Quick Start to Modeling in Maya: Volume 2
In volume 2 of the Quick Start to Modeling in Maya, we'll build on the concepts covered in volume 1. Software required: Maya 2014.
What you'll learn
In volume 2 of the Quick Start to Modeling in Maya, we'll build on the concepts covered in volume 1. We'll start by blocking in the main shape of the weapon case we'll use for this project. You'll learn to think through seamless models and place edges appropriately in preparation for adding to the model. We'll shape the case using polygon modeling tools and use smoothing to get a polished look. We'll also build and attach pieces like the latches and learn to extract detail from existing geometry to add finishing touches. We'll also touch on creating and manipulating NURBS geometry before we finish by cleaning up our model, naming our pieces, scaling, and setting up an appropriate hierarchy. These courses are designed to be taken in sequence so we really encourage you to start with Volume 1 before continuing with this section. We also encourage you to take advantage of the assignments that follow each volume. These assignments will allow you to take what you've learned and apply those tools and techniques to your own projects. Software required: Maya 2014.
Table of contents
- Blocking in the Shape of the Case 5m
- Creating Raised Form of the Case 5m
- Detailing the Molded Latch Openings 7m
- Adding the Case Seam 5m
- Modeling an Inset on the Case 6m
- Modeling Raised Ridges 8m
- Modeling the Latches 12m
- Modeling the Case Handle 6m
- Building the Handle Grip 6m
- Creating the Emblem 7m
- Scene Cleanup and Assignment 8m