Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 18-02-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default a roof and window

This is probably one of the dumbest questions but, how would one experienced in Maya go about creating a pitched roof. I'm working on this castle (attached) and I'm not sure if it would be easier to extrude the top of the building and then somehow make it angle or should I use a pyramid?
also for windows with an arc. I've made separate windows and used boolean>difference to make window cut outs but after reading so much on how unreliable they are I'm trying to split the polygon and then be able to extrude to make a window. but I don't know how to make a nice arc. any help? thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
ericed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2007, 02:56 AM   #2
Registered User
ColdWave's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bulgaria, Vidin
Posts: 1,305
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts

Well i probabbly will use the technique to make every part of the castle separate .. like windows ... and roof and then combine it and merg the vertex ... about the roof i used to make cubes and then deform it to be like wooden pikes and on the woods i placed tile

smth like this - >

i hope this help

and 10x for the picture i will use it to model this it's really cool castle
Life is all about friends, people and art with a lot of beer ^_^

Current Animator & Artist @ SToch Games

Previous work 3D artist/Animator @ :

For cool tips&tricks follow me @ :
ColdWave is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletinŽ Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.