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Transforming Robot Production Pipeline Volume 2: Truck Modeling
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Released Mar 1, 2012
Justin Marshall

Pluralsight

Justin Marshall
In this Professional Series course, we will explore some the techniques and concepts involved in building and preparing the vehicle portion of our transforming robot project. This specific high-level course was designed to evolve your workflows, and give you some concepts to keep in mind as you go through the process of building the vehicle portion of your transforming robot. We'll look at a few modeling techniques to make the model more realistic, UV layout concepts, and cutting up the model in preparation for its transformation. Before we start, I recommend you have experience using Maya as we cover a lot of information in a shorter span of time. We won't be going through the modeling of this truck step-by-step, so if you’re an artist new to Maya or to modeling, the Beginner's Guides and Introduction courses are perfect places to start getting up to speed. From there you can check out any of the intermediate step-by-step project based courses, automotive courses especially, and they will take you through the entire process and give you the tools you need to complete the model.
Partner
Partner
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:22
Planning the project
2

Planning the project

 
06:24
Building the wheels
3

Building the wheels

 
11:43
Modeling the bed
4

Modeling the bed

 
09:43
Adding edge detail
5

Adding edge detail

 
09:56
Adding details
6

Adding details

 
07:39
Laying out the UVs
7

Laying out the UVs

 
10:20
Cutting apart the truck
8

Cutting apart the truck

 
08:05
Creating a proxy
9

Creating a proxy

 
08:40
Preparing the model for texturing
10

Preparing the model for texturing

 
07:33