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 27-12-2010, 02:22 AM #1 David SM Site Programmer     Join Date: Apr 2002 Posts: 3,155 Free Friday Tutorial #1: MEL Scripts and Modeling, Making a Golf Ball with GeoSphere Simply Maya - MEL Scripts and Modeling, Making a Golf Ball with GeoSphere on Vimeo In this tutorial we show you how to model a golf ball in Maya with the GeoSphere script and how it will create a better result than using Maya’s platonic solids and smoothing an icosaderon. You’ll learn how to use MEL scripts in Maya, what the five platonic solids are, as well as some modeling basics like chamfer vertices, subdividing edges, offsetting extruded faces and smoothing geometry. The GeoSphere script used in this tutorial is free to download and can be found here; http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/do...on/c/geosphere Key Features: - Installing & Launching a MEL Script - Maya’s Platonic Solids - Creating an Icosaderon with GeoSphere - Extruding & Smoothing Geometry Watch this in HD here http://vimeo.com/user5508401 __________________ Worst Response To A Crisis: From a readers' Q and A column in TV GUIDE: "If we get involved in a nuclear war, would the electromagnetic pulses from exploding bombs damage my videotapes?"
 27-12-2010, 02:34 AM #2 Acid44 Registered User     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Posts: 2,639 Skimmed through it quickly, end result looks bloody nice, and sounds easy to follow (when i said quickly I meant it )
 27-12-2010, 03:05 AM #3 Nilla Administrator     Join Date: Jun 2009 Location: Prague Posts: 815 It would be, it's Rick aka ctbram who makes some of the cleanest hard surface models I've seen in Maya. Watching him in action is really interesting. Glad you like it
 27-12-2010, 03:51 AM #4 BrianM Subscriber   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 20 This is cool never heard of platonic solids in Maya before. Cheers simplymaya and ctbram, good going!
 27-12-2010, 05:47 AM #5 maheshsubbiah Registered User     Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: India Posts: 145 Thanks Rick. Thanks David for a cool tutorial. Like Brian me too had never heard of platonic solids before Mahesh
 27-12-2010, 09:04 AM #6 Acid44 Registered User     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Posts: 2,639 That's ctbram? woooooowww dude thought it was David or one of the staff congrats man!
 27-12-2010, 02:15 PM #7 bullet1968 Lifetime Member     Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: Australia Posts: 4,255 Thanks ct...couldnt get grass to work my laptop kept having a cerebal hernia...apologies. Good quick tut and a great explanation of the sphere interpolation by Maya and Geosphere script. cheers bullet Attached Thumbnails   __________________ bullet1968 "A Darkness at Sethanon", a book I aspire to model some of the charcters and scenes
 27-12-2010, 09:04 PM #8 Jay Lead Modeler - Framestore     Join Date: Feb 2003 Location: UK Posts: 6,279 Rick good tute mate - well done Jay
 31-12-2010, 07:46 AM #9 marctana Registered User     Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Antananarivo Madagascar Posts: 2 good tuto, now I'm going to check these script thanks __________________ Marc
 02-01-2011, 01:22 AM #10 vcosamor Registered User   Join Date: Dec 2009 Posts: 1 On 2nd Jan. 2011, I tried to download Free Friday Tutorial #1: MEL Scripts and Modeling, Making a Golf Ball with GeoSphere. The error message i got from my browser is "The requested URL /18201116 was not found on this server" What could be the problem and how can I get it and others downloaded.
 02-01-2011, 01:27 AM #11 ctbram Moderator     Join Date: Jan 2004 Location: Michigan, USA Posts: 2,997 The script for GeoSphere is available are creativecrash.com. http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/do...on/c/geosphere __________________ "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Sir Isaac Newton, 1675
 05-03-2011, 02:17 AM #12 Perfecto Registered User     Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: TN (USA) Posts: 1,889 Very nice tutorial and easy to follow. The Maya platonics can actually give you the same smooth results as the script. After you Chamfer the vertices, just use a sculpt deformer and it will round it out. But the script looks like it works great too. __________________ Don't be satisfied with what you can do but rather strive to do the things you can't do! Exceed Expectations!