Complex UV Layout in Maya
Over the last couple of years UV layout in Maya has changed for the better. In this course we're going to be taking a look at some of those changes as we UV map an entire character
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My Dream Office Challenge - Tweetytunes

Well you don`t get more out of the box than this idea - and I want to set this up now before someone else gets it.

Was thinking along the lines of "Glenn Martin DDS" and his portable office and came up with the "Ultimate 3D freelancer Van". A working CG machine that could work anywhere. And then while googleing I came across this site

http://www.worldcarfans.com/20710251...t-van/photos#0

So thats what Im up too - said some point this week in a thread here that I have yet to make a car in 3D (maybe why I came up with it) so here is my chance.

A custom, Concept Nissan NV200 Van. - thats a mouth full - I so want one of those - Who needs Pimp My Ride

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# 2 26-07-2011, 12:34 PM
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LOL good luck tweety...this will be interesting!

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# 3 26-07-2011, 02:27 PM
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Awesome Tweetytunes ! I'd LOVE a "Ultimate 3D freelancer Van" !! Great idea (and cool site, Thank you :-) ), Good Luck!

# 4 26-07-2011, 05:21 PM
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Thats awesome tweety, Thats thinking way out the box. 3D freelance mobile office.....oooh think of the possibilities....lol




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# 5 27-07-2011, 01:45 AM
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Good Luck tweetytunes...........

# 6 28-07-2011, 12:42 AM
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thats cool idea.. I would love to see your progress and end result..

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its nice to see you are going to do something fully unexpected!




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Nice idea Tweety,
Very original! I like it, will be nice to see how it turns out. As its your first car model, good luck!

# 9 28-07-2011, 09:28 PM
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Many thx guys - the only other idea I had was to do a burnt out office - something like fallout 3 style as I hate offices, but as many have pointed out this is sooo different - Im very proud of this idea, even though Nissan beat me to it.

Going through some tuts on modeling cars and if I`m honest struggling with it a little as working with guild lines is a very different way of working for me. Been cracking on with it but everything is still very ruff right now - so what I might do is finish this off then build over the top of it in the style I normally work to.

Had to use a blue print for a different van as the blue prints for the Nissan had views missing, but more than capable of tweak the basics to match what I want.





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guide lines?




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Nice work! Although I've only done it ~ twice, I find the method of creating vehicles using curves in Maya through orthographic views somewhat time consuming and difficult/frustrating (I'm guessing my way is currently an 'old approach' , ~ did it back in 2004). Although it can be very accurate, and can create very nice (smooth) results.

More support on your idea, again it is a very cool idea (man would I DIG having that office!)

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Yer got rid of the lines and started almost from scratch - kept the bumper - that looked nice. Box modeled the base of the van now in record time.

Going to move on to the wheels as the wheel arches are not right on the blue print. With the wheels done, I think I can create the arches myself (hoping they will look 100% better)




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Got the tyre done - hoping it helps with the body



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So is there going to be like a big "Poly Busters" decal on this or what?


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Base of the van looks good so far, nice job! Wheels are good too, not sure if I like the tyres though... Not that they're bad, they just look off to me

 
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