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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Building a Teakettle

Now that you’ve experienced the mechanics of subdivision surface modeling and editing, you’re ready to work on another model. The next subdivision exercise asks you to create a teakettle. You’ll fashion the kettle from simple polygon shapes and then refine it using subdivisions.

Creating the Base Polygon Model

Figure 5-83: Scale the outer edges inward.

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To create the base poly mesh for the kettle, follow these steps:

1. The main body of the kettle begins as a poly cylinder. Choose Create ⇒ Polygon Primitives ⇒ Cylinder ⇒ ❒ to open the Options box. Set Axis Divisions to 8, and set Height Divisions to 4.

2. To create the lid, ...

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