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Introducing Autodesk® Maya® 2012 by Dariush Derakhshani

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CHAPTER 6

Practical Experience

It's time to put what you've learned so far into action. In this chapter, you'll build a toy called the red wagon. The wagon project uses poly and NURBS modeling techniques to give you some practical experience with a larger project. Topics in this chapter include:

  • Beginning the Wagon project
  • Modeling the side panels
  • Creating the wagon body
  • Modeling the wheels
  • Making the wood railings
  • Adding extra details

Beginning the Wagon Project

Download the entire RedWagon project folder structure from the book's companion web page (www.sybex.com/go/intromaya2012) to your computer's hard drive and set your project to that location.

Figure 6.1 shows the red wagon you'll be modeling first in this chapter. There's certainly ...

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