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Modeling an F1 Wheel in Maya

Course Summary

Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
    1. Getting Started
       Setting the project defaults
       Setting the scene units
       Customizing shelves
       Importing the reference image
       Checking the footprint in Alias Design
       Comparing different workflows
    2. Creating the Main Body
       Using the Create Polygon tool
       Snapping polygons
       Creating quads with the Interactive Split tool
       Creating a solid with the Extrude tool
       Adding a chamfer using the Bevel tool
       Understanding the Insert Edge Loop tool
       Mirroring across the centerline with Duplicate Special
       Alternatives to Duplicate Special
       Understanding the Combine and Merge commands
       Using the Merge Vertex tool
       Using the software renderer for quick renders
       Using mental ray for higher-quality renders
       Understanding mental ray's Approximation Editor
    3. Creating the Buttons
       Adding button recesses with Boolean operations
       Creating quads using the Interactive Split tool
       Creating the button base
       Creating the button indent
       Scaling the buttons
    4. Creating the Handle
       The main footprint
       Creating quads
       Create a solid
       Fine-tuning the handle
       Mirror across the centerline
    5. Additional Components
       Creating the paddles
       Modeling the rotary dial
       Modeling the center pad
       Modeling the digital display
    6. Rendering
       Create an alpha in SketchBook Pro
       Rendering exercise
       Positioning lights and adjusting light attributes
       Render settings
       Comparing and saving renders
       Next steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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3 - 4 hours / week

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