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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Adding Extra Details

Did I say you were done? For the best impact, let’s add a few details to the railings and wagon body—namely screws and bolts. The little details of a model are always what make it look real. You may not miss the screws and bolts initially, but after you see them in the render, you’ll know you did the right thing by spending the extra time.

Railing Screws

First, let’s add screws to the railings. You can plainly see them in the reference photos in the scene, as well as in the photos of the real wagon throughout this chapter. The trick for the railing screws is that they’re slightly indented into the wood. Instead of placing a screw model on the surface of the railings, let’s go all the way and cut a small indentation into the ...

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