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Picture of Gandalf Money Clip
Hello everyone, today I am going to show you how to create a gandalf money clip.
To create it, I have used blender, an open source 3d modeling program.
The instructions are quite simple (pictures help) and I hope you enjoy them

Here is the .blend file (you can modify it if you want)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18723152/Gandalf%20Money%20Clip.blend

Here is what the final product looks like: (more images on the last slide)
 
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Step 1: The Image

Picture of The Image
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I used this image http://anna-yaina.deviantart.com/art/You-shall-not-pass-343521044

In gimp (an open source photo editing software), I changed the text from 
You shall not pass! ---- to ----- You shall not pay!

You can do this in pretty much any photo editing program

Step 2: The Face Plate

Picture of The Face Plate
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In blender, modify the sample cube by going into edit mode (press tab) and move around the selected faces

In the menu bar on the right, go to texture and select image --- find where you saved the Gandalf image and click open

You will not see the image on the shape but it is there, you will see it when you render it (f12)

Step 3: The Backbone

To create the gripping part of the money clip, modify (tab -- edit mode) the shape of a cylinder and extrude (e) the bottom two edges

Step 4: Ta Da!

Picture of Ta Da!
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Here is the final result:
I changed the background color (of the sky) to emphasize the image
You can change the color of the sky by going under the little icon that looks like the globe on the right side (menu)