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In this course, instructor Stephen Wells walks us through the initial modeling stages of this hard surface tank vehicle inside of Maya. Here he extrudes and subdivides both polygon primitives and custom polygonal shapes as he builds out the forms and shapes for the individual parts of this sci-fi tank model.
(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)
More about the Instructor:
Stephen Wells is an expert 3D modeler for characters, props, vehicles, weapons and environments and have created both high and low polygon assets for game productions. He has over 20 years experience in creating a variety of game assets for several different genres (fantasy, sci-fi, combat, superheroes, horror, etc) using 3ds Max, Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, Mudbox, Topogun, and XNormal. As an enthusiastic instructor, he loves creating video tutorials on a wide variety of subjects to help students better their skillsets.
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|Section 1: Intro to the Series and Beginning Modeling|
Modeling the Barrel
Modeling the Barrel 02
Modeling the Side Cannons
Modeling the Hatch
Modeling the Hatch 02
Modeling the Track Arm
Modeling the Track Arm 02
|Section 2: Modeling Tracks and the Body|
Modeling the Track Armor
Modeling the Track Armor 02Preview
Modeling the Missile Launcher
Modeling the Track Support
Modeling the Chassis
Modeling the Chassis 02
Modeling the Chassis 03
|Section 3: Modeling Guns and Weapons|
Main Barrel Detailing
Main Barrel Detailing 02
Plasma Cannon Work
Turret Refining 02
Side Gun Refining
Track Support Refining
|Section 4: Refining the Model with Additional Details|
Track Arm Details
Track Arm Details 02
Adding Chassis Bottom
Adding Chassis Bottom 02Preview
Building Pieces for Chassis
|Section 5: Wrapping Up With Final Polish|
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
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