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High Poly Modeling in Maya - The Tie Fighter
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This tutorial takes you through the process of creating a highly detailed version of this iconic vehicle and as it's aimed at beginners it runs at a slow pace. You'll learn a workflow for modeling hard surface objects in Maya using polygon based geometry and how to work with a high polygon model. We also show you how to keep a tidy environment and good naming practice with grouped geometry using Maya's outliner, this is something which is important when you have highly detailed models with multiple component parts.

You will learn to use many different polygon modeling tools to create the complete Tie Fighter model and how to work with snapping geometry and aligning along edges in hard surface. We work on keeping our model fully quaded and show how to get a nice edge flow running through the model by using edge loops and bevels, you'll see how to use the extract and extrude tools and duplicate different component parts for efficient hard surface modeling. Another important feature of this tutorial is how you create crisp edges while maintaining a smooth, nice overall shape on a model and how to slide and collapse edges to keep a clean topology and edge flow.

We also take a look at how to extract and duplicate faces on primitives in order to create the different components of the Tie Fighter as well as slide and collapse edges in your geometry where necessary to keep a fully quaded model. Some other common tools in this tutorial are the split poly and cut faces tools, which are used a lot when we create the highly detailed center piece on the wing.
  • Length: 5 Hours 31 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya 2008
  • Format: MPEG
  • Points Cost: 14
  • Price: $24.95
Tutorial Details
  • Hard Surface Modeling
  • Snapping & Aligning Along Edges
  • Keeping Quaded Geometry
  • Edge-flow with Bevels & Edge Loops
  • Working with the Outliner
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