How did I do that?

Over the years I’ve made some models that I’m pretty proud of. I am currently working on a chair that is similar to another I did that was pretty darn nice, if I do say so myself. But for the life of me I can’t figure out how I did it. Do the pros out there have any recommendations for documenting their process? Take notes? Save screenshots? I’m going nuts (and wasting hours) trying to replicate my previous work!

get a gif recorder and make short clips…

post them here so you never loose them…


I can usually sort out how I made a piece by looking at the hidden geometry. It helps to do some things multiple times to lodge it in my brain. Sometimes I look at an old model and wonder why I modeled it the way I did.

You could try copying the object from time to time sort of like an in model backup of various step along the way. At least for fairly simple models.