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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Modeling the Side Panels

Now that your reference is all set, let’s get to work building the model. Here is where the sweat comes in. There are many ways to model the same object, but they all basically stem from the same procedures you’ve seen in the previous chapters.

Shaping the A Panel

You’ll start with the first side piece, marked A in Figure 6-17. Follow these steps:

1. Enter the Polygons menu set. Create a default poly cube, and place it in the side view in front of the A piece, as shown in Figure 6-18.

Figure 6-17: You’ll build the wagon in this order.

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Figure 6-18: Place a poly box for the first side.

Menu Set Hot Keys

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