Day 2 – Tuesday 1st October 2013

By using the skills that we have learnt from the previous lecture, we have been given an exercise to create a tree, below is a screenshot of a tree that I have created by using Autodesk Maya:

Screenshot of a tree

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t0i7g66y3wpxpqd/Tree.zip

To create the above tree, I have used polygon cones, copied and pasted the cones and coloured the leaves in green and dark green. In order to look like leaves, I overlapped them over each other and use the “Difference” tool which is located in the “Mesh” drop down menu and then in “Booleans”. For the tree trunk, I have used the polygon cylinder. I then coloured the trunk in brown.  To colour both the leaves and the trunk, I used the “Hypershade” tool which is located in the “Window” drop down menu and then in “Rendering Editors”.

We were also been given a challenge to create a cup by using polygon cone, below is a screenshot of a cup that I have created:

Screenshot of a Cup

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3cvxnk8ll1h96vf/Cup.zip

To create the above cup, I have used three layers of polygon cone. At the start, I had one cone, I copied and pasted the cone twice so I could use one of the copied cones to create the internal part of the cup, and the other cone to create the flat bottom part of the cup. To create the internal part of the cup, I used the “Scale Tool” to make the cone smaller than the other cone that I created at the beginning. After making the cone smaller than the first one, I then moved it a bit higher and selected the first cone and then the second cone (the cone that I moved a bit higher) and used “Difference” which is located in the “Mesh” drop down menu and then in “Booleans”.  To create the flat bottom part of the cup, I used the other cone that I copied and pasted from the first cone, I moved the other cone towards the bottom of the cup, I then selected the top part of the cup and then selected the bottom cone and used “Difference” tool.

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