Ever wanted to create iconic image? maybe even design your own concept?
This course will take you step by step with some of the processes used to create a concept or iconic image using Maya a professional 3D modelling software
"In this course we will create an iconic chair by Charles Eames"
Maya 3D Modelling Iconic Design overview
We will look at the following course topics during this course:
Although this course on Modelling is all about modelling at the end I will show you how to render from Maya software renderer and Mental ray.
I hope you enjoy this first course from us on Maya, stay tuned for many other great courses presented on Udemy from UK ONLINE TRAINING CENTRE.
Let begin with a quick intro about the course.
Please download the project files or follow along and create your very own Chair from scratch!
Lets take a look at the project files and the reference images we will be using during this course.
It is important to check our reference images so they all line up for our planes, if this is not clear yet it will be later.
To be able to work efficiently in Maya we need to set this project up as a scene learn how here.
Lets take our new reference image and drop them in the correct folder within out project.
In this lesson we need to create a series of planes that will show our reference images on.
OK now we are onto the modelling lets create a simple base for our leg, this is called a proxy.
So our leg placeholder is in but it is too square lets use the bevel tool to round it up.
This is an essential skill to get used to, duplicating and mirroring and having control is an important skill to develop its ok we will be doing this a fair few times.
Mirroring and duplicating allows us to precisely control where our models and where we want to duplicate it to, using the object axis and mirroring on a specific axis.
Lets duplicate the leg supports.
In this video we will create the seat using standard box modelling techniques, in the next lesson I will show you an alternative using NURBS
In this lesson I will show you a very powerfull way of modeeling using NURBS this stands for Non Uniform Rational B Splines, we will use curves to generate our geometry.
Wouldn't it be great if we could convert this NURBS geometry to Polygons?? Well we can let me show you.
lets do a little more refining on our nurbs curves.
Now we are happy with the shape of the seat we now need to mirror and merge into one object.
The legs have plastic foot supports lets create this simple shape.
In this lesson 1 of 2 we will use NURBS modelling to create our Chair Tubular Frame section.
In this lesson 2 of 2 we will finish our Chair Tubular Frame section.
It is very important to keep out model and geometry clean, this might mean freezing transformations or clearing the object history, see how we do this in this video.
If you have made it this far well done, your Chair is completed!
In this final lesson, we will add materials to each of the model parts and colour them.
Finally I will show you how to quickly render out using Maya Software but we will also see out put from Mental Ray, As this course is a modelling course I am going over this very complex part of rendering quite quickly.
I hope you have enjoyed this course, stay tuned for the next one which will build on these techniques.
For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that I can produce more great courses for you in the future!
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UK Online Training Centre specialist in creative design and visualization software
Who am I? My Name is David Newton and I will be your course instructor, I have been training people online since 2002 with you tube and now I offer my skills to you on Udemy.
My skill sets range from Graphic design all the way through to 3D Concept, animation and rigging. I work professionally across all these fields today! so you can be assured your getting the latest skills from a professional!
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