice – exactly how difficult is this programme to learn? Naturally this depends on a variety of factors, time, understanding etc….but to someone who has never used a 3-D modelling program?….any advice would be great.

    Thanks in advance.

  6. addict says:

    This tutorial rocks! Thanks to people like you helping us to get used to the techniques.

  7. SlothMan86 says:

    Thanks a lot. This tutorial really broke down many problems I was having. I really appreciate it! Oh, and I am a newb a rhino and was able to complete the tut. It took about 6-8 hours…thanks again!

  8. Jeren says:

    this tutorial suck! i dont get anything from it..i tried many times…but as its not detailed explanation and not mentioning little details that lead you to mistake is totally skipped

  9. Rajiv says:

    Very nice tutorial,

    Kindly visit for HDRI Studio effects.

  10. Dioniso says:

    Interesting tutorial, although some steps are not totally clear. Nice job!

  11. Louiz says:

    nice tutorial thanks! i made some modifications to my own model hehe.

  12. Ivan says:

    please do show us your model…

  13. Chiwon Park says:

    Thanks a lot!! 🙂
    It took 8 hours for me..It’s great tutorial! ^_^

  14. Paul says:

    very nice tutotial! thanks.

  15. Jerry says:

    I just did your tutorial. Learned a lot, and thanks for that.

    However, I noticed in some cases, your method will lead to surfaces that have no thickness- i.e. it looks like a solid but it’s actually just a surface infinitely thin. In particular, the way you constructed the ‘hole for hanging” and the groove in “speed controller (step5)” , will compromises the integrity of the solid. Checking naked edges will also reveal this.

    Instead, I built individual solids and then booleaned them together. Not sure if this is the best way, but it worked in keeping the handle a solid, with 2mm thickness.

  16. Przemas says:

    Please include diameters/sizes on the pics. In many cases it is not clear what you are really doing and such diameters would help a lot.

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