How to make a well in Blender

For a project, I’ve been wanting to make a well in Blender, but I didn’t know how. I’ve been thinking about it and experimenting, but I couldn’t get it done.

That is, until now! And I’m happy to share with you how I made my well in Blender 3.2.0.

This is how I made my well in Blender

First, I put down a Circle and set the Vertices to 14.

Then I went into edit mode, and pressed Select all. Then I press E to Extrude and S to scale. I scale inwards to create the width of my stones.

Then, I shift the stone sizes around so they don’t look even anymore. I chose to do this so that my well would look more natural. Not that even stones are not commonly used for building wells. This is just how I chose to do it, you can opt for even stones if you want.

After that, I scale up to create the height of the bricks.

Then I select every other brick and hit P -> Separate by selection. Added new faces to the sides of the bricks where they were missing.

Now the bricks are individually loosened up and can be shaped.

Let’s select one ‘half’ of the brick ring and Add Modifier -> Bevel. (See my settings in the screenshot above)

Then do the same with the other half.

You can select the bricks and press Shift D to duplicate. Place the next row of bricks right on top of the first row, but rotate them on the Z axis a little bit so that the edges of the bricks don’t align.

When you have two rows like that, you can select both and place them on top of each other. You can repeat this step as many times as you would like the well to be high!

Don’t forget to Shade Smooth and add a nice texture on the bricks. Have fun making your well in Blender!

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