HardOps 009: Radium

by TeamC in Scripts and Addons

What is Hard Ops?

Hard Ops is a joint collaboration between myself and many other artists in attempting to streamline a hard surface workflow in Blender.

Here's an example of it in action.

Radium Update Notes

Hard Ops 8 Demo


Hard Ops is intended to be a mesh concepting tool for boolean based mesh creation. It was created to assist in creating finer surfaces with less topological constraint overhead during creation.

It is a tool for mass construction. And also mass concepting without surfacing compromise.

Hard Ops Intro Guide

Hard Ops Basic Idea

Why does Hard Ops exist?

Previously to python and scripting I was working on a book about modelling. As the book went on explaining the keys became more of a chore and as I wrote it became more apparent that some things could be "connected" together.

This is what brought about the idea for "mesh sharpening".

By simplifying a process into a step we were able to find a different way to approach modelling that allows for flexibility and a streamlined workflow for Hard Surface creation. And this expanded into an entire toolset with on screen huds. Helpers for important options and special tools intended to speed up the modelling experience.

The users themselves have shown the benefits of using an add-on as an educational aid to assist with modelling.

Hard Ops User Gallery

What does Hard Ops do?

Hard Ops has utilities for things ranging from cutters to sharpeners. It it currently a menu, panel and pie menu all doing the same thing offering a workflow for making hard surface faster and easier.

It also has edit mode tools. Hard Ops is mainly for functions in object and edit mode.

The best demonstration of Hard Ops is in its demos. The best way to perfect the tool is extensive usage. So personally I quest to make the sexiest cube possible.

Hard Ops In Action

I have albums of art showing stuff I made while working on it alongside the team.

Personal Album

What does Hard Ops require?

An understanding of the basics can help. I prepared a recap here.

Blender Basics Recap

I also did a beginner course that is available here. Free Blender Course For Beginners

Any Demos On Hard Ops?

I did quite a few demos on my channel showing the tools in process and their evolution. I am pleased to show the evolution of Hard Ops over the course of it's development.

001 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_HT_D9eDpI

048 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpcTnLQJ5s

006 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIyGlkOUpH4

007 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rlu8HS5EOM

008 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n7UZ-CEY8c&feature=youtu.be

Why get Hard Ops here?

Well most of the proceeds go to the foundation! Also by showing your interest this tool keeps going. With every sale email I forgo sleep and continue working in pursuit of the most optimal workflow for modelling.


Hard Ops users also get a discount on Boxcutter.


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Item Rating

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    tcwik 7 months ago


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    tmkdigital 4 months ago

    Amazing tool, just makes modelling funner when you skip some unnecessary clicking to focus on your creativity. I'm pretty much a beginner in Blender still, so it took me some time to figure the tool out. Luckily, the author has so many resources on his website, it helps a lot with learning, thanks :)


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    Monte Drebenstedt 3 months ago

    Great tool, The learning curve is very steep but other than that it is a fine tool.

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    Georjack about 1 month ago

    Works fine with no issues and it's an amazing tool that I use it almost every time.

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    the3dcie 6 days ago

    Hard to not like it ! :)

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    Alexey Vlasov 5 days ago

    AAA-level addon

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    Denzyl Basterfield about 2 months ago

    I love this addon!

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