I'm wondering what the best approach would be to build this image shown at the link below! I've tried a number of ways but haven't been too successful. First I tried making the entire object as a SubDiv and then cut it up but couldn't work out how to cut it up, then I tried Poly's and couldn't get a nice smooth surface like my SubDiv's. Then i thought about extruding a curve but again got stuck at how to make the individual peaces.
What i'm trying to build:
I'm fairly new to Maya so learning as much as I can - i'm running v6.5! If you don't mind giving a ferw pointers on how to do it that would be awesome or even a URL tutorial on the process. I understand 3D no worries, I have used Max for sometime but in Maya this simple operation is so much more difficult!
Any help would be really great - thank you.