Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

By: David James | Software: Maya 2015 | Runtime: 2 hours and 32 minutes
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  • Format: 1080p HD
  • Video Credits: 8
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Download Lesson Pack 1 2 28 Min 133Mb
Download Lesson Pack 2 2 32 Min 166Mb
Download Lesson Pack 3 2 48 Min 331Mb
Download Lesson Pack 4 2 44 Min 189Mb
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Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

In this tutorial we create a Dalek assault claw, covering a variety of hard surface modeling techniques in Maya. Topics include curves, extrusions along curves, motion paths and animation snapshots. The simple model allows us to show many modeling techniques in a short period of time. In the final part we also look at how to create contour renders in Maya.

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Below you can find a breakdown for each individual lesson in this course

  • Lesson Pack 01 0. Intro Video
  • Lesson Pack 01 1. Basic setup
  • Lesson Pack 01 2. Creating the back handle
  • Lesson Pack 02 3. Modeling the tubes with curves
  • Lesson Pack 02 4. Repurposing smooth geometry
  • Lesson Pack 03 5. Creating the claw hinges
  • Lesson Pack 03 6. Modeling the main claw
  • Lesson Pack 04 7. Finishing details
  • Lesson Pack 04 8. Contour rendering the final piece

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