I'm quite new to Blender, I've done few things but none of them was so complex regarding modeling of the object in the edit mode as the one I need to seek advice on: so I'm trying to follow this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_acSZh_BG8 and I don't understand how is the author of the video making the bottom of the glass bottle thicker than the rest of the bottle (it's around 1:30). He applies solidify modifier and then seems to just manipulate the faces and edges of the bottle without manipulating the "outer layer" of the bottom (created by solidify). I know there are some similar questions already (like here How do I make a glass with a thicker bottom than top?), but I'd like to know how it could be done in this specific way, like in the video. The man just seems to grab and move it like that: enter image description here enter image description here

And I don't understand what the hell... (also he's going really fast for me) I think I've done everything like him, which is:

  1. roughly model it from a cylinder
  2. add subdivision surface mod. (2)
  3. apply layer of subdivision
  4. apply solidify
  • I added another subdivision surface which he does not do

Thank you so much for any advice!

  • $\begingroup$ I think he has just moved up the inside of the bottom part, most likely after the solidify was applied. $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Commented Feb 19 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure what you don't understand, he applies the Solidify modifier, so now the inner faces exist for real, he selects the faces at the center, then extends the selection with Ctrl +, and moves up (GZ) $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Feb 19 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, but that's the problem with my object – it doesn't work for me, because when i try it, it always moves together with the outside part $\endgroup$
    – marga_nit
    Commented Feb 19 at 17:11
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    $\begingroup$ maybe proportional editing is still "on". You may see a grey circle around the selection if this is the case. $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Commented Feb 19 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ If the tutorial is too fast you can slow it down to 1/4 speed by clicking on the gear wheel Settings icon on the bottom status bar then clicking the Playback Speed entry and checking '.25'. As @lemon says you've probably left Proportional Editing turned on. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Commented Feb 19 at 17:42

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...then add a solidify modifier to add thickness, apply it and make any last adjustments such as rounding the shape at the top of the bottle and I like to make glass at the base slightly thicker.

So the adjustments are not described in the tutorial, but solidify modifier is definitely applied first. It appears the tutorial assumes you have knowledge of modelling and selection functions. If you don't, you should choose other tutorials that would give you that knowledge first.

He is using loop selection tools and transform operators, as well as Loop Cut and Slide, Select More/Less and numerous other functions, that's in my view a bit too much to describe in detail in a single answer. Tutorials will be better suited to cover everything faster, the manual is also a great resource. You should probably go through all these menus in edit mode and make sure you know what each function does try and play around with all of them for a couple of days before following that tutorial:

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