In this tutorial Cal takes you through the basics of using Maya. An introduction into using this versatile software package. Cal takes a simple hammer concepts and builds it step by step in 3d. You will learn how to navigate and the process of building a hammer using "polygon" modeling techniques.
The actual Maya file is included. You can easily build a physical part using a "Makerbot®" 3D printer.
As this is an introduction into using Maya, No existing understanding of Maya is needed.
**This tutorial does not include how to render the hammer.
Cal majored in Industrial Design at Philadelphia University. He also studied 3D modeling and Animation, as well as Photography. His 3D knowledge encompasses Maya, Rhino, Cinema 4D, Solidworks, Maxwell, RealFlow and Modo. Cal's professional experience includes working with Raison Pure, Under Armour, Render Demo Design Studio and Harvey and Daughters (Cover Girl). Cal currently works at Nike as a concept 3D modeler in the prestigious Innovation Kitchen Studio.