Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 1
This course will look at the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. We'll look at what makes a good model in Maya and why objects are modeled in the way they are.
# 1 27-12-2010 , 02:22 AM
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Free Friday Tutorial #1: MEL Scripts and Modeling, Making a Golf Ball with GeoSphere

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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;
https://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

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# 2 27-12-2010 , 02:34 AM
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Skimmed through it quickly, end result looks bloody nice, and sounds easy to follow (when i said quickly I meant it user added image )

# 3 27-12-2010 , 03:05 AM
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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 ituser added image

# 4 27-12-2010 , 03:51 AM
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This is cool never heard of platonic solids in Maya before. Cheers simplymaya and ctbram, good going!

# 5 27-12-2010 , 05:47 AM
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Thanks Rick. Thanks David for a cool tutorial.

Like Brian me too had never heard of platonic solids before

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# 6 27-12-2010 , 09:04 AM
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That's ctbram? woooooowww dude thought it was David or one of the staff user added image congrats man!

# 7 27-12-2010 , 02:15 PM
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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.

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# 8 27-12-2010 , 09:04 PM
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good tute mate - well done

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# 9 31-12-2010 , 07:46 AM
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good tuto, now I'm going to check these script
thanks


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# 10 02-01-2011 , 01:22 AM
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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.

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# 12 05-03-2011 , 02:17 AM
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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.


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