I searched everywhere on the internet but couldn't find an answer. I am modeling a scope in blender but I can't figure out how to make the adjustment knob.

My progress so far

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What i want the knob to look like

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you point out what aspect of the modeling is not satisfying you? $\endgroup$ – Carlo May 6 '18 at 14:35
  • $\begingroup$ the elevation and depression thingies....i dont know what there called $\endgroup$ – Poison_Frog May 6 '18 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ the teeth...... $\endgroup$ – Poison_Frog May 6 '18 at 15:25

I would suggest taking a look at creating gears.

Go to File>User Preferences>Add-Ons, search for the "Add Mesh: Extra Objects" Addon and enabled it by clicking the small checkbox next to it's name and saving your preferences. If you now create a new mesh in your 3D scene in object mode, you will have more options available. To create a gear, create a new object by pressing 'Shift+A' and then select Mesh>Mechanical>Gears>Gear.

Before moving or editing the gear manually you have the option to configure it's settings in the "Add Gear" window that should have opened somewhere on the left by default. I suggest playing around with these values yourself until you get something that you think looks good and use it as a base to work on.


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