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Modeling a Detailed Ship in Maya
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Released Sep 1, 2012
Stanislav Poritskiy

Guest Tutor

Stanislav Poritskiy
In this tutorial we will focus on various methods of speed modeling using Autodesk Maya 2013. We are going to model a pirate ship that can be used in game cinematics or film. During this course, we will explore various methods of modeling using vast variety of tools and techniques available in Maya. We will focus on speed and learn how to maintain accuracy of the model. We will touch briefly on ZBrush to help develop organic decorative shapes. We will use multiple ship references and will combine the most interesting elements of design together in order to produce a unique version of a ship. By the end of this training kit, you will have a trained eye to help you identify shortcuts during the modeling process as well as learn several techniques and troubleshooting scenarios, which combined, will allow you to become much more efficient 3D artist.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:55
Looking a the model and structure
2

Looking a the model and structure

 
07:14
Defining the frame
3

Defining the frame

 
09:57
Assembly of the main frame
4

Assembly of the main frame

 
06:42
Creating the side wall
5

Creating the side wall

 
12:13
Creating the decks
6

Creating the decks

 
11:02
Modeling the balcony
7

Modeling the balcony

 
09:36
Modeling the door and window
8

Modeling the door and window

 
11:35
Structuring the frame
9

Structuring the frame

 
10:28
Creating rooms
10

Creating rooms

 
14:12
Building the front deck
11

Building the front deck

 
11:36
Constructing the masts
12

Constructing the masts

 
08:31
Modeling tension rigging elements
13

Modeling tension rigging elements

 
07:04
Creating a base for rigging elements
14

Creating a base for rigging elements

 
08:32
Making the watch tower
15

Making the watch tower

 
11:49
Building the rescue boat
16

Building the rescue boat

 
11:21
Creating the gun port
17

Creating the gun port

 
09:37
Modeling the rear deck
18

Modeling the rear deck

 
09:09
Roughly shaping the cannon
19

Roughly shaping the cannon

 
11:46
Creating the sails
20

Creating the sails

 
06:02
Constructing the rails
21

Constructing the rails

 
05:10
Modeling our rigging
22

Modeling our rigging

 
14:44
Reviewing the final model
23

Reviewing the final model

 
01:59