Thursday, October 18, 2012
So I'm done with the wagon for now. I learned was how to create a wood surface using the built in textures in Maya. The other option would have been to import images of wood grain. Next I learned how to create my own texture in Photoshop and apply it on the model in Maya which you can see on the side of the wagon. Like I said before, following along in the book, things more or less make sense but I'm not sure if I'd be able to do this stuff on my own. The book often tells me to tweak this or that but doesn't explain why or what I'm actually changing. I can make an educated guess but I don't think that's enough. Anyway, I'll be coming back to the wagon in a future chapter where I learn about lighting and the wagon should look even better.